Kieron Gillen

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Journey into Mystery: Fear Itself, Vol. 1 & 2, by Kieron Gillen, Dougie Braithwaite, and other illustrators. Following the events in Marvel’s Siege event, Loki the trickster god is dead! Long live Loki the trickster god!

Loki, having been reborn as a brand new person who is also a young boy, is greatly distrusted by all in Asgard except for his brother, Thor. However, Loki is given the opportunity to prove himself to valuable to the Aesir when Odin’s evil brother Cul, known as The Serpent, escapes from his prison deep beneath the sea and attacks the Earth.

Can Loki lie enough to save Asgard? Can he trick the devil himself, Mephisto, into helping him do it? And can he convince the Aesir (and himself) that he isn’t the same old Loki? This is the beginning of a great arc that redefines Loki.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Wonton Soup, The Nao of Brown, Bitch Planet, Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell, and Suiciders for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Kit Deforge.

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 Three, written by Kieron Gillen with art by Ryan Kelly. Three is Gillen’s direct response to Frank Miller’s 300. It is the story of three Helot slaves in Sparta, roughly a century after the Battle of Thermopylae—a period when Sparta was in decline. The three slaves are the lone survivors of an uprising against the masters and are fleeing Sparta, pursued by an army of Spartans seeking revenge.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Hacktivist, Trinity, Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman (New-52), and Zero for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan). For this episode we will be reading issues #1-9.

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