April 25th, 2018




Well, it’s a right ruddy great anniversary for the SILENCE! boys innit? 250 years of podcasting! Not only that but they invented podcasting. And the internet  – they invented that too. Did I mention listening? Yeah, they invented that. Invented the bloody lot they did. 250 years ago.

So why not join those two gentlemen, hellbent for leisure, Gary Lactus & The Beast Must Die as they invite you into the inner sanctum for some verite, fly-on-the-wall, dogme 95-style podcasting. Ot’s a 2.5 hr epic that will test your patience to the very hilt! And they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Talked about are Marvel 2-in-1. The Immortal Men, Captain America 700, Legion, Xerxes, Oblivion Song, Eternity Girl, Megahex, Lockjaw, Walking Dead, Wonderful World of Tank Girl, Punk’s Not Dead, Tap-dance Killer, Action Comics 1000, and Highest House. All recorded in majestic ‘SIGHT ‘N” SMELL-ORAMA’!

AND PLUS The Beast and speshul gest-schtar Bobsy have a good old chinwag about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

So checkitowtonetimewon’tyou?? And raise a glass to 250 glorious more years of the world’s premier lifestyle podcast…

(all together)




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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.

10 Responses to “SILENCE! #250”

  1. Cass Says:

    Congratulations, boys! 250 episdoes. From picking up your groceries to colliding with strangers on the street, you’ve been through it all on SILENCE!

    Loved the Last Jedi chat this ep. I’m also conflicted. I still adore 60% of the scenes, but yeah some parts were tough to get through on a second viewing. I wouldn’t mind seeing a Finn free cut of the movie. His characfer does nothing integral to the plot as far as I recall. Shame because I really liked him in Force Awakens.

    PS: Your podcast is too anti-DC biased. We need to know what Minibeast thinks of Marvel. I’m waiting.

  2. Rob Says:

    Hey guys congrats on 250!

    Unfortunately I haven’t seen t’The Last Jedi yet so I had to skip a portion of the show but I was very happy to hear the discussion on Frank Miller. Even though I don’t agree with most of what he has said in recent years I still didn’t completely write him off as so many seem to have done. I’ve always felt that his politics are much more nuanced than people give them credit for, maybe that’s his own fault, but I feel like people expect him to be a Trump supporter, he isn’t and in fact voted for Hillary Clinton.

    Anyway I saw this interview today and I’m so happy that he seems to be trying to work himself out of the hole he has put himself in.
    Here’s an excerpt-
    “My stuff always represents what I’m going through,” Miller says today. “Whenever I look at any of my work I can feel what my mindset was and I remember who I was with at the time. When I look at Holy Terror, which I really don’t do all that often, I can really feel the anger ripple out of the pages. There are places where it is bloodthirsty beyond belief.”

    Does he have any regrets? “I don’t want to go back and start erasing books I did,” he replies. “I don’t want to wipe out chapters of my own biography. But I’m not capable of that book again.”

    It’s worth noting that whatever his detractors may think of his politics, Miller still happily inveighs against “white, heterosexual family values” and has no interest in defending his views on Occupy Wall Street. “I wasn’t thinking clearly,” he confesses. Does he support Donald Trump? “Real men stay bald,” he says with a grin, lifting his hat to run a hand over his bare scalp

  3. Gary Lactus Says:

    Are you there, Winty? Hope you’re okay.

  4. Thrills Says:

    thanks for the birthday message, just a shame the gallery didn’t have the guts to accept my old desk.

    Also: Star Wars talk in this podcast is easily the best Star Wars talk I have heard.

    Happy 250th year of podcasting, Silence!

  5. Winty Says:

    I love SILENCE! (almost as much as I love FANTASTIC FOUR #10 ((Marvel UK)) 8th Dec. 1982).

  6. Dan Cox Says:

    Started off disappointed, I assumed Gary Lactus was at Brighton Station to meet the Beast, with hilarious consequences! Gotta say though, good times. Nothing like the Beast slagging a bad comic, top appearances from Mini-Beast, Little Barry Lactus and even the boy Bobsy.
    And yeah, anniversaries are meaningless numbers but I am an exiled scouser so sentiment is my major emotion, off the top of my head – ‘things I wouldn’t have checked out without Mindless making me aware or giving me a nudge that i have ended up liking’ a brief list
    Maria Bamford (The Beast), Paul Jon Milne, Finder (Illogical Volume), Punisher (Maid of Nails), Providence (Bobsy), Edena, Squirrel Girl, Shade the Changing Girl (Gary Lactus) which when combined with the Cleaner and Cindy and Biscuit make up for the fact that i can’t enjoy Gaiman no more. Keep it up!

  7. Tam Says:

    That was a fun, different episode and a fine way to commemorate 250 episodes. Thanks for all that entertainment over the years!

    I’m enjoying Xerxes’ storytelling too. Miller’s art on Dark Knight 3 was so sketchy that I assumed his talent was drying up so it’s good to see him working on something he’s engaged with again. I love all the geometry of the armies, as with 300, it reminds me of the build up to battles in Spartacus…

  8. Winty Says:

    Congrats on Episode 250! “Spaceship in space”, “Reviewniverse”, “Temple of Tat”, “SILENCE! (because the film has started), “Life turds”, “Dredducation”, “Galacticats”, “Flash Facts” about Phil Collins, and “Dreamsqueezer” (which I always think should be sung to the tune of Gary Wright’s “Dream Weaver”). All of these phrases have now seared themselves into my brain and have enriched my enjoyment of this hobby of ours.

    Many thanks again for the podcasts, Gents.

  9. Gary Lactus Says:

    Ha! I’d forgotten about Flash Facts! Loved doing them just to hear how TBMD would say “Flash Facts” in little Wally West”s voice.

  10. Anton B Says:

    Laaaads! So busy with my show I forgot to say congrats on your twofiftieth and how much I enjoyed your out n about anniversisode. Would have liked a bit of Verity vox-pop in Dave’s Comics. Surprising reticence on the part of Lactus there to cause mayhem and embarrassment. More than made up for though by Beast Must Die’s street collision.


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