SILENCE! #107

June 30th, 2014

 

TIP TOE..THROUGH THE MEANIES…

A long, long time ago in a fully painted, fully painted galaxy…

After leaving the polybagged planet Reviewniverse, a group of Man-children fly toward a distant speck. The speck gradually resolves into a bootyquaking, space Podcast-hub.

Civil war strikes the galaxy, which is ruled by Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735 , a squat Wizard of Technology & Upgrades capable of robot tekno-buggery and even the ability to enjoy a nice firm stool.

Terrified, an imbecilic podcast host known as Gary Lactus flees the Empire, with her protector, The Beast Must Die .

They head for SILENCE! on the planet Sponsorshizzle. When they finally arrive, a fight breaks out. The Beast uses her fully painted graphic novel to defend Gary Lactus.

A long, long time ago in a fully painted, fully painted galaxy…

After leaving the polybagged planet Reviewniverse, a group of Man-children fly toward a distant speck. The speck gradually resolves into a bootyquaking, space Podcast-hub.

Civil war strikes the galaxy, which is ruled by Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735 , a squat The Wizard of Technology & Upgrades capable of robot tekno-buggery and even the ability to enjoy a nice firm stool.

Terrified, an imbecilic The Quizzlertron known as Gary Lactus flees the Empire, with her protector, The Beast Must Die .

They head for SILENCE! on the planet Sponsorshizzle. When they finally arrive, a fight breaks out. uses her fully painted graphic novel to defend Gary Lactus.

and The Quizzlertron Gary Lactus decide it’s time to leave Sponsorshizzle and steal an Alan Moore’s beard to shoot their way out.

They encounter a tribe of Dear listeners. is attacked and the The Quizzlertron is captured by the Dear listeners and taken back to SILENCE!.

must fight to save The Quizzlertron Gary Lactus but when she accidentally unearths a bulked-up Beastman & Lactenberg prize for internet journalism, the entire future of the fully painted, polybagged galaxy is at stake.

and Gary Lactus decide it’s time to leave Sponsorshizzle and steal an Alan Moore’s beard to shoot their way out.

They encounter a tribe of Dear listeners. The Beast is attacked and the Gary is captured by the Dear listeners and taken back to SILENCE!.

The Beast must fight to save  Gary Lactus but when she accidentally unearths a bulked-up Beastman & Lactenberg prize for internet journalism, the entire future of the fully painted, polybagged galaxy is at stake!

<ITEM> Sone preambulatric discussion of Julian Cope and his Dr Doom gautlets, and the usual self-promotion before the boys head off to

<ITEM> The Reviewniverse, wherein Brass Sun, Ordinary, 2000AD, Superman, John Romita Jr, and Robert Kirkman’s The Outcast are discussed.

<ITEM> Wonderful wonderful wonderful technology steps in to sod everything up, and the podcast comes clanking to a halt. Oh dear! Let’s just say this is short and sweet. Like Ronnie Corbett covered in honey and Sugar Puffs.

Now pull up your scanties and stop doing it on the ants, and we’ll have a nice listen to…SILENCE!

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This edition of SILENCE! is proudly sponsored by the greatest comics shop on the planet, DAVE’S COMICS of Brighton.
It’s also sponsored the greatest comics shop on the planet GOSH! Comics of London.

23 Responses to “SILENCE! #107”

  1. Zakaria Says:

    Download link goes to episode 106.

  2. Gary Lactus Says:

    Fixed now, poppet. xxxxx

  3. Eyemelt Says:

    Top work, gents. Your grumpiness rubbed off on me pretty good.

    Outcast- I liked it. The artwork was lovely as well, but yes that blurb where Kirkman sounds all serious about demonic possession and stuff. I read it just before bed, and while the comic itself wasn’t terrifying, and Kirkman’s chit chat wasn’t too scary, he set me off thinking about watching the Exorcist when I was a kid, and those weird documentaries and books about 17th century exorcisms in small villages and damn if I wasn’t just lying awake, sweating and wondering if I was surrounded by unknown forces.

    “NOT REAL NOT REAL NOT REAL.” *sweat*

  4. AvidComicGuy Says:

    Dear Unicron and KGBeast

    I do not live in the America but I do Live in one of its colonies, the fair banana constitutional monarchy that is Australia. And I can tell you that my LCBS sells IDW renderings of all things 2000AD. They have an exclusive licence for rebellion in Aus. No one can rebel without their day so, not even logoless titans.

    Keep the pods coming hot and strong!

    ACG

  5. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Eyemelt – I remember reading about The Bell Witch, and those pant-shitting stories about 1970′s suburban demonic possession in the School Library and not being able to sleep for weeks.

  6. The Beast Must Die Says:

    God I do sound really fucked off at the end there.

    Sorry Dear Listeners.

  7. tam Says:

    Chris Weston’s doing Dredd in the prog that’s out tomorrow and I think the prog after that is a ‘jump-on’ one so you’ve chosen a good time to get back into 2000 AD. Also John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra are getting back together for another Dredd mega epic in the autumn. They only ever get together for ‘important’ stories. I’m particularly intrigued to see what they’re going to do since I thought Day of Chaos was the ultimate Dredd epic but John Wagner never disappoints so it’s bound to be interesting…

  8. jameswheeler Says:

    Haven’t read Outcast, but this tweet just popped into my feed and made me laugh:

    https://twitter.com/nick_lowe_/status/483983840818757632

    Am I alone in not loving Klaus Janson as Romita Jr.’s inker? I think Johnny’s pencils are past their prime anyway, but the stuff of his that really charged my boosters as a kid was all inked by Al Williamson and Dan Green, I think.

