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20 July 2011 @ 08:46 pm
Hello one and all, Stacebob here, with a bit of a sad announcement.

Due to circumstances beyond our control and changes in our comic-reading habits, Iz and I regret to announce that Comic Racks is no more.

As y'all know, since early last year, Iz and I have struggled to keep to a schedule with producing the show. This has been due to several personal reasons, and we'd like to thank everyone who stuck with us during that time. We both still love comics, and you will most likely find us knocking around at conventions and the like, but the podcast side of things is just something we can't keep up with right now.

And now to the soppy part: I think I speak for both of us when I say that Comic Racks has changed our lives for the better. Without it, I wouldn't have frequented cons, made so many fantastic like-minded friends, or got the chance to interview excellent creators. I also wouldn't have become such good friends with the delightful Izobel, or had her as one of the most helpful bridesmaids a nerdy bride could ever ask for. It's been an absolute whale of time, but sadly all good things must come to an end.

As I said before, thank you to each and everyone of you for listening to our little show. I mean it when I say that I honestly never thought the Racks would get more than a handful of listeners, and it's always made my day to chat comics with people who listen to the show. And there's nothing quite like having Paul Cornell come over to you to say hi :P I'm sure that we'll both be around other podcasts whenever we get the chance, and never fear, Iz and I are still bestest buddies. We're both very grateful for your support and feedback, and would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who ever guested on, listened to or showed support for our little old podcast.

I've been Stace, Iz has been Iz, and we've been Comic Racks.

TTFN, ta ta for now!
Current Mood: sadsad

After a huge hiatus caused by technological issues and wedding mayhem, here comes Comic Racks Episode 60 Part B for your audio pleasure!

Abandoning their original plan of reviewing Series 3 of Being Human (suffice to say, they thought it was great), we bring to you instead 51 mins jam-packed to scary 'splosion levels of gorgeous comics man meat. Homina homina! The ladies reveal their top 5 comics/comic-related hotties from *SPOILERS!* to *SPOILERS*, the possibly under-age *SPOILER!* and, of course, *SPOILERS, SWEETIE*

As well as all the hunky goodness, there's also some Rack Music, just for you!

Beware; it's quite possibly not safe to listen to this one at work, even with headphones...




Due to some utterly ridiculous technical issues (read: Stacebob's PC being a MASSIVE BELL-END), this episode both sounds a bit crap and gets abandoned before the ladies hit the first Main Topic they've had planned for an absolute age...

But don't let that put you off! In a bizarre twist of awesome, some news materialises on the show, on such crazy topics as a Birmingham based superhero and John Barrowman's tour schedule...

Join the girls as they get their reviewer hats on, discussing such delights as Li'l Depressed Boy #1, Axe Cop, Hellboy: Masks and Monsters, 10thology and more.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy a little dose of Comic Racks joy, with a special guest appearance from Charlie Adlard's boxers!


PS I, Stacebob, would like to send out HUGE HUGS and thanks to Iz for making a great episode out of the complete mess my PC made of this recording. You are a superstar :D

08 February 2011 @ 10:13 pm

In episode 59 Iz and Stace review a ton of stuff, listed below, and debate the possibility of hosting a future podcast with a Rackette - i.e. a nice shiny Comic Racks listener...if this is you, get in touch:  comicracks@yahoo.com

**SPOILER ALERTS FOR Being Human S3, E1, & Hellblazer 275**

Also reviewed are Pigfish, Black Widow 1-5, Batman Hidden Treasures, The Cryptics, Essex County Vol 1: Tales From the Farm, Best Worst Movie, Batman the Brave and the Bold 19, My Faith in Frankie, and Batwoman 0.


20 January 2011 @ 09:28 pm
The Racks are back (again..and we might even put regular episodes out this year).

Stace and Iz discuss a huge pile of comics, old and new, a few movies, a TV show , an Xbox Kinnect game and also pick some top tunes in the first Racks of the new year.

Reviews include: Spider-Man Blue, Nancy in Hell, Hyperdrive, Tank Girl: Bad Wind Rising, Persepolis, A Sickness in the Family, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Tron, Tron Legacy, Knight & Squire 1-3, Flash and His Face all Red

11 November 2010 @ 10:51 pm

After an incredibly long time away from each other & our microphones, me & Stace both talk up a storm about everything and nothing in an Ask the Racks special - questions clawed from the forums, Twitter, etc over the last few months. 

We wedge in a few reviews & Tops & Tails at the start, and a not-offensive-at-all Rack Music section reet at the end.

Be warned - this episode is looooooong.


07 October 2010 @ 10:08 am

Podcast On A Half Shell is back (finally!) And despite technical issues threatening to thwart proceedings from the get go, Stace and Luke manage to bring you all sorts of TMNT reviews, including discussions on the 1980s cartoon, Stace's inabilty to watch enough stuff quickly enough, and last year's Donatello mini-series comic.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the most Turtle-tastic podcast around!



10 August 2010 @ 10:19 am

Quite possibly the least rambly of Comic Racks podcasts ever!!

We discuss the current News including remakes of Being Human and Total Recall, we get slightly stalkery over Paul Cornell (again), and then run through a tonne of reviews including Runaways, Deadpool, Dark Wing Duck, Scott Pilgrim 1, Action Comics, Bevis Musson's Dead Queen Detectives and Mongrels.

We nearly fall out over this episode's Rack Music picks but luckily we were both exhausted so couldn't muster the energy :)



14 July 2010 @ 10:26 pm
Late, long and with only one Rack – Iz is joined by a new Rackette - Sidekickcast’s Gavin Jones. We originally intended this episode to be a brief Q&A about Gav’s life, loves and all things X-Men; as well as the usual format of a Racks podcast. Unfortunately because we are very good buddies in ‘real’ life this episode takes on a life of its own, with us waxing lyrical about anything and everything (but we do keep it nerdy...mostly). It should be noted that A LOT of booze was consumed during this epic adventure and boy does it show...we had a great time though!!

After a HUGE ramble about Torchwood, X Men, how lovely Paul Cornell and Mike Carey are, and many many many other nerd topics, we manage a very brief review section where we discuss Crossed Family Values #2 (SPOILERS), and Alan Moore’s Top 10. In keeping with the rest of the episode this section gets a bit de-railed with us nearly coming to blows over Moore, with me sticking the boot into Ellis while I'm at it.

Instead of a News section I invited Gav to bring along the patented Sidekickcast Secrets and Lies - where 5 items of news are presented, one of which is false. I enlist the help of ECBT2000AD co-host (and the other half) Rich to try and suss out the Lie.

A quick and very inebriated Rack Music section rounds of episode 55 - hopefully order will be restored for the next ep when Stacey returns to keep me on track...maybe :/

27 May 2010 @ 12:46 pm

Iz and Stacey are reunited, and joined by extra special guest, the fabulous Stacey Whittle founding member of the Small Press Big Mouth podcast.

Expect spectacular tangents, rants and random cooing over a variety of totty. We also talk up a storm abou...t tons and tons of comics and films, and generally put the world to rights.

Comic Reviews: The Unwritten #12, Echo #s 18 - 21, Iron Man Legacy #1, Green Arrow Black Canary Wedding Album trade, Criminal Vols 3 and 4, Pinocchio Vampire Slayer, Flash, Daytripper #1, Flaming Carrot Comics, Brightest Day #0 and 1, 2000AD and Spiderman Fever.

Film Reviews: Four Lions, Bunny and the Bull, Kick Ass, Iron Man 2

See? I said there were tons...enjoy!! (and sorry about the sound)


(PS Sorry this is out of order, but I totally forgot to put it up when it came out! D'oh!)