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19 June 2023

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Seth Singleton

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DM Howard AKA Nemesis is a writer of fiction, comic books, and so much more. We talk about his comic OPSEC, Scary Dolls, his novel The Long Game, and an exciting project coming soon!

Spider-Dan and the Secret Bores

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Welcome to Prattle World I am your writer the ever-amazing ever-spectacular Spider-Dan and in this article I write about all sorts of random stuff…

Now that war time is over I’m back! Big thanks to Super Dummy Paul, Ria Carrogan, Max Byrne, Tony Farina & hardened veteran Angry Andy for their assistance in making #WWIIMonth all it could be!

Next month is a nice change of pace W/ Alyson Shelton & Ria defending Lady Bird (2017) followed by @IAmJACSMusings going into about the troubled production on Sorcerer (1977)

Where to find me

You can find the podcast on your player of choice here or just listen to it via your browser

If you want to #JoinThePrattalion and to be briefed in full on the #SecretBores swing over to #PrattleWorld at

I Am Jacs Musings

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Monday 24th marks the release of Death Race as Tony Farina drives by to discuss his love for Paul W.S. Anderson's remake and how it compares to the Corman-produced original. Pimp my podcast.

I'm keeping the pedal to the metal this week as Spider-Dan shares his thoughts on The Stath Transporter trilogy closer too. He'll be following the rules and will unleashed upon your eardrums Monday 7th August.

Thanks for reading and for listening.

Don't forget to #FollowtheFilmography as we witness the #Statholution.

Chris and Dave’s Reality TV Cast

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Ripping into all things reality

Love Island Uk: Week 6

In their recent chat, Chris and Dave reviewed last week's episodes of Love Island UK. They delved into the various dramatic moments and romantic developments that occurred during the week. The hosts discussed the intense arguments and conflicts between the islanders, analyzing the reasons behind the tensions and offering their own perspectives on the situations.

Chris and Dave also highlighted the blossoming romances and new connections that formed among the contestants. They discussed the chemistry between certain couples and speculated on the potential longevity of these relationships. Additionally, the hosts shared their thoughts on the islanders' strategies and gameplay, evaluating their actions and decisions throughout the week.

The VHS Strikes Back

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The show where we dust off the old video player, and go on a journey to look at the good and bad movies of yesteryear. 

The Vhs Strikes Back Podcast recently reviewed the 1974 Gene Hackman movie, chosen by their Patreon supporter, Stephen. The hosts discuss the film's plot, characters, and execution, praising Hackman's exceptional performance as a dedicated detective. They also commend the film's setting in 1970s New York City, capturing its gritty atmosphere. The podcast explores the supporting cast, technical aspects like cinematography and soundtrack, and provides personal opinions on the film's strengths and weaknesses.

In conclusion, the Vhs Strikes Back Podcast offers an insightful review of the 1974 Gene Hackman movie. They discuss Hackman's standout performance, the film's gritty setting, and its technical aspects. The hosts provide their personal opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of the film, making it an engaging discussion for fans of classic crime thrillers.

Mike Of Genuine Chit-Chat

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For ep 202 of GCC Mike is joined by his friend Matt to talk about Matt’s move from Australia to the UK, his many trips along the way and more! This week, is technically part 1 of their conversation, where Matt explains how and why he moved away from Australia, including the difficulties with immigration and living with his partner & her mum during the COVID lockdown. They then discuss the variance in dialects between Australia & the UK and the other differences in culture including hobbies, money, property and the education system, including history. The duo also discuss Australia’s relationship with the British Monarchy, spiders & snakes, and more!

On Star Wars: Comics In Canon; Mike has released another High Republic book review/plot overview for Phase 2: Quest For Planet X by Tessa Gratton! THE GREAT HYPERSPACE CHASE IS UNDERWAY, AS A TRIO OF TEENAGERS TRY TO FIND A MYSTERIOUS PLANET! In this sequel to Quest For The Hidden City, Rooper Nitani, Dass Leffbruk and Sky Graf all try to find Planet X, each for their own reasons. The trio are confronted with The Path Of The Open Hand, rival hyperspace families, a peculiar spacefaring compass and more!

Femme On Collective

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Femme on is on a short hiatus and will be back again in August with a brand new schedule! In the meantime, catch up with some of our previous episodes. If the world is getting you down and you need a little something to help you smash the status quo and get off your arse and DO SOMETHING then take a listen to Tonya's Active Activism episodes. Ada's Poetry Theatre is THE genre-patriarchy-smashing podcast you need to feel revitalised and soothed all at the same time. How does she do it? Get your feminist culture fix with Femme on Film and TV. With the recent 24 Emmy nominations for The Last of Us, you really should get the Women of the Last of Us episode in your earholes. Speaking of culture, Alyson's amazing Fine Cut episodes delve into scenes from film, TV, comics, books... anything! Her conversations delve deeper than the scenes themselves, you never know what Alyson and her amazing guests will talk about next. If you need a literature fix, then make sure you listen to Jess’s Literature for Life episodes. Jess chats with her guests about books that they revisit throughout their lives and like a high concept crime thriller the conversations have so many twists and turns, it’s the podcast equivalent of a page turner!

