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View From the Gutters: Bite Club

Written by Christian on Wednesday, August 07 2013 and posted in Podcasts

View From the Gutters: Bite Club

The Outhouse welcomes View from the Gutters as our newest syndicated podcast.

We're proud to introduce View from the Gutters to the Outhouse!  Here's a description from the podcast:

View from the Gutters is a weekly (comic) book club. In each episode our overly opinionated hosts have a roundtable discussion focusing on one graphic novel or a collected volume (or two) of a series. We talk about the week’s topic work—with frequent digressions to jabber about other comics and creators, discuss the state of the industry, or perhaps just complain about all of the creators who have done us wrong (we don’t want to name names, but the number 52 may be involved).

Once we have stripped all of the fleshy comic-meat from the proverbial comic-bone, each of the hosts will recommend a comic to discuss on the next episode, and we vote to pick which nominated work we’ll be talking about on the next episode. We invite our listeners to read (and discuss) along with us.

In between the regular episodes you may also see bonus episodes being released. These episodes do not follow our regular format, and may feature a few of our hosts discussing topics that for one reason or another don’t make it into our regular episodes. Every few months or so you will also see one of our special “Long Run” episodes, where we discuss an entire series or classic run by a particular creative team.

View from the Gutters contains explicit language, massive spoilers, and the comics discussed are often not appropriate for younger readers. Our regular hosts are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.

Here's this week's episode:

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Bite Club, by Howard Chaykin, David Tischman and David Hahn. Published by Vertigo in 2005, Bite Club is a mashup of gangster drama and trashy vampire bullshit. It follows the infamous del Toro crime family—the most notorious clan of vampires on the East Coast—following the murder of the family patriarch, Eduardo del Toro.

Although brought together for the funeral, the del Toros are soon at each others' throats as they compete to see who will lead the family, and seek to discover who is responsible for Eduardo's murder.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 1; Batman & Dracula: Red Rain; Batwoman: Elegy; and Jim Henson's Tale of Sand for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Jim Henson's Tale of Sand.

Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.


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Christian is the exasperated Abbott to the Outhouse's Costello. When he's not yelling at the Newsroom for upsetting readers or complaining to his wife about why the Internet is stupid, he sits in his dingy business office trying to find new ways to make the site earn money. Christian is also the only person in history stupid enough to moderate two comic book forums at once.


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