Alan Moore

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Top 10, by Alan Moore, Gene Ha, and Zander Cannon. The series is a police procedural set in the other-dimensional city of Neopolis, a reality where every person has some variety of superpower.

The series follows the lives and cases of the officers of the 10th precinct police station, mixing real-life issues of bigotry, domestic violence, and crime with creatures of fantasy and science fiction. Mixed in are many references and subplots referencing comics and characters of the past.

For our next episode we will be reading ODY-C, Vol. 1.

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

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.

Happy 100th Episode! Thank you to everyone who has listened to the show in the last 2 years. We hope you will continue to listen and enjoy our podcast for the next 100 episodes.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. One of the seminal modern comics, Watchmen is an emotionally, politically, and metatextually dense work. On one level it is the story of a world on the precipice of nuclear armageddon, desperately looking for any way to avert disaster. On another, it is a meditation of the nature of superheroes, their morality, identity, and the effect they would have on society.

Set in 1985, and released in ’86 and ’87, the story begins with the assassination of The Comedian—a retired golden-age superhero. His death attracts the attention of Rorschach, an outlaw crime-fighter, whose investigation leads us to examine the various heroes of this universe, from the street-level to the god-like.

Please be sure to tune in later this week when we will release a bonus episode discussing the 2009 film adaptation of Watchmen. And on the next regular episode our topic work will be Flashpoint.

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

killingjoke

This week on View from the Gutters, our topic work is Batman: The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. Released as a one-shot in 1988, The Killing Joke is a classic Batman story which defined the character of The Joker in the post-Crisis DC Universe, and had resounding effects on the Batman family of characters.

The Killing Joke has remained a topic of much debate, even 25 years after its release, and it stands as one of the critical works for anyone interested in the history of superhero comics broadly, the DC universe generally, and Batman specifically. It is also the “origin”, in a sense, for the character of Oracle.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Powerless, Godland, The Adventures of Barry Ween: Boy Genius, and Spider-Man: Blue for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Godland.

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