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View from the Gutters #59 — The Private Eye

Written by View from the Gutters on Friday, March 21 2014 and posted in Podcasts

View from the Gutters #59 — The Private Eye

This week on View from the Gutters, we discuss The Private Eye, a "Pay What you Want" digital release by Marcos Martin, Brian K. Vaughan, and Muntsa Vicente.

View from the Gutters is our weekly book club podcast. Each week we discuss one graphic novel or trade paperback, then nominate and vote on what to read for the next episode so you can read and discuss along with us.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Private Eye, by Marcos Martin, Brian K. Vaughan, and Muntsa Vicente. Set in a privacy obsessed future 40-some years after an event known as "the cloud burst", The Private Eye is a weird an colorful detective story.

In this world the internet has been abandoned and forgotten, and privacy has become so de rigueur that no one leaves the house without a disguise on. It follows paparazzo-for-hire P.I., who is hired to do a background check the client themself, and—as one so often does—soon finds himself at the center of a murder-mystery dodging thugs and evading the police press.

The Private Eye is published as a digital exclusive, and is  available on a “Pay What You Want” basis (including free) at

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Dr. Strange Vs. Dracula: The Montesi Formula, Hard Time, The Immortal Iron Fist, and Okko for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is The Frank Book.

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

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