Black Widow film + comics thoughts [audio version]

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This week’s Comics Syllabus is a set of thoughts on the “Black Widow” movie from Marvel/Disney (SPOILERS aplenty!) with some reference to the comic book history of the character.

But first, Paul opens with a correction/apology, as last week’s “Polybagged” misattributed the backmatter story in “Ordinary Gods” #1 to Kyle Higgins, when the author is the awesome Jana Tropper. (And I mention Reading with Pictures and an upcoming comics for educators conference: https://www.readingwithpictures.org/ )

Then we delve into “Black Widow,” and Paul shares some of his responses to the movie and connections to various “Black Widow” comics iterations of the character.

Finally, a plea for feedback and some help getting the word out about Comics Syllabus during this experimental summertime period.

For video segments, subscribe/follow the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or video-friendly podcast apps like Pocket Casts. You can try this RSS feed including video or watch the segments here at our podcast host Castos.

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Black Widow film + comics thoughts

This week’s Comics Syllabus is a set of thoughts on the “Black Widow” movie from Marvel/Disney (SPOILERS aplenty!) with some reference to the comic book history of the character.

But first, Paul opens with a correction/apology, as last week’s “Polybagged” misattributed the backmatter story in “Ordinary Gods” #1 to Kyle Higgins, when the author is the awesome Jana Tropper. (And I mention Reading with Pictures and an upcoming comics for educators conference: https://www.readingwithpictures.org/ )

Then we delve into “Black Widow,” and Paul shares some of his responses to the movie and connections to various “Black Widow” comics iterations of the character.

Finally, a plea for feedback and some help getting the word out about Comics Syllabus during this experimental summertime period.

For video segments, subscribe/follow the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or video-friendly podcast apps like Pocket Casts. You can try this RSS feed including video or watch the segments here at our podcast host Castos.

For audio-only episodes, you can find us on Google PodcastsSpotify, Stitcher, your favorite podcast app, or use this weekly audio-only RSS feed. Connect with us at the Comics Syllabus Facebook  or TwoPlai on Twitter or Instagram.

Let’s keep reading!

2021-07-11 Eisner Nominees, Mamo, Ordinary Gods, Wynd, Karmen

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This week: Part 1 of Discussion about 2021’s Eisner Nominees, and covering new comics this week: “Karmen” #5, “Mamo” #1, “Ordinary Gods” #1, and “Wynd” #8.

On this week’s Comics Syllabus, we start with “Polybagged,” (video episode here) covering some new comics in shops this week (July 7, 2021), talking about:

“Karmen” #5 by Guillem March (Image),

“Mamo” #1 by Sas Milledge (Boom!),

“Ordinary Gods” #1 by Kyle Higgins and Felipe Watanabe (Image), and

“Wynd” #8 by James Tynion IV (Boom!)

with mentions of other titles.

[CORRECTION: In my review of “Ordinary Gods” #1, I mistakenly attributed the backup prose story at the end, “Flip of a Coin,” to the comic’s writer, Kyle Higgins. In fact, the backup story was written by Jana Tropper. Apologies for the misattribution!]

Then, we talk through about half the list of Eisner Nominations for 2021 (video episode here), including Best Continuing Series, Best Limited Series, Best New Series, Best Single Issue, Best Short Story, Best Writer, and Best Writer/Artist.

For video segments, subscribe/follow the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or video-friendly podcast apps like Pocket Casts. You can try this RSS feed including video or watch the segments here at our podcast host Castos.

For audio-only episodes, you can find us on Google PodcastsSpotify, Stitcher, your favorite podcast app, or use this weekly audio-only RSS feed. Connect with us at the Comics Syllabus Facebook  or TwoPlai on Twitter or Instagram.

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Polybagged New Comics July 7, ’21 Week: Wynd, Ordinary Gods, Karmen, Mamo

On this week’s “Polybagged,” covering some new comics in shops this week (June 30, 2021), we talk about:

“Karmen” #5 by Guillem March (Image)

“Mamo” #1 by Sas Milledge (Boom!),

“Ordinary Gods” #1 by Higgins and Watanabe (Image), and

“Wynd” #8 by Tynion IV and Dialynas (Boom!)

with mentions of other titles.

