For some time, as a treat for members of C-Unit, Dan and Fraser have been playing through the Starlight Adventures series of adventure game books for girls, published by Puffin in 1985. We have adventured our way all the way through Riddle of the runaway and are now on the third book, Island Of Secrets. Presented here in this special podcast, is the first five episodes which comprise book one in the series, Star Rider. If you like what you hear and would like to join C-Unit yourself, thereby gaining access to the SILENCE! archive, free comics and a wealth of other exclusive podcasts, then go to Patreon.com/silence and pledge a single unit of currency (or more if you want). Whether you do or not, get ready to go on a Starlight Adventure, enter the drama gymkhana and…learn about horses in… STAR RIDER

SILENCE! #309

February 23rd, 2023

DADDY’S HOME

He’s back! The good one is back!

The Beast Must Die is back and we all get to hear what he’s been up to. He’s been watching Grange Hill and almost nothing else. Let’s not beat around the blurb, let’s read a list of some of the things talked about on this episode that aren’t Grange Hill:

His Dark Materials, The Apprentice, Traitors, Batman Year Two, DC on screen, At Home With Rick Geary, 200AD Prog 503, Chatabix, 60 Songs To Explain The 90s.

GO!

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Here’s a fantastic new project from Channel SILENCE! It’s a deep, deeper, deepest dive into a comic that blew my mind – The Mighty Crusaders Number Four from Mighty Comics, 1966. I hope you enjoy listening to it more than I enjoyed making it. Future episodes in this series will be released on our Patreon page with possible public release at a future date. If you’d like to support this stupid fucking project then feel free to go to https://www.patreon.com/SILENCE and do what you think is right.

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SILENCE! #308

February 9th, 2023

OH IT’S SO GOOD BABY WHEN YOU’RE AT THE WHEEL

Writing these blurbs can be worse than pulling teeth. Lucky for you, I ran out of teeth ten minutes ago so here we are

Shall we welcome Tom Oldham and Douglas Noble back? Okay then. Do you want to hear a blow-by-pulse-pounding-blow account of Tom’s trip to Angouleme? Fine. That’s what this is. Along the way we talk about:

Julie Doucet, Sammy Harkham, Coffee, Druillet, Aien Worlds, Richard Corbyn, Jonathan Ross, Midnight Tales, Junji Ito, Bill Brandt, Sarah-Louise Barbett and Kit-Kats.

How close do you feel to death?


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SILENCE! #307

January 21st, 2023

A book is a dream you can hold in your hands
Music is a dream that can be played by bands
Dinner is a dream that goes in your tummy
Drugs are a dream that makes you feel funny
Chickens are a dream that likes to lay eggs
Trousers are a dream that covers your legs
Drawers are a dream you can put things in
Norwich is a dream quite close to Kings Lynn

Here’s a bit of fun. The Beast Must Die has run off the the edge of the planet and is falling through space for all eternity (for charity) so Gary Lactus is joined by Douglas Noble and Tom Oldham, the two halves of Dark And Golden. It is not established which one of them is Dark and which is Golden. What ensues is fun and interesting until Tom’s audio stops recording for some reason so towards the end, dear listener, the podcast decays into judiciously edited scraps before rotting away entirely.

During the 1 hr 33 mins of this podcast we speak of Breakdown Press, Baby, It May Never Happen, Angouleme, Croix-Noire, 2000AD Extreme Editions, Peter Milligan’s The Dead, Meltdown Man, Rainbow Swelling, Billionaire Island: Cult Of Dogs, Catwoman: Lonely City, Power Comics, The Butterfly House, Clair Napier’s The Magic Necklace, Cowboy Picture Library 410 – Buck Jones The Hunter and more.

Some links for you:
https://darkandgolden.bigcartel.com/
https://www.breakdownpress.com/
http://strip-for-me.com/

Some sound for you:

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SILENCE! #306

December 23rd, 2022

I have an extremely rare two hour window to go to a pub so I really want to prioritise that over the blurb. Ho ho ho! We recorded a podcast! Jingle. We just talked. Ho ho ho! Happy holidays and a happy new pod! Stay incredible always and forever. Remember the magic of possibility, let people know you love them and be happy for Christ’s sake!

Here’s what we talked about.

Christgasm 2022, Boredom, David Foster Wallace, Thought Bubble, Cindy And Biscuit: End Of Level, Pricks, Inside The Wanker’s Studio, Peach Fuzz by Anna Readman, the 2000AD end of year big thing, Alan Grant, The Kunts, Basildon, The Cure, snow fun, Dark and Golden, Shuk and Doode, It May Never Happen by Kevin Wookcock, the Broken Frontier Awards, the missing SILENCE! To Astonish, Early Doors by Lucy Sullivan, Ghosts in Things, More Ghosts In Things, Gareth Hopkins, Creep Heap, having too many comics, Weird Kids Like McCoy by Dan Cox, Twitter, Disney+, Red, not watching MCU stuff, The Batman, Spiderman #1, Marvel’s Squirrel Girl Podcast, Daniel Kitson’s A Show For Christmas (LISTEN TO IT NOW!), The Traitors and Wait What? RIP.

Have a good one! Cheers everyone, BYE!

SILENCE! Kevin O’Neill

November 8th, 2022

SILENCE! #Mark Stafford

August 29th, 2022

You wanna know about Mark Stafford, almost from birth until now? He’s the sort of guy that people say things like ”Mark Stafford is the greatest artist you’ve never heard of” about. Press play to hear Mark Stafford talk to a completely naked Gary Lactus about Ronald Searle, Empusa, The Comic Creators Guild, Brian Talbot, Cherubs, The Man Who Laughs, David Hine, Liphook, the strange tale of Magdalena Solis, The Bad Bad Place, Mark’s Emerald Helicopter of Success, the upcoming Salmonella Smorgasbord and why oh why can’t we all just call comic books and graphic novels Irresponsible Pictures instead. This is THE podcast for all of your Mark Stafford needs.

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SILENCE! #305

August 27th, 2022

OVER MY SHOULDER, OLDER AND OLDER, THAT’S WHAT I TOLD YA, OVER AND OVER

Well, well, well if it isn’t Gary Lactus and The Beast Must Die crawling back on their knees, begging forgiveness for missing a week of the world’s otherwise most reliable podcast.  Angry hoards of ex listeners have verbally and physically assaulted the punctual pair, blaming them for all manner of important, missed appointments because they set their watches to SILENCE!’s famous regularity.

Thankfully, that’s all over now and the two men are back to perform that most incredible feat, talking about stuff.  Stuff like Small Press Day at Gosh, and people like Sean Azzopardi, Molly Stocks, Mark Stafford, Douglas Noble and Fraser Geesin and Dan Cox’s comic, Jeff.

Gareth Hopkinskickstarter, Explosive Sweet Freezer Razors gets a shout too.

Then it’s off to The Reviewniverse, with Counterfeit Girl, Geezer, John’s Worth and Marvel’s adaptation of Dune

Wrapping up, The Beast has watched The Boys and She Hulk and Gary has been listening to The Blindboy Podcast

There’s probably more that I’ve forgotten but you can find out what that is by listening… NOW!


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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.