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

Superman: American Alien

Story by . . . . . Max Landis
Art by . . . . . Jonathan Case, Nick Dragotta, Tommy Lee Edwards, Jock, Joëlle Jones, Jae Lee, Francis Manapul, Ryan Sook, and more.

From Amazon:

Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, Adventures of Superman) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you Superman: American Alien, a new epic that chronicles the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic “Superman” as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, Superman: American Alien is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Our hosts for this episode are Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Kirbotron2000, and Cade Reynolds. On our next episode we will be reading Rice Boy, a free to read webcomic which is also available as a eBook and print edition.

A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Tony Queretaro, Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Addison Appleby, and Kerfy Gonzo.

The Long Run takes place outside of our normal continuity of episodes, and features table discussion of an entire work or long selection of a series.

In this episode of The Long Run we talk about Doom Patrol, by Grant Morrison, Richard Case, Scott Hanna, and John Nyburg. This series continues the adventures of DC’s not-quite-the-X-Men team of misfit superheroes, quickly veering into Morrison’s trademark brand of existential surrealism. Witness as the Doom Patrol combats imaginary cities and the nonsensical Brotherhood of Dada, while teaming up with allies such as Danny the Street (an actual street) and Flex Mentallo, muscle wizard.

On the next episode of The Long Run we will be reading The Sixth Gun, by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt.

Our hosts on this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, and Cade Reynolds.

Welcome to Episode 1 of our new show. You may be familiar with some of the cross-over episodes and guest appearances we’ve done with Arc Reactions and the Fake Geek Girls. This is a new super-group series we’re producing in collaboration on a roughly monthly basis.

On each episode we’ll be discussing a topic from the broader world of geekery, selected by our hosts. On this episode we discuss the recent allegations of sexual harassment against Eddie Berganza, and the failure of DC Comics to meaningfully address the issue.

As an editorial note, we recorded this episode prior to the formal statement released by DC, although it does not significantly affect the content of our discussion.

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti and Tobiah Panshin of View from the Gutters, John Waits of Arc Reactions, and Missy Brinks and Merri Christianson of Fake Geek Girls.

Please direct questions, comments, and suggestions for future topics to contact@viewfromthegutters.com.

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

Black Canary, Vol. 1:  Kicking and Screaming

Story by . . . . . . Brenden Fletcher
Art by . . . . . . . . Annie Wu & Pia Guerra

From Comixology:

Spinning out of the pages of BATGIRL, writer Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL) and artists Annie Wu (Hawkeye) and Pia Guerra (Y: THE LAST MAN) present a fresh new take on one of DC Comics’ fiercest female characters.

Former crime fighter Dinah Lance is tearing up the music scene fronting the recently rechristened four-piece band Black Canary. Now using the alias D.D., Dinah and her one-of-a-kind voice are rocketing the band to stardom. But Black Canary has somehow become a magnet for trouble-their shows ending in brawls more often than not. If the group can’t shake the violence following them, their fame-and their lives-might be cut short.

To keep the band safe, the vigilante-turned-vocalist will have to face off against government agents, shadow-monsters, ninjas and one ticked off former lead singer!

Brant says:

Another DC title, another convo about the hard hearts and feelings of the New 52/ DCYou. Kayleigh and I see this as a redemption title but Joe is not as convinced. I struggle with the loss of “my” Black Canary and Kayleigh talks about her love of the book and fun is had by all.

Our hosts for this episode are Kayleigh Fleeman, Joe Preti, and Brant Eddy. On our next episode we will be reading Black Orchid, by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean.

A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Tony Queretaro, Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Becca Levendowski, Addison Appleby, and Kerfy Gonzo.

For Episode 167 we’ll be discussing Daredevil: Love and War, and we’re inviting everyone to listen in to our recording session live. Join us on May 18 at 8:15 PM (PDT), and add your comments to our discussion.

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

Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil

Story and Art by . . . . . . Jeff Smith
Color Art by . . . . . . . . . .Steve Hamaker

From Goodreads:

Granted the powers of the ancient gods, young Billy Batson transforms into Captain Marvel whenever he says the magic word, Shazam! Now, Captain Marvel faces an alien invasion and must stop the Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world. Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of Bone, brings back an icon of the comic-book world.

Brant says:

Special thanks to Adam Panshin from swooping in and taking my spot due to a family emergency. The conversation ranges from the book itself, to Shazam’s/Captain Marvel’s name, publication history, relevance in the DCU and of course the use of the character in the New 52 with some well tread New 52 laments.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Adam Panshin, Joe Preti, and Cade Reynolds. On our next episode we will be reading Black Canary, by Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu.

A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Tony Queretaro, Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Becca Levendowski, Addison Appleby, and Kerfy Gonzo.

Back Matter is our show focused interviews, news and events in the comics industry, television and movies, or discussions of comics which open onto a broader conversation. Feel free to email us discussion ideas or any comments or questions you might have at contact@viewfromthegutters.com.

On this episode of Back Matter our hosts discuss the 2016 film, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

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

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Catwoman. For this episode we read Catwoman, Vol. 1: Trail of the Catwoman, and Vol. 2: No Easy Way Down, by Ed Brubaker, Darwyn Cooke, Cameron Stewart, and other artists.

This series, beginning in 2002, finds Selina Kyle on the slow path to redemption. She teams up with characters from her past, including the infamous Slam Bradley, to protect Gotham’s violent East End, encountering both villains familiar to fans of the Batman books and faces from Selina’s past.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Miami Vice: Remix, Autumn Lands, Tintin, and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Kit Deforge.