I want to take a moment to recommend Birth of a Nation, fine political satire from writers Aaron McGruder and Reginald Hudlin, with art by Kyle Baker. I almost got this a few months ago when it was first released, but I couldn’t afford it at the time. Turns out I’m glad I waited, because I picked it up last week at Barnes and Noble for six measly bucks.
Fred Fredricks, the mayor of
Outraged at the disenfranchisement, Fredricks and his friend, billionaire John Roberts announce the secession of
The story is an adapted screenplay, and reads as such. The dialogue is fun and the story was much more of a page turner than I expected. It could easily have been slow and pedantic, but the cast is populated with fun, believable characters brilliantly supported by Bakers light, expressive cartooning. Do yourself a favor and check it out.