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 Batman has been replaced by his father, Thomas Wayne, while Superman seems not to exist at all and Cyborg is the premiere superhero of the United States.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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This week on View from the Gutters, our topic work is Neil Gaiman’s 1602. This series has an interesting origin, in that Gaiman agreed to work for Marvel in part to fund his legal dispute with Todd McFarlane over rights to the character MiracleMan—which is itself a story.
Penned with inimitable style by Andy Kubert and digitally painted by Richard Isanove, 1602 is the tale of the Marvel Universe transposed onto the backdrop of the European Renaissance. Characters like Dr. Strange and Nick Fury slide almost perfectly into their old roles, while elsewhere the Inquisition hunts for
Charles Xaiver Carlos Jaiver and his “witchbreed” students, and a poor blind minstrel sings ballads of the “Four of the Fantastick”.
In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Old City Blues, Samurai: Heaven and Earth, Fray, Blacksad, and Daredevil, Vol. 1 for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Blacksad.
Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Eric Manix, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.
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