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Studying "Silver Surfer" (Marvel Comics) by Dan Slott and Mike and Laura Allred; Multiversity’s Kent Falkenberg picks some of his favorites of 2017.
Welcome to the Comics Syllabus podcast, where we read widely and we dig deep. Your host Paul, a literacy researcher and English teacher, introduces curious readers to a range of current and classic comics, and then engages in closer discussion and analysis of particular comics works.
On the General Ed segment ( at 5:00 ), we welcome back Multiversity’s Kent Falkenberg to talk about some of his picks for Best of 2017. Kent’s favorites of 2017 include:
Best Mini-Series: (tie) Swordquest (Dynamite) and God Country (Image)
Best New Series: Mister Miracle (DC) by Tom King and Mitch Gerads
Best Series: Dept H (Dark Horse) by Matt and Sharlene Kindt
Best Publisher: DC Comics
Best Single Issue: (tie) Over the Garden Wall #17 (Boom!) and The Kamandi Challenge #9 (DC)
Our deep dive this week (at 50:21 ) is a look at Dan Slott and Mike and Laura Allred’s "Silver Surfer" run, volumes 1 and 2, running from 2014 until the final issue (#14) released last week. We dig deep into that final issue after an initial general discussion. SPOILERS for issue #14 (starting from 1:31:59 ) Here’s a past ‘Paul List’ episode on an earlier point in the Silver Surfer run: http://soundcloud.com/twoplai/silver-surfer-6-by-dan-slott-mike-allred-laura-allred-marvel
Finally, (at 1:57:55 ), in the Pull Call, Paul mentions some comics podcasts and comics he’s reading.
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