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House to Astonish Episode 95

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It’s our one-year anniversary with Comics Should Be Good, and in celebration Paul and I have got an absolute epic of an episode this time round, with two hours of chat for you – we’ve got news on MCM Scotland, the cancellation of Hellblazer and the launch of Constantine, the Marvel Now! radio ads, the Age of Ultron, the latest Marvel teasers and Tony Harris’s cosplayer rant. We’ve also got reviews of Great Pacific and X-Men Legacy, and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe gets the chop.



On top of that we’ve got interviews with Mark Waid and Kieron Gillen (the latter of which is an epic taking in Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Journey Into Mystery, Young Avengers and Death’s Head). All this plus the Valkyrior Territorial Army, the dorkiest state in the US and a special guest comics creator… who’s topless.

We don’t just want to talk at you guys, though, we want to hear what you think too, about anything we’ve raised in this episode – including, but not limited to:

  • Is there a problem in the world of comics fans and cosplayers? Should cosplayers need to know the ins and outs of the characters they dress as, or is that just precious clubhouse-ism from insecure fans?
  • Are there certain stories that could only be done in Hellblazer that can’t be done in Constantine? Should DC have kept John Constantine out of the DCU?
  • What Marvel Now! books have impressed you so far?

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Thanks for listening, and here’s to the next year!