The Panel Gutter Review (“The Gutter Review” for short) is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity website dedicated to offering bespoke perspectives and critical analysis on forgotten, unsung, and subversive comic books, film, genre history, and pop culture. From long-form essays and opinion pieces to conversational interviews and creator spotlights, we aim more than anything else to make comics, film, and the denizens of cultural history into something accessible and interesting for anyone who takes the time to interact with it.
Originating in 2020 as the culture section, and later the sister site, of genre publisher NeoText Corp, The Gutter Review has spent the last two years gleefully pulling for the idea that quality perspective writing on pop culture — and particularly on comics — is far from as dead as many have claimed. We believe that comics and films that have fallen out of fashion and popular conversation still have the potential to live on through a lens of contemporary interpretations formed by subjective experience, history, and age.
Editor Chloe Maveal is proud to have founded and established the Review in each of its forms thus far, and is excited to continue it on a grander scale, even if it makes her hair fall out. Chloe has been featured all over the pop culture internet, and is an advocate for conversations surrounding forgotten comics, controversial and subversive art, anti-censorship in media, and talking about pop culture history in ways that are accessible and engaging. She is an internationally recognized British comics wonk, and have had essays on comics published by Rebellion Publications and the Treasury of British Comics; as well as film essays in the Transgressive Genre film essay anthologies from Ghost Show Press. Chloe hopes to soon expand The Gutter Review to offer comic book clubs to local middle grade and high schools in their area.
Because of its non-profit status, The Gutter Review relies solely on the money gifted through grants and through the generous tax-deductible donations from publishers, retailers, and lovely people like you. If you wish to support the work of The Gutter Review, please visit our Donations page for more info.