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 JLA: A League of One, by Christopher Moeller. While it says Justice League on the cover, this is at its heart a Wonder Woman story. Released as a graphic novel in 2000, A League of One is beautifully illustrated in a full painted style by Moeller, who handles every duty on this book save lettering.
In the masterfully painted JLA: A LEAGUE OF ONE, Wonder Woman, a hero with irreproachable morals, must make a choice between betraying her teammates and saving their lives. While visiting her homeland of Paradise Island, Wonder Woman learns from an oracle that an ancient evil will rise up in the form of a dragon and destroy the JLA. Painstakingly deciding to sacrifice her own life for those of her teammates, the Amazon Princess individually defeats and dispatches Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, and the Flash so that she can fight the dragon alone. But even if Wonder Woman is successful in her gambit, will she ever be able to regain the trust of the JLA? [DCcomics.com]
In our recommendation section our hosts nominated 3 Elseworlds titles (Gotham by Gaslight, Speeding Bullets, and In Darkest Knight.), X-Men: Eve of Destruction, 47 Ronin, and Black Science for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Black Science, Vol. 1.
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Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, and Cade Reynolds.