2021-09-06 “Shang-Chi,” but not the movie

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On this week’s Comics Syllabus, some examination of “Shang-Chi”… but not the movie, since host Paul is still avoiding theaters. Pandemic! Delta! (For a good take on Marvel’s groundbreaking movie, check out Christopher Chiu-Tabet’s Multiversity review as well as All Over the Internet.) Instead, Paul shares thoughts on the recent Marvel series written by Gene Luen Yang and drawn by Dike Ruan and Philip Tan, including the five issue mini-series “Brothers and Sisters” and the first three issues of the current ongoing.

Then, a brief “Polybagged” with mentions of comics that Paul’s recently been reading, including:

“Jia and the Nian Monster” by Mike Richardson and Megan Huang (Dark Horse)

“Amazing Fantasy” #1-2 by Kaare Andrews (Marvel)

“Always Never” by Jordi Lafebre (Europe Comics)

“Eve” #1-4 by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong (Boom!)

“Superman: Son of Kal-El” #1-2 by Tom Taylor and John Timms with Gabe Eltaeb (DC)

“Mouse Guard: Fall 1152” by David Peterson (Villard, 2008)

Finally, we launch our “Long Read” for the Fall, a re-read of “Y the Last Man” by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. With the show coming in a couple weeks, join us as we read the original run of this series. A reading schedule:

Deluxe Edition v1 and v2: Sep 19, 2021

Deluxe Edition v3 and v4: Oct 3, 2021

Deluxe Edition v5 and v6: Oct 17, 2021

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