Comics Syllabus Podcast: Y the Last Man (the comic), Shang-Chi (the movie), and Substack has Comics!


On this week's Comics Syllabus, Paul talks through thoughts on the first volume and complete run of "Y: The Last Man" as part of the first Comics Syllabus "Long Read" segment. Over the next few weeks, read along with us as we re-read the seminal Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra Vertigo comic from the early aughts, timed with the new FX/Hulu show. You can also read more about the Long Read at the Comics Syllabus Substack:

Then, Paul offers a few thoughts on his experience of watching "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," catching the movie (and hopefully not COVID!) at a drive-in movie theater, and pondering his feelings on seeing Chinese-American culture represented... IN AN MCU MOVIE! 

Finally, Paul talks about the comics that are starting to appear on Substacks for creators who have made the move to the newsletter platform making a big investment in comics. For subscribers, Jeff Lemire's "FishFlies" and Chip Zdarsky's "Public Domain" and James Tynion IV, Michael Avon Oeming, and Aditya Bidikar's "Blue BOOK" are starting their early installments. Brief reviews!

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