July 18th, 2017




Hadrian-like, The Beast returns erecting a psychic wall between the listeners and their memories of the recent Scottish invasion. That’s right, it’s a  ’Classic’ SILENCE! with those stodgy old pros Gary Lactus & The Beast Must Die.

<ITEM> Fake pleasantries, artfully inserted Sponsorship and a bit more discussion about Small Press Day 2017. A ‘classic’ meat and potatoes intro.

<ITEM> A bit of proper Sadmin as The Beast eulogises recently departed horror auteur George A Romero.

<ITEM> Hot topix section alert! There’s a new Doctor Who in town. HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE SECRET?? Hot-takes like hot-cakes – ALL HERE!

<ITEM> Finally – finally – the Reviewniverse is breached. Thar she blows! Al Ewing’s Rocket is discussed and then there’s a nice long digressionary ramble about autobio comics, taking in King Cat Comics, Joe Matt, Billy, Me & You, Robert Crumb, James Kochalka and The Cleaner.

A few audio fumbles and then it’s a hop, skip and a jump off to la-lal-land. Did I mention how CLASSIC (classic) this all is??


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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.

10 Responses to “SILENCE! #233”

  1. Jonathan Dick Says:

    Do you really get to pick your own codename? I thought these things just had to occur naturally. I throw myself at the mercy of the listeners.

  2. Illogical Volume Says:

    Psteve Dickto

  3. Jonathan Dick Says:

    I also want to echo The Beast Must Die’s love of Creepshow. Funny horror, splatter horror, AND TED DANSON!!! ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?!

  4. Jonathan Dick Says:

    And how about Mr. D as a codename? It stays true to the spirit of Dickto.

  5. Bengt Says:

    I remember seeing Knightriders in my tender years and finding it fascinating. It was a long time ago though and even after reading the synopsis on wikipedia I don’t really remember anything else. :)

  6. Illogical Volume Says:

    I am officially into Mr D.

  7. Mr. D Says:

    Done. Now I just have to have my official cards made up to show criminals.

  8. Winty Says:

    For an indie comics take on Spidey (filtered through Ditko’s objectivist philosophy) The Beast should take a gander at “The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man” by Peter Bagge – available as a one-shot or as part of the “Strange Tales” (Volume 1) trade paperback which features other alternative talents’ takes on Marvel characters. Worth a look, True Believers!

  9. Tam Says:

    Like everything by Bagge, his spidey comic is entertaining, but it’s more of a ‘What if a radioactive spider bit Stan Lee?’ than body horror.

    Not sure if the Spider Man comic of the Beast’s dreams would be best delivered by Dan Clowes. His stuff, these days at least, is just too mannered. I reckon Charles Burns would do a much more visceral and thrillingly unpleasant job of it

  10. Gary Lactus Says:

    Yes! Charles Burns.

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