2018-04-24 Graphic Novels w Michelle White The Interview Bats One Hundred Demons

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2018-04-24 Graphic Novels w Michelle White The Interview Bats One Hundred Demons
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On this episode (at 0:00 ), Paul explains a(nother!) shift in the podcast format for the near future.

Then (at 7:52 ), Multiversity’s Michelle White ( http://www.multiversitycomics.com/author/mwhite/ ) returns to talk about three graphic novels by single creators:

(at 10:42 ) "The Interview" by Manuele Fiore (Fantagraphics),

(at 29:24 ) "Science Comics Bats: Learning to Fly" by Falynn Koch (First Second),

(at 41:30 ) and "One! Hundred! Demons!" by Lynda Barry (Drawn + Quarterly).

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18-04-10 Ram V revisits PARADISO and Critical Dystopias and Wait List

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18-04-10 Ram V revisits PARADISO and Critical Dystopias and Wait List
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On this episode (at 0:00 ), Paul serves up next week’s Syllabus (see below), inviting you to a discussion of "Critical Dystopia" and readings for next episode of the pod!

Then (at 13:32 ), we welcome back Ram V ( http://www.ram-v.com/ ), writer of Image Comics series "Paradiso" whose first arc is collected in trade and out May 16, 2018. Ram talks to us about the experience of writing "Paradiso" issues 1-4 and beyond, and we dig deep in a spoiler section into the characters and world of this fascinating series, drawn by Dev Pramanik, colored by Dearbhla Kelly, and lettered by Aditya Bidikar from Image Comics.

At ( 1:16:45 ), Paul tackles a few books from last episode’s "Syllabus" and starts to discuss "Critical Dystopias," with the surprising and NOT dystopic books "Dragon Slayer" by Jaime Hernandez (TOON Books) and the children’s book Islandborn by Junot Diaz (Dial), and then delving into a mini-comic from ShortBox ( http://shortbox.bigcartel.com/ ) by Matthew Pettit entitled "Sending You Love from Paradise." Paul lays out different ideas about critical dystopias, ideas he plans to delve further into in the next Comics Syllabus.

Finally, Paul’s brother Sonny returns for "The Wait List" (at 1:58:32 ), a discussion of trades and collections in the month of April that his trade-waiting brother is excited for. That means it’s time to talk "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" (Boom!) and "Detective Comics" (DC)! Paul also tries to trick his brother into reading "Kramers Ergot" 10 (Fantagraphics) and "X-Men: Grand Design" by Ed Piskor (Marvel).

"The Syllabus" for 4/11/2018: Critical Dystopias Part 2:

(And join us next time for Multiversity’s Michelle White on some of her recent reads for the Throwback Thursday, Family Friday, and Sequential Saturday picks)

Throwback Thursday:
“One Hundred Demons" by Lynda Barry (Drawn + Quarterly)

Family Friday:
“Science Comics Bats: Learning to Fly" by Falynn Koch (First Second) and
“Science Comics Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future," written by Mairghread Scott; illustrated by Jacob Chabot (First Second).

Sequential & Small Press Saturday:
"The Interview" by Manuele Fiore (Fantagraphics)

Superhero Sunday:
"Thanos" by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw (Marvel)

Manga Monday:
"Planetes" by Yukimura (Dark Horse)

Alt/Trade Tuesday:
"Monstress" by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)

World/Web Wednesday:
"Centron Files" by (Delcourt and Europe)

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18 – 03 – 26 The Syllabus On Vinland Saga Deathstroke Slots And Masculinities

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18 - 03 - 26 The Syllabus On Vinland Saga Deathstroke Slots And Masculinities
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On this episode (at 0:00 ), Paul starts with some shout outs and mentions.

Then (at 12:40 ), the next two weeks’ Syllabus. Join us to read:

"The Syllabus" for 3/26/2018: Critical Dystopias

Manga Monday:
“Vinland Saga” by Makoto Yukimura (Kodansha) and "Planetes" by Yukimura (Dark Horse)

Alt/Trade Tuesday:
"Monstress" by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)

World/Web Wednesday:
Titan Graphic Novels: "Death of Stalin," "Beautiful Death," "Doctor Radar," "Lone Sloane," "Normandy Gold," "Dan Dare," "Fighting American."

