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The Long Run takes place outside of our normal continuity of episodes, and features table discussion of an entire work or long selection of a series.

In this episode of The Long Run we talk about Scott Pilgrim, by Bryan Lee O’Malley

From Goodreads:

Scott Pilgrim’s life is totally sweet. He’s 23 years old, he’s in a rockband, he’s “between jobs” and he’s dating a cute high school girl. Nothing could possibly go wrong, unless a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. Will Scott’s awesome life get turned upside-down? Will he have to face Ramona’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in battle? The short answer is yes.

 

On the next episode of The Long Run we will be reading Fables, by Bill Willingham.

Our hosts on this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, Kirbotron2000, and Cade Reynolds.

Back Matter is our show focused 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 Joe and Tobiah discuss their experiences at Rose City Comic Con, which was held in Portland, Oregon on Sept. 10-11, 2016.

On the episode we interview Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, the writers of Hacktivist; Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree, the illustrator and colorist (respectively) of The 6th Gun, which we read on Episode 148 (Vol. 1 & 2) and The Long Run #16 (the rest of the series); and Jen Van Meter, author of Hopeless Savages, which we discussed on Episode 52.

Tobiah also mentions Helen Mask, a Portland illustrator who has done work for DC and Boom Studios.

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti and Tobiah Panshin.

The Long Run takes place outside of our normal continuity of episodes, and features table discussion of an entire work or long selection of a series.

In this episode of The Long Run we talk about The Sixth Gun (which we previously talked about on Episode 148), by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, with additional art by Tyler Crook and color by Bill Crabtree.

From Wikipedia:

The Sixth Gun takes place in the old west, shortly after the end of the Civil War. The story centers around a set of six pistols, each imbued with dark powers. The wielder of each pistol gains an ability unique to that weapon, and is tied to the pistol until his or her death. The guns are numbered, with the titular Sixth Gun belonging to one of the story’s protagonists: Becky Montcrief. The other main protagonist is Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a very pragmatic outlook on the guns. The villains of the series include recurring antagonist General Hume, the Knights of Solomon, the Sword of Abraham, and others vying for control of the guns.

Tobiah Says:

This episode features the long-awaited return of Cade (although sadly just for this episode). We have a good solid discussion on the book, along with digressions (and trigressions) into films, opera, and—as apparently always—mystery/crime fiction.

On the next episode of The Long Run we will be reading Scott Pilgrim, by Brian Lee O’Malley.

Our hosts on this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, Adam Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.

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

Lucky Penny

Story by . . . . . . Ananth Hirsh
Art by . . . . . . . . Yuko Ota

From CBR:

“Lucky Penny” collects a story arc from “Johnny Wander,” Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota’s webcomic, into print. It follows the travails of Penny Brighton, who finds herself without a job or a home at the beginning of the story…Most of “Penny Lucky” has an off-kilter, slice-of-life tone to it, but this changes two-thirds of the way through the book, when Penny’s place gets trashed and the action shifts from believable to bizarre. It’s a risky move to change the framework and the stakes like this without warning, but there’s a significant payoff. The jump is jarring, but Hirsh and Ota successively use the reader’s momentary confusion to add tension to the climax…

Brant says:

I miss this one, much to my regret because I really enjoyed this book. The group breaks down what they like about the book, Joe rants about Johnny Wander for a bit and also admits that he likes sweetness in general. There is praise for the dialogues in the book around relationships. The convo wraps with a conversation about the notion of maturity and how certain ideas and works tend to be tied to considered as more “sophisticated” due to their darker tone. (Much to our chagrin as we see lightness having an equal position in informing the human experience.)

Our hosts for this episode are Kirbotron 2000, Joe Preti, Kit DeForge and Tobiah Panshin. On our next episode we will be reading Infinite Kungfu.

A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Tony Queretaro, Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Becca Levendowski, Addison Appleby, and Kerfy Gonzo.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Sixth Gun, by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. The series takes place some years after the Civil War. It centers around 6 mystic guns, each of which grants a unique power to its wielder. It follows the adventures of two such wielders, as they battle a succession of foes both mundane and mystical who are attempting to seize the weapons for themselves.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Ant Colony, Jem and the Holograms, One Punch Man, Starlight, and Star Wars: Shattered Empire for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 1 & Annual.

If you missed our prior announcements, Joe recently sat down as a guest host on Radio vs. The Martians to talk about Batman and Tobiah sat down with Arc Reactions to talk about the Netflix series Jessica Jones.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Adam Panshin.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Stumptown, written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood. Set in modern day Portland, Oregon, Stumptown is a detective story starring Dex Parios, a private eye and gambling addict.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Umbrella Academy, The Killer, Afterlife with Archie, Green Arrow, Vol. 1-3 (Kevin Smith), and The Autumn Lands (née Tooth and Claw) for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1 & 2.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Cade Reynolds.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Big Book of Barry Ween, by Judd Winick. This collection contains all four previously released trades of The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius as well as the color-special crossover with Whiteout. First released in 1999, Barry Ween is one of the great indie comics of its time.

It stars the titular Barry Ween and his best friend Jeremy in a series of adventures involving vulva-shaped dimensional rifts, evil government conspiracies, time travel, aliens, sasquatchi, and the machinations of god-like entities. It is replete with crude humor and hilarious quips that will surely delight young and old alike.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated J. Michael Staczynski’s Thor, Astonishing X-Men, Secret Avengers, and Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Thor. We will be reading all three trades of JMS’s run, which collect Thor, Vol. 3 #1-12; Thor, Vol. 1 #600-603; and Thor: Defining Moments Giant-Size #1. These are collected in trade simply as Thor, Vol. 1; Thor, Vol. 2; and Thor, Vol. 3. Comics, everbody.

We invite you to discuss both this episode and its topic on our subreddit.

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