Rick Remender

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Avengers: Rage of Ultron, by Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña, and Dean White. Part of Marvel’s series of Original Graphic Novels, Rage of Ultron is primarily a story about lineage, and of fathers and sons.

It features another in a long series of battles between The Avengers and their long-time foe Ultron, with a particular focus on the relationship between Hank Pym and his “son” Ultron, as well as Ultron’s own relationship with his “son”, The Vision.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Ministry of Space, Black Science (Vol. 2), Superman Unchained, Madame Xanadu, Bad Houses, and MPH for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Superman Unchained.

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

blackscience

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Black Science, Vol. 1, written by Rick Remender with art by Matteo Scalera and colors by Dean White. Launched in 2013, Black Science is an ongoing series. Using “The Pillar”, a device of their own creation, Grant McKay and his team of scientists are able to jump from reality to reality. However, shortly after their first successful test jump The Pillar is sabotaged, and the team—along with their financier and Grant’s two teenage children—find themselves uncontrollably leaping from reality to reality.

Black Science is in some ways a continuation of the love-letter to classic SF movies that Remender began in his now classic series, FEAR Agent, along with a dash of Conan the Barbarian for spice. Scalera and White’s art is vivid and imaginative, with amazing designs and tons of atmosphere. If you enjoyed some of the previous Remender penned titles we’ve discussed on this show, you’re sure to get a kick out of this one too.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated JLA/Avengers, Midnight Nation, Universe X, and Dead Body Road for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Universe X.

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

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

xforce

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Uncanny X-Force, Vol. 1-4, by Rick Remender, with art by Jerome Opena, Esad Ribic, Dean White, and others. This series features X-Force as the X-Men’s secret wetworks teams, stepping in to permanently eliminate threats to mutantkind deemed to dangerous to be allowed to live.

Contrasting our conversation last week about one of the more light-hearted titles in the Marvel U., Uncanny X-Force is dark, moody, and affected. It seriously examines the question of why superheroes don’t kill, and shows the consequences that come from that level of violence.

This team features Wolverine, Psylocke, Angel, Deadpool, and Fantomex, and we cover issues #1-18, which includes the first three arcs of Remender’s run as writer as the team confronts the final horsemen of Apocalypse, combat an army of Deathlock’d heroes from the future, and travel to the Age of Apocalypse in order to save the life of one of their own.

Next week will be our 3-part 50th Episode Special, in which we discuss Crisis on Infinite Earths, Identity Crisis, and Infinite Crisis. For our recommendation section we selected our title for Episode 51. Our hosts nominated Barry Ween, Queen & Country, East of West, The Manhattan Projects, and Sabertooth Swordsman for discussion, and our selected title is The Manhattan Projects.

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

Hosts: Matt McGinnis, Cade Reynolds, Joe Preti, Andrew Chard

Suggested Titles: Astro City, Midnight Nation, Incognito, Project X: Challengers

Selected Title: Incognito