Throwback Thursday:
“The Fourth World Omnibus” by Jack Kirby (DC)

Family Friday:
“Islandborn" by Junot Diaz (Dial)
“The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America” by Jaime Hernandez (TOON)

Superhero Saturday:
Marvel Catch Up. Your recommendations?

Sequential & Small Press Sunday:
"Glow" by Ray Chou and Vincenzo Ferriero with art by Anny Maulina and Dia Jia: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039309513/glow-1-2
Short Box from Comics and Cola: shortbox.bigcartel.com (pictured below)

[image width=600]http://multiversitystatic.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2018/03/shortbox-comics-cola-january-2018.jpg[/image]

Then (at 32:51 ) Paul is inspired by social movements and current trends to think about hard questions that artistic and literary texts can pose about the prospects of masculinities. His thoughts roam over "Why Art?" by Eleanor Davis, "Deathstroke" by Priest and artists (DC), "New Superman" by Gene Luen Yang and artists (DC), "Brazen" by Penelope Bagieu (First Second), "Slots" by Dan Panosian (Image), "Grass Kings" by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins (Boom), "Atlas and Axis" by Pau (Titan), "Vinland Saga" by Makoto Yukimura (Kodansha), and "The Super Life of Ben Braver" by Marcus Emerson (Roaring Brook Press).

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2018-03-12 Comics as Social and Cultural Change

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2018-03-12 Comics as Social and Cultural Change
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Images that go with this episode are at http://wp.me/p42KN3-KXo

On this episode (at 0:00 ), Paul articulates a mission statement for the Comics Syllabus podcast, to “read widely and dig deep” in the process of studying how comics work towards and reflect social and cultural change.

First (at 15:00 ), the next two weeks’ Syllabus. Join us to read:

"The Syllabus" for 3/13/2018

Family Friday:
“Atlas & Axis” #1-3 by Pau (Titan Comics)
“The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America” by Jaime Hernandez (TOON)

Superhero Saturday:
DC: “Eternity Girl” #1 by Visaggio & Liew, “Michael Cray” #6 by Hill, Ellis, Vines, & Harris, “Justice League” #41 by Priest & Woods, “Super Sons” #14 by Tomasi, Thibert, & Barberi.
Lion Forge: “Astonisher” v1 by De Campi & Mhan.
Marvel: “Astonishing X-Men” #9 by Soule & Buffagni, “Mighty Thor” #705 by Aaron & Dauterman.
Valiant: “Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story” #0 by Heisserer, Allen, & Martin.

Sequential & Small Press Sunday:
“Why Art?” By Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics)
“Brazen” by Penelope Bagieu (First Second)
“Puerto Rico Strong” by various artists (Lion Forge)
Short Box from Comics and Cola: shortbox.bigcartel.com

Manga Monday:
“Vinland Saga” by Makoto Yukimura (Kodansha)

Alt/Trade Tuesday:
Image: “Port Of Earth” v1 by Kaplan and Mutti, “Sleepless” #4 by Vaughan, Del Duca, and Sallah, “Slots” #6 by Dan Panosian, Dry County” #1 by Rich Tommaso, “Descender” #28 by Lemire & Nguyen, “Southern Bastards” #14 by Aaron & Latour, and “Paradiso” v1 by Ram V and Pramanik,
“Grass Kings” #13 by Kindt & Jenkins (Boom), “Giant Days” v7 by Allison & Sarin (boom).

