Comics Syllabus

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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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Comics Syllabus: “Memories from Limón“ and “Artie and the Wolf Moon”

By | Apr 17, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. Edo Brenes writes and draws “Memories from Limón,” a graphic novel from Nobrow (2022), a journey back into hometown memory and history in a Costa Rican town, discovering family stories and secrets. We consider the storytelling power of following the protagonist, Ramiro, as he discovers this past through conversations […]

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Comics Syllabus: “Girl on Fire”

By | Mar 20, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. This week’s Comics Syllabus podcast: “Girl on Fire” (HarperAlley). Come meet Lolo Wright, a hero for all ages, crafted by singer-songwriter-superstar Alicia Keys, co-written by Andrew Weiner, and brought to comic life by Brittney Williams. Check out the Comics Syllabus Substack, and find out how you can support Paul’s […]

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Comics Syllabus: “Wingbearer” and The Batman Thoughts

By | Mar 6, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. This week’s Comics Syllabus podcast: “Wingbearer,” an incredible new middle grade graphic novel by Marjorie Liu and Teny Issakhanian from HarperCollins/Quill Tree Books. Then, Paul’s NON-SPOILER thoughts on “The Batman,” the small indie movie directed by Matt Reeves. Check out the Comics Syllabus Substack, and find out how you […]

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Comics Syllabus: Arrowsmith, Buckhead, and Discipline

By | Jan 23, 2022 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. Back from a winter break, we (eventually) dive into Kurt Busiek and Carlos Pacheco’s return to “Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines” from Image Comics. First we touch bases with “Usagi Yojimbo,” open The Book of Boba Fett, revisit “Shadow Hero,” and then round the corner into the return to Busiek […]

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Comics Syllabus: No One Else, Made in Korea, Good Asian, Crush and Lobo, and More!

By | Dec 12, 2021 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. Graphic Novel Review: “No One Else” (Fantagraphics) by R. Kikuo Johnson. PolyBagged (New Comics in Shops, Reviewed): “The Good Asian” #7 by Pichetschote and Tefengki (Image), “Made in Korea” #6 by Holt and Schall (Image), “The Me You Love in the Dark” #5 by Young and Corona (Image), “X-Men: Legends” […]

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Comics Syllabus: “Laid-Back Camp” with Cohost Kid

By | Nov 14, 2021 | Podcasts

Or download the podcast episode here. Cohost Kid joins Paul again to talk about “Laid-Back Camp” by Afro (Yen Press) volumes 1-2. This charmingly low-key manga was an enjoyable read. But first, dad and kid talk about other recent comics reads for each of them, including the “Wings of Fire” series by Tui T. Sutherland […]

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