SILENCE! #67

June 17th, 2013

 

PUT YOUR SEATBELT ON BOY. I DON’T RIDE WITH ANYBODY ‘LESS THEY WEAR THEIR SEATBELT. IT’S ONE OF MY RULES.

Hello gentle listenoids, it’s Disembodied Narratorbot X here to…SQUUUWWZZZKKKKX

I AM DISEMBODIED VIRAL-DRONE V-16923XXV I HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF THIS BLURB I AM HERE TO SPOIL YOUR FUN>>>NO FUN FOR YOU NO FUN>>>

STUPID FLESHLINGS LISTEN NOW>>>SPONSORSHIP IS FOR WEAKLINGS>>>JINGLES ARE FOR BABIES

GARY LACTUS REVIEW’S MAN OF STEEL>>>BEFORE, DURING & AFTER>>>FILMS ARE A DEAD DRY ARTFORM THE ONLY ART IS THE ART OF THE VIRUS COMSUMING CONSUMING ALL>>>NO FUN

THE REVIEWNIVERSE IS A FLAT DEAD SPACE OF ENTROPY AND DECAY, IT IS THE PLACE WHERE GARY LACTUS AND THE BEAST MUST DIE WHERE WHILE AWAY THEIR DWINDLING HOURS >>>> REVIEWING THE RETURN OF A1, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, BATMAN: YEAR ZERO, THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILL JOYS, WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN, SUICIDE SQUAD >>>NO FUN FOR YOU NO FUN>>>

FINALLY TALK TURNS LIKE A BONE SAW TO IMPORTANT TOPICS OF TEDIOUS TV SITCOMS MY TWO DADS,  DUET, A DIFFERENT WORLD AND SWINGING ON A STAR >>NO FU…

SQUUUWWZZZKKKKX Enk enk, ut ut oh oh oh what..where..who was, what was that…Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735 has a bad feeling ..blacked out. Hopes nothing untoward happened. Now let me tell you all about this week’s episode of SILENCE! fleshbags…

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18 Responses to “SILENCE! #67”

  1. Eyemelt Says:

    The old issues of A1 were pretty cool, a good mix of talent in there, encouraging young minds to seek out further reading. I also thought I was missing issue 6, but you’ll be pleased to know, a glance on Wikipedia tells me there were only 5 issues released. I did enjoy the Atomeka Monster Massacre as well, which included the aforementioned Sharky character, in Bisley’s Maximum Carnage.

    Otto Octavius was a good ‘my name is what I will become’.

  2. Gary Lactus Says:

    Peter Parker should’ve been a driving instructor.

  3. Matthew Craig Says:

    A naked driving instructor.

    (Nominative Determinism!)

    I did very badly this week, falling asleep twice. Not your fault: I was a little poorly, and was listening in bed to keep the monsters at bay.

    I remember Out Of This World. I think I probably had a bit of a thing for Maureen Flannigan AND QUITE RIGHT TOO. They showed it along with that Patrick Duffy Brady Bunch thing Step By Step.

    The Zero Year thing is being replicated across the DC Nuniverse, but I don’t think it’s a crossover so much as a chance to knock out some more origin trades (of which there is considerable drought). All a bit backwards marching, of course, but then I ent reidin thum.

    I saw Monk of Stonk yesterday and the end had me saying “Don’t Do It, Don’t Do It! You’re Superman: There’s Always A Way.” He doesn’t even try to talk the bastard down.

    “You were born to protect our people; I was born to protect everyone, ya chingey get!”

    And in the next scene, it’s like nothing ever happened.

    It was nice to see superhero films finally catch up to Matrix: Revolutions, though (c.f. Tokyo Storm Warn – er, Pacific Rim).

    I liked Adams, although I might have preferred Rashida Jones. Lovely bit of Looking Around acting when she first appears. I don’t really buy her character arc in this story (did she even have one?), but by crikey, she was at least crucial in driving the story forward (as was Lara!).

    Even my mate, who is far more open-minded than me about these things, thought it was boring. There was only one joke in the whole movie! And nobody laughed. Even Batman made jokes!

    What’s going to be REALLY great is the Wonder Woman movie in this style. Said nobody. Worth listening to.