World/Web Wednesday:
“Corto Maltese: The Golden House of Samarkand” by Hugo Pratt (IDW/Euro)

Throwback Thursday:
“Sandman” by Gaiman & various artists (DC/Vertigo)

Then (at 35:40 ) Paul talks about storytelling and grasping the individual in history, touching on titles from last episode’s Syllabus reading list, such as “The Sandman” #19 by Gaiman & Vess (DC/Vertigo), “Wires and Nerves” by Meyer and Holgate (Feiwel & Friends), “The Wicked + the Divine” by Gillen & McKelvie (Image), "Rocket Girl" by Montclare & Reeder (Image), and “Hypercapitalism” by Kasser & Gonnick (New Press).

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2018-02-27 Political Bios with Ed Haynes; Prolepsis and Futures; Wait List w Sonny

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2018-02-27 Political Bios with Ed Haynes; Prolepsis and Futures; Wait List w Sonny
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"The Syllabus"– Paul’s reading list ( 0:00 )
Political biographies with Edward Haynes ( 48:31 )
"The Wait List" with Sonny ( 1:43:12 )

First, (at 0:00) Paul tries a new approach to “the Syllabus,” his reading list of comics to read widely with him these next two weeks (see list below). He touches on various titles from his last two weeks’ reading list as an explainer about the idea of “Prolepsis and Futures,” and how it applies in comics. Those titles include “The Incal” by Jodorowsky and Moebius (Humanoids), “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll (FSG), “Battle Angel Alita” by (Kodansha/Comixology), “Birthright” by Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bresson (Image), “Universe” by Albert Monteys (Panel Syndicate), and Black Panther, the comics and the movie!

Then we welcome Multiversity’s Edward Haynes (at 48:31 ), who visits to talk about Political Biographies he has read recently. Ed’s on Twitter at twitter.com/teddyhaynes , his Multiversity work can be found at http://www.multiversitycomics.com/author/ehaynes/ and he makes mention of the literary magazine he’s co-editing for transgender writers, Across & Through, at http://www.acrossandthrough.co.uk/ . We chat about “Castro” by Reinhardt Kleist (SelfMadeHero/Arsenal Pulp Press), “March” by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (IDW/Top Shelf), and “Sally Heathcote, Suffragette” by Mary Talbot, Bryan Talbot, and Kate Charlesworth (Dark Horse).

Finally, we play catchup with Paul’s brother Sonny for a March edition of the Wait List (at 1:43:12 ), spotlighting upcoming trades and collections they’re planning to check out. Titles include “Green Lantern: Earth One” by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman (DC), “Super Sons” v2 by Peter Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez (DC), “Letter 44” by Charles Soule and Alberto Albuquerque (Oni), and “Invincible” by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker (Image).

“The Syllabus” for 2/2/2018. (Read along wherever you’d like, and we welcome you to share your thoughts on any of these comics with #ComicsSyllabus)

World/BD (Wednesdays): “Ring of the Seven Worlds” by Gualdoni, Clima, and Piana (Humanoids)

Throwback (Thursdays): “Fourth World Omnibus” by Jack Kirby (DC), more “Strangers in Paradise” by Terry Moore (Abstract).

Family (Fridays): “Wires and Nerve” by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate (Feiwel and Friends).

Superheroes (Saturdays): “Avengers: No Surrender” by Waid, Ewing, Zub, Larraz, Jacinto (Marvel) and “Justice League: The People versus the Justice League” by Priest, Woods, Santucci, Churchill (DC).

Sequential/Small Press (Sundays): “Happy Hour in America” by Tim Lane (Fantagraphics), “Hypercapitalism” by Larry Gonnick and Tim Kassar, “Something City” by Ellice Weaver (Avery Hill)

Manga (Mondays): “Dr. Stone” by Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi in Weekly Shonen Jump (Viz).

Alt TPB (Tuesdays): “The Wicked and the Divine” by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (Image) and “Animosity” by Marguerite Bennett and Rafael de Latorre (Aftershock)

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18-02-13 Concrete Park with Grace Gipson; Wait List with Sonny

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18-02-13 Concrete Park with Grace Gipson; Wait List with Sonny
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Images are at http://wp.me/p42KN3-K4L

First, (at 0:00) a walk through the Syllabus, a reading list of comics Paul invites you to read along with him in the weeks to come. See the Syllabus full list below.

