This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is:
Story by . . . . Simon Spurrier
Art by . . . . . . Jeff Stokely & Andre May
Visit the strange and fantastic world of The Spire, where an inexplicable murder has turned an impossible tower of a city upside down.
The Spire is a mountain of metal and stone, a vast city that rises out of the middle of the radioactive desert. Filled with twisting tunnels, grinding elevators, and ancient machinery, it is home to over a million human and non-human residents. Sha, the last of the species known as the Medusi, is responsible for keeping the hodgepodge of forgotten technology and new biology safe as Commander of the City Watch. But when a string of grisly murders are committed just as a new Baroness of the Spire is about to be sworn in, Sha will have to find the killer and bring that individual to justice. With the new Baroness housing a deep hatred of non-humans, Sha will have more than one enemy at her back as a mystery buried in the history of the Spire unravels around her.
GGGGaaaaaahhh I love it! Tobiah loves it! Joe is…a…well…entitled to his own opinion. We talk about the Spire, weird fiction, what it takes to grab a reader and how how the Spire rates. Some mild yelling. We discuss Con Air and action movies of the Nineties for some reason.
Our hosts for this episode are Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Joe Preti, and Tobiah Panshin.
A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Kar Fedosh, and Addison Appleby.