February 22nd, 2016




Welcome welcome welcome welcome….WELL COME ON THEN! Don’t just stand there on the doorstep snivelling! In or out, make your choice. But when you’re in you’re in, if you know what I mean. And if you don’t know what I mean, then you’re out. And if you’re out, you’re out for good, if you get my gist. And if you get my gist then you’re on my team – and if you’re on my team then you’re in. SO GET IN FOR GOODNESS SAKE. You’ve let out all the heat. And I’d only just got this podcast nice and toasty. GAH!

Welcome to SILENCE! The comics podcast for discerning imbeciles.

<ITEM> The Beast Must Die & Gary Lactus pack up their troubles in their old kit bags and  smile, smile, smile – all the way into some classic admin. And it’s a doozy. Sponsorship out the wazzoo, some honest to goodness SILENCE! News abbout DC: Resnooze and a whole heap more

<ITEM> BUT! There’s also a great episode of SILENCE! (Because the Film has Started) with The Beast Must Die on Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy and Gary Lactus on Deadpoo. I mean Deadpoo. Goddamnit, no, I mean Deadpoo. DEADPOO!

<ITEM> Das Reviewniverse with hot topical chattering on Sammy Harkham’s Crickets, Spider Woman, Stray Bullets, Power Man & Iron Fist, Bitch Planet, Swamp Thing, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Memories and Farewell To Arms, Huck and the Deadline 1990 Xmas Special

Whooooooooooosh! Hear that? That was your mind being blown.

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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.

7 Responses to “SILENCE! #177”

  1. Thrills Says:

    Huck sounds like that classic Mark Millar thing of “I’ve got my high concept, now to clutter it up with other superhero shit!” regarding his superpowered evil brother etc.

    Red Son is oddly well-regarded, but I think loses it once it just becomes the same old Lex Luthor/Batman/Lois Lane Elsewords rubbish.

    Though Huck just sounds blood-boilingly bad from start to finish. I got Starlight by Millar from the library today, I gather that was the last time he tried something that wasn’t hideously cynical. I will find out soon enough!


    Negasonic Teenage Warhead was in a few panels of Morrison’s New X-Men, right before Genosha got iced by the big sentinel lads. The character in the Deadpool film is her in name only, as there was no real character to translate, really. Whedon brought her back briefly as some sort of thoughtform of Emma Frost’s or something, I can’t remember, those Whedon comics get my blood boiling again.

    I liked them at the time! But then the blanket Whedonisation of culture happened.

    Blood: boiling, much? Pop culture reference/sincerity/TV actors in films.


    Tokyo Ghost is worth another look, I reckon. It has very nice art (incidentally, Sean Murphy is very much the artist being copied just now, I reckon, like Madureira around 96), and I noticed I’d become oddly invested in the central relationship around #3. Japan-based stories to do with neo-fuedalism and honour systems can kinda fuck off, though.

    I’m well into comics, me.

  2. John Bishop Says:

    That whiled away a bit of the afternoon nicely, thanks gents!

    I went along to LSCC, as I do every year. I find it better than the other cons, as there is less cosplay (although still a shitload) and it has very little focus on gaming and movies. None of these ‘I was a TIE Fighter pilot in one scene, get my autograph for 15 quid’ jokers. 99% comic guests. I had a nice chat with Alex Saviuk who drew Web of Spider-Man back in the day, and got to meet a few other luminaries such as Jill Thompson and Mike Zeck, Marv Wolfman did a panel with Ian Churchill and Mark Buckingham orchestrated by Chris Thompson. I also picked up a ton of old tat, mainly Bronze Age bunk such as Master of Kung Fu and Rom. Definitely well worth checking out next year.

    I also spotted the Dog Welder cosplay, and I am led to believe it was none other than Kelly Kanayama herself!

    And I would like to refer to myself as a ‘Patreontologist’ thank you.

  3. Kelly Says:

    It’s true. I AM the Sexy Dogwelder.

  4. Tim B. Says:

    Must admit I enjoyed Power Man & Iron Fist #1, although the ‘we’re not back together’ could start to grind. Art was very nice.

    Deadpool was very enjoyable, although unsurprisingly and completely co-incidentally Warners have announced they’re going to release an ‘R’rated version of Grim No-neckman V Dour Neckbreaker: Dull of Jaded Cynicism for the home media release so that’s nice.

    Re the DC relaunch thing gah! just seems like Didio is trying to revive a doomed relationship. Saw a video of him talking about it and someone should organize an intervention. This has to be the last roll of the dice for the current leadership team. Everything coming out of DC about it seems like this really is the triumph of the neckbearded baby men. If you want to a vision of the future imagine unreconstructed bow-tie wearer Barry Allen’s yellow boot stamping on a human face – forever. They really are just going through the motions. Don’t envy you two having to wade through the double shipping titles either.

    Sad to see they’re cancelling Black Canary & Martian Manhunter, the only DC comics I was buying (apart from Prez). More money to spend on Image, which, say want you want about their slightly predictable Sci-fi asethetics, at least they’re telling actual stories.

    Personally I prefer ‘Patreonizer’, has a certain tongue in cheek ambivalence to it. Either that or just c*nt, wasn’t the first time it’s applicable, won’t be he last…

  5. Gary Lactus Says:

    What about a special team codename like C Unit?

  6. Daniel S Says:

    I almost wish (comic gods heed my prayers carefully) that Huck was a weekly publication; only so that I could listen to you wholeheartedly destroy the living shit out of it more often.

  7. Thrills Says:

    Can I just say the title image to this edition of Silence! is great stuff, really reminds me that comics aren’t just for kids anymore, they’re for 18-year old snoots, too.

    Could use a few more images of sepia clockwork, though.

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