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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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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