April 22nd, 2013




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<ITEM> The Sponsorship Boys are here oi oi oi! Plus, yet more thank you jingles for the Friends of Silence

<ITEM> It’s the return of disgraced American newscasterisers Gary Lactenberg and Danny Beastman, and the results are somewhere west of spectacular. SILENCE! News is back and it wants your children.

<ITEM> When you get to the bottom you go back to the top of the Reviewniverse and you go for a riiiiiiiiide…Daredevil, Justice League, 2000AD, Milligan & McCarthy, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Swamp Thing, Nova, Superior Spiderman, Batwoman, Age of Ultron, Wolverine & The X-Men, Five Ghosts, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, 1963, Donald Simpson and Megaton Man.

Oh how we laughed! How we sang! How we splashed around the shallows as the baby sharks nibbled our toes and the blood turned the surf a frothy pink…How we listened to SILENCE!

click to download SILENCE!#59

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

14 Responses to “SILENCE! #59”

  1. Cass Says:

    Thanks guys, for that wonderful variation on our nation’s great anthem. Not gonna lie; tears were shed.

  2. Mister Attack Says:

    Didn’t the Iceman as a snowman thing happen in the actual first Lee/Kirby issue? He does it ‘cos he doesn’t feel he’s being taken serious as he the youngest, so the Prof has the Beast try and brain him with a bowling ball…

  3. Zig Zag Zig Says:

    Am I wrong, or did you leave the Reuniverse twice? If so, what sort of consequences can we expect for SILENCE!?

  4. Mister Attack Says:

    Gary Lactus, as a hardy spacegod will bounce back, I’m sure. The Beast Must Die may just end up with a case of the bends. Or die, again.

  5. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Imagine being born dead out of your own bunghole. That’s what it’s like leaving the Reviewniverse…

  6. Matthew Craig Says:



  7. Gary Lactus Says:

    Well done if you noticed the double exit from the reviewniverse. When travelling at the speed of comics, strange things can happen to the physical laws one normally takes for granted. A bit like if you fire a photon at a card with two slots in it, that photon will register as passing through both slots. It’s science. Don’t expect to understand it like I do and don’t worry if that makes you feel stupid. It’s science. Space science.

  8. Thrills Says:

    It all just looks like space magic to me, primitive barbarian that I am.

    I am HyperPsyched for the Milligan/McCarthy collection, and preordered it last week. I assume it’ll be like the Marshal Law deluxe edition, and be released two weeks earlier than I was told, thus fucking with my meagre finances.

    It is good to hear the return of Lactenberg and Beastman, as I felt pretty much out of the loop regarding what’s going on in the comics world.

  9. Tim B. Says:

    I’m disappointed by the continuing lack of Miraclenan product from Lactenberg & Beastman. Who do they think they are? Mark Millar?

    Thanks for the tip on the Milligan/McCarthy book, McCarthy had mentioned a collection was on it’s way a few months ago but couldn’t reveal more about the publisher, good to see it’s Darkhorse, shame it hasn’t suffered the same glitch as the Marshall Law one did…

    Oh, and sort out your exit protocols from the reviewniverse, we don’t want any existential accidents occuring.

  10. Eyemelt Says:

    The light banter over the best comic shop reminds me a bit of Whizzer and Chips. Are you Whizz-Kid or Chip-Ite? Is your gimmick a ten foot long giant snake, or do you always have… a black eye? Any US listeners/readers have already written off the last couple of sentences as the ramblings of a nutbag.

    Glad The Beast mentioned Romita’s run on DD, that stuff was incredible. The city looks particularly hot and grimy, remember that intro of Blackheart? Terrifying. Another run I’ll have to dig out and re-read at some point.
    The story arc where they all went to hell with the Inhumans was a bit weird though. They’re all naked and Karnak with his weird giant head. My poor juvenile brain was only just recovering from the insanity of the Inferno crossover. Ann Nocenti was fucking bonkers.
    And I agree, current DD is just a succession of brilliant issues. Samnee rules.

  11. Nate Says:

    About Will Simpson… I just saw that he’s been doing storyboards for “Game of Thrones.” While I’m glad he’s not eating cat food out of the can in a single room occupancy, I do wish he was still doing comics.

  12. Matthew Craig Says:

    Man, Will Simpson. It was him and Furman that first showed me how to make comics. You know that one page in that 2000AD annual that Garth Ennis et al. go on about? Well I had Gaz Goddamn Top and Simon Furman with script printouts, acetate overlays and a splash page from…something? Target 2006? Hot Rod, Kup and Blurr, anyway. They cut to a clip of the movie (Ultra Magnus getting battered), and from there to Swing Out Sister making a hames of Flywheels.

    …it’s not on YouTube. I have it on a VHS. Someday, I shall upload it. Somehow.


  13. Gary Lactus Says:

    I can do this if you want. lots of equipment on my spaceship.

  14. Matthew Craig Says:

    OThank you, O transcendent one, but I’d have to find the blamed tape inamongst a tonne of same, and I’d eventually like to be able to rip out some other, more personal footage…the graduation ceremony where I winked at the Chancellor of Manchester Univesity, for one. Literally everyone in my graduating class having to explain who that handsomely nonchalant fucker in the Spider-Man tie* spoiling their tape is.
    I mean, I’ve got Al Murray at Oxford waxing lyrical about Home and Away as well, but…

    //\Oo/\\ * – My dear oul’ Ma couldn’t make it, so I bought her a massive photie of me in my cap+gown. Not pleased to see Sal Buscema art leaping out from behind my scroll…

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