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House to Astonish Episode 111


Paul and I hit a milestone in our first three-digit, one-number, palindromic podcast edition, and to mark the occasion we’ve got a handy recap of all the major news out of San Diego for you. We’re talking about IDW’s new Artist’s Editions, the republishing of The Maxx, the continuing partnership between IDW and 2000AD and Walt Simonson’s new creator-owned series, Dynamite’s new Twilight Zone and Heroes books (as well as Howard Chaykin’s return to The Shadow), Dark Horse’s Ghost and Terminator series, five new titles from Monkeybrain, DC Digital’s upcoming new books, the launch of a new Harley Quinn title, Marvel’s latest additions to the X-books, Wolverine: Origin II, the return of the Marvel UK characters and the Avengers movie sequel. Oh, and something to do with a big superhero movie from Warners… We’ve also got reviews of Hunger, Tomorrowland and Mysterious Strangers, and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe stole the sun from our hearts. All this plus the mountains of Belgium, the Refreshers Event and Lobo Meets the Smurfs.


As usual, we want to know what you think, on subjects such as (but not limited to):

  • What would be the best twist ending for one of JMS’s Twilight Zone stories?
  • Does the prospect of the Superman/Batman movie bode well for the cinematic DC universe?
  • What was the most exciting announcement out of San Diego for you?

The podcast is here, or here on Mixcloud.

Or play it right here…

House to Astonish Episode 111 – World's Yummiest by Housetoastonish on Mixcloud

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

Remember, you can also help put Paul’s imminently-arriving new son through college with our Redbubble store – shirts that will look fantastic on you, we imagine.


One Comment

Travis Pelkie

July 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I was happy to see in the announcement of Dave Sim’s Strange Death of Alex Raymond a mention of a Zootanapuss Artist Edition. Not my favorite bit out of glamourpuss, but hopefully it’d pave the way for a Cerebus Artist Edition at some point.

I also found the bit about a comics sequel to Fight Club interesting, even if the plot sounds a bit dodgy.

JMS Twilight Zone twist:

And then, the writer…

made his deadlines and the comics came out on time!!! Good lord! Choke!

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