2021-06-20 “Truly Tyler” by Terry Libenson, Home, Laila Starr, Rangers of the Divide, Compass

Comics Syllabus
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2021-06-20 "Truly Tyler" by Terry Libenson, Home, Laila Starr, Rangers of the Divide, Compass
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On a new segment (series?) on the Comics Syllabus, Paul talks about comics and graphic novels of interest to Parents, Librarians, Educators, And Student Enthusiasts in “Comics P.L.E.A.S.E.” (see what I did there?)

We start by discussing “Truly Tyler” from Balzer + Bray, the latest in Terry Libenson’s “Emmie and Friends” series which was kicked off by “Invisible Emmie.” Emmie reappears as one of the two main characters here, and we also get to know Tyler, her friend and cartooning partner, as the two deal with the pressures of middle school social circles and a growing friendship across boundaries.

Join us as we dig deep into “Truly Tyler” and talk about why Libenson’s latest offers gifts and opportunities for different points of view for young people.

Then, in “Polybagged” (21:35), new comics in shops this week that Paul picked up, including

“Home” #3 (Image) by Anta and Wieszczyk,

“The Many Deaths of Laila Starr” #21 (Boom!) by Ram V and Andrade,

“Rangers of the Divide” #3 (Dark Horse) by Megan Huang,

and “Compass” #1 (Image) by Mackenzie, Walker, and Greenwood.

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