SILENCE! #208

January 9th, 2017


 

I USED TO BE CARRIED IN THE ARMS OF CHEERLEADERS

Well isn’t this swell? All of us, in the same hot-tub. First time in 5 years since we were all in our trunks. Just splendid….Hey! Those bubbles aren’t from the jets! You get the hell out right now! And stick the internet on when you do so we can listen to the latest SILENCE! (The comics lifestyle magazine chat show).

<ITEM> Take a long luxurious preamble with Gary Lactus and The Beast Must Die before the arrival of speshul guessed Bobsy,  After a gentle stroll through the Sponsorship gardens, you can gaze out across the glorious expanses of SILENCE!..Because The Film Has Started with Gary’s review of Star Wars: Rogue One and the roast dinner following it; also Lady Ms Beast’s text review of Batman Vs Superman, plus some recommendations of The Man In The High Castle and Search Party.

<ITEM> The main event kicks off with the arrival of the everlovin’ blue-eyed Bobsy and after a quick takedown of Sherlock, plus some thoroughly depressing SILENCE! News, the three plunge groin-first into the Reviewniverse.,, taking in the sights and smells of Superman: Multiplicity, CIA propoganda, Steven Segal, Resident Alien, Copra: Round 4, Hawkeye, Prez TPB, The Unstoppable Wasp, US Avengers, Sexy Batman, Shade The Changing Girl, Mother Panic and a whole slap-bass solo more.

BIDID-DIDDLE-BIDDDDLEEEOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!

(credits roll)

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15 Responses to “SILENCE! #208”

  1. Paul Jon Thrillin' Says:

    From what I gather Tom King was counter terrorism during Iraq and Afghanistan stuff, and sends his comics off to the CIA for a readthrough before publication or summat. I agree this could be interesting, I’m all for reading things by people you don’t agree with, but the lure of a decent Vision or Batman comic isn’t really enough for me to compromise my INTENSE BELIEFS. I’ll be full Liberal Ditko by the end of the year, you wait and see.

    Also, Man in the High Castle is decent telly and looks nice etc but it is so, so weird seeing lovingly filmed scenes of sexy nazis and “THE REBELS ARE AS BAD AS THE NAZIS!” dialogue, in the current political climate! So weird. IMDB’s advertising it just now and just looks like a Nazi website. Odd times.

    I will cheer up soon, I assume.

    PS love Gary’s dedication to the MuscleLife just now

  2. Zakaria Says:

    I only have myself to blame for bringing up Tom King. I thought I’d left the politics news maelstroem behind, but it just keeps dragging me back in..

    Can we talk about Gerard Way instead, am I nuts or is the Young Animal line really, really good so far?!

  3. Gary Lactus Says:

    I like the YA stuff a lot except for Mother Panic which feels like a Batman Book no one wanted. Shame as I was all ready to love it. Shade is probably my favourite. An evocative expression of the inside of a head. Unfortunately I fear, like much of the stuff I really like, it may not be selling too well. Hope it lasts.

  4. Daniel S. Says:

    This just in: Cult podcast discovers infamy; Has one listener that doesn’t have their own podcast.

    In other stories, more talk of urine on Twitter and the surrounding Internets.

  5. Tim B. Says:

    You’re not alone on the Young Animal love. Picking them all up digitally, it’s the only DC stuff I’m getting since Rebirth, although I’ve just started reading The Omega Men TPB and will now be looking for the CIA propaganda obvs. Mother Panic is the most conventional, reads like a Marvel Max title rather than classic Vertigo, but it’s something I’ll continue with. No idea on sales

    Sherlock improved with episode 2, although there are still obvious issues with it that makes me feel that the creators are fascinated with how clever they think they are and stick things in that are glaringly obvious right when you are watching it, not that you realise the day after – holding above top secret meetings in a room with one wall been completed transparent and hospital staff been fine about the door to a patient’s room sometimes not working, because it’s not like it could be routinely a matter of life or death not been able to enter the room…

    As for Steven Seagal, loved his work on Sandman Mystery Theater with Matt Wagner & Guy Davis.

