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View from the Gutters is a weekly round-table discussion about comic books. In each episode we focus on reviewing one graphic novel or collected volume of a series. At the end of each podcast we vote to select which nominated work well be talking about next time, so you can read along with us.

View from the Gutters is a weekly round-table discussion about comic books. In each episode we focus on reviewing one graphic novel or collected volume of a series. At the end of each podcast we vote to select which nominated work well be talking about next time, so you can read along with us.
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View from the Gutters is a weekly round-table discussion about comic books. In each episode we focus on reviewing one graphic novel or collected volume of a series. At the end of each podcast we vote to select which nominated work well be talking about next time, so you can read along with us.

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English


Episodes

Tales to Astonish #44-50 (June 1963)

6/17/2019
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On this episode, we discuss Tales to Astonish #44-50, featuring the first appearance of Maria Pym, The Porcupine, Whirlwind, and Giant-Man! We also discuss the events of June, 1963, including the Profumo Affair, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Kennedy’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech, and the release of Cleopatra.

Duration:02:40:06

Journey into Mystery #88-93 (May 1963)

5/27/2019
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On this episode, we discuss Journey into Mystery #88-93, featuring the first appearance of The Radio-Active Man. We also discuss the events of May, 1963, including the release of Where The Wild Things Are, and The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan; Dylan’s second album.

Duration:02:14:32

Bonus Episode — Avengers Fantasy Draft

5/16/2019
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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. You should definitely check out both programs, as Joe and I have both been […]

Duration:03:39:48

Strange Tales #104-109 (April 1963)

5/6/2019
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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, and the beginning of the Birmingham Campaign which led to Martin Luther King Jr. penning his famous, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in […]

Duration:01:54:05

Tales of Suspense #39-43 (March 1963)

4/22/2019
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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, and the invention of the measles vaccine! Our theme for this episode is Walk Like A Man, […]

Duration:00:52:38

Fantastic Four #10-15; Amazing Spider-Man #1-3 (Feb. 1963)

4/8/2019
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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, The Vulture, The Tinkerer, and Doctor Octopus! We also discuss the events of February, 1963, including the birth […]

Duration:01:16:11

Incredible Hulk #5-6, Tales to Astonish #39-43 (Jan. 1963)

3/26/2019
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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 renamed JFK). George Wallace has been dead for 20 years (thank goodness). Theories regarding […]

Duration:02:13:51

Journey into Mystery #86-87 (Dec. 1962)

3/11/2019
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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, by Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons.

Duration:01:36:38

Strange Tales #101-103 (Nov. 1962)

2/26/2019
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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, and Richard Nixon no longer being around to kick. Our theme for this episode is “He’s A Rebel” […]

Duration:01:01:24

Tales to Astonish #35-37 (Oct. 1962)

2/11/2019
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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 and the release of the first James Bond film, Dr. No. Our theme song for […]

Duration:01:05:43

Fantastic Four #6-9 (Sept. 1962)

1/23/2019
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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-conductor lasers! Our theme song for this episode is Sherry by The 4 Seasons.

Duration:01:53:18

Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962)

12/24/2018
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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, including the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and the death of Marilyn Monroe. This episode’s opening theme is Do the Locomotion by Little […]

Duration:01:06:35

The Incredible Hulk #2-4 (Fall 1962)

12/10/2018
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On this episode, we talk about The Incredible Hulk #2-4, featuring the first appearance of The Ring Master, and shooting the Hulk into space!

Duration:00:45:15

Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962)

11/26/2018
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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. We also discuss the firing of James Gunn from Guardians […]

Duration:00:42:26

The Incredible Hulk #1, FF #4 (May 1962)

11/12/2018
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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, and Bruce Banner himself; while FF features the return of one of Marvel’s first characters, Namor! […]

Duration:01:23:38

Fantastic Four #2-3 (Jan-Mar. 1962)

10/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:54:06

Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. 1961)

10/15/2018
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On this episode, we talk about the state of the world circa the fall of 1961 and the inception point of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four #1. Cover date November, 1961: This issue features the first appearance of the Fantastic Four, as well as that of the Mole Man and Monster Isle (a location that […]

Duration:00:51:19

Prologue: The Golden Age

10/1/2018
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Welcome to the premiere episode of The House of Jack and Stan. On this show, we’re going to be reading and discussing the origin and evolution of Marvel Comics—starting from the release of Fantastic Four #1 in 1961. We plan to hit every issue that Marvel released from ’61 through the end of 1969. Along […]

Duration:00:46:15

Announcement

9/24/2018
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We’ve been gone for a while, since we wrapped up the weekly comic book club at the end of last year. But we have not been idle, and we’re are now ready to announce a new ongoing series. We’re going to be reading and discussing the origin and evolution of Marvel Comics—starting from the release […]

Duration:00:03:00

Backmatter #27 — Avengers: Infinity War

5/28/2018
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This week on View from the Gutters we have a special bonus episode: Avengers: Infinity War From Tobiah: So we’re still not back to doing the Comic Book Club, but Joe and I have been working on other projects (which aren’t ready to be released, or really even announced). We got to talking about Infinity […]

Duration:00:40:52