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

Batman: Li’l Gotham (Volumes I and II)

Story by . . . . . . Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs
Art by . . . . . . . . Dustin Nguyen

From Goodreads:

These gorgeously drawn and painted all-ages tales feature all of your favorite Gotham City characters: Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, The Joker, The Penguin and many others!

Brant says:

The goddamn Batman returns…in this adorable all ages book! I gush about how much I love this book while Adam concedes its not quite his cup of tea. We chat about Calvin and Hobbes like influences, the state of all ages superhero stories and Adam wisely pulls us out of a “what is wrong with the comics publishing model” rant.

Our hosts for this episode are Brant Eddy, Adam Panshin, and Tobiah Panshin. On our next episode we will be reading Asterios Polyp.

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

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.

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 the life and times of Stephanie Brown. For this special episode we read a selection of titles including many issues of Robin and Batgirl, the crossover events War Drums, War Games, and War Crimes, and several one-shots and special issues. A full list can be found here.

Stephanie Brown began as a minor supporting character during the 90s in the Tim Drake Robin series. As the daughter of C-list Batman-villain The Cluemaster, Stephanie dressed up as The Spoiler in order to foil her father’s schemes. As time went on the character garnered a following, and she evolved into a love-interest for Tim, and ultimately a full fledged member of the Bat-family.

She eventually (and briefly) graduated to the role of Robin when Tim quit, but was quickly shuffled off both the team and the mortal coil. Death, however, could not keep Stephanie down and she returned DC Comics, this time as the 3rd Batgirl. Her series received critical acclaim, and ran for two years until Stephanie finally suffered totally existential failure, blinking out of existence in the New-52 reboot of the DCU.

On the next episode of The Long Run we will be reading Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the manga which served as the basis (and as a continuation of) the classic animated film.

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