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xforce

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Uncanny X-Force, Vol. 1-4, by Rick Remender, with art by Jerome Opena, Esad Ribic, Dean White, and others. This series features X-Force as the X-Men’s secret wetworks teams, stepping in to permanently eliminate threats to mutantkind deemed to dangerous to be allowed to live.

Contrasting our conversation last week about one of the more light-hearted titles in the Marvel U., Uncanny X-Force is dark, moody, and affected. It seriously examines the question of why superheroes don’t kill, and shows the consequences that come from that level of violence.

This team features Wolverine, Psylocke, Angel, Deadpool, and Fantomex, and we cover issues #1-18, which includes the first three arcs of Remender’s run as writer as the team confronts the final horsemen of Apocalypse, combat an army of Deathlock’d heroes from the future, and travel to the Age of Apocalypse in order to save the life of one of their own.

Next week will be our 3-part 50th Episode Special, in which we discuss Crisis on Infinite Earths, Identity Crisis, and Infinite Crisis. For our recommendation section we selected our title for Episode 51. Our hosts nominated Barry Ween, Queen & Country, East of West, The Manhattan Projects, and Sabertooth Swordsman for discussion, and our selected title is The Manhattan Projects.

Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Matt McGinnis, and Cade Reynolds.

thor

This week on View from the Gutters, our topic work is Thor: God of Thunder, Vol. 1 & 2, by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic. Collecting the first two arcs of the Marvel NOW relaunch of Thor, this series takes a closer look at Thor not purely as a hero, but as a god. Thor follows a mysterious trail of dead gods across time and space, learning about and confronting the mysterious godbutcher across three different times.

Beautifully illustrated by Esad Ribic, God of Thunder is one of the best Marvel NOW relaunches (a crowded field, to say the least). It addresses an element of Thor which has been long neglected, and leaves nothing on the field when it comes to showing the spectacle and grandeur of the god of thunder unleashed.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Loaded Bible, Book 1: The Jesus vs. Vampires Gospels, Daughters of the Dragon, Flash: Fastest Man Alive, and Justice League of America: The Tornado’s Path for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Loaded Bible, Book 1: The Jesus vs. Vampires Gospels.

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

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Silver Surfer: Requiem, by J. Michael Straczynski and Esad Ribic.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Desolation Jones, Deadpool Vol. 4, The Dark Knight Strikes Again, and The Killer for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Desolation Jones.

Our hosts for this episode were Matt McGinnis, Bernard Viray, Joe Preti, and Andrew Chard