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Aug 3

House to Astonish Presents The Lightning Round Episode 10

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 by Al in Uncategorized

It’s the big 25th issue spectacular, and there are 25 supervillains just waiting to make the Tbolts’ lives harder (because they’ve been having such an easy time of it up until now), so we’ve got an extra-big bumper special episode for you, as we take on issues 24-26. Waffle Christ cereal! Mark McGwire vs peeing the bed! Me not connecting the mic properly so I sound like I’m talking through a megaphone from across the room!

The episode is here, or here on Mixcloud, or available via the embedded player below. Let us know what you think, in the comments, on Twitter, via email or on our Facebook fan page. And hey! Has there ever been a better time to buy a House to Astonish t-shirt at our Redbubble store? I don’t think there has, and I’m the guy who asked the question, so you know I’m not biased!

Bring on the comments

  1. Mark Coale says:

    We would have also accepted “The Whizzer” as the Bed Wetting Heel.

  2. Zach Adams says:

    Factor Three have cells because without them, they couldn’t have put the X-Men there to rot until it was time to put them on trial for betraying mutantkind in THE X-MEN v1 #37 (the first back issue I ever bought)

  3. Martin Smith says:

    I received a copy of the X-Men: Xenogenesis tpb in amongst a huge bunch of comics I was given last year. I gave pretty much all of them to local charity shops.
    Except Xenogenesis. That went straight into my recycling bin. I could not in good conscience let anyone else be exposed to that dreck, let alone pay money for it (even if to support charity).

  4. Uncanny X-Ben says:

    I could never hate anything with Kaare Andrews art that much.

  5. Mark Coale says:

    With all the Jemas Era talk, thought we might get some talk about Ron Zimmerman passing away.

    Glad we finally got the Crimson Cowl reveal, as I could never remember when it actually happened.

    I saw online Kurt had originally wanted it to Hank Pyms firmer assistant Alice Nugent.

  6. A pair of historical notes about the cities under attack:

    The population of Johannesburg in 1999 was just under 3 million–large, but not world-large. It’s had huge growth, as many third-world cities have, from people abandoning farms and smaller towns & cities.

    Weisbaden was, and is, home of the US Army Europe command center, so it is strategically important beyond its population (and is in the news a lot in the US).

    I also thought that Busiek missed a step by not having Icemaster’s motivation for joining Crimson Cowl be a craving for sweet snack cakes.

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