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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1, written by Kieron Gillen with art by Jamie McKelvie and colors by Matt Wilson. Every 90 years 12 gods incarnate in the bodies of teenagers. All of them are dead within 2 years. The series follows Laura, a teenage girl living in London who idolizes The Pantheon—as the 12 gods are known—and is part of a subculture which follows them like celebrities. Laura soon finds herself helping Luci—that is, Lucifer—after the latter stands trial for murder.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Silver Surfer, Atomic Robo, Rice Boy, and Ravine for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Ravine, Vol. 1 & 2.

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

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Hello everyone, and welcome to 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. We’re still messing with the format a little bit, so—as always—feel free to get in touch with us with comments or criticism. And if you have an independent work you’d like to share with us, send us a link or digital copy at review@viewfromthegutters.com.

On this episode, Tobiah reviews Pirouette, by Mark L. Miller and Carlos Granda, published by Black Mask Studios. Continue Reading

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Creature Tech, by Doug TenNapel, creator of Earthworm Jim. Published in 2003, the eponymous Creature Tech is the US government’s secret research facility for the weird and unexplained, located in the small town of Turlock, CA. It’s new head researcher—and out protagonist—is Dr. Michael Ong, the son of Turlock’s preacher, who left town years earlier planning never to return.

Things take a turn for the weird(er) at Creature Tech when the Shroud of Turin is uncovered and almost immediately stolen by the ghost of a mad scienist with a devil hand. It’s that kind of book. Creature Tech is a weird, fun, all-ages book.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, The Walking Dead: A New Beginning, The Wicked + The Divine, and Tech Jacket for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act.

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

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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 interview comics artist Ian Hannin. Ian has done work for Marvel, DC, and Valiant comics. His work can be found at http://www.ianhannin.com/.

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti and Andrew Chard.

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Flashpoint, by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. Released in 2011, Flashpoint is the event that shepherded the post-Crisis DC universe into that sweet goodnight, and launched the New-52.

It features Barry Allen—The Flash—who suddenly awakens to find himself in an altered reality where the world teeters on the precipice of destruction as Aquaman and Wonder Woman lead their respective nations in battle against one another. Batman has been replaced by his father, Thomas Wayne, while Superman seems not to exist at all and Cyborg is the premiere superhero of the United States.

Barry teams up with Batman to discover why reality has changed, and save the world long enough for him to set it back the way it was meant to be.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Liberty Meadows, Creature Tech, Aetheric Mechanics, The Nao of Brown, and Genius for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Creature Tech.

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

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On this special bonus episode of View from the Gutters, we discuss the 2009 film adaptation of Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder.

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