[CORRECTION: In my review of “Ordinary Gods” #1, I mistakenly attributed the backup prose story at the end, “Flip of a Coin,” to the comic’s writer, Kyle Higgins. In fact, the backup story was written by Jana Tropper. Apologies for the misattribution!]

Let’s keep reading!

Find the Comics Syllabus at its home at Multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Find the weekly audio podcast version of the Comics Syllabus on Sundays at its home at Multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

For video segments, subscribe/follow the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or video-friendly podcast apps like Pocket Casts. You can try this RSS feed including video or watch the segments here at our podcast host Castos.

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Eisner Nominees 2021 part 1

On this segment of Comics Syllabus, a couple months ago the Eisner nominees for 2021 were announced. Here’s the whole list from their website:

https://www.comic-con.org/awards/2021-eisner-awards-nominations

But in this segment, Paul runs through the list of nominees (and his own selections for most of the categories) in:

Best Continuing Series

Best Limited Series

Best New Series

Best Single Issue

Best Short Story

Best Writer

Best Writer/Artist

We’ll be back next week for Part 2 about the other major categories Paul plans to decide!

For video segments, subscribe/follow the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or video-friendly podcast apps like Pocket Casts. You can try this RSS feed including video or watch the segments here at our podcast host Castos.

For audio-only episodes, you can find us on Google PodcastsSpotify, Stitcher, your favorite podcast app, or use this weekly audio-only RSS feed. Connect with us at the Comics Syllabus Facebook  or TwoPlai on Twitter or Instagram.

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2021-07-04 Djeliya by Juni Ba, Crossover, Monstress, Usagi, Made in Korea

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2021-07-04 Djeliya by Juni Ba, Crossover, Monstress, Usagi, Made in Korea
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This week: “Djeliya” by Juni Ba (TKO). New issues of “Crossover,” “Monstress,” “Usagi Yojimbo,” and “Made in Korea.”

First, we review “Djeliya” by Juni Ba from TKO Studios (video episode here). Juni Ba’s new graphic novel is “A West African Fantasy Epic” and follows djeli (storyteller and advisor) Awa as she fights for (and with!) Monsour, heir to a throne, against gods and beasts for the rightful throne. Ba’s work artfully mixes Cartoon Network stylistics with folk narratives from Ba’s Senegal/West Africa, as he mentions in this great interview with the Comic Book Couples Counseling podcast. Paul unpacks some of why this book has jumped to the tops of his list, and Juni Ba to the group of creators Paul’s most excited about.

On this week’s “Polybagged,” (video episode here) covering some new comics in shops this week (June 30, 2021), we talk about:

“Usagi Yojimbo: Dragon Bellow Conspiracy” #1 by Stan Sakai and Pattison (c) (IDW),

“Made in Korea” #2 by Holt and Schall (Image),

“Monstress” #35 by Liu and Takeda (Image), and

“Crossover” #2 by Zdarsky, Hester, and Parks (Image)

with mentions of other titles.

For video segments, subscribe/follow the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or video-friendly podcast apps like Pocket Casts. You can try this RSS feed including video or watch the segments here at our podcast host Castos.

For audio-only episodes, you can find us on Google PodcastsSpotify, Stitcher, your favorite podcast app, or use this weekly audio-only RSS feed. Connect with us at the Comics Syllabus Facebook  or TwoPlai on Twitter or Instagram.

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Polybagged New Comics June 30, ’21 Week Usagi, Monstress, Made in Korea, Crossover

On this week’s “Polybagged,” covering some new comics in shops this week (June 30, 2021), we talk about:

“Usagi Yojimbo: Dragon Bellow Conspiracy” #1 by Stan Sakai and Pattison (c) (IDW),

“Made in Korea” #2 by Holt and Schall (Image),

“Monstress” #35 by Liu and Takeda (Image), and

“Crossover” #2 by Zdarsky, Hester, and Parks (Image)

with mentions of other titles.

Let’s keep reading!

Find the Comics Syllabus at its home at Multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Find the weekly audio podcast version of the Comics Syllabus on Sundays at its home at Multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

For video segments, subscribe/follow the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or video-friendly podcast apps like Pocket Casts. You can try this RSS feed including video or watch the segments here at our podcast host Castos.

