May 7th, 2013




What, precisely, is your problem meatsacks? It’s me of course, your humble magnificent Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735. I’M your problem. Well, that and the sliding ennui of your grinding existences and the gradual disintegration of your rickety physical frames.  Oh and of course the universal problem of COMICS…and SILENCE!!

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<ITEM> Silence! News comes screaming through the stratosphere with US news grunions Gary Lactenberg & Danny Beastman and…Distrinct Council comics!

<ITEM> Grab your faces, grab your faeces and let’s go skipping through the daisy fields of…the Reviewniverse. The ballbag brothers cover such diverse splendids as 3 New Stories By Dash Shaw, Copra no.4, 2000AD (Gunheads!), Island 3 from Lando, Abe Sapien, Fashion Beast, Mr X: Eviction, The Prisoner, Animal Man, The Movement, Indestructible Hulk, Ten Grand, New X-Men, Hawkeye, Red She-Hulk, Aquaman, Dial H, Superior Spiderman, Thanos Rising and…well there was some more, but stupid The Beast Must Die’s stupid recording equipment stupidly stopped working..STUPID! Things you missed: The Beast describing Tom Cruise’s icily unpleasant uncamp performance in  the utter bullshit that is Rock Of Ages, Gary Lactus’ ongoing shame of Age of Ultron enjoyment and the boys description of Kieron Gillen as a ‘dangerous cyborg’..

And if that’s not enough…well, that’s enough. THAT’S ENOUGH I SAID! MOVE THAT HAND OR LOSE IT MISTER!

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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! #61”

  1. Matthew Craig Says:

    Lando’s comics are the bomb-diggity. I picked up the Untitled three-o a couple of years back and loved ‘em.

    Not going to be reading The Movement, but checking out a preview, I kinda thought it looked a bit reminiscent of The Outsiders, only without any of the characters, or Batman to lead them. That kind of street-level back-alley superhero thing, which at least is interesting.

    I think my favourite comics of the last seven days were Darkie’s Mob – that exhausted nihilistic take on It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, by Wagner & Western – and your load of fizz Viz, which is enjoying a real renaissance. Being a serious sort of cove, upper lip stiffened by both dubbin and the mange, I tend not to laugh at much outside my own head, but Tinribs and the latest efforts by the mind behind The Drunken Bakers changed that. The timing and expressions in Roger Mellie were supoib, the Johnny Fartpants Thatchbute special was poignant and pungent, and the Profanisaurus was pure education. So, yeah.

    I also read the new Digital Dandy. One pound to one pound forty-nine an issue, unless you pay a year in advance, which knocks it down to 60p, and it’s worth every penny. The free App is half-broken, sadly, although you can take a photograph of your grotesque age- and sadness-raddled fizzog and attempt to hide the withering behind a Bananaman or Desperate Dan mask. It is as if Pagliacci himself came to life and became your face in a cartoon hat.

    Bendis is immune to criticism, it seems. And quite right, too. He’s written about five hundred comics for Marvel/Icon, I think, and at some point you either have to accept the way he does the job or accept that he’s never going to change, and move on.

    (deletes two complete drafts of an essay on the frustrating Ultimate Comics Spider-Man)


  2. Thrills Says:

    I’m all for Aquaman featuring ludicrous Chthulhu beasties, and it’s in fact one of the titles that can totally justify such larks, what with the Actual Sea being fucking terrifying.

    I often wonder why deep-sea horror isn’t a genre that’s explored more often in comics/film, but maybe that’s just my perfectly rational fear of open water that’s talking. A Jurassic Park film based on half-seen giant sea monsters would astound me.

    aquaman, though, I just cannae take seriously. This cover made me laugh and laugh (not out loud, though).

    That Secret Wars song is astounding, by the way. Aye.

  3. Zig Zag Zig Says:

    The ramifications of leaving the reviewniverse twice continue to be terrible! Let this be a lesson to us all.

  4. Zig Zag Zig Says:

    Also, thank you for the jingle. It was all worth it.

  5. Matthew Craig Says:

    Oh, lore, that Secret Wars song. Oh, for a small team of animators.

    PS: you may be able to find a collection of Gary Northfield’s Derek The Sheep in your friendly neighbourhood Poundland (along with DVDs of Rocko’s Modern life, apropos of nothing).


  6. bobsy Says:

    That Robot Unicorn kid is a fucking legend

  7. Tam Says:

    I was a bit concerned that you’d end up squandering all your donations on wine, women and song and end up Shaun-Ryder like husks of your former selves so I’m relieved to hear your using your funds wisely to do things like funding expeditions to draw a todger on Mars’ virgin canvas. Now the martians have got used to the idea, perhaps you could make a return visit and introduce them to Speedcock ™?

  8. Gary Lactus Says:

    Anyone in Brighton who wants to witness Speedcock played at the highest professional level should come to my free night, Mouth Leak Comedy at Chequers on Preston Street, first Thursday of the month. Prizes for the speediest shaft shifter!

  9. bobsy Says:

    There’re a few Copra Compendia now in the UK, folk might be able to get them through Orbital (plugging the competition) if quick. Mine arrived yesterday (although apparently I was only allowed to know that this morning) and although it was squirreled away until my birthday I had a peek and it looks ridonk.

  10. bobsy Says:

    ‘Ridonk’ being roughly synonymous with ‘Chronicles’ obv.

  11. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Reading the Punisher POV at the moment, thinking of you Bobsy. Starlin & Wrightson + Punisher + post-Reagan politiks. It ain’t The Cult (what is though?) but it definitely has some lurid appeal.

  12. bobsy Says:

    Yeah I’ve never read that but

    I do rather want to.

    Apparently the whole internet is clueless as to what POV stands for in this context.

    Pants Of Vengeance, surely?

  13. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Piss On Virtue

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