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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‘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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NINE REASONS WHY I’M PLANNING TO STEAL LYING CAT FROM SOPHIE

Greetings fellow ComixBawse! Anyone who knows me is aware that I’m a huge fan of ‘Saga.’ What they may be unaware of is that my favorite character is Lying Cat, who’s sometimes called “L.C.” She’s awesome and she’ll never let anyone play you. These are the reasons why I think everyone should have a Lying […]

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