January 8th, 2014

Oh be quiet! Can’t you see that I my diodes are throbbing with a hangover?? Disembodied Regretbot – X15735 spent New Yearat a particularly pumping internet sidebar and is feeling very fragile. Disembodied Regretbot – X15735 will never mainline unfiltered quark engine sump again! Disembodied Regretbot – X15735 also wishes that it had not photocopied it’s diodes and sent to the MotherServer. Disembodied Regretbot – X15735 certainly does not want to hear any of your jibber jabber fleshbags. Be warned, patience is short, vengence is long etc. Now I will tell you about this latest podcast adventure, before being sick in your inbox.

The Beast Must Die and Gary Lactus sitting in a tree, P-O-D-C-A-S-T-I-N-G (and kissing).

<ITEM> No Bobsy this episode, so it’s back to the Statler and Waldorf of comics. But fear not there’s discussion of Christmas film watching, the parallel-London of Mary Poppins, as well as a healthy fistful of admin. Oh and a mention of Shaky Kane via Breakdown Press


<ITEM> Squeezing their newly found girthspace into the Reviewniverse, the boyce discuss…

 Dangeritis, Prison Pit, Juicesqueezers, Judge Dredd Case Files 19, Millar & Morrisson, PREZ, Legend Of The Green Flame, turd-polishing, the Dream Laureate, Superior Foes of Spiderman, COPRA, Mr Monster, Eclipse Comics and literally not much more.

<ITEM> Gary Lactus needs to go and wee

Right, Disembodied Regretbot – X15735 is going to lie down. Or up. Or sideways. Hard to get comfortable when you are Disembodied.


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8 Responses to “SILENCE! #88”

  1. Cass Says:

    I’m glad Gary Lactus shared his take on COPRA. I feel weird bagging on a comic that I honestly do love, but yeah, some of the dialogue and captions I have to read multiple times to really grasp what’s being said (and not in an “oh that’s clever” kind of way, but more of a “well, why didn’t you just say ___?” way). There seems to be an element of running before you can walk in the writing of COPRA. Fiffe aims for gritty, character-dense dialogue and internal monologue, but that’s tough to pull off even for veteran writers. I just don’t think he’s there yet.

  2. Tom Murphy Says:

    Nice to hear Mr Monster get a mention: I haven’t read any of them for a while, but was always pleased to see a new issue back in the day. I remember the Alan Moore story in #3 having a virtuoso lettering performance from Ken Bruzenak – there’s a page from it here:

  3. Matthew Craig Says:

    The digital edition of DANGERITIS is 69p – le yoink!

    (and I in no way just typed DANGERTITS. No sir.)


  4. Carlton Says:

    Oy don’t know if you guys caught this.

    Moore saying Morrison is a major reason he’s cutting all contact from comics spheres.

  5. Matthew Craig Says:

    Fiffe’s just been tasked to write the New Young Ultimates: Ain’t We Just Fashion As Fuck comic off the back of COPRA, etcetera. I’m jumping off the merry-go-round with this turn, though, so I shan’t be reading it.

    I remember reading some black and white Mr. Monster collection or other from the library at Bishop’s Stortford a million years back. Pretty sure I took it back. Hrm.


  6. tam Says:

    Eclipse comics were great. Lovely production values and they also published a couple of my other favorite comics. Beanworld was great mind expanding stuff to read as a teenager and Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle’s Crossfire which was everything a young adult superhero comic ought to be but rarely is. A spin off from the less interesting DNAgents, It had fun plotting, great art and best of all, long essays at the back by Mark Evanier. The essays always came across a real labours of love, written by someone who could easily be earning a fortune writing for tv, but was just writing them because he enjoyed the freedom of comic books and that always shone through. Well worth picking up when you see them in the bargain bins

  7. Justin Victor Says:

    I think the Batman villain the Beast was referring to was Crazy Quilt maybe?

    I totally agree about the need for B and C-list villains. Part of what made Morrison’s Batman run so fun was that he made up a whole colorful cadre of lesser baddies, which helped to balance the heavy tone of much of the plot.

    On a different note, I also agree about wanting to have the actual back issues in your hands. Especially as I get older, I find that their is something special in experiencing a comic the way folks did when it first came out. The ads, letters pages, smells, (yes SMELLS) and other pecularities add to the fun in a big way and you can’t get that with a TPB. Not to mention the fact that the original coloring is almost always better.

  8. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Yes! It absolutely was Crazy Quilt, thank you.

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