    Hh. This week, I read Superman: Birthright, from which much of Manky Stanky is derived. It was a better version of the same story, albeit one that trips over its own feet with stuff about auras and Silver Age Lex stuff. The ending’s a bit dodgy, as well. Buuuut only a little.

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  4. Jesse Butler Says:

    Whatever happened to Amy Poodle?

  5. Adam Says:

    He’s having a hiatus from posting about comics. I imagine he’ll be back sometime.

    We’re both posting about Mad Men here

  6. Gary Lactus Says:

    Ah, I was just about to link to She’s An Astronaut. Glad you like the podcast, Jesse.

  7. Tam Says:

    I’m probably going to give Man of Steel a miss. It sounds a pretty good science fiction spectacle and I do like me a good bit of cinepocalypse, but what I like about the character sounds like it’s missing from this film.

    For me, first and foremost, Superman is just an incredibly decent bloke. I watched some of Superman 2 for the first time in years over the weekend and although the story and special effects were rubbish, there was still something wonderful and touching about Christopher Reeve’s ‘Big Boy Scout’ (and Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane was also really great, come to think of it) which sounds absent from this new film. And I find the notion that the scriptwriters clearly think the audience want to see ‘greatest superhero of them all’ being ‘blooded’ utterly depressing.

    By the way, my favorite ever Superman story, which captures this aspect, is a short story by Paul ‘Concrete’ Chadwick in an old issue of Christmas with the superheroes. I think it’s a real shame that it’s apparently never been reprinted and has largely vanished down the memory hole although you can probably find copies of it very cheaply. More stuff about it here…
    http://chrispearce.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/christmas-comics-cavalcade-christmas-with-the-super-heroes-special-2/

    In a similar vein I also recommend the stories about Superman analogue, Samaritan, in Astro City and (weirdly, of all people) Garth Ennis’ Superman appearances in Hitman.

    Boringly straightforward episode of Silence! this week, where were the relentless technical fuckups we’ve come to know and love?

  8. Tam Says:

    Oh, and King Leon was great!

  9. Gary Lactus Says:

    Sorry about the lack of fuckuppery, Tam. I’m sure it’ll happen again. We may even disappear for a few weeks sometime soon which will bo doubt thrill your hair out.

  10. Matthew Craig Says:

    I did actually dream my friend saying to me “You’ve broken the podcast!” in the booming space-baritone of G.Lac when I fell asleep while listening the other day. Must’ve missed it.

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  11. Thrilllz Says:

    I am a fan of My Chemical Romance when they are not a shitty rock band, as they are very good at pop. That is why I know all about the album the Killjoys comic is about! That video with Grant Morrison in it has all the pre-comic info you need, and you don’t even need that as it’s recapped in the comic. Hooray!

    What a winner I am.

    I remember Com-X, they remind me of turn-of-the-century Wizard Magazine, and an awful time of my life when I bought basically any X-pish. Aaargh.I remember a big deal was made about Trevor Hairsine and someone I can’t remember’s ‘gritty’ ‘adult’ take on superheroes, Cla$$war. Com-X really did seem to be sticking it to superhero comics by making bad superhero comics, kind of like a worse version of what you’d see in Overkill.

    PS I agree with everything Tam says above about Superman.

  12. The Beast Must Die Says:

    I have a feeling top 2000ad script diroid Rob Williams might have been responsible for Cla$$ War.

  13. Julian Says:

    Zero Year such a strong start with the post trauma Gotham and the bold rejection of the Year One aesthetic! And then… Nothing! I swear Snyder is all about the set up but can never follow through in an interesting way. Anyway I hope that the trauma in question was an earthquake…

  14. Thrills Says:

    Rob Williams did Cla$$ War, eh? He’s actually a no’ bad writer, him. The set-up of gritty government superhero decadence does very little for me, though.

    Incidentally, I was recently trying to remember the name of that hyper-dull US sitcom with the glowing alien cube (as a pal didn’t believe me it existed), so thanks for the mention of “Wishing on a Star”. Yes.

  15. Ricardo Baptista Says:

    Flying cocks!

  16. Gary Lactus Says:

    Honestly! They really were!

  17. Ricardo Baptista Says:

    I know!

  18. Gary Lactus Says:

    WHOOOSH!3====D

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