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

Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 1-2

Created by Ryoko Kui

From Amazon:

When young adventurer Laios and his company are attacked and soundly thrashed by a dragon deep in a dungeon, the party loses all its money and provisions…and a member! They’re eager to go back and save her, but there is just one problem: If they set out with no food or coin to speak of, they’re sure to starve on the way! But Laios comes up with a brilliant idea: “Let’s eat the monsters!” Slimes, basilisks, and even dragons…none are safe from the appetites of these dungeon-crawling gourmands!

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Adam Panshin, and Lucas Trerice.

 

Thank you to Addison Appleby, Kar Fedosh, Chris Bianculli, Shopping Mall Krampus, Jeb Korzilius, and Jeremy Ballard for sponsoring the show.

Today on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Defenders, the new original series on Netflix. On this episode we discuss episodes 5-8.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin and Adam Panshin.

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

Paper Girls, Vol. 1-3

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by Cliff Chang, Jared K. Fletcher, and Matt Wilson

From Amazon:

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and special guest Annj.

Tobiah will be on a panel at Rose City Comic Con on Friday, Sept. 8, at 5pm. He would love it if you could be there.

Joe was on an episode of Radio vs. The Martians this week, talking about the films of Keanu Reeves. You should check it out.

Thank you to Addison Appleby, Kar Fedosh, Chris Bianculli, Shopping Mall Krampus, Jeb Korzilius, and Jeremy Ballard for sponsoring the show.

Today on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Defenders, the new original series on Netflix. On this episode we discuss episodes 1-4. We will return later this week to discuss the second half of the series.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin and Adam Panshin.

This week on View from the Gutters we have a special bonus episode:

Judge Dredd (1995)

From Tobiah:

We weren’t able to record our regular episode this week, so instead we’re bringing you something from our archives. This is a previously unreleased episode of a series we were tentatively calling Legends of the Drunk Knight, in which we drink heavily, watch bad movies, and then discuss them. You’ll notice a reference early in the episode to us doing this with Suicide Squad, which was another episode we recorded and have not yet released.

So, just to be clear we are a bit less lucid than on one of our normal episodes on this one, and it is somewhat less edited than one of our normal episodes. We also recorded this some time ago, and so we are speaking prospectively about certain things that have already happened, so that’s why. If you’re a new listener to View from the Gutters, I recommend not listening to this episode first.

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Kirbotron2000, Patrick Gilmore, and Mariah Jade Smith.

A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors Addison Appleby, Kar Fedosh, Chris Bianculli, Shopping Mall Krampus, Jeb Korzilius, and Jeremy Ballard for sponsoring the show.

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

Black Panther – Vol. 1-3

Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze and Chris Sprouse

From Amazon:

A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer T-Nehisi Coates (BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME) takes the helm, confronting T’Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt–but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!

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

Thank you to Addison Appleby, Kar Fedosh, Chris Bianculli, Shopping Mall Krampus, Jeb Korzilius, and Jeremy Ballard for sponsoring the show.

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

Kill Six Billion Demons – Vol. I

EVERYTHING by…. Tom Parkinson-Morgan

Brant says:

Lets play a game first read these two synopsis…

From Image:

In this collection of the first story arc of the popular webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons, sorority sister Allison Ruth must travel to Throne, the ancient city at the center of the multiverse, in an epic bid to save her boyfriend from the clutches of the seven evil kings that rule creation. Includes excerpts from in-universe religious texts, stories, and more.

From TVTropes:

God Is Dead. Far beyond Earth, The Multiverse is in chaos as criminals rule and callous kings maintain a fragile peace. One day, a mysterious and bloody figure appears to a barista named Allison Wanda Ruth, and bestows her with an Ancient Artifact known as the Key of Kings. In the process, Allison finds herself suddenly transported to the final resting place of the gods in the exact center of the multiverse, the red city of Throne. Allison must now travel through Throne and the 777,777 universes of creation to save her kidnapped boyfriend (even if he is a creep) and stop the plans of the stone angels, masked demons and mad god-kings that want her Key for themselves.

Brant says:

So remember when I said last time about East of West “Its a lot to take in…I honestly think this is the kind of book we are lucky to get in a world where comics has broken out as a medium the way that it has…. That said, its got a flavor that some may find off-putting…”?

YYeeeaaaaahhhhh. If the synopsis comparison hasn’t given it away this work is pretty darn intense. Joe found it VERY off-putting, I am weirdly mixed on it, especially since recording the episode and mulling it over more and Tobiah seem pretty much all in. Adam seems between me and Tobiah? Probably closer to Tobiah than me.

So this is a weird read… And I mean that in like a very dictionary way, it has an odd flavor that isn’t like anything else and that can be a great thing if it hits you right. This book has found some very solid fans much in the way (as we briefly discuss) things like Homestuck or even something grander like Star Wars has in that its found a fan base that’s become interested in not just the text but the mythology and relationships of the back matter and so on. Not every work gets that level of attention.  Join use next time as we swing back into superheroes for Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet.

Our hosts for this episode are Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Joe Preti, Adam Panshin and Tobiah Panshin.

In this episode Tobiah references The Land of Make Believe, by Jaro Hess.

Thank you to Addison Appleby, Kar Fedosh, Chris Bianculli, Shopping Mall Krampus, Jeb Korzilius, and Jeremy Ballard for sponsoring the show.