March 6th, 2017

With my left hand free and I’m on TV
(Getting the lyrics wrong makes Junior very cross)

What would you do with a squillion dollars?

Imagine a bath full of Kryptonian Shagg Juice. Drifting Gotham’s corners in the ride Batman turned down becaude the mileage was bad. Wearing a power ring jot because you have great willpower, but because you have great ca$h and that’s a lot more cool.

THESE are the questions asked towards the end of this you-might-just-die epicisode of Silence #216

I honestly can’t even. We start I think with a good review from Gary of the new Loganverine movie. He has much feels about the film and it is lovely.

The spoilers in his review actually make the boy bobsy a little upset so be careful out there.

Evench our critiqueonauts enter the Reviewniverse, where they review a lot of comics including Crime Destroyer (a very very good comic), Champions, Hawkeye, America, Royal City, Extremity, Savage Things, CIABatman, Cinema Purgatorio, and possibly some other stuff. I’ve forgotten. No, really I actually think that’s it. It’s a long one. The CIA Batman bit is great and we nearly nearly solve all the world’s problems by distributing Bruce Wayne’s cash. It’s great, we nearly sort it all out but playtime endeth and dinner calls.

Byeee! Love you xxx

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21 Responses to “SILENCE! #216”

  1. Gabe Says:

    Real story. My daughter was born two years ago, and I instantly felt the need to start lifting weights. Like, I need to be stronger, but I have no idea how that is going to help me raise a daughter in a world that isn’t super daughter friendly. I am bane?

  2. Bengt Says:

    Kireon Gillen wrote in his newsletter that the plan is to collect 18 instalments of Modded in a trade so I guess CP is supposed to be ongoing.

    When it comes to Hawkeye; the Kate Bishop centred issues of the Fraction run wasn’t drawn by David Aja and I didn’t find them very visually interesting. Furthermore Kate was very incompetent in them and kept getting beat up by mooks and the whole arc ended with SHIELD popping in to clean up the mess and Maria Hill to scold Kate. I’ve found the new series much more entertaining as a Kate Bishop vehicle (though the early David Aja issues are better in general).

    The CIA Batman section was very good.

  3. Paul Jon Thrillin' Says:

    Junior Bobzone is pretty tough, I would have been terrified of that painted Bisley Dredd/Batman art as a youngster!

    Logan song by Gary was outstanding! Song on the credits of that film was the same one used in the Terminator telly show as well. Always the same two songs! Glargh!

    Enjoyed the film, though. It was very much a teenager’s idea of a ‘mature’ superhero film, and that’s kinda what you want from a Wolvo film, really. Think it lost it a bit when too many characters and events were added to the plot, though. Could happily have watched 2 hours of the gang trying to escape from their little patch of land, constantly being frustrated by fences and such, with the odd stop off at the shops or a cafe.

    I think if I wasn’t Braffed out on anxiety meds I would have cried a bit in places, could definitely feel a pressure behind my eyes. Ocht!

    That first page of the Miss America comic was indeed awful. Reminded me of the intro caption for Spider-Gwen in a thing I read recently, where it just goes on about how cool she is. Blurgh.

  4. Rick Vance Says:

    So I read the description of Savage Things on the Comixology site and then seeing the art passed on it hard.

    However the description on the website isn’t the thing you guys were talking about at all:

    “Twenty-five years ago, a secret government organization kidnapped children and trained them to be chaos agents who went on to foment unrest and execute enemies of the state around the world. When these cold and unfeeling creations proved too difficult to control, the powers that be exterminated their kill squad with extreme prejudice.

    Too bad it didn’t work.

    Now a rogue band of the worst monsters the world has ever known is cutting a swath of terror across the United States, threatening not just a disruption of the peace but to expose secrets their handlers never wanted to come to light. The only way to stop them is to call back the only man who ever walked away from them. His code name is Abel, and he’s not afraid of getting his hands bloody.”

    Unless of course #1 is all set up to this that sounds like Bourne but the Treadstone is the good guys??!!??

    As for a recommendation that I am sure everyone on the podcast but especially Bobsy, Junior Bobzone and Gary will like a whole bunch you guys should check out One Punch Man and My Hero Academia, the best two Superhero comics coming out right now not called Copra.

    Really really good well rounded books that also deliver when it comes time to do the fighting.

  5. Anton B Says:

    More longer podcasts please guys. That was great. Hey, don’t worry about deviating from the point, repeating yourselves or hesitating (while playing with Galacticats). You’re not playing ‘Just a Minute’ those are the best bits. Apart from Gary’s songs. I’m enjoying the return of that feature. Also ‘Barber Talk’ and ‘CIA Batman’ (featuring tactics for the redistribution of wealth).
    I’m slogging on with Moore’s ‘Jerusalem’. Finished the trippy ‘adventures with dead kids’ section. Looks like the home stretch is gonna be a bit ‘experimental’.

  6. bobsy Says:

    Keep going Anton!

