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    Comics Syllabus 212: ‘Carnival X’ on Marvel’s Dawn of X

    By | January 28th, 2020
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    This week, Johnny and Paul offer a perspective and critiques of the “Dawn of X” mutant titles from Marvel, drawing on theory of the “literary carnivalesque” from Mikhail Bakhtin to describe what’s  intriguing about the X-books in the wake of Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X relaunch. Our discussion then touches on all the DoX titles so far, including “X-Men,” “Excalibur,” “New Mutants,” “X-Force,” “Fallen Angels,” and “Marauders.”

    But first, the What We’re Reading segment touches on Strnad and Corben’s “Mutant World,” Jemisin and Campbell’s “Far Sector” (DC), Mignola’s “Cosmic Odyssey” (DC), Minh Le and Andie Tong’s “Green Lantern: Legacy” (DC Kids), Cates and Stegman’s “Venom” (Marvel), “Noisemakers: 25 Women who raised their voices and changed the world” (Random House), Johns and Franks’ “Doomsday Clock” (DC), and Bill Amend’s “FoxTrot.”

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    Paul Lai


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    By | Feb 11, 2020 | Podcasts

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    Comics Syllabus 211: Comics of the Decade

    By | Jan 14, 2020 | Podcasts

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    By | Dec 17, 2019 | Podcasts

    Or download the podcast episode here.What graphic novels in 2019 stood out as the most significant, most soul-stirring, most thought-provoking, most artistically innovative?Co-hosts Paul and Johnny are excited to share the Comics Syllabus Podcast’s favorite graphic novels of 2019. Listen as they chatter about the comics works and collections that they loved most this year.Johnny’s […]

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