August 14th, 2012



Welcome web-worms to the one and only, the humble magnificent…SILENCE!  This latest episode starts off over in the SILENCE NY offices, with our US correspondents Gary Lactenberg and Danny Beastman ushering in the latest hot chat and gossip* from the wonderful** world of comics!

*there’s no gossip

**it’s not always wonderful

After the SILENCE! news it’s straight onto sexytimescomicstalk, with discussions of Godzilla: The Half Century War from top SILENCE! bannersmith, James Stokoe. Then there’ a side order of Batman and Hulk chat, before a rather large, throbbing portion of Black Kiss 2. Close your ears younglings… Lactus lowers the tone further with talk of Space: Punisher, AVX: Avengers , Frankenstein, and the Alan Davis Daredevil annual in Man Vs Comics, plus there’s a digression into the ‘recent’ Punisher War Zone movie. On the pulse!

The Silent Question is posed by hot wheelie dicso chick Dazzler, and the answers involve Cliff Steele and Box.

Beast fills us in on how his Knightquest is progressing (BROKEN BAT!) and Lactus updates the hunt for Barry M Freeman. There’s some Drunken Baker chat there too.

Beast finishes up with a bit of Pim & Francie from Al Columbia, and directs you all to an interview with Columbia and one with animation godhead, John Kricfalusi.

So Lactus is chillin, Beast is chillin, what more can I say? (answers on a postcard please). It’s all waiting for you beyond the sundered veil in…SILENCE! no.26!!

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48 Responses to “SILENCE! #26”

  1. Richard Baez Says:


    The funhouse sequence toward the end, with kids romping through a many-storeyed maze of horrors and hanging word balloons, is exhilirating stuff, as amazing as comics get, probably.

  2. tam Says:

    There aren’t nearly enough polar bears in comics so I might have to get Punk Rock Jesus. Have you seen this one before? (It’s probably in my all time favourite top ten comic book panels)

  3. The Beast Must Die Says:

    That sequence is stunning. I think my favourite stuff is the ‘Bloody, Bloody Killer’ stuff though. Proper nightmare business.

  4. J_Smitty_ Says:

    Reading the Drunken Bakers at first I was very much, “Haha, I own a donut shop and I drink a lot. Haha.”

    Then I was, “Oh that’s brutal.”

    Good comics.

  5. Thrills Says:

    My army greatcoat can be seen on the DVD cover of ‘Outpost’, slightly.


  6. Anonymous Says:

    Now I want to touch you.

  7. tam Says:

    Evan Dorkin’s take on Godzilla…

  8. Gary Lactus Says:

    Love a bit of Dorkin.

  9. Michel Fiffe Says:

    That John Kricfalusi interview was a good surprise, so thanks for that. I love that old behind-the-scenes stuff.

  10. Tim B. Says:

    Just finished Space:Punisher #2 and part of me wants it to be a huge success so we can see a slew of ridiculous Space: titles, in this po-faced serious style and part of me thinks it’s absolutely terrible.

    Space:General Ross is excellent, I particularly liked his motivational techniques and it serves Space:Leonard Samson right growing his hair long like some ridiculous hippy.

    I’m not at all familiar with Frank Tieri’s work, does he have any self awareness whatsoever?

    Anyway, keep up the good work.

  11. igmus Says:

    Anyone have any thoughts on that Hellblazer: Pandemonium GN from a few years ago? It’s half-off at my local shop, so I’m thinking of picking it up. I like some of Delano’s stuff and some of Jock’s. Was this one better than average on both their parts?

    Off-topic I know, but it helps boost the comment-count up…

  12. Richard Baez Says:

    Speaking of Pim & Francie, the origina full splash page that many of those scenes (seen only in detail in the book) were taken from.

  13. Thrills Says:

    That original splash page is so fucking cool. Amazing artist.

  14. The Beast Must Die Says:

    He really is, my god. Each page of Pim & Francie is better than most things.

  15. Adam Says:

    It’s on the list of really good comics that I don’t own

  16. Gary Lactus Says:

    @igmus I read a bit of Pandemonium and liked it well enough. Delano can be a little boring, I know. If I saw it going for half price I’d pick it up and read the whole thing.

  17. igmus Says:

    @Gary: Will do. Thanks.

  18. Illusionator Says:

    I found more Barney Farmer! He and Lee Healey (Drunken Baker artist) also contributed one-off strips to Dodgem Logic issues 4 to 8 (inclusive). Very much in the Bakers’ vein (is that the right spelling of vein?). Moore is a big Bakers fan, he compared them to Beckett (not Quantum Leap).

    I would also give a recommend on Godzilla: Half Century War for the art. Stunning…

  19. Anonymous Says:

    Hot farmer news! Will check it out.

  20. Ales Kot Says:

    Igmus: Yeah, it’s worth it. I read ‘Pandemonium’ about a year ago, and look forward to rereading it. Delano does a nice lightweight Ballard impression crossed with traditional Hellblazer tropes, and it works. Bits of Ramsey Campbell in his writing as well, although he’s no John Smith – Campbell’s (and Lovecraft’s) influence on Smith’s writing is way more overt.

    Jock’s art is great. So is the coloring, if I remember correctly.

    I like that comic.

  21. igmus Says:

    I need more John Smith comics in general. Cradlegrave floored me. I bought the old issue of Hellblazer he did and liked it okay. I’ll probably buy the old Scarab series eventually, even though the description of it sounds a little more fantastical than what I’d want from him. Really I just wish he’d do more comics like Cradlegrave, possibly as an ongoing series.

    I think if Mindless Ones/SILENCE! announces that a Cradlegrave ongoing is in the works then maybe it’ll just happen, if we all speak of it as if it were true.

  22. Ales Kot Says:

    I’d like to see more Indigo Prime, and definitely more John Smith comics overall. Love Cradlegrave, but it feels done, finished, exactly as it should be – at least to me.

  23. Rick Vance Says:

    This should make you guys love Ray Stevenson even more.

    He did the Punisher voice on the Super Hero Squad cartoon for a scene that is amazing.

  24. Gary Lactus Says:

    Rick, that is a link to a song called “Hearts On Fire” by a band called “Hammerfall”. There can be only one “Hearts On Fire” and it is this:

  25. Rick Vance Says:

    Damn you clipboard

    I have corrected the mistake:

  26. Zebtron A. Rama Says:

    I gotta go with Dr. Mid-Nite for the Dazzlers question. I’ve always liked the costume. And the owl.

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