February 10th, 2015


Shhhh! Be vewwy, vewwy quiet…I’m huntin’ PODCASTS! Huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhu!

Those two titans of tedium are back to wet your collective whistles. And thank goodness, because can you imagine having to live your life with a dry whistle? The indignity..the trauma. Did you know that over 50,000 people a year have to suffer with the chaffing, itchy embarrassment and shame of a dry whistle? WELL DID YOU? If it wasn’t for these two brave podsoldiers waging their lonely war against dry whistles…well. I don’t know where we’d be.

Where are we?

Oh that’s right – SILENCE!!!

<ITEM> A healthy, happy, bouncing baby sponsorship! Featuring Gary’s SKLENT teaser, The Beast talking about seeing Richard McGuire discussing his masterful Here live, and Dave McKean (did someone say Arkham Asylum 2????)

<ITEM> Oh you, me and the Reviewniverse makes three! Bumper edition featuring Nameless, Annihilator, Multiversity Handbook, Bitch Planet, John Allison’s Scary-go-round, Expecting To Fly, 2000AD, Stray Bullets, Miracleman, Superman, 21st Century Tank Girl, Batman, Ant Man, Wytches, Saga, Ms Marvel, Dying & The Dead and probably some more.

<ITEM> What? No more items. You’ve had enough.

Gary Season, Beast Season, Gary Season, Beast Season…

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14 Responses to “SILENCE! #130”

  1. Ed A. Says:

    I had “Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble” on cassette as a child. Thanks for reminding me… I guess. In defence of my 7 year old self, I remember that I stopped liking it after the twentieth or thirtieth listening. On reflection, the lyrics were about as substantive as the plot thus far in Arcudi/Harren’s Rumble.

    Bitch Planet makes for one of the most interesting ongoing reads, in terms of its storytelling techniques/comics-chops, and I find the feminist-Tarantino subject matter/theme engaging. I’m starting to think Kelly-Sue DeConnick is rather underrated in the comics web.

    There was a genuine charm to Multiversity Guidebook, the Kamandi section in particular. Gave me the same feeling I used to get from those old DK Star Wars ‘inside a Star Destroyer’ type books, back when I’d still only recently matured past the PJ and Duncan stage of my life.


  2. tam Says:

    I’m slowly working my way through ‘Stray Bullets Uber Alles’. I thought some of the earlier stories were a bit hit and miss, (although I prefer the more careful art of those chapters) but the fun and impressive thing about it is that you can satisfyingly go back and reread them when you know more about the characters and get more out of it. Just read my favourite one yet, when Beth decides to annoy a guy who’s trying to cheat on his wife with her by refusing to leave.

    It is however very, very heavy which means I can only manage to rest in on my chest for a couple of episodes at a time. I’m not sure if this quite counts as a genuine criticism though.

  3. Gary Lactus Says:

    It absolutely counts as a criticism. A real eye opening assessment in fact. Next week I shall include the weight of each comic I read as this information is always missing from the advance listings. It’s not even on the bloody covers! Thanks, Tam.

  4. Thrills Says:

    Comic weight is important. I feel the 500+ page Metabarons hardback I am working through before sleepytime just now is making me a stronger person (in the arms), and the constant threat of it slipping and crushing my face as I near slumberland gives the reading experience an added frisson.

    I keep meaning to get the Stray Bullets Uber Alles thingy. I’ve read the first trade, and it was horrible in all the right ways, genuionely engrossing crimey fun without all that Bruckabaker drear I was afraid of. And now that my arms are toughened up by giant omnibus hardbacks, the paperback collection will seem PUNY in comparison. I’ll be holding it with one arm and doing press-ups with the other, in no time.

    PS I also pronounce Totleben ‘Tottle bean’, and I just CAN’T STOP.

  5. Justin Victor Says:

    I think Earth 34 is supposed to be an Astro City analogue.

    One of the things that I found myself chewing over with the Guidebook is which alternate universes, Elseworlds, and other companies got their own Earths and which ones did not. We’ve got Astro City, Awesome, Image, and the Thunder Agents for example, but apparently no Valiant characters or even Milestone or Red Circle guys, even though DC published those characters not all that long ago.

    Then, as mentioned, Byrne and Chaykin and so on get their Elseworlds stuff included but Tony Harris’ Liberty Files got left out. I’d love to pick Morrison’s brain about this stuff. Really, the most fascinating thing about this book is what it says about the way he sees all these different ideas and properties.

    Earth 13 and Earth 48 are the ones I’d most like to see more from.

  6. The Beast Must Die Says:

    There was some discussion on the John Byrne forum about Morrison’s usage of Byrne’s ‘Earth’. Byrne locked the thread.

  7. Justin Victor Says:

    Yeah, I heard about that. I don’t know why Byrne wouldn’t be delighted at the inclusion, but he seems like a really strange guy so who knows.

  8. Matthew Craig Says:

    The fanfic flew thick and fast through that Guidebook, though. More Kirby! And here’s Superman, only he’s Nova. Oh, here’s Wonder Woman, only she’s a Nartzy. Oh, here’s The Flash, only she’s a lady only she’s a hologram only she’s Flemmish. Erchk. Have to confess, I did a little glee when I saw the Stan Lee characters had made the cut. Joe Kubert’s Hawkman-ish Batman is a beaut.

    The Thrillkiller comics were sexy as hell. Don’t mind admitting it. Dan Brereton’s smeared-lipstick artwork was vibrant, flit’y fun. Rawr.

    Is Superman’s “new power” really a combination temper tantrum-orgasm-catastrophart? Impotent rage? That’s a superpower? Becuase let me assure you that it is most definitely not.

    I read Casanova 1. I liked it. It was good. I read it coming out of Waitrose having told Waitrose to go fuck itself incredibly loudly, and it was the Tuftan’s teats.

    I also picked up Hugo Tate (hooray) and Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters (£3.85 in Asda), because I’m just so ruddy cosmopolitan. And Viz.

    I read Spider-Man as well, but one seizure’s enough for this month.


  9. Illogical Volume Says:

    Tunnock’s Caramel Logs you soft southern savages!

  10. Thrills Says:

    The caramel logs are right messy, but. Crumbs everywhere.

    Superman’s new power is basically an area attack, then? Like pressing jump and punch together in Final Fight so he can ‘get’ everyone around him at once at the cost of his health bar?

  11. Illogical Volume Says:

    Crumbs, or “leftovers” as we call them round my way. Always good to have more for later.


    The Human Hoover

  12. The Beast Must Die Says:

    That Tunnocks site is a thing of beauty.

    I’m not kidding.

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