House to Astonish Episode 123
Paul and I are making the most of a quiet but spider-heavy couple of weeks this time round, with discussion of Original Sin 3.1-3.4, Original Sins, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Verse and Amazing Spider-Man‘s huge preorders, along with Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes’ new comic for the BBC and Vertigo’s new detective series Bodies. There are also reviews of Inhuman, Aquaman and the Others and Dead Letters (and as a minor warning, we do talk about one of the two twists in Dead Letters, so if you’d rather not be spoilered on that then skip 48:32 to 57:28), and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe has got the cutest little babyface. All this plus Aquaman Etc, the X-Men’s door-to-door pamphlet campaign and tips for House to Astonish cosplay.
As always, we want to know what you think about the things we’ve discussed, including (but not limited to):
- What comics creative teams from years gone by would you like to see reunite on a new project?
- Is Marvel over-extending itself with the number of ongoing series it’s publishing?
- What’s your favourite twist ending to a first issue?
As you’ll hear on the podcast, House to Astonish Live is taking place in Edinburgh on May 31; tickets are available here, with all profits going to Alzheimer Scotland, but that deserves its own post…
I also got interviewed this week by Amiable Alasdair Stuart of Bleeding Cool, about the live show and about the podcast in general, so you can check that out here.
On top of that, there’s our regular Redbubble store – the profits from that go to helping keep this show on the air. Internet. Whatever.
Or the player right here: