Hosted by Al Kennedy

Welcome to Shelfdust Presents: The War Effort, a special twelve-part podcast which will see our cosmic host Al Kennedy joined by some of the best voices in comics podcasting and criticism as they wisely attempt to revisit, recap and reassess every single issue of Marvel’s Secret Wars series from 1984! Can the combined might of Earth’s most powerful comics podcasters defeat the ultimate menace?? Over the next twelve weeks we’ll try to find out!

We’ve reached issue #7 of Secret Wars, and everybody loves Zsaji! Our cosmic host Al Kennedy is joined once again by both halves of the SILENCE! podcast, Dan White and Fraser Geesin, to discuss all the goings-on off-world! They talk about Julia Carpenter’s sudden arrival on the scene, Galactus’s special smile, and bicker over who the Fonz of the Marvel Universe is.

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The War Effort is produced by the immensely talented Dave Bulmer, who you can follow on Twitter here. Our logo comes from the tremendously gifted mind of James Wendelborn, who is on Twitter here. Thank you to them both for their incredible work – give them a follow!


Al Kennedy is the host of podcasts House to Astonish and Desert Island Discworld, in which he sits down with special guests to talk about their work, their career, and the Terry Pratchett novel they would take with them if they were cast away to a desert island. He’s also been a featured writer for Shelfdust, and you can find his byline here! For more from Al, you can follow him on Twitter here and follow Desert Island Discworld on Twitter here.

Dan White doesn’t know who The Beast Must Die is, but he would probably recommend their comics podcast SILENCE!, which you can find on the Mindless Ones website. Dan is also co-host of The Savage Beast podcast, which talks about cult films, and runs through the same site. You can find Dan on Twitter here!

Who is Gary Lactus? I’m sure Fraser Geesin couldn’t say, other than the very talented other half of SILENCE, which, uh, you can find on the Mindless Ones website. For more from Fraser, however, you can follow him on Twitter here!


This podcast is made possible thanks to the Shelfdust Patreon page! To find out more, head to our Patreon page here!