Matt Fraction

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is ODY-C, by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward. This series is a psychedelic, sci-fi, gender-bent reboot of the classical epic poem The Odyssey, by Homer. It follows the adventures of Odyssia and her crew, returning home to Ithicaa after the fall of Troiia, beset by all manner of woes at the hands of Zeus and Poseidon in retribution for slights both real and imagined.

If you’re familiar with the story of the original Odyssey—told and retold time and again—than you understand the broad outlines of this series, albeit gloriously twisted. What truly sets this version apart, however, is the astounding artwork of Ward—who paints a trippy, multitudinous-colored, metaphor-laden universe which at all times provokes the senses.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Injection, Princeless, Kill Shakespeare, and Drifter for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Princeless.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, Kit DeForge, and Brant Gillihan-Eddy.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is FF, by Matt Fraction, Mike and Laura Allred, and Joe Quinones. Launched in 2012 as part of Marvel NOW, this series was part of a duology along with its companion series Fantastic Four, also written by Fraction and drawn by Mark Bagley. That series covers a year in which the Fantastic Four leave Earth on a family vacation through time and space. FF, meanwhile, covers events on Earth with the Four’s stand-ins—Ant-Man (Scott Lang), She-Hulk, Madame Medusa, and pop-idol Darla Deering—as they attempt to care for the gaggle of super-genius children known as the Future Foundation.

This is a light-hearted, fun, humorous series which is all about family. The Allreds’ art is, as always, fantastic (no pun intended), and the series is filled with easter eggs and references to the original 1960s Fantastic Four run.

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are trying an experiment this week with censoring profane language in our show. This is something that we have debated for some time internally, as it is something we have received complaints about in the past, and we are interested in your feedback.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Infinite Kung-Fu, Runaways, The Sixth Gun, and Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is The Sixth Gun, Vol. 1 & 2.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, John Waits, and Adam Panshin. A special thank you John, who you can hear every week on Arc Reactions. This week Tobiah sat down with John and Dylan on their show to talk about the Netflix series, Jessica Jones.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, with colors by Becka Kinzie. It is the story of two people, Suzy and John, who independently discover that when they reach orgasm time stands still. One day they meet, they begin to date, and they discover they can enter into The Quiet (or Cumworld, depending on who you ask). Then they do the only logical thing they can, which is rob banks. Oh, and they’re not alone.

Sex Criminals is a raunchy—yet touching and human—romp with tons of humor and style. It is also the definition of NSFW, so you have been warned.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Superman for Tomorrow, Astro City, Madame Xanadu, Rachel Rising, and Sunstone for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Rachel Rising, Vol. 1 & 2.

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

Hosts: Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Cade Reynolds

Suggested Titles: Superman: Birthright, Black Hole, Twisted Toyfare Theater, Prince of Cats, Witch Doctor

Selected Title: Witch Doctor