Comics Syllabus

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A comics and graphic novels appreciation podcast, where literacy educator Paul Lai (@twoplai) reads widely and digs deep in search of the socio-cultural, literary, and artistic significance of comic books, including superhero media, graphic novels, all-ages comics, and comic shop single issues. For comics fans, teachers, librarians and parents, and young readers alike.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. 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 (July 7, 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 ...

    07/08/2021

  2. 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 ...

    07/06/2021

  3. 2021-07-04 Djeliya by Juni Ba, Crossover, Monstress, Usagi, Made in Korea

    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 ...

    07/04/2021

  4. 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, ...

    07/01/2021

  5. 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. ...

    06/29/2021