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House to Astonish Episode 109

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We’re a day or two late, but we have a lean slice of chat for you this time round, with news on Comixology’s new subscriptions and bundles, the six new launches from Vertigo and Gerry Conway’s comics creators royalty drive. We’ve also got reviews of Uncanny, Batman/Superman and Lazarus, and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is engaging in a cavalcade of crime. All this plus a village fête, the smell of paraffin and a taser taped to a rabbit.

As usual, we want to know what you think, including but not limited to:

  • Is Comixology’s subscription service likely to drive you to buy more digital comics?
  • Which of Vertigo’s newly announced titles sound most attractive to you?
  • What are your all-time favourite Batman/Superman team-up stories?

The podcast is here, or here on Mixcloud.

Or just use this player right here:

House to Astonish Episode 109 – Ecuadorian Cake Festival by Housetoastonish on Mixcloud

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

Remember, it’s never too early to buy a House to Astonish t-shirt from our Redbubble store – they’re the coolest possible way to stop yourself for being arrested for public indecency.

One Comment

Travis Pelkie

July 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I’m personally amazed that subscriptions of some sort weren’t part and parcel of any digital comics service from the get go. Apparently it’s a lot harder than I realized to create the technology that emails someone once the new issue is out and automatically charges their credit card/paypal/whatever.

Right now, I don’t have the access regularly to a computer to get digital comics enough to make it worth my while, but I’m sure if I had the access I would get myself into some trouble fairly quickly :)

I’m partial to that one story from Superman/Batman (Absolute Power, I think?) where they go tripping through all the alternate realities. Probably my fave Loeb thing ever.

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