This episode’s Close Read (at 28:42 ) is with comics scholar and #BlackComicsChat’s Grace Gipson ( http://twitter.com/GBreezy20 ) examining “Concrete Park” by Erika Alexander (W) and Alex Puryear (W/A) (Dark Horse), set in Scare City, a dystopic future place on a prison planet where the criminalized are sent to make their way, trying to carve loyalty and love in a scifi world packed with real world resonance. IMAGES TO GO WITH OUR DISCUSSION OF "CONCRETE PARK” are at http://wp.me/p42KN3-K4L

Finally, we wrap up by checking in with Paul’s brother Sonny for a late February installment of the Wait List (at 1:48:00 ), anticipating upcoming trades and collections they’re looking too, and brotherly banter.

"The Syllabus" for 2/13/2018. (Read along wherever you’d like, and we welcome you to share your thoughts on any of these comics with #ComicsSyllabus)

Alt TPB (Tuesdays): “Birthright” by Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan (Image), “Rock Candy Mountain” by Kyle Starks (Image), and keeping track of “Paradiso" (Image), “Kid Lobotomy” (IDW/Black Crown) “Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil” (Dark Horse), and “Sleepless” (Image).

World/BD (Wednesdays): “Universe” by Albert Monteys (Panel Syndicate) at http://panelsyndicate.com/comics/universe

Throwback (Thursdays): “The Incal” by Jodorowsky and Moebius, more "Fourth World Omnibus" by Jack Kirby (DC), more “Strangers in Paradise” by Terry Moore (Abstract).

Family (Fridays): “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll (FGS) and “Prince and Dressmaker” by Jen Wang (First Second), along with “Wires and Nerve” by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate (Feiwel and Friends).

Superheroes (Saturdays): "X Men Red," "Jean Grey," and the "Phoenix Resurrection" event from Marvel; Young Animal/JLA "Milk Wars" crossover and "Batman" #40 from DC.

Sequential/Small Press (Sundays): “Happy Hour in America” by Tim Lane (Fantagraphics), "Zegas” by Michel Fiffe (Fantagraphics), “The End of the F—ing World” by Charles Forsman (Fantagraphics), “Something City” by Ellice Weaver (Avery Hill)

Manga (Mondays): “Happiness” by Shuzo Oshimi (Kodansha); more “Alita."

And Sonny and Paul’s "Wait List" mentions: Victor LaValle’s "Destroyer" by Victor LaValle, Dietrich Smith and Joana LaFuente (Boom!), "Teen Titans" vol. 2 by Ben Percy and Khoi Pham, Phil Hester, other artists (DC), "Grass Kings" by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins (Boom!), "Mother Panic" v2 by Jody Houser and Phil Hester, Shawn Crystal, John Paul Leon, Ande Parks (DC).

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18-01-30 Duran Duran Imelda Marcos and Me and Elmer w Rachelle Cruz; the Syllabus!

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18-01-30 Duran Duran Imelda Marcos and Me and Elmer w Rachelle Cruz; the Syllabus!
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Images at Multiversitycomics.com at http://wp.me/p42KN3-JIR

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.

First, (at 0:00) a walk through the Syllabus, a reading list of comics Paul invites you to read along with him in the weeks to come. See the Syllabus full list below.

This episode’s Close Read (at 32:20 ) is with Rachelle Cruz, as we dive into two graphic novels from Filipina/o creators, “Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me” by Lorina Mapa (Conundrum, 2017) and “Elmer” by Gerry Alanguilan (SLG, 2010). We start by catching up with Rachelle about her forthcoming comics textbook, “Experiencing Comics,” and then examine Alanguilan’s moving and vexing fable of chickens who acquire consciousness and Mapa’s moving autobiography about growing up in the Philippines and Canada, noticing powerful similarities in the two stories.

