Stuart Immonen

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

Star Wars

Story by . . . . Jason Aaron
Art by . . . . . . John Cassaday, Stuart Immonen
Additional Art by . . . . Laura Martin, Simone Bianchi, Justin Ponsor, Wade Von Grawbadger

From Amazon:

The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebel band opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet – the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fi ght for freedom against the evil of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor!

Tobiah Says:

We’re back after a short (unofficial) break. Things got crazy the last month or so, but hopefully we’ll be back on track until that ancient beast, Father Christmas, rears his mighty horns and belches forth destruction upon us all. On this episode we wax lyrical about Star Wars in all its myriad forms, and kind of discuss the comic a bit around the edges.

Our hosts for this episode are Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Joe Preti, and Tobiah Panshin. On our next episode we will be reading Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt

A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Kar Fedosh, and Addison Appleby.

nextwave

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E., created by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen. Nextwave is a 12-issue series that ran between 2006 and 2007. It follows the adventures of the Nextwave team as they combat the villainous plans of H.A.T.E.—Nextwave’s former employer—and their shadowy backer, a terrorist organization known as S.I.L.E.N.T. operating under a legit pseudonym as The Beyond Corporation.

It is a crazy, fun, satirical look at superheroes and some of the parts of the Marvel universe you don’t see in the pages of more serious comics. It features incredibly vibrant colors, dynamic action, and wild amounts of humor. It’s a stand-out book from this period in comics, and one of Warren Ellis’s finest works.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Avengers Forever, Sex Criminals, Batman and Robin, Vol. 1-3 (Morrison), Prince of Cats, and Avengers Arena for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Avengers Forever.

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

usm

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 the third episode of this bonus series, we talk about Issues #1-160 of Ultimate Spider-Man (the Peter Parker years).

First published in 2000, the Ultimate Universe was conceived as a launching ground for new, modern interpretations of the classic Marvel Super-Heroes, divested of their continuity baggage and re-imagined for the 21st century. Spider-Man was one of the launch titles for Ultimate Marvel, and returned to Peter Parker’s roots as a nerdy high-schooler once again learning the ropes of being a super-hero while trying (and failing) to find a balance between the burdens of being Spider-Man and Peter Parker’s ordinary life.

USM also features one of the longest continuous runs of a single creative team on a book, with Brian Michael Bendis writing and Mark Bagley penciling. After Bagley’s departure the book was drawn by first by Stuart Immonen, then David LaFuente, and finally Sara Pichelli, who continues to draw with Bendis writing into the Miles Morales era.

In this episode we discuss the entirety of Peter Parker’s story in this series.

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