This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Hopeless Savages, by Jen Van Meter and various artists. It’s the story of the Hopeless-Savage family, as told from the perspective of the youngest daughter, Skank Zero Hopeless-Savage. In the first story, after Zero’s parents (noted 70s punk rockers Dirk Hopeless and Nikki Savage) are kidnapped, she assembles her siblings Twitch Strummer, Arsenal Fierce, and Rat Bastard to find and rescue their lost parents.
Hopeless Savages is an all ages story, featuring a compelling cast with strong family bonds. It uses a variety of styles across its three stories, and is artfully drawn. It combines deep characters with an emotionally honesty which is rare in a comic written for all ages.
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In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Chew, Titans: Old Friends, Powerless, Scurvy Dogs, and The Infinity Gauntlet for discussion, and our selected title is The Infinity Gauntlet.
Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Audrey Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.