The two-hour-and-fifteen-minute film that gave me the greatest sense of belonging I’ve ever felt in my 23 years of living – Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Movie Review

Greetings fellow Comix Bawses! Warning: There are a few spoilers in here, but I’m not going to re-tell you the entire movie, because first of all that’s kind of boring especially if you saw it already. Secondly, if you haven’t seen it, I do want you to have something to look forward to. That’s part […]

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I’m Moving To Wakanda So I Can Relish In Black People Magic 24/7: #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe

Greetings Fellow ComixBawses! Whoooooo! Black Panther debuts in theaters on February 16th. We’re only a few more days away! Stay calm people; it’ll be here before we know it!! I personally first started hearing buzz about Marvel Studio’s Black Panther back in 2016. At the time, I had been doing research on racism and minorities in comics/graphic novels […]

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AngelFood McSpade is here to serve up all her Cake – The Black Jezebel of Underground Comix [Sort of NSFW]

Greetings fellow Comix Bawse! Let’s jump back a few decades and talk about underground comix. What is it? Underground comix gained popularity during the mid 60s through the late 70s—the “x” alludes to its X-rated themes and content. Underground comix were “created wherever cartoonists, disillusioned with mainstream comics, wanted to do something less constrained in […]

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Bi or gay? Lionel Higgin’s Sexual Exploration in ‘Dear White People’ – S1:E2 – “Chapter 2”

Greetings fellow ComixBawse! Episode Recap: Warning! Spoilers!!!  In this episode we get a close look at Lionel Higgin’s backstory. In the beginning, we learn about Lionel’s struggle to find barber’s that were willing to deal with his coarse, kinky hair. *It’s important to note that this entire episode is happening at the same time the […]

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So, can you be pro-Black and date a White boy? – ‘Dear White People’ S1: E1 -“Chapter 1” TV Review

Greetings fellow ComixBawse! I finally started watching Dear White People—a Netflix Original—with my boyfriend. I had always wanted to watch it, but I never actually got around to it . . . until recently. I must say, I was rather pleased with the first episode—“Chapter 1.”   Beware! Spoilers ahead! If you haven’t seen it yet, […]

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‘Persepolis’ – Women under the male gaze: Can gender constructs ever be escaped?

“WOMEN WERE TOLD HOW TO DRESS AND HOW TO BEHAVE IN THE PRESENCE OF MEN!” Greetings fellow ComixBawse! The graphic novel, Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi tells the autobiographical story of an Iranian woman growing up during revolutionary Iran. Iran during this time held strict moral and behavioral codes that restricted the actions of both sexes, […]

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Lois Lane Goes Black for a day: A look at racism and cultural appropriation with Superman’s Journalist Lover

Greetings fellow ComixBawse! I love when comics attempt to be progressive. What I love even more is when comic writers do it well, which was rarely the case in the early ages of comics. During the Silver Age (1956-1970), writers were more attentive to societal issues in an attempt to be relatable to new audiences. In November […]

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Three things I learned about sexual orientation from ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’

Greetings fellow Comix Bawse! Blue is the Warmest Color (I’ll be abbreviating this as BITWC), written and illustrated by Julie Maroh is a powerfully moving story that follows a young female named Clementine (unique name eh?) through the exploration of her complex sexuality. It delves into how her sexuality affects her love life with men […]

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‘Saga’ – Racial stereotypes and the hypersexualization of Black women doesn’t have to be a thing

Greetings fellow ComixBawse! I started reading the ongoing intergalactic comic book series, Saga—penned and drawn by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples, respectively—about a year ago and I immediately fell in love with it! It featured mostly non-white characters and as I continued to read it, I felt that it was sending some very powerful messages. […]

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