  9. Eyemelt Says:

    Yes, jameswheeler, I also think Janson’s inks are not the greatest. I remember seeing him do some Marvel Star Wars stuff and it was just hideous. And JRJR is definitely past his prime, his work a few years back on Daredevil (with Williamson inks) was pretty phenomenal. Now everyone looks like their face is made out of a crushed cardboard box. It’s weird, because I still sort of love JRJR, but I don’t really know why. I don’t know if it’s deadline fever making him do what he does?

  10. Schmoe Says:

    Have either of you seen the leaked Constantine TV pilot yet?

  11. Matthew Craig Says:

    JRjr has been a fave of mine since the Roger Stern days when he was much more obviously influenced by his Dad. The angularity was there, even then. The energy, too. Since his 90s X-Men days, about the time he came back to Spider-Man during the post-Peter Clone Saga run, he’s had a really strong Frank Miller influence (and it’s not all down to Janson). Of course, the three of them produced that boss Daredevil origin, didn’t they?

    The Kirbyism of Romita’s art has been a way for him to jag more energy into the page – the best moment of Onslaught, iirc, is a more or less poweless Peter Parker saving Ben Reilly Spidey from a Sentinel attack by thwipp-twatting it with the severed head of one of his sprue-brothers – but there have been little moments when he’s really pushed the, aheheh, Steve Dillonyness, to get more personality in there, as well.

    I can’t actually remember the last one of his books I read (New Ways To Die – l’esprit de craigier) – I keep leaving Kick-Ass on the shelf – but of all the myriad real and imaginary influences he might be conscious of, happy with or trying to escape, I think it might be Miller who has been the “”"”"”worst”"”"”" for Romita. The exaggeration of Sin City doesn’t quite gel with the groundedness of JRjr, at least to my mind. But compared to other artists of his generation, John Romita…you gotta give him credit. He doesn’t stand still.

    //\Oo/\\

  12. jameswheeler Says:

    Man Without Fear (which is totally boss) was Al Williamson, actually.

    I think Eyemelt might be right to blame deadline fever to some extent – I imagine that if you find you can work at a certain speed, you’re unlikely to slow down again. But even now when I see his pencils, they’re more appealing than the Janson-inked final page.

  13. Matthew Craig Says:

    “was Al Williamson, actually.”

    AAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrflips.

    Of course it was.

    //\:(/\\

  14. jameswheeler Says:

    It’s not like I didn’t have to look it up. But that’s been my experience: “so who inked that Romita Jr. comic that put fire in my eyes and chest?” A: Not Janson.

    Williamson’s career was just incredible. 50 years drawing comics.

  15. Eyemelt Says:

    I also checked the DD Man without Fear team. That was a great book, but I didn’t remember Williamson’s name as clearly as I did from his inking on the DD title proper. That muddy printing process ruined a lot of the finer detail. Oh man, I’m going to have to dig those out now, everything about those issues is so awesome. My 14 year old self went nuts for the Spidey/DD team-up, and when they punched Blackheart out- so frigging cool! JRJR’s work looks so raw and grimy. Nocenti’s headfuck story about the genetically modified girl (Number Nine?) and the journey with the Inhumans to Hell/Heaven melted my brain.

  16. Thrills Says:

    I’m incredibly fond of Klaus Janson as an inker, but maybe because I’ve seen him ink a lot of average pencils, and at least make them look interesting? I must confess I have not seen him ink Romita, I don’t think? Who inked him on Hearts of Darkness? That had some nice thick cross-hatching and messy lines, which in retrospect seems quite Jansony.

    I dig Janson’s pencils, also, ever since I read some Marvel ‘What If?’ he drew, which was about Mr. Sinister realising he was in a comic, and sending Gambit to the Lovecraftian depths to fetch some current Marvel issues from some troglodytes in order to transcend fictionality, or something.

    Good chunky characters. Big legs, like a Richard Case superhero, and thick, stiff necks like an Aparo.

  17. jameswheeler Says:

    Hearts of Darkness WAS Janson, and looks great, so I’m definitely thinking of their more recent collaborations.

    And I’d never write off Janson altogether – he obviously made a massive contribution to Miller’s original DD run.

  18. The Beast Must Die Says:

    and the Dark Knight Returns of course

  19. Gary Lactus Says:

    Showing off with your obscure knowledge. Who on Earth remembers Dark Knight Returns?!

  20. jameswheeler Says:

    Is that the one where Daredevil has armour?

  21. Matthew Craig Says:

    Scott McDaniel – now THERE’s an artist who was working parallel to Frank Miller’s furrow back in the day.

    //\Oo/\\

  22. Justin Victor Says:

    Aaron Kuder is back on Action Comics. I think he only took one issue off or so. It’s part of the ‘Doomed’ crossover right now, but standing on it’s own rather well and still pretty fun, I think. One of the few bright spots at DC from what I can tell.

  23. Thrullz Says:

    I liked Scott McDaniel’s ‘Fall From Grace’ art when I were a lad! The one issue I read of it. It was my introduction to the ol’ chiaroscurio thingy? His art hasn’t exactly tickled me since, but.

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