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

Star Wars

Story by . . . . Jason Aaron
Art by . . . . . . John Cassaday, Stuart Immonen
Additional Art by . . . . Laura Martin, Simone Bianchi, Justin Ponsor, Wade Von Grawbadger

From Amazon:

The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebel band opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet – the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fi ght for freedom against the evil of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor!

Tobiah Says:

We’re back after a short (unofficial) break. Things got crazy the last month or so, but hopefully we’ll be back on track until that ancient beast, Father Christmas, rears his mighty horns and belches forth destruction upon us all. On this episode we wax lyrical about Star Wars in all its myriad forms, and kind of discuss the comic a bit around the edges.

Our hosts for this episode are Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Joe Preti, and Tobiah Panshin. On our next episode we will be reading Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt

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


This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Planetary, by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday. Release between 1999 and 2009 and running for a staggering 27 issues, Planetary is one of Ellis’ master works. Nominally set in the Wildstorm comics universe, it is the story of Elijah Snow—one of the Century Babies: a group of apparently immortal superhumans all born on January 1, 1900—and the Planetary Organization, a group of crypto-archeologists dedicated to uncovering the secret history of the 20th Century.

Planetary is in many ways an attempt to make sense of a century of popular media. It makes frequent references to other works, including numerous characters from DC and Marvel, as well as Kaiju films, 50s B-movies, various stories and characters from the pulp magazines, and many more. It is also an exemplary supers story in and of itself, and expands upon the ideas Ellis presented in his two other notable Wildstorm works, Stormwatch and The Authority.

We encourage our listeners to share your own thoughts and discuss this week’s book either as a comment on our website, or on our Facebook page.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Luthor Strode Vol. 1 & 2, Boba Fett: Death, Lies, and Treachery, Superman/Shazam: First Thunder, Mouse Guard, and Samurai Cat #1-3 for discussion, and our selected title is Mouse Guard. We will be reading the collected volumes of Fall, Winter, and The Black Axe, as well as the Spring one-shot issue.

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