IMAGES TO GO WITH OUR DISCUSSION OF “ELMER” AND “DURAN DURAN, IMELDA MARCOS, AND ME” are at http://wp.me/p42KN3-JIR

In the discussion, Rachelle also mentions the documentary Komeriko Chronicles ( http://www.facebook.com/Komikero-Chronicles-1602564500070445/ ), Budjette Tan’s TRESE anthology (found at http://www.mervstore.com/products/kabuwanan ), and the comics work of Arnold Arre ( http://arnold-arre.com/ ), so check those out!

Finally, in the Discussion Section (at 1:35:00 ), the Discussion Section, with mentions of interviews with Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen at Multiversity http://www.multiversitycomics.com/interviews/descender-27-preview-interview/ and other podcasts, and shout outs to the #ComicsSyllabus community.

Next Time: "Concrete Park" by Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander (Dark Horse).

“The Syllabus” for 1/30/2018. (Read along wherever you choose, throw in your comments via #ComicsSyllabus)

Manga (Mondays): “Hatsune Miku Future Delivery” by Hugin Miyama and Satoshi Oshio (Kodansha).

Alt TPB (Tuesdays): MANY IMAGE SERIES including “Invisible Republic,” “Shutter,” “Autumnlands,” “Rocket Girl,” “No Mercy,” “Monstress,” “East of West,” and more! (There are so many!)

World/BD (Wednesdays): “Jerome K Jerome Blouche” by Alain Dodier,‎ Pierre Makyo,‎ and Serge Le Tendre (IDW Euro Comics)

Throwback (Thursdays): “Fourth World Omnibus” by Jack Kirby (DC)

Family (Fridays): Kamikaze by Alan Tupper, Carrie Tupper, and Havana Nguyen (at http://kamikazeanimated.com/ ); Future release: “The Cardboard Kingdom” by Chad Sell and others

Superheroes (Saturdays): “Black Panther,” anyone?

Sequential/Small Press (Sundays): “Slasher” by Charles Forsman (Floating World), “Queen Street” by Emmanuelle Chateauneuf (Chapterhouse), and “Alienation” #1-6 by Inés Estrada ( http://inechi.com/alienation.html )

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18-01-1 Ahead in 2018 with Matt Lune; Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda; The Syllabus Returns

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18-01-1 Ahead in 2018 with Matt Lune; Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda; The Syllabus Returns
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Images are at the site page: http://wp.me/p42KN3-Jim

First, (at 0:00) the renewed schedule, format, and mission of the Comics Syllabus podcast… and an apology for the weeks we’ve been gone.

Then, in the General Ed segment (at 8:20 ), a look ahead at comics we’re anticipating in 2018 with Matt Lune. Matt’s the host of the “That’s the Issue!” podcast, the Comics Syllabus’s new partner podcast on alternating weeks. You can check out the rest of the conversation between Matt and Paul about the year ahead on next Tuesday’s “That’s the Issue!”

This week’s Close Read (at 56:00 ) is “Golden Kamuy” by Satoru Noda (Viz), a seinen manga series set at the turn of the 20th Century about the Immortal Sugimoto, a veteran of the Russo-Japanese war, and Asirpa, a girl whose Ainu (a Japanese indigenous culture) expertise with the wild forest setting helps the two protagonists in a hidden-treasure chase against dangerous criminals. Images to go with Paul’s discussion are at the link at the top of these shownotes.

On the Syllabus segment (at 1:35:00 ), Paul introduces his Reading Schedule, an invitation (or an assignment, if you like), to find something to read along with Paul and join the discussion. This month, we apply the reviewer’s questions from Ann Hornaday’s Talking Pictures (Basic Books) — what are the creators trying to accomplish? did they? and was it worth trying? — to the effort to “read widely” this year. On the Syllabus this month:

Manga (Mondays): “A Silent Voice” by Yoshitoki Oima (Kodansha) and “Battle Angel Alita” by Yukito Kishiro (Kodansha).

