Greg Rucka

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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.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Stumptown, written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood. Set in modern day Portland, Oregon, Stumptown is a detective story starring Dex Parios, a private eye and gambling addict.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Umbrella Academy, The Killer, Afterlife with Archie, Green Arrow, Vol. 1-3 (Kevin Smith), and The Autumn Lands (née Tooth and Claw) for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1 & 2.

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

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Lazarus, by Greg Rucka, Santiago Arcas, and Michael Lark. Set in a dystopian future in which the Earth is ruled by corporate families who via for control while exploiting the “waste”, the unwashed masses who are neither family nor those lucky enough to have curried a family’s favor.

Each family has one Lazarus: a nigh-unkillable super-soldier/bodyguard who is tasked with protecting the family and promoting their interests. The series follows Forever Carlyle, the Lazarus of the Carlyle family, as she deals with family infighting, assassination attempts, and the ever-present threat of war with the other families.

For our Giant-Sized All-New View from the Gutters #100 we are doing a special 2-part episode. In part 1 we will discuss Watchmen. In part 2 we will discuss the movie adaptation of Watchmen. The book selected in this episode will be the reading for episode 101.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Atomic Robo, Flashpoint, She-Hulk, Wolverine: Origin, and The Bounce for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Flashpoint.

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

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Queen and Country, Vol. 1: Operation Broken Ground, by Greg Rucka with art by Steve Rolston. Queen and Country is a modern espionage/thriller inspired by British TV series such as The Sandbaggers.

It primarily follows the missions of Tara Chace, as well as her co-workers in an MI-6 Special Intelligence Services group generally referred to as “The Minders.” In this first storyline we see Tara assassinate a former soviet general turned black market arms dealer, and the series of repercussions that result from that act.

Queen and Country is hands down one of the greatest examples of its genre, both in its comic book form and novels which expand Tara’s story. If you wish to read the rest of the series, this is the recommended reading order mentioned on the episode:

Queen and Country, Vol. 1-4
Queen and Country: Declassified, Vol. 1
Queen and Country, Vol. 5 & 6
Queen and Country: Declassified, Vol. 2
Queen and Country, Vol. 7
A Gentleman’s Game (Novel)
Queen and Country, Vol. 8
Private Wars (Novel)
The Last Run (Novel)

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Prince of Cats, Parker: The Hunter, Northlanders, and The Fuse for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is The Fuse, Vol. 1.

We invite you to discuss both this episode and its topic on our subreddit.

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

This is our special “Ladies Night” episode, staring none of the regular hosts! We’ll be back next episode, having read the book our guest hosts picked for us. Enjoy this view into the perspectives of four female comic fans.

Hosts: Amarantha Kost, “Kirby” Green, Kayleigh Fleeman, Annjeanette Thompson

Suggested Titles: I Kill Giants, Empowered, Locke & Key, Echo

Selected Title: I Kill Giants