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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Avengers: Rage of Ultron, by Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña, and Dean White. Part of Marvel’s series of Original Graphic Novels, Rage of Ultron is primarily a story about lineage, and of fathers and sons.

It features another in a long series of battles between The Avengers and their long-time foe Ultron, with a particular focus on the relationship between Hank Pym and his “son” Ultron, as well as Ultron’s own relationship with his “son”, The Vision.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Ministry of Space, Black Science (Vol. 2), Superman Unchained, Madame Xanadu, Bad Houses, and MPH for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Superman Unchained.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Cade Reynolds.

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Wayward, by Jim Zub, John Rauch, and Steve Cummings. The series features Rori Lane, a half-Irish half-Japanese teenager who moves to Japan for the first time to live with her mother. She quickly discovers that she possesses a secret magic, and encounters others with special powers as well as various magical monsters.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Afterlife with Archie, Superman Unchained, Avengers: Rage of Ultron, and The Fade Out for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Avengers: Rage of Ultron.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Cade Reynolds.

holyfck

Welcome to episode 4 of Singles Club! This is our new short-format show where every so often one of our hosts will take a little time to talk about a small-press, indie, or webcomic. If you have an independent work you’d like to share with us, send us a link or digital copy at review@viewfromthegutters.com.

This week Tobiah takes a look at Holy F*ck, by Daniel Arruda Massa and Nick Marino. Published by Danger Zone—an imprint of Action Lab Entertainment—Holy F*ck is available both in print and digitally from comixology.com. You can find out more at their tumblr page.

Holy F*ck is a sassy humorous comic about Jesus fighting Zeus and Isis, with the help of a nun and a devil. You can find some preview images below. Continue Reading

blackwidow

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Black Widow, Vol. 1 & 2, written by Nathan Edmondson with art by Phil Noto. The series follows Nastasha Romanov—the Black Widow—on her adventures away from the Avengers both as an agent of SHIELD and a private mercenary taking jobs which will help her balance the ledger of her life and make up for the many wicked things she did as an agent of The Red Room.

Black Widow is a look at the less super-powered realms of the Marvel Universe, and as a work stands more in line with the Jason Bourne or recent James Bond-style espionage/action movies than traditional superhero books.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Formerly Known as The Justice League, Wayward, Rice Boy, and Low for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Wayward.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Tobiah Panshin, and Kayleigh Fleeman.

ECCC

Back Matter is our roundtable discussion show focused on discussion that doesn’t make it into our main show, including 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, we report on our experiences at Emerald City Comic Con 2015, held in Seattle, Washington. We discuss what we saw, the creators we met, and the sights and sounds of the Emerald City.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, Kirbotron 2000, and Tobiah Panshin.

godhates

We’re attending Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this weekend, so you get the episode a little bit early. This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is God Hates Astronauts, by Ryan Browne. Initially launched as a webcomic in 2007, the series was collected reprinted by Image as God Hates Astronauts, Vol. 1. In 2014 the series was relaunched as a print series, the first collection of which has been released as Volume 2.

The series is a crude and absurd satire of superhero comics. It follows a group of heroes called the Power Persons Five through a series of inane and insane adventures, most of which revolve around petty revenge. The comic is over the top in every way imaginable both in art and story, in a way that honestly defies brief summation.

However if you are amused by concepts like King Tiger Eating a Cheeseburger (his actual full name), centaur astronauts, or the dad from Family Matters with gorilla arms, this comic might be for you.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated The Brave and the Bold, The Strain, Black Widow, and Sexcastle for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Black Widow, Vol. 1 & 2.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.

If you are at ECCC on Saturday and would like to say hi to us, we’ll be having an informal meet-up.

We’re going to be attending Emerald City Comic Con this weekend in Seattle, and we’d love to say hello to any of you that are attending as well. To that end we’re going to be hanging out in the atrium lobby on the 4th floor from about 2-2:30pm on Saturday. That’s the big glass area by where they sell all the merch, and cosplayers tend to hang out.

Chard, Joe, Tobiah, and Kayleigh should all be there (unfortunately Brant and Cade aren’t attending the con). So stop by and give us a high-five so we don’t just feel like a bunch of dweebs. We’ll also be tweeting and throwing some pictures up on Facebook, internet permitting, so keep an eye there all this weekend for updates. Hopefully we’ll see some of you there.

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