January 23rd, 2017

We like the winter it brings us closer together

ITEM Its chilly out here, the lonely unknown beeps moaning from the metal leviathans moored in the space harbour. The space fog hugs the floor, and the space train is minutes off yet. You write a podcast blurb.

ITEM Hello! Welcome to Silence a million. It might be the most important Silence yet:

ITEM The Beast Must Die is a-way, doing … not very much at all, at all. You’ll soon see. So in his place moody young Bobsy joins Gary up there on the space ship in space, come to talk about comics.

ITEM it’s the RETURN OF SILENCE! SONGS with Gary’s offering, Civil War 3 The Musical

ITEM The Space God and his Paranoiac Pal whip through a little bit of admin and sponsorshizzle before getting into the meats, discussing not-a-comics Lazarus and Green Room and then are-a-comics Old Skool Avengers, USAvengers, Cave Carson has a Cybernertic Eye, Monsters Unleashead, Knightsend, Black Hammer annual, Curse Words, Ultimates 2, Wolverine and perhaps some others.

ITEM In a brand new segment called Book Look bobsy discovers a picture with no words (!!!!!????) called Piss Cameron. He likes it, it is good.

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14 Responses to “SILENCE! #210”

  1. Gareth A Hopkins Says:

    Ok Bobsy I’ll come to your sister’s BBQ

  2. Zakaria Says:

    I just got to the Robbie Williams part of the pod.

    Gods bless ye Bobsy and your relentless apophenia.

  3. Zakaria Says:

    Just hit the part with the amphetamines.
    I love regular Silence but there is some undiagnosed brilliance in a Bobsy pod that I just can’t get anywhere else. I should probably refrain from posting until the pod is over lest I just start live-commenting.

    But leave the WashPo alone, there are too many circular firing squads these days.
    Even if you are very, very correct in your assesment. The issue is a distraction afterall innit?

  4. bobsy Says:

    Thanks guys – glad to know the worst aspects of my being are useful to someone.

    The BBQ is far from a cert yet but your interest will help make the decision – thanks G!

    Zak, I hear you but relentless mockery and removal of current Dem power structures – those that very loudly tell themselves and the world that they know their shit, but couldn’t win a campaign against Trump – is important work if they’re not to repeat the exact same errors in 4 years’ time.

  5. Gary Lactus Says:

    Yes but less importanly, that comic you didn’t read was not about Robbie Williams and the British comics invasion of the late 80s.

  6. bobsy Says:

    Poor old Gary

  7. Bob Doublebob Says:

    The WaPo worked hard to sell the lies that led to the invasion of Iraq and they should never be “left alone”.

    Also the relentless mockery seems to be yielding results from some of the dems who are more worried about getting owned by lefties on twitter than resisting fascists

  8. Paul Jon Thrillin' Says:

    I am onboard with most of the BobsyThoughts but definitely side with Gary on the fact I do not know why Charles Seoule would know or care about the Robbie Williams/Morrison connection, certainly not enough to use it as a reference in a comic. I could be wrong though! I also have not read it.

    Put me down for a possible ThoBub Barbecue, also!

  9. Thundarrshirt Says:

    Why Robbie Williams, asks Gary-Lactus in Bobsy’s reading of Curse Words as metaphor for the British Invasion? WELL, the Wikipedia entry for the Williams album Intensive Care (me neither) provides…

    “The album’s artwork was designed by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, in response to Williams’ request that they “turn [Williams] into a superhero” for the tour. The ‘talismanic images’ and ‘witchy hieroglyphs’ include a ‘sigil’ that, in Morrison’s words, “can be activated by finding the CD in the shops or pulling the cover up on-screen and pressing Rob’s finger. If enough of us do this the world will most certainly enter a new Golden Age of peace, creativity, and prosperity!’”

  10. Gary Lactus Says:

    Yeah, I know all that but it’s got nothing to do with Curse Words.

  11. Bob Doublebob Says:

    It is weird how superhero comics are turning into early 90s WWE with Special Agent Batman, Counselor She Hulk, Tom “the Suit” Taylor and Cullen Bunn the Baker.

    Next thing it’ll be a bloody cleaner making comics or something else as utterly ridiculous!

  12. Gary Lactus Says:

    I am a cleaner and made a comic. It was about my life doing shit jobs on the surface but it was really obviously a harsh allegorical swipe at Marvel and DC’s harsh editorial mandates which stifle creativity. The subtext was so bold I actually think the piece is a bit preachy in retrospect. If I were to do it again I’d be much more subtle about it.

  13. Zakaria Says:

    The Lactus is right, I can attest to this, I have PDFS!

    WHat IS a fRASER GEEsIn?!

  14. Winty Says:

    “And You Shall Call Him … Triton!” I can’t believe a Fantansti-Fan of your vintage and calibre could forget Ol’ Green Gills’ moniker, Gary.
    Another excellent podcast. You are costing me a small fortune with your choice recommendations. Green Room and the first two volumes of Garth Ennis’ War Stories have been well received round these parts.
    Bobsy, Herr Trump’s recent comments regarding torture (i.e. waterboarding) make your piss-related conspiracy theories even more prescient. Does this mean he’s breaking the Presidential Seal?

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