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House to Astonish Episode 121

I’ve got a cold but comics doesn’t stand still while people blow their noses, so we’re soldering on with a fresh new episode of House to Astonish. This time round, we talk about the Comixology hack; Archie’s new CCO (and new writer); Boom!’s new director and their Big Trouble in Little China series; the IDW Cartoon Network crossover; the new writers of Thunderbolts; Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore’s Leaving Megalopolis moving to Dark Horse; Titan’s new Doctor Who ongoing series; Skottie Young’s Rocket Raccoon; the Stan & Sharon Sakai benefit auctions (which are here) and Eric Stephenson’s speech to ComicsPRO. We’ve also got reviews of Moon Knight, Evil Empire and The Auteur, and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is neither swings nor roundabouts. All this plus Satanism With Sabrina, rapper-hunting robots and the Man of a Thousand Handles.


So now you know what Paul and I think, but we want to know what you think about the issues of the week, including (but not limited to) things like:

  • What do you think of Stephenson’s comments to ComicsPRO?
  • What book first got you reading comics?
  • What comic that you’re reading at the moment is the most unlike all the others?

The podcast is here, or here on Mixcloud.

Or listen to it right here:

House to Astonish Episode 121 – Aptain Camerica by Housetoastonish on Mixcloud

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

And hey, spring is coming in – what better way to mark that than with a House to Astonish t-shirt from our Spring Collection? It’s the same as our Winter Collection but please don’t tell anyone.

One Comment

Let me get this straight… The publisher of Image. IMAGE. Is calling out other companies for their shallow properties, gimmick sales and variant cover policies? Image? Like, the company that started all that stuff in the ’90s and still has a tacit policy of printing a large range of #1s, underprinting them to inflate the secondary market value, and hyping every book they do as “the next Walking Dead” to get people to speculative buy 10 of the thing?
I cannot make a sarcastic comment about this. Its hypocritical absurdity stands on its own.

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