View from the Gutters is a weekly round-table discussion about comic books. In each episode we focus on one graphic novel or collected volume of a series, as selected by one of our hosts. We discuss the week's topic work (with frequent digressions), and respond to any listener comments or questions.
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This week on View from the Gutters we have a special bonus episode: Avengers Fantasy Draft From Tobiah: This week we’re fantasy drafting Avengers teams along with our good friend Mike from Radio Vs. The Martians and Podcasta La Vista, Baby.
On this episode, we discuss Strange Tales #104-109, featuring the first appearance of Paste Pot Pete, aka The Trapster! We also discuss the events of April, 1963, including the world’s first lung transplant,
On this episode, we discuss Tales of Suspense #39-43, featuring the first appearances of Tony Stark, and Pepper Potts. We also discuss the events of March, 1963, including the closure of Alcatraz, the opening of the Pan-America Building,
On this episode, we discuss Fantastic Four #10-15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1-3, featuring the first appearances of The Red Ghost, The Impossible Man, The Watcher, The Mad Thinker, J. Jonah Jameson, John Jameson (aka Man-Wolf), The Chameleon,
On this episode, we discuss Incredible Hulk #5-6 and Tales to Astonish #39-43. We also discuss the events of January 1963. Our theme for this episode is Telstar, by The Tornados Notes: The Beatles landed at New York International Airport (later rename...
On this episode, we discuss Journey into Mystery #86-87, featuring the first appearance of occasionally reoccurring Thor villain, Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man. We also discuss the events of December 1962. Our theme for this episode is Big Girls Don’t Cry,
On this episode, we discuss Strange Tales #101-103, which includes the first appearance of classic FF villain, The Wizard! We also discuss the events of November 1962, including the introduction of ZIP codes, the first supersonic jet,
On this episode, we discuss Tales to Astonish #35-37, which includes the first appearance of Hank Pym, the Astonishing Antman! We also give our eulogy for Stan Lee (RIP) and discuss important events of October 1962—including the Cuban Missile Crisis an...
On this episode, we talk about Fantastic Four #6-9, which includes the first appearances of Alicia Masters and the Puppetmaster! We also discuss important events of September 1962, including the looming Cuban Missile Crisis and the invention of semi-co...