Author Archives: Paul Lai

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Comics Syllabus: Strange Academy

By | Oct 9, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. On this episode of Comics Syllabus for Kids, Teens, and STRANGE ACADEMES…. Teacher Dad and Cohost Kid matriculate in “Strange Academy,” the 18-issue (with more to come!) Marvel series written by Skottie Young and drawn by Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado. Listen to find out what makes this such […]

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Comics Syllabus: Captain Marvel!

By | Sep 11, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. On this episode of Comics Syllabus for Kids, Teens, and Marvel-ous CAPTEEEEENS… Teacher Dad and Cohost Kid recommend the current Marvel comics run of “Captain Marvel,” written by Kelly Thompson with art by Carmen Carnero, Lee Garbett, and various other wonderful artists! We also talk about the Apple TV […]

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Comics Syllabus: She-Hulk, the Show AND the Comic

By | Aug 28, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. On this episode of Comics Syllabus for Kids, Teens, and Big Green Machines… SHE-HULK! Teacher Dad and Cohost Kid chat about the MCU TV show She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law (after episode 1) and the current “She-Hulk” run from Marvel Comics written by Rainbow Rowell, with art by Rogé Antônio and Luca […]

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Comics Syllabus: Eight Billion Genies… and a Cohost (Kid)!

By | Aug 14, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. The Comics Syllabus restructures a bit, and this episode brings you THE INFINITE UNLIMITED, covering comics universes (Marvel via Marvel Unlimited and DC on DC Universe Infinite, along with comics on Hoopla and Substack). This week, we discuss: (4:09) “Eight Billion Genies” #4 (Image) (11:21) “Giant-Sized X-Men: Thunderbird” #1 […]

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Comics Syllabus: “Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit”

By | Jul 17, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. This week, we go BEYOND with “Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit” by Samira Ahmed, Andrés Genolet, and Triona Farrell (Marvel). We also make mention of the Ms. Marvel Disney+ MCU TV series, as well as mounds of multiverse mysteries. Check out the Comics Syllabus Substack, and find out how […]

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“The Third Person”

By | Jun 30, 2022 | Reviews

Winsome but harrowing. Fractured but elegant. Unforgettably distinct, yet somehow identifiable to the core. You grasp for words to describe “The Third Person” by Emma Grove (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022), a reading experience that will absorb you into its 900 pages in one sitting and linger with you for weeks and months. But what makes […]

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Comics Syllabus: Jose Pimienta draws border lives in “Twin Cities”

By | Jun 12, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. This week, awesome creator Jose Pimienta joins the Comics Syllabus to discuss their upcoming graphic novel “Twin Cities” (Random House Graphic, out July 19, 2022) for middle grade/YA readers about twins growing up in Mexicali / Calexico on the US-Mexico border. Close siblings Teresa’s and Fernando’s coming-of-age (and coming […]

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Comics Syllabus: “The Leak” and “Amazing Fantasy”

By | May 15, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. This week’s Comics Syllabus… a comic for young readers to learn about investigative journalism, water pollution, and evidence in search of truth: We talk about “The Leak” by Kate Reed Petty and Andrea Bell (First Second, 2021), an exciting middle grade graphic novel about young Ruth’s heroic search to […]

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