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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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...
On this episode, we talk about Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the first appearance of one Spider-Man; also long-time supporting cast Aunt May, Uncle Ben, and Flash Thompson. We also discuss the events of August 1962,
On this episode, we talk about Fantastic Four #5: Prisoners of Doctor Doom! This issue, clearly, features the first appearance of Doctor Doom! This issue has a cover date of July 1962, and we discuss some of the events which occur during June and July....
On this episode, we talk about The Incredible Hulk #1: The Hulk! and Fantastic Four #4: The Coming of the Sub-Mariner! These issues include the first appearance of many of the Hulk’s core cast, including Rick Jones, “Thunderbolt” Ross, Betty Ross,
On this episode, we talk about Fantastic Four #2: Skrulls from Outer Space! and Fantastic Four #3: The Menace of the Miracle Man! These issues have cover dates of January and March, 1962, and we discuss some of the events which occur during those months.