January 15th, 2013



Knock knock.

Who is there?

It is Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735, surfing a wave of white noise and electro-magnetic distortion, bombarding the Earth with near lethal waves of of gamma radiation and ushering in the sleet-filled month of January with a sonic battering ram of comic-shaped opinions in the form of SILENCE! no.46.

That is who is there.


Now the time for the usual amusing preamble delivered just the way you like it is over, we can get to the nitty gritty of comicsism.

<ITEM> The SILENCE News has more hard-hitting journagasms from Danny Beastman and Gary Lactenberg.

<ITEM> Take my hand and we’ll go foxtrotting into the Reviewniverse, taking in the sights of Change no.2 from Ales Kot and Morgan Jeske, The End Times of Bram and Ben, Repossessed, Fury, Earth 2, Secret Service, Action Comics, Walking Dead, Superior Spiderman, Thor, Wolverine, Avengers Arena, Legends Of The Dark Knight and Glory.

And that is your lot fleshy ones. Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735 is not here to nursemaid you. It’s time you learnt to walk on your own. Get out of here! GET OUT!

click to download SILENCE!#46

SILENCE! is proudly sponsored by the two greatest comics shops on the planet, DAVE’S COMICS of Brighton and GOSH COMICS of London.


12 Responses to “SILENCE! #46”

  1. Ales Kot Says:

    Thank you for the lovely review, gents!

    Determined to make creator-owned comics every year. ‘Zero’, ‘The Surface’ and at least one more project in 2013. About 10-15 different ones to pick from the year after. If interesting corporate work comes and it will feel like it might be worth a try, I’m going to take it, but three creator-owned projects per year is what I’m shooting for regardless.

  2. Illogical Volume Says:

    “It’s called Supercrooks” times a million.

    Reader, I laughed.

    Ales – Change #2 is the bee’s baws, more of that for longer!

  3. Thrills Says:

    Could be wrong, but I seem to remember superman lost his powers in the 90s at one point (he absorbed the sun, or something? Final night? Cannae remember)), so he could conveniently be weakened enough to get his super-strong mullet cut in time for his corporately-mandated ‘lois and clark’ wedding tie-in.

  4. Gary Lactus Says:

    If that’s true then that’s awesome. He had to absorb a sun in order to get a haircut? Wanna know more. Wanna see the scene!

  5. Thrills Says:

    I was wrong, like an idiot. Mostly.

    Seems the Sun-Eater ate the sun, but then evil Hal Jordan started the sun up again using his evil powers for good.

    While the sun was dead, Superman was depowered, and remained so for a while. This led to him getting his haircut in the wedding special, and it is not given the attention it deserves. In fact, his haircut is only mentioned twice. Bah.



  6. Tim B. Says:

    Re the Goblin King in The Hobbit, I think Peter Jackson, Weta & Barry Humphries are having a joke at the more puritanical parts of America sneaking under the radar the character name, design and the ‘Choking Hazard’ warning on the packaging for the toy (or may be that’s my English school boy humour).

  7. J_Smitty_ Says:

    I’ve never heard it put quite so but Beast’s summation of Earth 2 kind of nails my platonic ideal of a casual reading experience.

    I’m a big supporter of Robinson and find that generally if I read enough of anything with his name on it I’m rewarded with plenty of nice moments that justify the spending.

  8. Eyemelt Says:

    Top Brosephcast, Bros.

    There was also the time Superman was de-powered, but tried to fake it with an exoskeleton thing and a rope. And in the 70s or something I think he might have used that funny space car thing with the fists (remember that toy?) for the same reason.
    I remember when he got his mullet it was already dated, I have no idea why there was a sudden rush for everyone to have long hair and ponytails, it was fucking horrible! Punisher with a ponytail? WHY?

    Anyway, also finding Avengers Arena surprisingly enjoyable, Kev Walker’s art is ace!

    By the way, it’s Supercrooks.

  9. James W Says:

    “Couldn’t Superman turn him white, or something like that?” – Maybe my favourite Gary Lactenbest and Danny Beastmode segment

    P.S. Fuck off

  10. Gary Lactus Says:

    Aw, thanks! That’s made my day!

  11. mad_arab Says:

    Becuase you asked for it so much…

    Superboy loses his virginity, and my is it weird.

  12. Gary Lactus Says:

    That’s brilliant.

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