SILENCE! #303

April 13th, 2022

OH MOTHER DEAR WE SADLY FEAR THAT WE HAVE SOILED OUR MITTENS

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The tired dads return and Gary’s been selling off parts of his collection! Both Gary Lactus and The Beast Must Die have been guesting on Shelf Dust Presents The War EffortThe Beast has been enjoying Paul Morley’s biography of Tony Wilson and the surprisingly heavy inclusion of Kieron Gillen therein.  There’s a non-review of The Eternals and chitter-chatter regarding the SILENCE! Juniors’ emergent relationship with super heroes and Gary’s quest for space.

Sadmin.  The tragic loss of Steve Walsh and Garry Leach.

The chaps pick themselves up with the exciting birth of Dark and Golden and the peculiar pleasure of comics speculation.

Off, down and away into The Reviewniverse with Mek Memoirs, Kamen Rider, The X-Cellent, Orphan and the Five Beasts, Step By Bloody Step, a comic called Uncanny X-Men and The Sharkfighters of course.

Then with a yawn we learn that Fraser Geesin will be at the Brighton Illustration Fair on Sunday 1st May, The Beast went to the London Comic Mart and that finding your own comics for sale secondhand really makes you feel like you’ve made it.


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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.

4 Responses to “SILENCE! #303”

  1. D Says:

    Glad the website is back up. I was worried that the show was over and all the old episodes were gone too.

  2. Nick M. Says:

    I know you apologised for it, but I rather enjoyed the rambling opening. And I empathise with your ambivalence over your children’s infatuation with superheroes. My little boy is nearly 6, and I see the same interest. In my experience, it starts before school. I helped out a couple of times in one of the nurseries my son attended, and they had costumes for all the Marvel superheroes for the children to dress up in. And it seemed quite gendered too, with the Marvel heroes being mostly worn by the boys, and Batgirl and princess dresses for the girls.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Well at least they had a Batwoman. The closest thing I’ve seen on amy of Little Barry’s girl mates was a princess dress with Super logos on it. Yes, super hero stuff does seem very gendered.

  4. Gary Lactus Says:

    That last comment was me, obviously.

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