Deconstructing Comics #598: Dylan Horrocks looks back at “Hicksville”


Twenty years after the first collection of Hicksville was released, creator Dylan Horrocks talks to Emmet about how the comic looks to him now. Some of the work’s commentary on the comics industry turned out to presage subsequent developments, and in some cases he ended up not going far enough! Also, his source for a Jack Kirby quote that many experts were unaware of; the public’s misinterpretation of the term “graphic novel”; the explosion of female and minority comics creators, especially outside of the Big Two; and more.

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Ultimate Facepalm Rage 4: Movie sequels that shouldn’t have happened, Jacqui Lambie and the PUP insanity and a lawyer so bad, he’s a real-life Hyperchicken

Howdy do folks!


Late drop as usual, but whatch gonna do?

Let’s rock!


G Money’s New Zealand holiday larks!

C Bomb’s Hong Kong holiday japes!



UFP Crew Questions and Talk Tops

  • Jacqui Lambie and the PUP insanity
  • Our thoughts on Interstellar
  • Fighting slightly mutilated large animals
  • Movie sequels that shouldn’t have happened
  • What to do in our final days



  • Cory Bernardi is a creepy cunt
  • Naked man arrested after causing incident at Boston airport
  • The True cost of Putins’ nefarious image
  • The biggest lawyer fail of all time is possibly a real life Hyperchicken

Ultimate Facepalm Page 4: Jurrassic World, Superior Iron Man #1, is Chappie the new Short Circuit and Chris Pratt is Cowboy Ninja Viking

We’re back (AGAIN!… This is starting to become a habit.)


A very full show for you here so let’s have at it!


LOTS of bollocks talking at the start (would you expect any different?)


UFP Crew Questions and Talk Tops

  • Our thoughts on Jurassic World
  • Do we understand Grant Morrison’s Multiversity
  • Is Chappie the new Short Circuit
  • DC suing Spanish football team Valencia over a bat symbol




  • Howard the Duck Ominbus
  • Oscar Isaac to be cast as Apocalypse in X Men Apocalypse
  • Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo?
  • CM Punk writing Thor          
  • Outcast pilot casts Patrick Fugit
  • From Hell TV series at FX
  • Chris Pratt in Cowboy Ninja Viking
  • The game controller that takes your blood when you lose
  • Dark Souls 2 coming to PS4 and Xbox One


Comic reviews

  • All New Captain America #1
  • Spider-Verse Review
  • Spider-Woman #1
  • Superior Iron Man #1

Deconstructing Comics #376: Matt Emery and Pikitia Press

Matt Emery This week, an interview with Matt Emery, a comics creator from New Zealand who lives in Melbourne and has started his own publishing house, Pikitia Press. He’ll be talking with Kumar about the Melbourne comics scene, why he started publishing and how he got started in it.

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