July 11th, 2016



Are you a magician? Because whenever I look at you, every other podcast disappears and stops downloading.

I’m not a photographer, but I can picture me and you together recording a podcast.

Are you an interior decorator? Because when I saw you, the entire room became beautiful and full of amazing pod-content.

Are you a camera? Because every time I look at you, I smile and leave a comment in the comments.

Did you sit in a pile of sugar? Cause you have a pretty sweet ass. PODC-ASS-T THAT IS AMIRIGHT??

<ITEM> It’s the two! Back again! It seems like just a week since their dulcet tones were here speaking truthisms and dropping raw wisdom. But nonetheless here we are. It’s  A Gray Cult. It’s A  Stagy Curl. It’s Cry At A Slug. It’s Gary Lactus. It’s Atheists Be Muted. It’s Ambushed Tie Test. It’s Headsets Tub Time.   It’s The Beast Must Die. It’s Ice Lens. It’s License. It’s SILENCE!

<ITEM> There’s an extended admin/sponsorship session with recollections of Small Press Day 2016 at Dave’s Comics, Gosh Comics and Orbital Comics. Plus The Beast Must Die talks about Cerebus Again.

<ITEM> Reviewniverse time for boils and goils. Talk turns to Tales of The Wedding Present, Batman, Dark Knight III, Jupiter’s Legacy, Justice League Rebirth, Paper Girls and more.

So come on dive in…the water’s lovely. And full of comics.

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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.

8 Responses to “SILENCE! #196”

  1. Tim B. Says:

    Think I must have read parts of Uncanny X-Men #196 in a friends copy of the Marvel UK Secret Wars comic, the X-men having to deal with mutant paranoia on a college campus in JRJR style certainly rings bells. The first actual comic from American America I read was #195 with a perfectly innocuous cover of Wolverine about to skewer one of the Power Pack (I think it’s Katie IIRC, the youngest one) whilst smoking a cigar. Ahh happy days. I’ve vivid memories of going to the newsagents and picking it up. Given the patchy distribution of comics at the time, couldn’t honestly say whether I read that or the Secret Wars comic first.

    The Wedding Present comic should be titled The Wedding Present Presents Tales Of The Wedding Present:A Wedding Present Comic.

    BTW really enjoying the Earth Pig Diaries, will have to vhevk out Mauretania when I get some spare cash.

    Must admit to guiltily picking up the Millar Swamp Thing reprint collections. It’s a combination of early 90s Vertigo, particularly printed on the matt paper that they use for it and trying to find some reason for his inexplicable fame I guess. Given his recent comments on the Referendoom his new material doesn’t offer much conflict in terms of the art v artist dilemma.

  2. Kevin Says:

    Was listening to this episode whilst walking the dog in the park. Was saying out loud “no let’s”, when you said that you weren’t going to get into the politics of Jupiter’s Legacy. From memory (been a year or so since I’ve read it), it did feel politically like an ideologically undemocratic work.

    Anyways, cracking good edition of SILENCE. I enjoyed the discussion of Batman 2 very muchly.

  3. tam Says:

    Another great episode. Thanks for the effort you both put in each week. With so much turmoil going on everywhere just now there’s something incredibly comforting about listening to two funny blokes discussing comparatively trivial pursuits!
    I think you’ve persuaded me to check out Tom King’s Batman. Makes me realise I haven’t read a new batman comic (except Batman 66) in about ten years…

  4. Jeff C Says:

    I felt the exact same way about Tom King’s Batman. It absolutely avoids being overly verbose. While I did enjoy Snyder’s run, King’s work is absolutely refreshing.

  5. Jacob Says:

    Thought this was the best place just to say thanks to GaryLactus best of all the G-Lacti for hooking me up with a way to get Sound of Drowning (should also tweet a pic back to SoDPaul when I gather the mental resources to fire up the septic pit streaming machine that is Twitter once again)

    Can’t describe how much my life has been enriched by having a copy (plus CD and postcard) of Sound of Drowning. Growing up I used to brave a local indie electronics exchange to search for comics/VHS etc. that was plastered with home-made, photocopied posters for events from the far reaches of drug addled minds. In a way SoD reminds me of those and it’s heartening.

    Anyways, keeping it relevant…

    Between last weeks Sound of Drowning review but no website to link and this weeks Wedding Present review with arcane availability…you know you could just make up reviews of fictional comics hewn from madness, pass them off as no website/total indie press and have listeners scrabbling to track them down?

    Something to think about

  6. Gary Lactus Says:

    Dropping in fictional comic reviews is something we’ve considered. Maybe we will…

  7. Paul Jon Thrillin' Says:

    I echo Tam’s sentiments about the podcast being a comforting treat in a world of turmoil. You provide a valuable service!

    Also a valuable service would be a patreon feature where The Beast Must Die goes through every Mark Millar comic and points out the problems. Probably not great for the Beast’s mental health, though.

  8. Anton B Says:

    I’m going to second that request for reviews of imaginary comics. You could only reveal you’d entered the parallel Elsewords mirror Reviewniverse afterwards. Or not.

    Anyway thanks for providing me with entertainment for my tedious Brighton and Hove bus journeys to and from work. You are my fave podcast. Keep on Lactusing and Beasting.

    Make Mine Silence!!

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