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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.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell, a 2014 original graphic novel by Paul Dini and Joe Quinones. The book, which takes place outside of the current New-52 continuity, features the two be-fishnetted heroines investigating a series of murders which surround a retired gang of thieves who Black Canary once befriended. It also explores the friendship between the two characters, from their unlikely first meeting, to joining the Justice League, and through to the modern day.

This is a great story, ideal for younger readers who are interested in the DC universe.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Catwoman, Formerly Known as the Justice League, Secret Identities, The Mask, Lady Killer, and Jem and the Holograms for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Catwoman, Vol. 1: Trail of the Catwoman, and Vol. 2: No Easy Way Down, by Ed Brubaker and Darwyn Cooke.

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

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Question: The Five Books of Blood, written by Greg Rucka with art by Jimmy Palmiotti, Diego Olmos, John Van Fleet, Jesús Saíz, Steve Lieber, Manuel Garcia, Eric Trautmann, and Matt Clark. Originally released under the title 52 Aftermath: Crime Bible: Five Lessons of Blood, this 5-issue mini-series follows the events of the seminal weekly DC series 52.

It features Renee Montoya—who took up the mantle of The Question in 52—continuing her crusade to both understand and ultimately bring to heel the Religion of Crime, who venerate Cain as the first criminal. It also guest stars Renee’s frequent companion (and former lover), Batwoman.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Black Science, The Winter Men, Damage Control: The Complete Collection, Journey into Mystery: Fear Itself, Vol 1 & 2, Samurai Jack, and The Incredible Hulk and the Thing: The Big Change for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Journey into Mystery: Fear Itself, Vol 1 & 2.

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

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, Joe and Tobiah sit down with the hosts of Fake Geek Girls to talk about superheroes. For this episode we recommended four books for Missy and Merri to read: Superman: Birthright, Batman: Venom, Dr. Strange: The Oath, and Captain America: Castaway in Dimension Z.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, Merri Christianson, and Missy Brinks-Hoppe.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is DC: The New Frontier, the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning series by Darwyn Cooke. Published in 2004, The New Frontier is one of DC’s finest Elseworld comics. Set primarily in the 1950s, it visits a version of the DC universe on the boundary between the Golden and Silver Ages, in which the various heroes first appear in the year of their first publication—primarily focusing on Hal Jordan as Green Lantern and J’onn J’onzz the Martian Manhunter, although the JSA, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and other popular characters of the time feature prominently.

The series aims for a more realistic take on the period, including addressing issues of racism, sexism, the red scare, and the space race—albeit through a comic book lens. The dichotomy of the upbeat 4-color attitude of the times when contrasted with a more modern story-telling and social sensibility creates a fascinating landscape against which Cooke paints a story of heroism against all odds.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Fables, Freak Angels, iZombie, Stagger Lee, Translucid for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Stagger Lee.

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

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is JLA/Avengers, by Kurt Busiek and George Perez. Originally planned for release in the early 1980s, this long awaited team-up between the Justice League of America and the Avengers did not see the light of day until more than 20 years later… and that shows.

JLA/Avengers features a crisis of infinite proportions as the Marvel and DC Universes slowly collide. Meanwhile, the mysterious Grandmaster and the equally mysterious Krona battle by proxy in a game that will decide the fate of both universes!

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated The Sixth Gun, All-New Ghost Rider, Pedro and Me, Atomic Robo, Anime Club, and Penny Dora and the Wishing Box for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is All-New Ghost Rider.

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

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Superman Unchained, by Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, and Dustin Nguyen. Published in 2013, the 9-issue mini-series was released to coincide with the Man of Steel film as well as Superman’s 75th anniversary. It features the reveal of a mysterious alien government operative who possesses stronger versions of all of Superman’s powers, who challenges Kal-El to re-examine the choices he’s made about how to be a hero.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Chew, Rocket Raccoon & Groot: The Complete Collection and Rocket Raccoon Volume 1: A Chasing Tale, Umbrella Academy, Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil, Velvet, and our Patreon listener pitch for this week, Change, for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Change, by Ales Kot and Morgan Jeske.

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