This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight and Vol. 2: Down, by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Dexter Soy, Emma Rios, and Filipe Andrade, with colors by Jordie Bellaire. In this series Carol Danvers—long time Ms. Marvel—takes up the mantle of Captain Marvel. She travels through time, fights in World War II, punches a giant robot, and generally hoots and hollers her way through life.
This series represents a major turning point for Carol Danvers as a character, and can be seen as an early indicator of Marvel’s growing push to include more major female superhero characters in their line-up. It also represents a step up in profile for DeConnick, whose husband also writes some kinda sexy crime comic or something? We’re not really sure who that guy is.
In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, Snowpiercer, Fables, Pretty Deadly, Journey into Mystery featuring Sif, and Starlight for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.
Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Cade Reynolds.