June 4th, 2013




Look, forget about angels,  Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735 wants to know how many sperm whales fit on the head of a pin? Depends on the pin, right fleshlings? AM I RIGHT?

I am right.  Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735 is right.

Know what else is right?  The feeling of SILENCE! as it runs it’s cold, waxy fingers down your neck and whispers ‘COMMMMMIIIIIICS’ in your ear. Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735 advises that you point to the dolly and say where SILENCE! touched you.

<ITEM> Sponsorhsip? You want sponsorship? Well we gots it! The question is – does it want US?

<ITEM> Shock! Horror! The boys find themselves misfiring and ending up in the Broken Zone of 2nd Hand Comics, and talk about Charlton Premiere Comics, Ed the Happy Clown, and Stan Lee Romance Comics

<ITEM> But then they overcompensate and end up in the Speed Force, wearing horrific figure hugging red leotards and discussing The Wake, Indestructible Hulk, Justice League of America, Fury, Wolverine & The X-Men, John Carpenter’s Asylum, Adventures of Superman, Earth 2 Annual, Captain America, Avenging Spiderman, Dark Knight Annual, X-Men, Dash Shaw’s 3 Stories, and Iron Man.

Now get yourselves back to the homestead, before the sun sets…you don’t want to be out in these badlands after dark. Them dead things get restless….BYE!

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11 Responses to “SILENCE! #65”

  1. Tam Says:

    You ended up in ‘The Broken Zone of 2nd Hand Comics’? Isn’t that just a little to the right of Albuquerque?

  2. Matthew Craig Says:

    Bon Podde! I love romance comics, me. The Commando-format (line art, A5. 1-3 panels per page, narrative captions carrying much of the storytelling weight) British romance comics I’ve been able to pick up at ThoBubs, or in collections from The Works, have been amazing. And frankly, I’m dying to write some.

    Although, obviously, in this fallen, degenerate age, such strips would be strong beer. HE SKYPED ME WITH HIS KISS. FRIENDZONED FOR MY FRINGE. LOVE BEHIND THE SCENES(ters). HE OLLIED FOR MY HEART. THE TUMBLR OF MY TEARS (SELFIE ALL MY CREYS). ♪♫OI LOIKE AWLD MÜVIES♪♫. And so on.

    And more of this second-hand malarkey! I genuinely love the designs of the Tyro Trio. Kick-Ass before Mark Millar was born! Mufti-superheroes – in jumpers! – in jumpers worn under their shirts! They must’ve stank of Bovril. I wonder if Nick Barrucci would be interested in a revival…? The thought that anyone would cut away from the action for a panel – not even a TV-shaped panel! – of commentary, instead of sticking with the biffing, is insane. And he’s not going to interview them himself? What’s that all about?!

    “Why would I wear a CLEAN shirt?” Typical bloody student.

    Sean Murphy has a free comic up on Comixology. Star Trek Alien Spotlight Borg. From back in 2008, but most wicked.

    I caught up on my comics last week: DareDevil was braw, although I feel like we’re being set up for a double-bluff (that panel with the lift!). SupSpidey was cruel, man. Cruel. The new love interest(s? Pedro Tân?) seem interesting, although I confess I rolled my eyes at the “Science-Chef” concept. Ock is such an unrepentant sod. UltSpidey was good, as well, despite being almost as frustrating and slightly self-defeating at the same time. It is the comic I love to hate to love the very most.


  3. Tim B. Says:

    When navigating the various realms of the multiverse may be you should listen to the advice of Reed Richards: keep yourself limber… try to control the direction of your drift. (Fantastic Four Annual #6)

    Whilst there are torrents of some of the Charlton stuff available, ‘if you know where to look’ I’ve never been able to read them due to the awful almost typed lettering and bizarre speech bubble shapes they have.

    May be it was the distorting effects of The Broken Zone of 2nd Hand Comics’ but Stan Lee sounded suspiciously like Burgess Meredith’s trainer from Rocky impersonating Popeye…

  4. Eyemelt Says:

    Scratch n Sniff comics? Brilliant in-’SCENT’-ive (you can use that one). Just remembered- The first issue of Marvel’s Ren and Stimpy had a scratch and sniff cover (the choice of stinky litter tray or wet dog I think). Although all scratch n sniff seem to smell of either strawberries or burnt hot dog.

    If you’d bothered to do a little homework on the internet- in 2006, research by the United States Library of Congress determined that since 1941, every single word of anything, anywhere, was indeed written by Stan Lee. Not so quick to mock him now eh? Although admittedly that impersonation was pure gold.

    Definitely agree, Fury is Ennis at his best, and also looking forward to Pug getting a rocket launcher rammed up his arse.

  5. Matthew Craig Says:

    Twenty years on, I can still remember the Lobo scratch and sniff stickers I got from Space Odyssey. One was orange and smelled merely acrid. The other was green and upon scratching released an odour of such cloying, bilious foulness that I can’t even look at Lobo without blanching a bit.

    I think I probably still have at least one of those stickers. Hrm.


  6. Zig Zag Zig Says:

    Can’t say why I thought this was the best episode you’ve done in a long time, but I think that it was.

    More voyages into the unknown dimensions of comics please.

  7. The Beast Must Die Says:

    It was Stan Lee – Agony aunt.

  8. Gary Lactus Says:

    Or the lack of Lactenberg and Beastman. They’re gonna be in rehab for some time so I doubt we’ll hear from them anytime soon.

  9. Thrills Says:

    The SNES game ‘Earthbound’ came with a book that had a scratch n’ sniff page. The best smell was ‘dirt’.

    I imagine the DC Universe just smells like latex, vinegar and some sort of ‘edgy’ crisps, and I certainly do not want to have to smell that.

    The Tyro Team’s outfits are splendid and I want one, though I’ve not got the all-star yankee physique to properly fill it out. I suppose I could wear it ‘ironically’ out when I am judging ‘hipsters’ and they are judging me for also being a ‘hipster’, and in the end it turns out we’re all just humans that are total pricks, after all.

    Oh, and the art in that Look of Love comic is proper ace. As Matthew Craig says above, there are pretty good cheap collections of romance comics in The Works, which are pretty good fun to pick up and read now and again, though you wouldn’t want to read a whole one quickly.

  10. Tam Says:

    @Gary Lactus
    Rehab!?! That’s terrible! I had no idea of the terrible toll getting all those terrific comics news exclusives must have taken on poor guys.
    Be sure to tell them that all their Silence! fans send our best wishes that they’ll make a full recovery and are praying for their souls.

  11. Illusionator Says:

    Fucking hell…Stan Lee, laughed my cock off

    Maybe Stan can help?

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