  6. Paul Jon Thrillin' Says:

    I remember reading an interview with Steven Seagle when he was writing X-Men, and how there’d always be messages on his answering machine from people trying to join the Steven Seagal fanclub. He hoped Seagal was getting loads of phonecalls about X-Men.

  7. Winty Says:

    Hope you were watching Top of the Pops 1983 on BBC4. Phil Collins smashed it, ye bitches! (in the words of Lord Kames). No. 1. Always loving your work. Cheers for the podcasts. Winty. RFO. KOF (PS. Sad bastard who knows what those initials mean. TOTP 1983 brings out the Jadwin House Marvel UK in me. That FF comic ((with the free bommerang)) in ’82 put on me on the wrong track all those years ago).

  8. Gary Lactus Says:

    Winty. I understood that you saw Phil Collins on a repeat of Top Of The Pops on BBC4. I got the nice compliment. The rest made no sense to me but I’m still glad for your comment.

  9. Winty Says:

    Sorry Gary
    A large G&T meant that I exceeded my usual bullshit quota.

    Lord Kames – An 18th Century Scottish judge and philosopher who was in the habit of referring to everyone, socially and in court, as “ye bitches”. I’ve regrettably taken to using it in the same way as you’ve taken to saying “Sieg Heil” in a jovial manner thanks to “The Man in the High Castle”.

    RFO (Real Frantic One) – A buyer of at least 3 Marvel mags a month.

    KOF (Keeper Of the Flame) – One who recruits a newcomer to Marvel’s rollickin’ ranks.

    These spurious honorifics appeared in the Marvel Bullpen Bulletins pages in the ‘60s and in the Marvel UK letters pages in the ‘80s.

    Jadwin House was the headquarters of Marvel UK circa. 1983. Between 6th October 1982 and 20th April 1983 they published a 29 issue run of Fantastic Four reprints. The first issue came with a free cardboard boomerang and started me collecting comics.

    It seems Phil Collins appearance on Top of the Pops 1983 sent me into a gin fuelled nostalgic reverie for the Marvel UK comics of that era and I just had to share it with everyone.

    That clears that up, then.

    Apologies, again.

  10. Nate A. Says:

    On this side of the pond (American America) there’s much cognitive dissonance about the CIA among us lefties, as we’re depending on it (and some of its “former” members) to rein in DT. As a dyed in the wool cynic, I don’t see this ending well. That having been said, it might be worth looking at Batman comics for hidden messages undermining the new administration.

  11. Gary Lactus Says:

    Winty, thanks for the interesting and educational elucidation. No apologies necessary.

  12. bobsy Says:

    Nate on this side of the pond (Brexit bullshit Britain) we can see the Democrats in total panic and disarray, with no leaders and no ideas whatsoever, trying to find somewhere trustworthy and reliable to secure the oriflamme of non-fascist democracy…. and finding the CIA.

    It’s not going to work.

  13. Nate A. Says:

    Totally agreed, Bobsy. And like I said, I don’t think this ends well. Also, it’s increasingly apparent that there’s a whole behind the scenes struggle for influence between the CIA and the FBI. Maybe we’ll get an FBI loyalist on a Superman book?

  14. Cass Says:

    (1) Tom King is known for his anti Iraq war comic and another comic where the main theme is debunking the “ends justify the means” mentality. Or is that what he wants us to think that he thinks???????

    (2) Dems have ideas in America. Or “ideas” in the sense that they want things that are standard in much of the rest of the civilized world. We just have no power. Republicans brought our government to new depths of dysfunction, and through a relentless campaign of lies managed to convince enough of the public (still well under 50%) that liberals, immigrants, and their Black Muslim President were to blame.

    But as Bernie Sanders is fond of saying, most Americans do support liberal ideas. A big part of the problem is that we’re trapped in a system where lines on maps have more political power than tens of millions of citizens.

  15. Bob Doublebob Says:

    To be fair if anyone is going to recognise foreign interference in another countries political system…

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