This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Umbral, Vol. 1 & 2, by Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten. Umbral is a fantasy story starring a young thief named Rascal, who has befriended the young prince of her native kingdom.
Things take a turn for the worse, however, when on the day of an eclipse the Umbral—a race of shapeshiting shadow monsters—return, slaughter the royal family, and take their place. Rascal finds herself on the run from the Umbral, along with a shifty (and possibly immortal) wizard, a smuggler, and a drunken scholar.
In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated The Royals: Masters of War, Princeless, Nimona, and Birthright for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is The Royals: Masters of War.
Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Brant Gillihan-Eddy.
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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Fuse, Vol. 1: The Russian Shift, by Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood. In the far future, The Fuse is an autonomous space station in orbit above Earth, five miles long and home to half a million people. In volume 1 we follow police detectives Dietrich and Klem as they investigate a pair of murders that seem to lead straight to the office of the mayor himself.
You can download a free digital copy of Issue 1 directly from Image’s website.
This week we are kicking off our Rocking September Batman 75th Anniversary Extravaganza. During the month of September we’ll be talking a lot about the caped crusader, starting with next week’s episode for we all pitched a Bat-family book.
In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, Batman: Contagion, Batman: Knightfall, Gotham Central, and Catwoman Vol. 1: Trail of the Catwoman for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Batman: Knightfall.
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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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