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moonknight

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Moon Knight, Vol. 1: From the Dead, written by Warren Ellis with art by Declan Shalvey and colors by Jordie Bellaire. The latest in a string of semi-reboots for Moon Knight, this series features six stand-alone stories which redefine the character.

The art and colors in this series are, frankly, amazing???well worth the read whether you know or care about Moon Knight as a character. That Ellis provides six outstanding stories on top of that is simply icing on the cake.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Alias, Kraven’s Last Hunt, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Space Usagi, and Reyn for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Alias.

Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti,??Tobiah Panshin, and Adam Panshin

ghostrider

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is??All-New Ghost Rider, written by Felipe Smith and illustrated??by Tradd Moore and Damion Scott. This series introduces us to a young new Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, a teenager who splits his time between school, working as a mechanic, and caring for his developmentally disabled little brother, Gabe.

If features the return of Mr. Hyde, a classic Marvel villain who is seeking to control the criminal underworld of Los Angeles.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Pretty Deadly, Universal War One, Spread, and Okko for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is??Pretty Deadly.

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

avegnersjla

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is??JLA/Avengers, by Kurt Busiek and George Perez. Originally planned for release in the early 1980s,??this long awaited team-up between the Justice League of America and the Avengers did not see the light of day until more than 20 years later… and that shows.

JLA/Avengers features a crisis of infinite proportions as the Marvel and DC Universes slowly collide. Meanwhile, the mysterious Grandmaster and the equally mysterious Krona battle by proxy in a game that will decide the fate of both universes!

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated The Sixth Gun, All-New Ghost Rider, Pedro and Me, Atomic Robo, Anime Club, and Penny Dora and the Wishing Box??for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is??All-New Ghost Rider.

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

thor2014

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is??Thor??(2014), by Jason Aaron with art by??Russell Dauterman. For this episode we read issues #1-7 and Thor Special #1. Released in the wake of Thor Odinson becoming unworthy of wielding Mjolnir during the events of Original Sin, this new series begins with a mysterious woman lifting the hammer from its resting place on the Moon.

The new Thor–whose secret identity remains a mystery as of the recording of this episode–launches on a series of adventures battling frost giants, Malekith the Accursed, and the Roxxon Corporation under the malevolent guidance of Dario Agger. Meanwhile, the old Thor–now simply called Odinson–struggles with his unworthiness and changing sense of identity, while trying to discover who is beneath Thor’s helmet.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Batman: Murder/Fugative, Chew, Afterlife with Archie, JLA/Avengers, and Comeback for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is??JLA/Avengers.

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

rageultron

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is??Avengers: Rage of Ultron, by Rick Remender, Jerome Ope??a, 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.

blackwidow

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is??Black Widow, Vol. 1 & 2, written by Nathan Edmondson with art by Phil Noto. The series follows Nastasha Romanov???the Black Widow???on her adventures away from the Avengers both as an agent of SHIELD and a private mercenary taking jobs which will help her balance the ledger of her life and make up for the many wicked things she did as an agent of The Red Room.

Black Widow is a look at the less super-powered realms of the Marvel Universe, and as a work stands more in line with the Jason Bourne or recent James Bond-style espionage/action movies than traditional superhero books.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Formerly Known as The Justice League, Wayward, Rice Boy, and Low for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Wayward.

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

manwithoutfear

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is??Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, by Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. Published in 1994,??The Man Without Fear explores and revises the origin of Daredevil???and by extension the origins of Elektra and The Kingpin.

If you’re familiar with Frank Miller’s other works you have an idea of what you’re getting into with this book, which was written contemporaneously with Miller’s??Sin City.??Similarly, this book is an excellent sample of John Romita, Jr’s art, which???love it or hate it???is at it’s peak in this book.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Superman: Red Son, iZombie, Alabaster Wolves, Harbinger, and Umbral??for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Umbral, Vol. 1 & 2.

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