View from the Gutters #115 — Superman Unchained

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Superman Unchained, by Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, and Dustin Nguyen. Published in 2013, the 9-issue mini-series was released to coincide with the Man of Steel film as well as Superman’s 75th anniversary. It features the reveal of a mysterious alien government operative who possesses stronger versions of all of Superman’s powers, who challenges Kal-El to re-examine the choices he’s made about how to be a hero.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Chew, Rocket Raccoon & Groot: The Complete Collection and Rocket Raccoon Volume 1: A Chasing Tale, Umbrella Academy, Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil, Velvet, and our Patreon listener pitch for this week, Change, for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Change, by Ales Kot and Morgan Jeske.

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

Comics Alternative Interviews: Back Again with Craig Yoe

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MiltGrossNYCraig Yoe is back for his fourth interview appearance on The Comics Alternative, and this time he has two wacky new books to share with everyone, both from IDW Publishing and Yoe! Books. First, he talks with Derek and Andy about Milt Gross’ New York, a “lost” graphic novel that was originally published in 1939 to capitalize on that year’s New York World’s Fair. Copies of the original paperback are very difficult to find, but Craig was able to get his hands on one — thanks to eBay — and then work his wonders in what he does best: restoring and reproducing in beautiful editions classic, often obscure, comics from our past. The result is a sturdy hardback volume that PopYoeshowcases the wild and breakneck style of Milt Gross. Originally published by Bystander Press and titled That’s My Pop! Goes Nuts for Fair: A Cartoon Tour of New York, it features Gross’s famous (at the time) character Pop, a proto-Homer Simpson, and his admiring son as they tour New York City, it’s neighborhoods, its nightlife, its culture, its food, its busy streets, and then finally ending up at the World’s Fair. Craig discusses the significance of Milt Gross to comics history and how his work is often overlooked. More to the point, much of the conversation centers on this new edition and how it could be read as a defining example of the cartoonist, who Craig sees as one of America’s funniest artists. Next, Derek and Andy talk with their guest about a second new publication from Yoe! Books, Weird Love, Vol. 1: You Know You Want It. It was almost a year ago that the Two Guys interviewed Craig about the WeirdLoveCoverinaugural issue of his semi-monthly series, Weird Love, and now that the first collected volume is out, they wanted to talk with him about his further adventures in finding strange stories masquerading as romance comics. Over the course of their conversation, the guys talk about hippy love, misogyny, spanking, communism, escorts, molls, Ronald Reagan, wayward girls, body image, and perhaps most disturbing of all (at least for Derek), clown love. As with every interview with Craig, the conversation never flags, is filled with fun and unlikely topics, and you’re not entirely sure where things will end up. The guys also talk with Craig about the fifth anniversary of Yoe! Books, a topic they discussed back in January, and how that year-long celebration is going. All in all, it’s a fun conversation…as it usually is with this guest. Craig’s been on the show so many times that he’s almost becoming an honorary cohost of The Comics Alternative. But that’s fine with Andy and Derek, and they plan to have him back for more conversation in the months to come.

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Be sure to check out The Yoe Tube on YouTube for fun videos and music!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode 319 Part VII: MegaCon 2015: The Harley Quinn And Starfire Panel!

Top Left: Jimmy Palmiotti, Bottom Right: Amanda Conner. Right: Jimmy and Amanda with a room full of Harley Quinns!

Top Left: Jimmy Palmiotti, Bottom Right: Amanda Conner.
Right: Jimmy and Amanda with a room full of Harley Quinns!

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This was the second panel I attended at MegaCon 2015. It occurred in Room 311EF from 11:50 am to 12:40 pm. Jimmy and Amanda discussed their work as writers on the title HARLEY QUINN. They also shared with the panel audience what to expect from the new series STARFIRE, which will premiere in June after the conclusion of DC’s CONVERGENCE event series.

Harley Quinn and Starfire are and © DC Comics, a unit of DC Entertainment, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company, a subsidiary of Time-Warner.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2015: THE ART OF CINEMA PANEL! with Jimmy Palmiotti, Darwyn Cooke and Bob Layton.

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Mayo Report: 2015-03 Comics

John Mayo and Sam discuss the sales estimates for the top selling comic books for March 2015.

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Thwipping Boys – Avengers: Age of Ultron! SPOILERS!!!

Like the film itself, we almost collapse under the narrative weight, but just about manage to scrape through intact. Straight from the UK on day of release, it’s our Age of Ultron Review!

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