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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is:

Daredevil: Love and War

Story by . . . . . . Frank Miller
Art by . . . . . . . . Bill Sienkiewicz

From Goodreads:

Daredevil: Love and War, in which the notorious Kingpin of Crime must rescue his own wife from the clutches of extortionists.

Brant Says:

I love the terseness of the blurbs for this book. Considered by many to be one of the great hidden gems of Miller’s Daredevil work, this is a book that features a lot less Daredevil than one might expect but helps to serve as a defining work for the Kingpin. I miss this one due to illness but our intrepid hosts discuss the book in depth and tear into the problematic Miller onion and some of his issues with women, men, superheroes, and so on and how he serves as a source for modern stories and how the critique of that works is also used to source modern stories.

Our hosts for this episode are Kit DeForge, Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, Adam Panshin and Tobiah Panshin. On our next episode we will be reading Pedro & Me.

A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Tony Queretaro, Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Becca Levendowski, Addison Appleby, and Kerfy Gonzo.

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is:

Black Orchid

Story by . . . . . . Neil Gaiman
Art by . . . . . . . . Dave McKean

From Goodreads:

By the acclaimed writer of THE SANDMAN LIBRARY. Consider the orchid: exotic, intoxicating and rare. Consider Black Orchid: a demigoddess in search of her own identity. The flowerlike result of a scientific experiment, the Black Orchid must reconcile her human memories with her botanical origins.

 

Our hosts for this episode are Kit DeForge, Joe Preti, Brant Gillihan-Eddy, and Tobiah Panshin. On our next episode we will be reading Daredevil: Love and War.

We’re inviting everyone to listen in to our recording session live. Join us on May 18 at 8:15 PM (PDT), and add your comments to our discussion.

A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Tony Queretaro, Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Becca Levendowski, Addison Appleby, and Kerfy Gonzo.

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UPDATE: This episode was originally uploaded with a section of audio missing around 41:30. If you find this gap please re-download the episode.

Welcome to Episode 1 of our new show. You may be familiar with some of the cross-over episodes and guest appearances we’ve done with Arc Reactions and the Fake Geek Girls. This is a new super-group series we’re producing in collaboration on a roughly monthly basis.

On each episode we’ll be discussing a topic from the broader world of geekery, selected by our hosts. On this episode we discuss the recent allegations of sexual harassment against Eddie Berganza, and the failure of DC Comics to meaningfully address the issue.

As an editorial note, we recorded this episode prior to the formal statement released by DC, although it does not significantly affect the content of our discussion.

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti and Tobiah Panshin of View from the Gutters, John Waits of Arc Reactions, and Missi Brinks and Merri Christianson of Fake Geek Girls.

Please direct questions, comments, and suggestions for future topics to contact@viewfromthegutters.com.

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is:

Black Canary, Vol. 1:  Kicking and Screaming

Story by . . . . . . Brenden Fletcher
Art by . . . . . . . . Annie Wu & Pia Guerra

From Comixology:

Spinning out of the pages of BATGIRL, writer Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL) and artists Annie Wu (Hawkeye) and Pia Guerra (Y: THE LAST MAN) present a fresh new take on one of DC Comics’ fiercest female characters.

Former crime fighter Dinah Lance is tearing up the music scene fronting the recently rechristened four-piece band Black Canary. Now using the alias D.D., Dinah and her one-of-a-kind voice are rocketing the band to stardom. But Black Canary has somehow become a magnet for trouble-their shows ending in brawls more often than not. If the group can’t shake the violence following them, their fame-and their lives-might be cut short.

To keep the band safe, the vigilante-turned-vocalist will have to face off against government agents, shadow-monsters, ninjas and one ticked off former lead singer!

Brant says:

Another DC title, another convo about the hard hearts and feelings of the New 52/ DCYou. Kayleigh and I see this as a redemption title but Joe is not as convinced. I struggle with the loss of “my” Black Canary and Kayleigh talks about her love of the book and fun is had by all.

Our hosts for this episode are Kayleigh Fleeman, Joe Preti, and Brant Eddy. On our next episode we will be reading Black Orchid, by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean.

A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Tony Queretaro, Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Becca Levendowski, Addison Appleby, and Kerfy Gonzo.

For Episode 167 we’ll be discussing Daredevil: Love and War, and we’re inviting everyone to listen in to our recording session live. Join us on May 18 at 8:15 PM (PDT), and add your comments to our discussion.

Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is:

Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil

Story and Art by . . . . . . Jeff Smith
Color Art by . . . . . . . . . .Steve Hamaker

From Goodreads:

Granted the powers of the ancient gods, young Billy Batson transforms into Captain Marvel whenever he says the magic word, Shazam! Now, Captain Marvel faces an alien invasion and must stop the Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world. Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of Bone, brings back an icon of the comic-book world.

Brant says:

Special thanks to Adam Panshin from swooping in and taking my spot due to a family emergency. The conversation ranges from the book itself, to Shazam’s/Captain Marvel’s name, publication history, relevance in the DCU and of course the use of the character in the New 52 with some well tread New 52 laments.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Adam Panshin, Joe Preti, and Cade Reynolds. On our next episode we will be reading Black Canary, by Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu.

A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Tony Queretaro, Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Becca Levendowski, Addison Appleby, and Kerfy Gonzo.

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Back Matter is our show focused interviews, news and events in the comics industry, television and movies, or discussions of comics which open onto a broader conversation. Feel free to email us discussion ideas or any comments or questions you might have at contact@viewfromthegutters.com.

On this episode of Back Matter our hosts discuss the 2016 film, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti and Brant Gillihan-Eddy.

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Back Matter is our show focused interviews, news and events in the comics industry, television and movies, or discussions of comics which open onto a broader conversation. Feel free to email us discussion ideas or any comments or questions you might have at contact@viewfromthegutters.com.

On this episode of Back Matter our hosts relate their experiences at Emerald City Comic Con 2016, which took place in Seattle, WA on April 7-10.

During the con Tobiah sat down with Bryan May, long-time fan of the show and freshman comic writer, to discuss his experiences in the comics industry.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Joe Preti.