Nov 28, 2021 • 59M

Comics Syllabus Podcast: Updates and "Grass of Parnassus" and Everything

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Would you do us a HUGE favor and let us know on this Google Survey what you want to hear on the Comics Syllabus podcast?

This week, Paul asks for your input through the survey above. You— YES YOU!— can shape the future of the Comics Syllabus podcast. We want this podcast to meet your interests. Let us know!

Then, Paul walks through samplings of the segments to potentially expand in the future of the podcast, including:

PolyBagged (New Comics in Shops) ( ): “Decorum” #8 (Image), “Mazebook” #3 (Dark Horse), “What’s the Furthest Place from Here” #1 (Image).

Infinite Unlimited: on Marvel Unlimited— “Kang” #1, “Way of X” #5, “Trial of Magneto” #1; on DC Universe Infinite— “Icon and Rocket” #5, “Nightwing” #80, and “Wonder Girl” #1.

Sunday Substack Comics Rack: “FISHFLIES” by Jeff Lemire serialized at

Archival Revival: “Hawkeye” by Matt Fraction, David Aja, Annie Wu— and in issue 7, Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm. Also Paul’s binds of “Superior Foes of Spider-Man” and “The Fix” by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber, as well as “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber.

Graphic Novel Review: “Grass of Parnassus” (Adhouse) by Kathryn and Stuart Immonen

“Grass of Parnassus” by Kathryn and Stuart Immonen (Adhouse).

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