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. 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. ...


  2. 2021-06-27 Good Luck, Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, and Infinite/Unlimited Vita Ayala

    [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 ...


  3. 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 ...


  4. The Infinite Unlimited 21-06-21 Static 1 and Children of the Atom 1

    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) ...


  5. 2021-06-20 "Truly Tyler" by Terry Libenson, Home, Laila Starr, Rangers of the Divide, Compass

    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” ...