June 26th, 2018

Ah, podcasting. The oldest profession. Since the dawn of time began throughout history it has been podcasters who have kept us warm and fed our children. In some ancient cultures podcasters were revered, even worshipped as living gods. Of course today the podcaster occupies the lowest tier of respectability alongside estate agents, prostitutes and Piers Morgan but where would we be without them? Surely dead.

This issue Gary Lactus and The Beast Must Die manage to fit in some time for you, generously allowing you to listen in on them talking about Small Press Day, the Kinder Egg scandal that no one is talking about and the collector gene.

Then it’s off to Outpost Reviewniverse for Dice Man Comic, Proxima Centauri, Slasher, Mister Miracle, Bloodstrike Brutalists, By Night, Oblivion Song, Neil Gaiman’s Helblazer, Sandman, Howard Chaykin’s The Shadow, Chester Brown’s Little Man and The Weather Man

Finally there’s some Rekkymend from Gary Lactus of Liam Williams’s Pls Like and The Beast Must Die has seen Black Panther.

You’re welcome.


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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.

6 Responses to “SILENCE! #253”

  1. Thrills Says:

    Thanks for another good podcast, podcasters!

    I am the Sandman Defender, but also The Beast is correct in his assessments of it. His Hellblazer is okay, definitely improved by McKean’s art, who is definitely at his best when he’s not photocopying clocks. I think Gaiman’s best is his Miracleman stuff, other than the Winter’s Tale issue which is 89% dogshit.

    I’m well into Fiffe, I think Copra is a great superhero-y action comic with amazing art. As pointed out in this week’s podcast however, Brutalists is maybe a bit too much of a straightforward meathead comics fanfic exercise, but I really love the art so I am pleased with it.

    The Liefeld source material is undeniably awful/barely anything at all, but I really like seeing idiosyncratic artists working on it.

    I Am Not a Serial Killer is a good film, as Beast mentions.

    Ned’s Atomic Dustbin were atrocious, as well.

  2. Thrills Says:

    I imply in a sentence there that The Beast wrote Gaiman’s Hellblazer, sorry.

    Maybe he did?


    keep weavin’

  3. Winty Says:

    O God!

    Have found myself buying Kinder shit just so she (my daughter) can get the full set!(I never had a full set of anything, “Boo (fucking) Hoo”, when I was her age and, so, over compensate).

    Magiki blind bags are even worse. And I have gone on to buy whole sets: Mermaids, Ponies, Ladybirds, Fairies,and now fucking Princesses (essesses) AND you are absolutely correct. I go on to ebay and buy boxes to circumvent having to go into a shop and deal with the fallout of “doubles”.

    It is very probable that because I am a completist in my own hobby I have, unfortunately, transferred this disease on to the next generation.

    I disgust myself.

    Will hopefully be able discuss comics after I listen to rest of podcast.

    Cheery bye!

  4. Cass Says:

    Always love when Beast reads Gaiman (or Millar). I hope for many future editions of Investi-Gaiman.

  5. Winty Says:

    New ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’. Hoorah! Just got it today (I’ve been on the Continent, don’t you know!). Hoping for a Bobsy, Beast and Gary deep cut soon.

  6. Jacob Says:

    Finally caught up on the podcast after months of being too busy to listen.

    Just wanted to say thanks Beast for continually mentioning Megahex – I grabbed the first volume earlier in the week – powered through it and loved it so grabbed the other volumes as well.

    It is great – evoked memories of finding a family members stash of Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comix when I was younger.

    On the Dave McKean chat -

    It has struck me that ‘Dave McKean’s Clock Photocopying Machine’ is begging for a Viz style strip

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