This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1 & 2, by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. Premiering in 2007, Umbrella Academy is the brain-child of and first comic by Gerard Way, front-man of the band My Chemical Romance.
It examines the disfunctional lives of 7 super-powered people who were adopted and trained to save the world by the mysterious Sir Reginald Hargreeves. In style it follows in the footsteps of Hellboy, Atomic Robo, and Invincible with a slightly tongue-in-cheek romp, with brilliant art by Gabriel Ba whose work we previously discussed on Episode 58 — Daytripper.
In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Nimona, Rumble, Gotham Academy, Amory Wars: Second Stage Turbine Blade, and Oppolpolis for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Nimona.
Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Kayleigh Fleeman, Kit DeForge, and Brant Gillihan-Eddy.
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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Daytripper, by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba. It is the critically acclaimed story of the life and deaths of Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Each issue follows Bras at a different moment in his life, and each one ends with his demise. It is a meditation on the nature of life and death, and about stories.
It is an experience far outside the mainstream of comics, and one not to be missed. The artwork is rendered in a beautiful style which expertly complements the story, which is equally tender, uplifting, and heart-wrenching.
In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Private Eye, Vol. 1; Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers; Spacetrawler; and Planet Hulk for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Private Eye. It is available digitally on a “Pay What You Want” basis (including free) at http://panelsyndicate.com/.
Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.
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