March 31st, 2014



Well hello there weary travellers….well I gotta say you picked a HECK of a night to be driving around out there. We ain’t seen a storm this bad since the Verill boy went missing back in…oh but you don’t want to hear about that do ya? Lookit you all drenched to the bone. Rain like that, coming down like the whole sky tore open, you’d kinda swear we done something to make the universe angry. Say folks you didn’t do nothing to make the universe angry did ya…? Haw, I’m just messin’ with you people…my name’s Disembodied Ruralbot X-15735…come on in, dry off a piece and I’ll make us some country tea. What’s country tea? Why it’s a mite stronger than that fancy city tea you’se a probably used to drinkin…got some special ingredients if you catch my drift… Who that? Oh that’s just Mother, don’t you mind her. Why’s she staring at you like that? Oh she just don’t see too many folks is all. Just me and her up here…oh and Albert of course but he don’t come upstairs too often…MA! Quit licking your lips like that, these nice city people don’t want to see that…sorry bout that folks. Say, how’s that tea treating you? Pretty relaxing stuff huh? Well if you feel dizzy just take a seat there. Yep, right there in that seat. Those straps? Oh you pay them no attention. That’s just Pa’s old chair. Those were just to stop him thrashing around when he got…excited. Now you just relax and I’ll go and start making dinner? What we having? Never you mind folks, never you mind. I’ll just turn on this old radiogram and you and Ma can have a nice listen to the latest…SILENCE!

<ITEM> Some admin, gladmin and sadmin, and The Beast talks up his obsession with Samuel T Herring. Gary Lactus also does some self-promotion for his Fraser Geesin alter ego.

<ITEM> Reviewniverse sexy times with what can laughingly be called discussion of Empowered, Silver Surfer, Hellboy 20th Anniversary sampler, Deadly Class, Cyclops’ Regrets, The Dream Laureate, Sandman: Overture, Scientology, The Woodward & Bernstein of comics, Ghost Rider, Indestructible Hulk, The Wake, Iron Patriot, Star Slammers and more

<ITEM> No more items, just the end of the show which The Beast cocks up mightily

Now you look like your gettin’ mighty sleepy…just close your eyes, and have a little rest…

That scraping sound? Nothin for you folks to worry about…

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15 Responses to “SILENCE! #99”

  1. Kieron Gillen Says:


  2. Derek Says:

    never store tomatoes in the fridge, you heathen!

  3. Gary Lactus Says:

    Top tip. What if it’s a special space fridge though?

  4. Matthew Craig Says:

    It would still be warmer than storing it in actual space.


  5. Eyemelt Says:

    Lady Lactus needs her own show, that’s for sure. Those tomatoes were obviously space tomatoes, so can be stored anywhere, but preferably in the Negative Zone.

    As I was wading through my pile of weekly comic gruel, I must say the new Ghost Rider really stuck out. The story wasn’t incredible, but I sort of liked Tradd Moore’s Luther Strode series, and his art was pretty damn awesome on this. I’m a bit of a traditional GR fan, preferring him driving around the desert, beating up fat bikers, but I’ll stick around and see what happens.

    I find someone else who has embrace the future with computer colouring is Chaykin, he loves those textures, in fact Kyle Baker needs to leave them alone as well. His art is so good, and covering everything with mud really drags it down. Also when he uses those horrible posable figure things. Ugh!

    Congrats on (imminently) reaching 100 issues. I hope for Silence 100 you celebrate with a polybagged holofoil die-cut cover with a collectable trading card. I’ll buy 10 for sure.

  6. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Oh man, Chaykin’s ‘Copy + Paste’ function needs to be disabled.

    Even people like Bryan Talbot, who by and large has a more restrained approach, tends to drench his work in too much gloss. Imagine how his SteamBadger books would look if coloured in a more flat bande dessinee style?

  7. Gary Lactus Says:

    I don’t mind Chaykin’s computer stuff on Satellite Sam, perhaps because it’s black and white. Just given up on the comic though. Got too titty fuck fuck.

  8. Matthew Craig Says:

    I know what you mean about Chaykin, too. He loves his wallpaper. Those Photoshop brushes, tiles and textures are awfully tempting, though. I like using the ones you get in GiMP (I use version 2, which is way out of date, because it’s more intuitive, although it cannot draw a circle). Easy to become reliant on them, though.


  9. Ricardo Baptista Says:

    Overlooking Silence! #100, how about a Silence 101 (it’s a pun!) with your esteemed parents? They could teach us something, contrary to you young hooligans!

  10. Derek Says:


  11. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Oh jeez I dun a bad magic

  12. Gary Lactus Says:

    Yeah! NICE ONE, BEAST!

    To be fair, Les Dennis’ recollections of Rooney on BBC Breakfast this morning made him sound like a bit of a prick.

  13. Ray Says:

    heh. I haven’t had a chance to listen to the new Silence yet, (I work at a comic books store and there are too many kiddies around in the daytime, I’ll get to it tonight…) but I saw all the comment and was amused. I was working on a collage yesterday and half had Gary Lacus in mind. I’m sure his actual domestic life isn’t as dramactic, though…

  14. Ray Says:

    argh! sorry about the typos. Frantically posting before going off to work…

  15. Gary Lactus Says:

    That is beautiful!

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