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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Change, by Ales Kot and Morgan Jeske. I’m not even going to try to summarize what this book is even about, so this week you’re just getting the blurb:

Dear Los Angeles: meet apocalypse. You have one day left. Unless, of course, someone decides to save you. Possible saviors include: a foul-mouthed struggling screenwriter who moonlights as a car thief, an obscenely wealthy rapper, a dying cosmonaut on his way back to Earth and one very deranged little boy. Good luck.

Change is, suffice it to say, surreal to the extreme, and not for the faint of heart.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Ghost Rider 2099, Thor (2014), Paranatural, Friends with Boys, and Howtoons: (Re)ignition, for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Thor (2014). We will be reading the entire series currently available, issues #1-7 and Annual #1.

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 Wayward, by Jim Zub, John Rauch, and Steve Cummings. The series features Rori Lane, a half-Irish half-Japanese teenager who moves to Japan for the first time to live with her mother. She quickly discovers that she possesses a secret magic, and encounters others with special powers as well as various magical monsters.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Afterlife with Archie, Superman Unchained, Avengers: Rage of Ultron, and The Fade Out for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Avengers: Rage of Ultron.

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

We’re attending Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this weekend, so you get the episode a little bit early. This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is God Hates Astronauts, by Ryan Browne. Initially launched as a webcomic in 2007, the series was collected reprinted by Image as God Hates Astronauts, Vol. 1. In 2014 the series was relaunched as a print series, the first collection of which has been released as Volume 2.

The series is a crude and absurd satire of superhero comics. It follows a group of heroes called the Power Persons Five through a series of inane and insane adventures, most of which revolve around petty revenge. The comic is over the top in every way imaginable both in art and story, in a way that honestly defies brief summation.

However if you are amused by concepts like King Tiger Eating a Cheeseburger (his actual full name), centaur astronauts, or the dad from Family Matters with gorilla arms, this comic might be for you.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated The Brave and the Bold, The Strain, Black Widow, and Sexcastle for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Black Widow, Vol. 1 & 2.

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

If you are at ECCC on Saturday and would like to say hi to us, we’ll be having an informal meet-up.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Nailbiter, Vol. 1 & 2, by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson. From Image’s website:

“Where do serial killers come from?” and why has Buckaroo, Oregon given birth to sixteen of the most vile serial killers in the world? NSA Agent Nicholas Finch needs to solve that mystery in order to save his friend, and he’ll have to team up with the infamous Edward “Nailbiter” Warren to do it.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Mystery Society, The Unwritten, Namesake, Nowhere Men, Copperhead, and The Sculptor for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Mystery Society.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, Brant Gillihan-Eddy, and special guest Alison Poppy of Out of the Fridge.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Umbral, Vol. 1 & 2, by Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten. Umbral is a fantasy story starring a young thief named Rascal, who has befriended the young prince of her native kingdom.

Things take a turn for the worse, however, when on the day of an eclipse the Umbral—a race of shapeshiting shadow monsters—return, slaughter the royal family, and take their place. Rascal finds herself on the run from the Umbral, along with a shifty (and possibly immortal) wizard, a smuggler, and a drunken scholar.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated The Royals: Masters of War, Princeless, Nimona, and Birthright for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is The Royals: Masters of War.

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

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Ravine, Vol. 1 & 2, by Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic. Ravine is a fantasy series about two Wanderers—people who have bonded with a mystic weapon called Grimlas who are destined to alter the destiny of the world. It is rendered in lavish detail by Sejic, who both illustrates and co-writes the series.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Bullseye: Greatest Hits, Spider-Man’s Tangled Web, Captain Marvel, Wolverine: SNIKT, and Henshin for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight and Vol. 2: Down (Issues #1-12 of the 2012 series).

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

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1, written by Kieron Gillen with art by Jamie McKelvie and colors by Matt Wilson. Every 90 years 12 gods incarnate in the bodies of teenagers. All of them are dead within 2 years. The series follows Laura, a teenage girl living in London who idolizes The Pantheon—as the 12 gods are known—and is part of a subculture which follows them like celebrities. Laura soon finds herself helping Luci—that is, Lucifer—after the latter stands trial for murder.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Silver Surfer, Atomic Robo, Rice Boy, and Ravine for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Ravine, Vol. 1 & 2.

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

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Shutter, by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca. It stars Kate Kristopher, a child explorer and adventurer in a world more fantastic than our own filled with robots, talking animal people, flying saucers, ninja ghosts, and a whole lot more. The series begins on Kate’s 27th birthday, ten years after her father’s death and her retirement from adventure. She suffers and attempted kidnapping, and discovers that she has siblings who may be trying to kill her.

This is a hard one to explain, so you’re going to just have to take our word and read it! This series is jam packed with snappy writing, amazing and dynamic artwork, an incredible universe to explore, and a story that you ache to know more about.

Our listener survey is still going on, so if you have not already filled it out you can do so right now and receive a small thank you from View from the Gutters.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Lazarus, Powers, Death: The High Cost of Living, Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil, and Outcast for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Lazarus, Vol. 1 & 2.

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

Back Matter is our roundtable discussion show focused on discussion that doesn’t make it into our main show, including 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 we discuss issues 1-12 of Spawn, and use that to frame a discussion on nostalgia, 90s comics, and the birth of Image.

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti and Andrew Chard. They are joined by guest Chris Preti.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Sovereign, Vol. 1, by Chris Roberson and Paul Maybury. Set in a familiar yet different world from our own, Sovereign follows several groups of characters as the time of convergence approaches, when demons inhabit the bodies of the dead and the world is prophesied to undergo a great change.

Often compared (favorably) to Game of Thrones, this series is a fascinating story that blends fantasy with history and will surely tickle the fancy of any fans of the fantasy genre.

This week we are releasing a survey to help us get a better sense of our audience. Please take a few minutes to fill out our Listener Survey, and receive a small thank you from View from the Gutters.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Freak Angels; John Constantine, Hellblazer, Vol. 1: Original Sins; Strong Female Protagonist, Book 1; and Kinski for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Strong Female Protagonist. For next episode we will be reading issues 1-4, which are collected in Book 1. You can read them for free on the comic’s website.

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