The Daily Waffle: Episode Thirteen

April 4, 2020

 

COMIC HUB NOT HAPPENING

 

The big news is that the Comic Hub digital/physical ordering thing isn't happening. The publishers failed to get behind it and so the Comic Hub guys have stepped away from the project for now.

 

It's a shame, because it was a good initiative. I'd decided to jump on board, and when all this is over, still might. In any case, who knows what will happen over the next few weeks? Stay tuned for more info as and when I get it.

 

 

 

PUBLISHERS "PAUSE"

 

A while bunch of stuff scheduled for the next few months will now not come out as scheduled. Does this surprise anyone? Again, more info on publication dates as and when we have it.

 

 

GIFT VOUCHERS STILL AVAILABLE

 

Whenever this is all over, a whole bunch of stuff is going to drop at once. Make sure you don't miss a thing and spread the cost by buying gift vouchers in advance. It also helps us out massively, and many thanks to everyone who has already bought some. 

 

 

APRIL PREVIEWS FREE ONLINE

 

Goodness knows when the comics listed within will actually ship, but take a look, tell us what you want and we'll go from there.

 

Click the images to view contents.

 

 

COMICS CONTEST ONGOING

 

Click HERE to go to the page!

 

 

PODCASTS!

 

Behind the Bastards:

 

There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the
founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam
Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist. 

 

Criminal:

 

Criminal is an award-winning podcast about true crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

 

Criminal launched January of 2014, and new episodes come out twice a month, always on Fridays.

 

Criminal is one of the most popular podcasts in the world, and has been featured in “Best of” lists in Time, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, and Wired.

We travel around the country to interview people, and sometimes take the show on the road to tell stories live.

 

 

CULTURE

 

Caliban's speech from Act 3 Scene 2 of the Tempest:

 

CALIBAN

Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises,

Sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.

Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments

Will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices

That, if I then had waked after long sleep,

Will make me sleep again. And then, in dreaming,

The clouds methought would open and show riches

Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked

I cried to dream again.

 

 

 

That's it for today. See you tomorrow - until then, be kind to yourself, be kind to everybody else, stay home if you can, be safe.