For audio-only episodes, you can find us on Google PodcastsSpotify, Stitcher, your favorite podcast app, or use this weekly audio-only RSS feed.

Review of “Djeliya” by Juni Ba (TKO)

On this video episode, we review “Djeliya” by Juni Ba from TKO Studios. Juni Ba’s new graphic novel is “A West African Fantasy Epic” and follows djeli (storyteller and advisor) Awa as she fights for (and with!) Monsour, heir to a throne, against gods and beasts for the rightful throne. Ba’s work artfully mixes Cartoon Network stylistics with folk narratives from Ba’s Senegal/West Africa, as he mentions in this great interview with the Comic Book Couples Counseling podcast. Paul unpacks some of why this book has jumped to the tops of his list, and Juni Ba to the group of creators Paul’s most excited about.

Find the weekly audio podcast version of the Comics Syllabus on Sundays at its home at Multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

For video segments, subscribe/follow the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or video-friendly podcast apps like Pocket Casts. You can try this RSS feed including video or watch the segments here at our podcast host Castos.

For audio-only episodes, you can find us on Google PodcastsSpotify, Stitcher, your favorite podcast app, or use this weekly audio-only RSS feed. Connect with us at the Comics Syllabus Facebook  or TwoPlai on Twitter or Instagram.

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2021-06-27 Good Luck, Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, and Infinite/Unlimited Vita Ayala

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[Audio version of Comics Syllabus podcast]

On this week’s audio-only version of the Comics Syllabus, first, we open with “Polybagged”, new comics in shops this week that Paul picked up, including:

“Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters” #4 by Samnee and Samnee (Oni)

“Good Luck” #1 by Erman and Simeone (Boom!)

“The Blue Flame” #2 by Cantwell and Gorham (Vault) and

“Black Hammer Reborn” #1 by Lemire and Yarsky (Dark Horse)

Then, “The Infinite Unlimited” looks at some new titles available on the Marvel Unlimited and DC Universe Infinite apps. It’s Vita Ayala Week on “The Infinite Unlimited,” our segment of the Comics Syllabus where we check out new arrivals and dope archivals on Marvel Unlimited and DC Universe Infinite!

Ayala’s “Static” #1 with CrissCross and Nikolas Draper-Ivey (DC) and their “Children of the Atom” #1 with Bernard Chang (Marvel) popped up on their respective apps this week, along with:

DC Universe Infinite: “Batman/Fortnite Zeropoint” #5, “Sensational Wonder Woman” chapter 10, “Death Metal: Last Stories of the DC Universe” #1, and “Sweet Tooth: The Return” #2.

Marvel Unlimited: “Thor & Loki: Double Trouble” #1, “Daredevil” #28, “Eternals” #3, and “Non-Stop Spider-Man” #1

Find the weekly audio podcast version of the Comics Syllabus on Sundays at its home at Multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

For video segments, subscribe/follow the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or video-friendly podcast apps like Pocket Casts. You can try this RSS feed including video or watch the segments here at our podcast host Castos.

For audio-only episodes, you can find us on Google PodcastsSpotify, Stitcher, your favorite podcast app, or use this weekly audio-only RSS feed. Connect with us at the Comics Syllabus Facebook  or TwoPlai on Twitter or Instagram.

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Polybagged New Comics June 23, ’21 Week Jonna, Good Luck, Blue Flame, Black Hammer Reborn

On this week’s “Polybagged,” covering some new comics in shops this week (June 23, 2021), we talk about:

“Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters” #4 by Samnee and Samnee (Oni)

“Good Luck” #1 by Erman and Simeone (Boom!)

“The Blue Flame” #2 by Cantwell and Gorham (Vault) and

“Black Hammer Reborn” #1 by Lemire and Yarsky (Dark Horse)

with mentions of other titles, and a little preface about opting not to cover any Image titles this week among our main reviews.

Let’s keep reading!

Find the Comics Syllabus at its home at Multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Find the weekly audio podcast version of the Comics Syllabus on Sundays at its home at Multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

For video segments, subscribe/follow the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or video-friendly podcast apps like Pocket Casts. You can try this RSS feed including video or watch the segments here at our podcast host Castos.

For audio-only episodes, you can find us on Google PodcastsSpotify, Stitcher, your favorite podcast app, or use this weekly audio-only RSS feed.