This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Big Book of Barry Ween, by Judd Winick. This collection contains all four previously released trades of The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius as well as the color-special crossover with Whiteout. First released in 1999, Barry Ween is one of the great indie comics of its time.
It stars the titular Barry Ween and his best friend Jeremy in a series of adventures involving vulva-shaped dimensional rifts, evil government conspiracies, time travel, aliens, sasquatchi, and the machinations of god-like entities. It is replete with crude humor and hilarious quips that will surely delight young and old alike.
In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated J. Michael Staczynski’s Thor, Astonishing X-Men, Secret Avengers, and Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Thor. We will be reading all three trades of JMS’s run, which collect Thor, Vol. 3 #1-12; Thor, Vol. 1 #600-603; and Thor: Defining Moments Giant-Size #1. These are collected in trade simply as Thor, Vol. 1; Thor, Vol. 2; and Thor, Vol. 3. Comics, everbody.
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Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Andrew Chard, Brant Gillihan-Eddy, and Cade Reynolds.