Alt TPB (Tuesdays): “Crosswind” by Cat Staggs and Gail Simone (Image); next: “Eternity” by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine (Valiant)

World/BD (Wednesdays): “Largo Winch” v1 by Phillipe Francq and Jean van Hamme (Cinebook); next: “Valentine” v1 by Vanyda (Europe Comics)

Throwback (Thursdays): “Strangers in Paradise” by Terry Moore (Abstract Studios), volumes 1-2; next: “Miss Fury: The Best of the 1940s” by Tarpe Mills, edited by Trina Robbins (IDW Library of American Comics)

Family (Fridays): “I Am Alfonso Jones” by Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson, John Jennings (Lee and Low); next: “Science Comics: Flying Machines” by Alison Wilgus and Molly Brooks First Second)

Superheroes (Saturdays): “Action Comics” by Dan Jurgens and artists (DC); next: “Black Panther” by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze and other artists (Marvel)

Sequential/Small Press (Sundays): “The Green Hand and Other Stories” by Nicole Claveloux (NYRC); next: “Psychology” by Danny Oppenheimer and Grady Klein (Norton)

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028 on Black Bolt by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward, and the Pull Call

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028 on Black Bolt by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward, and the Pull Call
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Images to go with this episode are at http://wp.me/p42KN3-IJt on Tuesday 12/19/2017.

On the “Pull Call” ( 8:22 ), Paul talks about several recent reads, including “Doomsday Clock” #1 (DC, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank), “Extremity” #9 (Image, Daniel Warren Johnson), “Dr. Stone” (Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump, Riichiro Inigaki and Boichi), and “Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me” (Conundrum, Lorina Mapa). Then, ( 40:15 ) a deep dive into “Black Bolt” by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward from Marvel Comics.

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.

First, ( at 0:00 ) an Announcement about some changes upcoming for the Comics Syllabus podcast.

Then, on the “Pull Call” ( 8:22 ), Paul briefly discusses some recent reads. Links to preview images discussed are below:

Doomsday Clock #1 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank:

Check out Frida Keränen’s annotations: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/annotations/doomsday-clock-01/

And the DC3 Cast bonus episode: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/podcasts/the-dc3cast-doomsday-clock-1/

And Brian Salvatore’s review: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/reviews/doomsday-clock-1/

Preview images are at: http://www.dccomics.com/reader/#/comics/433545

Extremity #9 by Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer (c), Rus Wooton (l):

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/extremity-9

Dr. Stone in Weekly Shonen Jump by Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi:

https://www.viz.com/shonenjump/chapter/dr-stone-chapter-3/5587?read=1

Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me by Lorina Mapa:
(error note: Paul misspeaks and discusses Mapa’s story as Filipino-American, but the story takes place in Mapa’s youth spent in the Philippines, before migrating to Canada. Sorry!)

http://www.conundrumpress.com/new-titles/duran-duran-imelda-marcos-and-me/

Then, at ( 40:15 ), Paul digs deep into “Black Bolt” by Saladin Ahmed (w) and Christian Ward (a), lettered by VC’s Clayton Cowles and edited by Wil Moss. Paul considers how “Black Bolt” functions as a prison narrative, with implications for how readers relate to the character and what resonances the story has.

027 Movie Adaptations of Comics in 2017 with Mike Mazzacane

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027 Movie Adaptations of Comics in 2017 with Mike Mazzacane
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A shorter episode: Multiversity’s Mike Mazzacane comes on the Comics Syllabus’s General Ed segment to break down his list of favorite comic book movies 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.

Apologies for this short episode, lacking a proper intro and without the usual deep dive into a particular comic. But we hope you’ll enjoy this chat this week nonetheless:

On this shorter episode of the Comics Syllabus (Apologies! Paul’s fallen sick!), Multiversity’s Mike Mazzacane http://www.multiversitycomics.com/author/mmazzacane/ comes on to talk about his favorite movies adapted from comics of 2017, a year that was replete with comic book movies… and the train isn’t slowing down! Mike and Paul discuss Logan, Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, and Atomic Blonde (Mike’s picks), also chatting up the Marvel and DC movie universes.

NEXT WEEK:
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