House to Astonish

Al and Paul are back, and they're talking about DC Universe Infinity, Brian Michael Bendis leaving the Super-books, the return of Batman: Black and White, Marvel's new S.W.O.R.D. series, IDW's place as Marvel's kids' books custodian and Archie going day-and-date on ComiXology Unlimited, as well as chewing over reviews of Juggernaut and The Autumnal. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: it's the new normal in these unusual times.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

After their foray into the abyss that is the 1993 Marvel annuals, Paul and Al are back with a regular episode, with chat about Denny O'Neil and Joe Sinnott, the recent wave of allegations of impropriety and harassment in comics, DC quitting Diamond, Marvel's new Warhammer line, the culling of the Empyre crossover and the return of Bill & Ted under Evan Dorkin and Roger Langridge, as well as reviews of Ash & Thorn and All-America Comix. I don't understand how a heart is a spade but somehow the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is made.

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Al and Paul bring you their first ever remote recording, as they give the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe treatment to all 27 characters introduced in Marvel's 1993 annuals!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:29am EDT

Paul and Al are back to talk about Dan DiDio's exit from DC, the postponement of Emerald City Comic-Con, Comixology's European price hikes, the Quotable Giant Days and John Layman and Dan Boultwood's Chu, as well as reviewing Join The Future and Strange Academy. Maybe she's born with it - maybe it's the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

It's awards time! Paul and Al are taking a leisurely saunter through their picks for the best series, creators and moments of 2019, as well as taking a look at the ones which you voted for. WHO managed to pull off a narrow win for Best Writer? WHICH Marvel series pulled off a clean sweep? DID they mention any manga (yes!)? HOW many comments did they read out on the show from the listener votes (none, sorry, by the time they recorded there wasn't time to collate them)?

Direct download: House_to_Astonish_181_-_It_Has_To_Be_Beige.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT