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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Stumptown, written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood. Set in modern day Portland, Oregon, Stumptown is a detective story starring Dex Parios, a private eye and gambling addict.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Umbrella Academy, The Killer, Afterlife with Archie, Green Arrow, Vol. 1-3 (Kevin Smith), and The Autumn Lands (née Tooth and Claw) for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1 & 2.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Cade Reynolds.

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Alias, by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. Released in 2001 and running for 28 issues, Alias kicked off Marvel’s MAX line of comics for mature readers which abandoned the Comics Code for the first time. It follows the adventures of Jessica Jones, a one-time superhero who retired from the powers game to become a private eye.

The term “gritty and realistic” has been vastly overused, but is an accurate description of this series, which attempts to look at the Marvel universe in the same serious light as contemporary TV series such as The Wire or Homicide: Life on the Street did for TV cop dramas. It deals with both real-world topics like homosexuality, sexual assault, and drug-use; as well as more traditionally superhero elements like maintaining secret identities.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Here, The Fuse Vol. 2, Journey into Mystery: Fear Itself Vol. 1 & 2, Ring of the Nibelung, 5 Ghosts, and Stumptown for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Stumptown, Vol. 1-3.

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 Moon Knight, Vol. 1: From the Dead, written by Warren Ellis with art by Declan Shalvey and colors by Jordie Bellaire. The latest in a string of semi-reboots for Moon Knight, this series features six stand-alone stories which redefine the character.

The art and colors in this series are, frankly, amazing—well worth the read whether you know or care about Moon Knight as a character. That Ellis provides six outstanding stories on top of that is simply icing on the cake.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Alias, Kraven’s Last Hunt, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Space Usagi, and Reyn for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Alias.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and Adam Panshin

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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 we present you with a recording of our panel event at the 2015 Olympia Comics Festival. For this panel we teamed up with our friends from Out of the Fridge and Arc Reactions to discuss comics podcasting.

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, Tobiah Panshin, Andrew Chard, Eric Manix, Dylan Donaldson, and John Wait. Our moderator is Monty Pell.

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Velvet, Vol. 1 & 2, by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. The series starts with a simple premise: what if James Bond were murdered, and Miss Moneypenny blamed? What launches from there is a thrilling espionage-filled romp staring the thrilling and deadly Velvet Templeton—a secret agent-turned-desk-jockey for the UK’s secretest secret spy agency.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Understanding Comics, Finder, Moon Knight, Rachel Rising, Revival, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Moon Knight, Vol. 1: From the Dead.

 

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

 

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Welcome to episode 5 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 reviews Fresh Romance #1, a new digital romance comic anthology. This issue includes three 10-page stories from creators including Kate Leth and Sarah Vaughn. It is available from rosypress.com and comixology.com.

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Pretty Deadly, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emma Rios, and Jordie Bellaire. Set in the old west, the series follows the adventures of a blind cowboy and his ward who are being hunted by the Reapers of Death, Big Alice and Deathface Ginny. It’s a story of magic, mythology, and folk lore with a beautiful coat of Old West paint.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated iZombie; Dr. Strange: The Oath; Wytches; Trillium; Velvet; and Ivar, Timewalker for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Velvet.

If you are interested in checking out The Fake Geek Girls Podcast you can do so here.

We will be appearing on a panel at the Olympia Comics Festival on June 6 at 2pm.

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