View from the Gutters

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

The Immortal Iron Fist #1-16

Story by…. Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction,
Pencils by…. David Aja, Travel Foreman, Derek Fridolfs, Tom Palmer, Sai Buscema, Russ Heath, Leandro Fernandez, Khari Evans, Kano
Inks by…. David Aja, Derek Fridolfs, Tom Palmer, Kano, Victor Olazaba
Colors by…. Matt Hollingsworth, Dan Brown, June Chung, Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic
Letters by…. Dave Lanphear, Artmonkeys Studios

From Amazon:

Experience a brand-new kind of Iron Fist story, one steeped in legends and fables stretching back through the centuries! Orphaned as a child and raised in the lost city of K’un-Lun, Danny Rand returned to America as the mystical martial artist Iron Fist – but all his kung fu skills can’t help him find his place in the modern world. After learning that the legacy of the Iron Fist holds more secrets than he ever dreamed, Danny is invited to fight in a tournament against the Immortal Weapons. At stake is the life of his friend, the legacy of his father and mentor…and the future of K’un-Lun!

Brant says:

Wow! Nostalgia can be a buzzkill. We argue a bit over the logic of this pick and look at where we think Brubaker or Fraction were the stronger voice. I get cranky and thumbs down the book while everyone else tends to take the “but I still like it” tack. I grouse about how a mixture of artists really take away the consistency of tone for me, while special guest Patrick helps shine the light on the foundational elements that would one day build toward an award winning Hawkeye run for Fractio and Aja. We compare a bit to the recent Iron Fist Netflix series and I ask questions about the history of Danny Rand. Next time we take on The Star Wars!

Our hosts for this episode are Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Joe Preti, special guest Patrick Gilmore and Tobiah Panshin.

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

Mockingbird Vol 1.

Story by . . . . Chelsea Cain
Art by . . . . . . Kate Niemczyk, Rachelle Rosenberg, Sean Parsons, Ibrahim Moustafa,

From Amazon:

Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Bobbi Morse, the former Avenger known as Mockingbird, goes solo in her own incredible adventures! With a scientific mind and a lethal mastery of martial arts, she’s one of the most versatile, in-demand assets at Maria Hill’s disposal – that makes her ideal for investigating strange goings-on in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s own medical and recovery network. And when Lance Hunter’s undercover gig at the London Hellfire Club goes south, Mockingbird sets off, battle staves at the ready, to save him – and the Queen of England! From helping out a teen driven bonkers by her own new powers, to doing a little dog-sitting, Bobbi shows that she’s a woman of many talents as bestselling author Chelsea Cain and artist Kate Niemczyk make Mockingbird sing!

Brant says:

I brought this book because…I like it? Joe too. Toby is wrong, like ALWAYS…except all the times he isn’t. We return from the VOID to read comics and dish about things relating to this book, women in comics, the fatal flaws of comics and sales and, in general, EASE back on in to our shenanigans. Next time we check out The Immortal Iron Fist!

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

 

First and foremost, let me just say to everyone out there who has stood by with baited breath: Thanks for waiting. It’s once again announcement time, and I’m going to be brief and to the point: View from the Gutters is coming back from our… let’s just call it our “winter intermission.”

We’ll be returning next week with episode 186, in which we discuss Mockingbird, by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk. Wednesday will be our new regular release day, so you can look forward to that episode dropping on May 3, with additional comic book club episodes every 2 weeks.

You can check out our website for a listing of upcoming episode topics.

We’re incredibly excited about the episodes we’ve got in the pipeline, and we hope that you’ll join us for those discussions. Until then, keep reading.

Today on View from the Gutters our topic work is Iron Fist, the new original series on Netflix.

We will be discussing one episode of the series each day. On this episode we discuss the final episode of Season 1, Episode 13: Dragon Plays With Fire.

Thank you to everyone who has joined us for this special mini-series. We hope you’ll leave us a comment letting us know what you thought about the format for this mini-series, and what you thought of Iron Fist as a show.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin and Adam Panshin.

Today on View from the Gutters our topic work is Iron Fist, the new original series on Netflix.

We will be discussing one episode of the series each day. On this episode we discuss Season 1, Episode 12: Bar the Big Boss.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin and Adam Panshin.

Today on View from the Gutters our topic work is Iron Fist, the new original series on Netflix.

We will be discussing one episode of the series each day. On this episode we discuss Season 1, Episode 11: Lead Horse Back to Stable.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin and Adam Panshin.

Today on View from the Gutters our topic work is Iron Fist, the new original series on Netflix.

We will be discussing one episode of the series each day. On this episode we discuss Season 1, Episode 10: Black Tiger Steals Heart.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin and Adam Panshin.