April 26th, 2017


There’s a hole in my bucket, Dear Listener, Dear Listener,
There’s a hole in my bucket, Dear Listener, a hole.

Then mend it, dear Gary, dear Gary, dear Gary,
Then mend it, dear Gary, dear Gary, mend it.

With what shall I mend it, Dear Listener, Dear Listener?
With what shall I mend it, Dear Listener, with what?

With THE BEAST MUST DIE! you prick!

ITEM SILENCE! LIVE! is happening again. Thursday May 11th from 7pm ish at the Bishop’s Finger 9-10 W Smithfield, London EC1A 9JR

ITEM Comic Pop Up should be fun too! It’s on Saturday May 13th in Brighton

ITEM Gary went a bit viral and tells you about it

ITEM Free Comic Book Day at Gosh has The Beast Must Die drawing in a window! Get there early before they catch him and make him stop.

Then we make our way into the Reviewniverse for
Bullwhip, Hitman, Akira, Ganges, and Gareth Brookes’ A Thousand Coloured Castles

That’s your SILENCE! #222

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10 Responses to “SILENCE! #222”

  1. Bengt Says:

    The Wait What from a few weeks ago was about Marvel and their diversity foot in mouth. This weeks Wait What was about Secret Umpire, Legacy, and Generations.

  2. Bob Doublebob Says:

    Gary Lactus appearing on the Big Fat Jizz in Your Ear would only improve it by about 2000%

  3. Tam Says:

    Given the cross marketing promotional opportunities, I think the Silence! live should probably be an in depth round table discussion about Roy of the Rovers

  4. Gary Lactus Says:

    Billy The Fish is the closest I’ve come to reading a Roy Of The Rovers strip.

  5. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Weirdly I was thinking about football comics on the way in to work…Been planning my Roy Of The Rovers relaunch

  6. Gary Lactus Says:

    You love the beautiful game don’t you bruv lol legend pmsl

  7. Billing Says:

    I would put the first Iron Man, the first two Captain America movies and Guardians of the Galaxy as feeling completely their own thing and not bland copies of each other

    The Snyder shot for shot page to film doesn’t work for me as they are two different mediums and I feel the same way when comics try to be like films. The Flash tv show had the same problem when trying to do the Flash of Two worlds cover with Jay Garrick and Barry Allen.

    Its just feels staged and forced in copying a static page trying to give the illusion of movement where you read it as any speed you want whereas that same shot in film where its constant motion these shots just cause the movie to stop and feels so artificial it takes me out of the film or tv show

  8. Tim B. Says:

    Nice to see the old school Silence! team up together again, for the first time. Classic bantz from the dyspeptic duo. Shame that we missed out a Bobsy review of CIABatman’s Watchman 2:Electric Boogaloo – The Prologue part 1.

    Yeah, Akira is the bomb. Hopefully the poor performance of the recent Ghost In The Shell live action American re-make at the box office will scare Hollywood off Otomo’s masterwork for the moment.

  9. John Bishop Says:

    I think the rights to Roy of the Rovers sold for a ridiculously small sum a few years ago, like £100 or something. I can’t find anything online to back this statement up, but I don’t think I imagined it.

  10. James Wheeler Says:

    Re: The ever-loving MCU’s in/ability to do justice to Superhero Comics Action.

    I wasn’t able to convince Illogical Volume of this, but I’ll stand by the extended New York sequence at the end of Avengers as a fulfillment of the genre’s promise. I’m a mark, but not totally incapable of critique – when that movie opened with the wild cinematic thrills of a car going over a speed bump, my hopes were not high. But that ending: clockwork deployment of characters and powers, every frame of the Hulk a revelation, and the bit of him catching Iron Man? Pure comics.

    I could point to bits elsewhere – specifically in Winter Soldier and Civil War – but it’s definitely true they don’t make up anywhere near the bulk of screen time. Sad to say I can’t think of many recent Marvel comics that function as action pieces, Aja and Samnee excepted. If you get one worthwhile comics stunt per movie, you’ve spent the price of about 3 issues on it – still probably a better hit rate, overall.

    Their other charms aside, I’d say the Guardians movies are some of the weakest on this front – Yondu’s arrow and its uncanny ability to stun henchman into gormless compliance is the lamest, least cinematic shit in the galaxy.

    There! That’s those poor, unpopular Marvel movies defended!

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