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House to Astonish Episode 75

Happy New Year (Nearly)! It’s our end-of-2011 wrap-up episode, with a special guest in the form of games blogger (and friend of the podcast) Cara Ellison. We’re talking about the big news stories of the year, such as the New 52, the new Ultimate Spider-Man, the closure of Wizard and the future of digital distribution. We’re also running through a few of the comics that have caught our fancy this year, and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is puttin’ on the Ritz. All this plus super-heroes drinking their own pee, how the Hulk takes care of boiled eggs and a tiny little Sean Phillips living inside all of us.

The podcast is here, or here on Mixcloud. Or just click on the player below.

Let us know what you think, in the comments below, on Twitter (I’m @housetoastonish, Paul’s @ifdestroyed and Cara’s @carachan1), via email (we’re at housetoastonish@gmail.com) or on our Facebook fan page.

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Loved the analysis of Spencer’s Jimmy Olsen, a book I greatly enjoyed when it came out. I guess I shouldn’t pity the man, since he’s blowing up like the Fourth of July over at Marvel, but I do feel he’s taken an unfair amount of flak over of a few recent stinkers (I’m thinking mainly Secret Avengers) which could easily be the mistakes of a novice writer finding his feet in the world of big name superheroes. I haven’t read his Ultimate books, but I think he has vast potential given the right project (Infinite Vacation is a promising start).

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