Kurt Busiek

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is JLA/Avengers, by Kurt Busiek and George Perez. Originally planned for release in the early 1980s, this long awaited team-up between the Justice League of America and the Avengers did not see the light of day until more than 20 years later… and that shows.

JLA/Avengers features a crisis of infinite proportions as the Marvel and DC Universes slowly collide. Meanwhile, the mysterious Grandmaster and the equally mysterious Krona battle by proxy in a game that will decide the fate of both universes!

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated The Sixth Gun, All-New Ghost Rider, Pedro and Me, Atomic Robo, Anime Club, and Penny Dora and the Wishing Box for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is All-New Ghost Rider.

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

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Avengers Forever, by Kurt Busiek with art by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino. Released in 1998-1999, Avengers Forever was a 12-issue mini-series which saw a coalition of Avengers from across past, present, and future teaming up in a mammoth showdown between Kang the Conquerer—one of the Avengers’ greatest foes—and his own future self, the enigmatic Immortus, guardian of time.

It’s an incredibly interesting story, similar to Crisis on Infinite Earths in some ways, which revisits (and somewhat recons) large swathes of Avengers’ history, explaining many discrepancies and conundrums that had piled up over the years. It also features mammoth battles with hundreds of Avengers from across all times and dimensions, races across time, and an appearance by what would later be known as the Agents of Atlas.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Persepolis, V for Vendetta, and Finder, Vol. 1 & 2 for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Persepolis (available now as The Complete Persepolis, previously published as two volumes).

We invite you to discuss both this episode and it’s topic work on our new subreddit.

Our hosts for this episode were Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Brant Eddy, and Cade Reynolds.

Hosts: Brant Eddy, Cade Reynolds, Joe Preti, Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Matt McGinnis

Suggested Titles: Avengers Forever, The Ultimates vol 1, King City, Sullivan’s Sluggers, Atomic Robo vol 1, Animal Man new 52 vol 1

Selected Title: King City