January 26th, 2015


Come on, that’s right…UP TEAM! Jolly hockey sticks! That bloody Gary Lactus, totally bloody solid bloke, fantastic under a high ball! And The Beast Must Die…absolute bloody legend! Exactly who you want in a tight spot! COME ON LADS, SCORE ONE FOR US!! YASSSSSSSSS! SILENCE! – 1, DEAR LISTENERS – 0!!

Half-time oranges anyone? Okay how about a half-time podcast then?

<ITEM> It’s The Beast Must Die’s birthday (sort of). Let’s all force cake down his gullet and light candles in his ears!

<ITEM>There’s some Sponsorshit, The Beast promotes his illustrations in Architects Journal, and Gary invites him and the Dear Listeners in a game of Marvel Heroes Bodycare Bingo!

<ITEM> Into the valley of The Reviewniverse rode Gary & The Beast… and unafraid they review The Kitchen, The Mighty, Batman & robin, Captain America & The Mighty Avengers, UBER, Wicked & The Divine, Rumble, Crossed 100, and 2000AD

<ITEM> The podcast takes a turn to towards the base, as the boys come up with a novel way to discuss the 4 Dark Judges.

And that, my dreary dears, is that. The bitterest pill is hard to swallow, especially when it’s administered by a couple of cretins.

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20 Responses to “SILENCE! #129”

  1. David Wynne Says:

    Captain America’s gentalia, patriotic: his bald eagle. Steve’s Rogerer. American flagpole. Mount Rushmore. Super: the Juggernaut.

  2. Gary Lactus Says:

    Thanks David. You Wynne!

  3. Kieron Gillen Says:

    Mis-reading the tags makes me want to re-name Uber as THE MIGHTY UBER. This is probably a bad idea.

  4. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Go full 60s Marvel with it I say: The Unwavering Uber!

    Or not

  5. Justin Victor Says:

    Magneto does have a purple helmet…

    Regarding Batman and Robin, Tomasi and Gleason did almost all of the Robin Rises arc themselves, apart from two bookend one-shot that were indeed drawn by Kubert. It was reasonably self-contained, and pretty good too, at least as pure spectacle. You get Batman and Frankenstein fighting yetis, and Batman in a massive battle suit duking it out with the New Gods of Apokolips to prevent Kalibak from shooting Damien’s body out of something called a ‘chaos cannon.’ I’m not quite sure it’s ‘must-read’ stuff, but it feels pretty fresh and different.

  6. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Without wishing to come across too Chris Sims, you had me at “Batman and Frankenstein fighting yetis”

  7. Thrills Says:

    Natural America?

    Solid TurdTalk this week.

    Mooro’s ‘Casper’ slang was very poor.

    Very poor.

  8. Thrills Says:

    PS Happy Beast Birthday

  9. Dominic Regan Says:

    Captain America would have a star spangled banner I suspect.

  10. Matthew Craig Says:

    Haven’t had time to listen to the podde yet, but here’s your card, Beastie:



  11. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Literally the best gift a boy could get

  12. Matthew Craig Says:

    Apologies to whoever ended up sleeping on the metaphorical couch after all that inflamatory Barberism. I can only offer by way of balance votre homme Gilou de Engrenages as a parfait casting of Ben Grimm.

    (and de nada, TBMD. To mix my languages)

    ++ COLIN HOULT UPDATE ++ An episode of Colin’s excellent Carnival of Monsters can be downloaded here for the rest of the week: (and takk for the Telford shout-out, Colin!)

    Four languages. Unglaublich!

    And Another!

  13. Zaragosa Says:

    A small correction, chaps… When talking about Batman, you mention ADAM Kubert “having some doings” with the character recently, concluding that you are not interested in seeing his work on the Bat-books as “he’s never good.” Fair enough (if a bit harsh), as this would be your opinion. However, it would be your opinion of ANDY Kubert, I believe. I know it’s a bit confusing, but Adam is the one who is a far niftier storyteller and cartoonist, as proven on that Jason Aaron Wolverine/Spidey Savage Land romp, as well as the Superman story that old Dick Donner wrote with Geoff Johns a few years back. That’s all, carry on… Btw, I first listened to your podcast after hearing Graeme mention you on WAIT, WHAT? I’ve been listening ever since. Brilliant, very funny show you’ve got here. Cheers, and thank you for putting in the work! It is much appreciated.

  14. The Beast Must Die Says:

    We are notoriously shit at our fact checking so thanks for the correction. I actually liked Kuberts work with Morrison early on, but his own writing tends to be pretty duff. There’s a certain distorted dynamism to his stuff that is appealing though. Thanks for the kind words too.

  15. tam Says:

    Mark Evanier’s main duty on Groo is writing the dialogue although he occasionally comes up with plot ideas, does the letters page, contributes general silliness, etc…

    I’m very fond of the title, it’s clearly a labour of love, both of the creators are very successful in other fields so you get the impression that it’s something they’re doing purely because they enjoy it and I think that shines through. it’s wonderful that they’ve been using Groo as a vehicle to document the many forms human stupidity can take, staying fresh and coming up with endless variations on their themes without ever really repeating themselves.
    Admittedly it’s not as good as Asterix, (although few things are) but I think they’re pretty readable and if you give a handful of them to ten year old kids, they usually enjoy them and learn something from them and there aren’t nearly enough comics you can really say that about these days.

    for the way they’ve kept it going so long without ever repeating themselves, keeping things fresh and

  16. tam Says:

    I however managed to repeat myself within the space of a single comment

  17. Zaragosa Says:

    I, too, have very fond feelings for Groo. The premier issue of the Epic run was one of the first comics I ever bought. It was a source of joy for me for many, many years. The epic poems on the splash page of each issue were worth the price of admission. And shockingly, I remember the names of many of the characters still: Rufferto, the Sage, the Minstrel, Grooella… Aragones and Evanier and Sakai and Luth are probably one of the longest running creative teams in comics — perhaps even THE longest for a team that includes the letterer and colorist? Anyway… Cheese dip! Mulch! (Groo fans, those are your cues to get all weepy with nostalgia)

  18. tom kemp Says:

    hey gary what you were saying about protagonist subjectivity in wkdv sounded really similar to a big component of what made ‘Arsene Schrauwen’ by Olly Schrauwen such a hit last year – you should check it out it’s very funny and rude

  19. Justin Victor Says:

    I actually much prefer Andy to Adam as far as Kuberts go. ‘Distorted dynamism’ is a great way to put it. His art appeals in the same poppy, 90s way that Liefeld and Lee’s does, but I think he’s more skilled than both of them. And he kinda draws like his dad, which can’t be a bad thing. I agree about his writing though – that Damien mini from last year was one of the worst written things I’ve come across in a long while.

  20. Thrills Says:

    I also prefer Andy to Adam (he drew the first X-Men I ever read), though my ideal Kubert is Adam or Andy working on the 90s Midnight Sons comics, inked by their dad, so it looked like Joe Kubert was drawing most of the Marvel saturday morning cartoon Vertigo characters, giving them a level of class they didn’t deserve.

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