January 13th, 2014



Okay weaklings, time for a new year, and NEW. AWESOME. BODIES. Disembodied Resolutionbot X-15735 is here to get you started on Project: Rebuild 2014. Time to give up alcohol, give up food, and mostly give up goddamn comics, get off the sofa and get some exercise to other parts of your bodies than your Tweetin’ thumbs!! Now drop and give me 8,123 you maggots! Time to feel the burn. Feel it! Feel that burn!!! BUUUUUUUURN!

But first Disembodied Resolutionbot X-15735 will make you a delicious nutritious podshake to get you ready for the burn!

Silence Podshake


- One part Gary Lactus and one part The Beast Must Die

- Two parts Sponsorship Admin

- a liberal dose of Read Along-A-Silence

- One large Silence! News story covering (what else) THAT Alan Moore interview

- A fresh bunch of comics, picked freshly from The Reviewniverse (containing The Saviours, Action comics, All New Marvel Now Wow 1111.0001, Black Widow,  Fatale, Detective 27, Shaolin Cowboy, Prancercise, Walking Dead, Sex Criminals, Origin 2, Wolverine, Doop Translator, Young Avengers, Batman B+W, Beware The Batman and Buck Rogers

- Add in some seasoning with Chris weston, At Home With The Kuberts, Editorials, Dr Who, Sherlock and Dogging

Now blend together with some technical ineptitude and a healthy dose of opinions, and force it down your birdlike gullets. We’ll have those bums, tums, tongues and gums skinny as a rake in no time!


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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.

16 Responses to “SILENCE! #89”

  1. Aaron Says:

    The Kubert who is a fine girl and would be a good wife….Brandy Kubert

  2. Matthew Craig Says:

    The non-violent activist Kubert, who wove his own clothes and became a spiritual and political leader and icon of liberation from both Empire and Old Ways Of Thinking:


    There’s probably space for a commentary track or other based on the live dissection – Autopsy? Necropsy? Comicropsy? – of a comic. You might be forgiven for thinking a vidéopodde would be a better way to do that, fair use fair use – c.f. – but there’s something to be said for a museum audio approach, as well. “When you hear the tone, turn the acetate cover.”

    (Rab Burns’ cottage up in Ayr had a good audio tour when I was there)

    Yes, we were all shocked – SHOCKED – to hear that Peter Parklibum was coming back in time for his big movie. But I’ll just be glad for Spidey to get his proper costume back. Horrible suspicion that he’ll be wearing that arm-stripeless version he wears in the terrible Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon – or worse, shoes! – but that’s because I know perfection is impossible outside of Republica videos and Yazoo milkshakes.

    I think it’s probably time to finally let Uncle Alan have his peace. You either withdraw from the comics press cycle a hero or participate long enough to find yourself the villain who calls the female lead of a superhero movie a shark-faced honker.

    (or something even more insulting, mean or wrongheaded)

    Last week I read The Beano, The Viz, The Dennis & Gnasher Megazine, The Private Eye (UK), The Private Eye (US, on my telly!), and The Bart & The Co. 2. They were better inasmuch as they were a return to comfortable routine after a hellish Christmas break than they were as comics, but by crikey, The Beano axis is putting out some great comics just now.

    Oh, and I read a Walt Simonson Avengers 2-parter with Red Ross (basically illustrated prose, Bendy doing that trick Ellis nicked off, I dunno, Wagner, and pulling all the thought and caption boxes out into their own panels to waste page space) and Spider-Woman (I’m quite particular about my Jessica Drews, pointlessly, but this was pretty unexpectedly great, art-wise. Much better than the Red Ross issue).


  3. Anonymous Says:

    So that video you linked to, Matthew is rendered unwatchable by the music which is mixed far too high and left me straining to hear what was (too quickly) being said. Shame.

  4. Gary Lactus Says:

    That was me.

  5. Matthew Craig Says:

    Ah, yyyeah. I’d forgotten about the sound. I liked the Zero Punctuation-style delivery, though. Plus, mindblown.

    I also rather enjoyed the technical dissection of action movies in Jim Emerson’s vids:


  6. tam Says:

    And then there’s the ones who appeared in all those old children’s novels, Milly Molly Mandy Kubert and Leylandii Kubert, who’s a tree

  7. tam Says:

    And there’s also Misandry Kubert, but she never talks to me, so I don’t know anything about her

  8. Tim B. Says:

    Don’t know where Moore’s going to find the time for those bi-weekly interviews what with the stadium tour he’s got planned and that Celebrity Wife Swap special with best bud Grant Morrison…

  9. Gary Lactus Says:

    Can’t wait for his appearance on Celebrity Come Dine With Me. Apparently Almo and Joe Swash get on famously in it.

  10. Cass Says:

    Beast’s offhand reference “I’ll see you again in 20 years” reminded me. Are you guys aware of this?

    Any opinion?

  11. Cass Says:

    You all forgot the last Kubert on earth, Kamandi Kubert.

  12. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Gah! Of course!
    Very excited about the possibility of new Twin Peaks

  13. Gary Lactus Says:

    I would be impossibly excited if Lynch were to revisit Twin Peaks. There is a sadness within me at all times caused by a lack of Agent Cooper in my life. Shit, I’d be happy with a Deputy Andy spin off. I can safely say that no work of fiction has ever made my brain fizz like Twin Peaks did.

  14. The Beast Must Die Says:

    The thing is, with Lynch there’s been no discernible dip in his talents, so a new dose of Twin Peakery would be one of the few instances where revisiting something beloved could actually yield something special.

  15. Kieron Gillen Says:

    The Extended Moore News was excellent, and had me laughing in an embarrassing fashion in the Co-op.

  16. Matt Dube Says:

    It was funny to hear you talk on the podcast about using it to exercise– I listen to it every Sunday and Monday while I’m getting fit walking on the treadmill. And I find it to be almost perfect, time-wise, for two 45 minute sessions.

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