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Paul O'Brien (The X-Axis) and Al Kennedy (One Hundred Days of Comics) present a roundup of comics news and reviews, with nary a 'meh' to be heard.

Also featuring the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and more.

Email House to Astonish at housetoastonish@gmail.com

House to Astonish Paul O'Brien and Al Kennedy

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Paul O'Brien (The X-Axis) and Al Kennedy (One Hundred Days of Comics) present a roundup of comics news and reviews, with nary a 'meh' to be heard.

Also featuring the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and more.

Email House to Astonish at housetoastonish@gmail.com

    Episode 192 - Stop, Spider-Man, Stop!

    Episode 192 - Stop, Spider-Man, Stop!

    It's been a long old time, but Paul and Al are finally back, with discussion of X-Force: Killshot, Phoenix Song: Echo, the creative changeover on Amazing Spider-Man,  Human Remains at Vault, Party and Prey at Aftershock, and Jeff Lemire's upcoming pair of miniseries Mazebook and Primordial, as well as reviews of Catwoman Annual and Black Cat Annual. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook is just going to wait here for a little while, see what happens.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Lightning Round Episode 3

    The Lightning Round Episode 3

    Lightning never strikes twice, but luckily for us it strikes three times, because Paul and Al back with the third episode of their spinoff reread podcast covering Marvel's most wanted, the Thunderbolts - this time round, they’re covering Thunderbolts #5 and 6, and Thunderbolts '97.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 191 - NFT Superpro

    Episode 191 - NFT Superpro

    Al and Paul are back, with discussion of Marvel's distributor changes, John Romita Jr moving from DC back to Marvel, the new X-Men lineup, the upcoming launches of Amazing Fantasy and Moon Knight and Future State: Gotham, and the newly-broken record for sale price of a single comics issue, along with reviews of Batman: The Detective, Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe has got mud on its face, a big disgrace, kicking that can all over the place

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Lightning Round Episode 2

    The Lightning Round Episode 2

    Al Kennedy and Paul O'Brien are back with the second episode of The Lightning Round, an in-depth re-read show all about Marvel's Most Wanted, the Thunderbolts!

    If you haven't read the series before, be aware that this episode does contain spoilers for the issues under discussion.

    In Episode 2: Spider-Man Team-Up #7, Thunderbolts #s 3 and 4 and Thunderbolts: Distant Rumblings (aka Thunderbolts #-1)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 190 - Spawn-Force

    Episode 190 - Spawn-Force

    Paul and Al are back, and this time out they're remembering Si Spencer, and talking about the Linearverse, Wonder Girl, Milestone's new creative teams, Legends of the Dark Knight, the Year of Spawn, X-Corp and The Blue Flame, as well as reviewing Stray Dogs and Nuclear Family. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe ain't a beauty, but hey, it's alright.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    House to Astonish Presents: The Lightning Round Episode 1

    House to Astonish Presents: The Lightning Round Episode 1

    Paul O'Brien and Al Kennedy are pleased to present to you the first episode of The Lightning Round, an in-depth re-read show all about Marvel's Most Wanted, the Thunderbolts!

    If you haven't read the series before, be aware that this episode does contain spoilers for the first year of the book.

    In Episode 1: Incredible Hulk #449, Tales of the Marvel Universe, and Thunderbolts #s 1 and 2.

    • 1 hr 21 min

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