February 28th, 2018


This is it. We’ve worked for so many years to get to this. Years squirrelled away in the lab. Years banging our heads against a brick wall. Years when it all seemed so utterly pointless. Great minds came and great minds went. Some cracked and crumbled under the awful weight of it all. I saw at least one certified genius snap and run screaming from the insurmountable, impassive wall of the task at hand. But yet still. Here we are. We brave few. Through sheer tenacious bloody-minded perseverance, we stand before you clutching this tiny vial. Inside this fragile glass container we have the essence…the pure distilled very essence of podcasting. If I take this pipette and draw out one tiny drop and…

<ITEM> It’s only a right ruddy new epidose of SILENCE! It’s the life-style comics magazine for the discerning gad-about-town, with your smiling friends Gary Lactus & The Beast Must Die here to steer your little ship into the cool calm waters of…podchat

<ITEM> I Reckymend brings The Beast’s latest obsession, the horror podcasts Shockwaves and Killer POV

<ITEM> Glad aboy admin? It’s gladmin! Take that gladmin with a spoonful of paternal responsibility and you have Dadmin!

<ITEM> SILENCE!…Because The Telly is on brings us the new Tick series, the old animated Tick cartoon and Hannibal.

<ITEM> The Reviewniverse reaches out through the mirror and pulls us back in with it. There’s some chat about Giffen & DeMatteis’ Justice League, Milk Wars, Spectacular Spiderman, and the We Told You So: The Story of Fantagraphics. More for sure, but I’m blowed if I can remember. Trust me though – all gold.

<ITEM>Stick around for our greatest show-ending ever!



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5 Responses to “SILENCE! #247”

  1. Illogical Volume Says:

    Just FYI, despite what it says in this episode of SILENCE!, you most definitely can and should put money in me.

  2. Tam Says:

    Great show, always prefer to hear you discussing older stuff to new relaeses and those old Justice League comics are charming as well as being one of VERY few superhero comics to succeed in being genuinely amusing, thanks to the sympatico between the creative team.

    The best way to alliteratively describe Gary when he’s sad is Larychmose Lactus.

    Good to have the Beast back, in addition to his incisive commentary, he’s very good at remembering which episode of Silence! you’re up to, something I’ve noticed Bobsy and Gary really struggle with when he’s not around

  3. Gary Lactus Says:

    The Beast Must Die is capable of some frankly staggering feats of memory. He doesn’t just do episode numbers but also titles of things and names of people, two things I find completely impossible.

  4. Winty Says:

    I, too, am a massive fan of that great Giffen and DeMatteis run on Justice League. One of the reasons I have read fewer DC titles over the last 10 – 15 years is because of the spectacular skull-fucking (worse than mind buggering I’m led to believe) of those characters by Dan Didio and his crew (Sue Dibny’s appallingly unnecessary death, Maxwell Lord shooting Blue Beetle in the head, etc.)

    I also have fond memories of the Conway/Buscema run on Spectacular Spider-Man, although I seem to remember that a lot of the dramatic impetus of it was diluted by continual crossovers with Web of Spider-Man and Conway’s abrupt departure from both titles.

    DeMatteis and Buscema both went on to have a sterling run on Spectacular between issues #183 – #200. The “Osborn Legacy” is as good a Spidey story as it gets. Hard to believe that was over 20 years ago! Well worth checking out and high time it was collected as a trade.

    Thanks again, podcast chums!

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