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Comics Syllabus 013 – Squadron Supreme by Gruenwald, Hall, & Ryan with Greg Matiasevich; Wait List with Sonny Lai

By | September 5th, 2017
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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 a certain title with comics critics, creators, scholars, and teachers.

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On this week’s Comics Syllabus podcast, Paul’s digs deep with good friend and Multiversity’s own Greg Matiasevich, one of the hosts of the Robots from Tomorrow podcast. They discuss the 1985-1986 “Squadron Supreme” 12-issue maxi-series written by Mark Gruenwald and drawn by various artists, notably Bob Hall and Paul Ryan (not THAT Paul Ryan). Squadron Supreme is Marvel’s version of the Justice League (and perhaps this series is Marvel’s version of “Watchmen”… before “Watchmen”!) An overlooked treasure that Mark Gruenwald poured all of himself into (literally!), “Squadron Supreme” stands as one of the most underrated all-time great comics…or at least, so Greg and Paul boldly proclaim.

Before that, our “General Ed” segment is the monthly “Wait List,” where Paul talks to his trade-waiting brother Sonny about collections, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers coming out in the month of September. Paul poopoos Sonny’s superhero solipsism and Sonny scoffs at Paul’s professorial pretensions. It’s all love!

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Images below are from “Squadron Supreme” from Marvel Comics (1985-1986) written by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Bob Hall and Paul Ryan, inks by John Beatty and Sam de la Rossa.

A New Age!

Ready for My Close Up (Discussed at about 1:24)

Withering Sardonic Camera Look (Discussed at about 1:49)

Master Menace and the Behavior Modification Device

The Curious Case of Tom Thumb– (at about 2:16)

Lady Lark– Empowered Woman?

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