Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Comics with a Cause
The Nation featured a lengthy analysis of the comic strip the Boondocks in its Jan. 28 edition. While I don't think Boondocks is as politically astute or caustic as, say, Doonesbury (a too-easy criticism to make, but there are scarce comparisons in this case) -- and while I rarely think that Aaron McGruder's humor or commentary hits particularly hard, the strip is an anomaly in the funny pages. And for that I've got to give McGruder props. John Nichols' article looks at the role dissent can play in the otherwise homogenized comics section.

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