And as always, don’t forget to join in with Ria’s questions.

In The Press

Oni Press - With more than 21 million reads and over 630,000 followers, COVENANT is one of the most popular comics on WEBTOON and the remarkable comics debut of LySandra Vuong, also known as Explodikid. The critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series follows a powerful exorcist with no faith in God, who is tasked to protect a seemingly normal human from rising demonic forces. The series features a slow-burn queer romance and explores religious faith, the weight of destiny, and what it means to be good in a world plagued by demons. The multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning publisher Oni Press will publish the WEBTOON smash hit in print for the first time with the first of three volumes being released in April 2024, featuring an all-new, never-before-seen cover by Vuong.

Comixology Originals - Curt Pires keeps pushing boundaries. With a keen sense of the zeitgeist and a sharp unflinching ability to tackle controversial topics and turn them on their head, Pires is the writer of such compelling comic book series as Wyrd, You’ve Been Cancelled, Indigo Children, New America, and YOUTH.

Now, on July 18, 2023 Pires will debut two new monthly series Money, a white-knuckle conspiracy thriller that follows five powerful families and Simulation. Theory, a sci-fi thrill ride into a simulated reality where one can live a new life. Money is illustrated by Luca Casalanguida, with colors by Mark Dale and lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Simulation. Theory is illustrated by Darryl Knickrehm, with colors by Mark Dale and lettering by Micah Myers. Both series will be available exclusively via Comixology Originals, along with the debut of Lost Falls Season 2, which features art by Pierluigi Minotti, colors by Emilio Lecce and lettering by Micah Myers. The new, mind-bending season of the socially minded mystery thriller follows the recent release of Dark Horse Comics' print publication of Lost Falls Volume 1.

Oni Press - the multiple Eisner and Harvey award-winning publisher of comic books and graphic novels, is publishing ARMY OF ONE by New York Times-bestselling author Tony Lee and artist Yishan Li in March, 2024. This original graphic novel provides a fresh and original take on the concept of the multiverse and the hero’s journey.

Oni Press - From the magnificently distorted imagination of Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Matt Lesniewski (MIND MGMT BOOTLEG, CRIMSON FLOWER, THE FREAK) comes a new milestone in comic book storytelling that must be seen to be believed: FACELESS & THE FAMILY #1 (of 4)!

Debuting with a double-sized, 48-page first issue in November, FACELESS (for short) is the latest and greatest masterwork from the New York-based cartoonist who first rose to prominence with his graphic novel debut, THE FREAK from Adhouse Books, earning a 2020 Eisner Award nomination in the process. Lesniewski's subsequent collaborations with New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt - including the acclaimed CRIMSON FLOWER and MIND MGMT BOOTLEG – earned him an even wider audience...but FACELESS represents an even more monumental evolution in Lesniewski's considerable powers as a storyteller and cartoonist.

Ahoy Comics - This fall, as part of AHOY Comic’s gala fifth anniversary, writer Stuart Moore and artist June Brigman are teaming up once again for a two-issue AHOY anniversary special — CAPTAIN GINGER: THE LAST FEEDER, an all-new chapter in the acclaimed sci-fi epic about cats in space. The latest installment finds Captain Ginger and his crew scattered across a thousand light-years, facing the twin mysteries of the Captain’s long-missing father—and the final fate of the human race.
“I’d rather write CAPTAIN GINGER than anything else in the world, so I’m grateful to AHOY for giving us the chance to continue our story,” said writer Stuart Moore. “This time, we decided to tell a self-contained, Strange New Worlds-type adventure that, at the same time, tackles some of the biggest questions in the Captain’s universe. All his life, Ginger has wondered about his father, and all the evolved cats have wondered about the long-dead humans who created them. Now the answers are in their grasp—maybe.”
By the original team of acclaimed writer Stuart Moore (Marvel Crisis Protocol), legendary comic book artist June Brigman (Power Pack), inker Roy Richardson, and colorist Veronica Gandini, with a galactic variant cover by Walter Simonson (Thor, Ragnarok), issue #1 of the mini-series will also feature a new installment of the AHOY fifth anniversary prose serial by Alex Segura (Secret Identity).

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