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Comics Syllabus 021 – Silver Surfer by Slott and Allreds; Best of 2017 with Kent Falkenberg

By | October 31st, 2017
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Studying “Silver Surfer” (Marvel Comics) by Dan Slott and Mike and Laura Allred; Multiversity’s Kent Falkenberg picks some of his favorites 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.


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On the General Ed segment ( at 5:00 ), we welcome back Multiversity’s Kent Falkenberg to talk about some of his picks for Best of 2017. Kent’s favorites of 2017 include:

Best Mini-Series: (tie) Swordquest (Dynamite) and God Country (Image)

Best New Series: Mister Miracle (DC) by Tom King and Mitch Gerads

Best Series: Dept H (Dark Horse) by Matt and Sharlene Kindt

Best Publisher: DC Comics

Best Single Issue: (tie) Over the Garden Wall #17 (Boom!) and The Kamandi Challenge #9 (DC)

Our deep dive this week (at 50:21 ) is a look at Dan Slott and Mike and Laura Allred’s “Silver Surfer” run, volumes 1 and 2, running from 2014 until the final issue (#14) released last week. We dig deep into that final issue after an initial general discussion. SPOILERS for issue #14 (starting from 1:31:59 ) Here’s a past ‘Paul List’ episode on an earlier point in the Silver Surfer run:

Finally, (at 1:57:55 ), in the Pull Call, Paul mentions some comics podcasts and comics he’s reading.

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Images below go with the close reading discussion of Slott and Allred’s “Silver Surfer” #14, by Dan Slott (w), Mike Allred (a), Laura Allred (c), VC’s Joe Sabino (l). WARNING SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK YET DON’T LOOK AT THESE IMAGES! STOP LOOKING! SERIOUSLY, GO READ THE BOOK!

Kirby and Eternity

Dawn and Eve Again

Krackling Dawn


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