    Rick, are you sure One Punch Man is all-ages friendly? I have been sorely tempted…

  7. Rick Vance Says:

    One Punch Man and MHA(which is the shonen version of a school for Gifted Youngsters) are both rated 12+ on the Comixology website which is the same rating they give Champions.

    Like they aren’t any more violent then say the Apocalypse War

  8. Jacob Says:

    RE- Pirate Party (without trying to sound like a Politics Baby-man)

    Pirate Party is more of a Swedish thing – Iceland has them but it also has a lot of interesting leftists parties following the banking crisis. Suggest looking into Jon Gnarr who was an Icelandic comedian who ran successfully for Mayor of Reykjavik.

    The UK has a Pirate Party its just not very successful. I think, at the moment, they are in the difficult period of having some good stuff (crowd-sourcing manifesto, using technology to enable people to interact with party conferences using computers) but struggling to implement it in any meaningful way.

    I would suggest that anyone who has an interest in the stuff Bobbsy was talking up look up German Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda –

    There are a lot of fucking idiots serving as EU MEPs – (UK contributes a lot to that) but Julia Reda is great at explaining all the decisions she makes and the reasons she suggests or disagrees with certain pieces of European legislation (mainly to do with IP).

  9. bobsy Says:

    Amnzing I knew someone out there would know actual shit about this shit – thanks Jacob!

    Rick, I feel that you make an eloquent point about the comparative Apocalypse War/One Punch Man violence-off, and that OPM is likely safe to get stuck into.

  10. Daniel S. Says:

    This is the stuff nightmares are made of. Please more upbeat sad songs.

  11. Gary Lactus Says:

    What would you suggest? I’m thinking that Anthony And The Johnsons “hope there’s someone to take care if me…” song. Maybe Atmosphere by Joy Division.

  12. Gary Lactus Says:

    There’s a video for Hurt now. Hugh Jackman was a delight to work with.

  13. Daniel S. Says:

    What about The Verve? The mopey one hit wonder creators of “Bitter Sweet Symphony.”

    Love the video!

  14. Gary Lactus Says:

    That could work. I reckon The Doors’ The End needs a good sprucing up too.

  15. Daniel S. Says:

    I think you really have something here.

  16. Anton B Says:

    May I request a jolly sing-along version of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and a schlager oompah band rendition of Bowie’s ‘Where Are We Now?’ Too soon? Nah, I could do with a laugh. Blimey you could be the next Sleaford Mods.

  17. Tam Says:

    The Batman / Dredd collection is great! The Battle Royale one is basically just a lazy rewrite of the author’s Strontium Dog story ‘The Killing’ but is loads of fun anyway. And I don’t get why there isn’t more love for the Lobo one. Admittedly the art’s a bit conventional but Lobo Vs Mean Machine Angel is pure Looey Tunes brilliance

  18. Jacob Says:

    @bobsy no worries – on further research the Pirates do have an impressive number of elected members in Icelandic parliament! Not a majority but well above every other country.

    Don’t always agree with some of the stuff you say but what you were saying about false economy/caring for parent really resonated. Both my grandparents got taken into care last Xmas and the amount of paperwork and bullshit just to make sure a) their savings/land get used on caring for them b) fighting the system to prevent someone else (lawyer/doctor) from overseeing those assets and charging for the privilege is crazy.

    Shouldn’t grumble too much about lawyers – I’m a constitutional law lecturer. One of the nice side-effects of Brexit is that my subject is relevant again and I no longer have to sit through my students telling me how cool and relevant Contract/Criminal law is.

    @The Whole Podcast Crew – another thumbs up for the longer podcasts, my drive to work is usually 2 hours or so and its nice to have a whole-cast take up the drive.

    On the what can Garylactus sing in an upbeat way – I suggest the challenge of a randomly assorted bunch of Breitbart headlines (Daily Mail for the new online facist).

    For extra difficulty sprinkle in some Guardian opinion piece headlines from Polly Toynbee or that other one who writes about poverty and looks constantly miserable.

  19. Bengt Says:

    The Pirate Party thing may have started in Sweden but they have never been very successful here. In the three elections since the start in 2006 they have gotten 0.63%, 0.65%, and 0.43% of the vote. You need 4% to get into parliament, and 1% will get you monetary support.

    The Swedish PP had 2 seats in the EU parliament for a while, but lost both in the most recent election in 2014.

  20. James Wheeler Says:

    Can’t let an invocation of English Batman go by without recommending the BBC Radio adaptation of Batman: Knightfall. Alongside the best Alfred, Michael Gough, Bob Sessions’ New England Bruce Wayne is right on the money and there’s some incredible 2-Voices acting throughout.

    Sadly the version on Audible is quite poor quality for some reason, worth tracking down the CDs if you can.

  21. James Wheeler Says:

    Oh, also can’t recommend said radio play without noting the spectacular racism in the Lady Shiva sections, yowsa…

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