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A contemporary political satire follows the events surrounding east St Louis's secession from the Union. Aaron McGruder and Reginald Hudlin Birth of a Nation A Comic Novel Crown 2004Despite having Kyle Baker artwork which is always a “wow” factor in a graphic novel I took one look at the synopsis for this book and had the sneaking suspicion I was going to hate it Oh boy political satire in comic book form Is it going to work any better than it does in the movies in music in poetry etcCan I get a hell yeahWhile McGruder The Boondocks and Hudlin producer of a number of Hollywood hits do occasionally cross the line between satire and being whacked repeatedly over the head with a week old dead haddock the bulk of this book is dead on hilarious The scenario East St Louis one of the most economically depressed towns in America decides to secede from the union and form the sovereign nation of Blackland with a national anthem adapted from the Good Times theme song that's worth the price of admission by itself after the big disenfranchisement voting scandal we should all well remember The new jefe of Blackland is its old mayor who makes a deal with the leader of the criminal underworld and his ex's new boyfriend to head up the army While the American government at first considers this an annoying publicity stunt the very Colin Powell like Secretary of State begins to wonder just how far Blackland is going to take this and the government gets serious Things come to a head when an ace Air Force captain who grew up in East St Louis defects and a local 7 11 owner who also happens to be a terrorist sleeper is called into play by his bossesGreat stuff when it's not overbearing Baker's artwork is of course wonderful throughout Recommended

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Ance the self declared Republic of Blackland with a money laundering scheme Reprint 35000 first printing. Book 1 of 6 for Black History MonthWhat a fun little audio book This is one of those books that has been on my audio list for a while but I haven't downloaded it free through the library I honestly didn't know what it was about except that it was a tie in to the modern Birth of a Nation a movie about Nat TurnerThe book is broken into three sectionsSection 1 The directors story of trying to get this movie off the ground and funded It was definitely not the story I anticipated but boy was it a fun little storySection 2 A summary of the history and what is actually known about Turner and the uprising This is the story I was expecting and wanted but after section 1 was a little disappointed withSection 3 A short discorse on why yet another slave movie is important to the black community and why it is important to the rest of non black AmericaI really enjoyed this short book I considered giving it 5 stars but the shift from section 1 and 2 felt weird or abrupt Part of me felt as if this were two or 3 different books suashed into one giving the book a somewhat psychitzophrenic feel So STRONG 4 to weak 5 La Moskowa - Borodino- La bataille des Redoutes of Blackland with a money laundering scheme Reprint 35000 first printing. Book 1 Napoléon III et Franceschini Pietri of 6 for Black History MonthWhat a fun little audio book This is La commune de Paris par ceux qui l'ont vécue one Surcouf of those books that has been Alfred Dreyfus :Cinq années de ma vie : 1894-1899 on my audio list for a while but I haven't downloaded it free through the library I honestly didn't know what it was about except that it was a tie in to the modern Birth L'art militaire de Napoléon of a Nation a movie about Nat TurnerThe book is broken into three sectionsSection 1 The directors story Louis Napoléon le Grand (Littérature) of trying to get this movie Journal intégral - 1815-1818 off the ground and funded It was definitely not the story I anticipated but boy was it a fun little storySection 2 A summary L'empire des Français, 1799-1815 of the history and what is actually known about Turner and the uprising This is the story I was expecting and wanted but after section 1 was a little disappointed withSection 3 A short discorse Le feld-maréchal von Bonaparte : Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Français et de leur décadence on why yet another slave movie is important to the black community and why it is important to the rest Napoléon au Portugal : Le triomphe de l'armée luso-britannique annonce la fin de l'empire (1801-1814) of non black AmericaI really enjoyed this short book I considered giving it 5 stars but the shift from section 1 and 2 felt weird Histoire des troupes suisses au service de France sous le règne de Napoléon 1er or abrupt Part La Tragédie du capitaine Dreyfus of me felt as if this were two Napoléon or 3 different books suashed into La Restauration. Les idées et les hommes one giving the book a somewhat psychitzophrenic feel So STRONG 4 to weak 5

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10 thoughts on “Birth of a Nation A Comic Novel

  1. says:

    If this were a movie as Hudlin and McGruder originally intended it'd be the most entertaining Hollywood movie I've seen since 1977; and maybe now someone will make a movie in which East St Louis secedes from the Union and renames itself Blackland and prints up currency featuring the likenesses of MLK Malcolm X James Brown and Will Smith ? I didn't expect to elect a black president in '08 either It's about time somebody made a comic novel they call it that on the cover none of this graphic novel shit about poor people that is both truthful and not about losing Disclosure I've never read The Autobiography of Malcolm X; but if anybody ever adapts it into comix it ought to be these guys and I'll be first in line to devour it Maybe something like this can work only in cartoon form where dirt crime blood and property destruction can be rendered into brightly coloured abstraction and where it is only right and natural to project our own consciousnesses into simplified avatars Maybe if we see Denzel Washington playing Mayor Fred Fredericks the illusion that a destroyed forgotten chocolate city can take on the United States of America and win disintegrates It'd be like expecting The Wire to have a happy ending absurd Birth of a Nation is absurd but it carries us along anyhow because it acknowledges all of the human frailty and evil that make real world revolution seem impossible and introduces into the mix an element of good luck that falls just short of unbelievable What if the revolution were partially financed by a black billionaire? What if a large scale viable alternative fuel source were developed by a good guy somebody sympathetic to the cause? I reckon this is the sort of thinking that keeps people buying lottery tickets but what if? People get lucky all the time perfect storms happen all the time What if this one time everything lines up right for this one town that's been downtrodden and unlucky for its entire history?The drawings are handled capably by Kyle Baker who has a gift for distilling faces and body language into highly concentrated emotional forms And he's a funny guy I'll complain about the limitations of his caption below panel MO it messes up the flow and gives his pages an unappealing storyboard ness but he's worked in this style for decades and it's hard to care too much when the final result is triumphant Does he hate word balloons? Google only knowsWhen I picked this book up I expected to have a few laughs at the expense of The Man check but didn't expect to be thrilled by the possibility of a new race and class driven Civil War of bloodshed of martyrdom and of new beginnings What if we had big luck and big courage?


  2. says:

    What happens when the voters of East St Louis are disenfranchised and Bush steals the presidency? East St Louis secedes from the US of course Wacky hijinks ensueThis is solid political satire from talented guys Aaron McGruder creator of the comic strip The Boondocks and Reginald Hudlin director of House Party Kyle Baker's art is ideal for the work he's got an animator's heart so he gives the characters real movement and facial expressions The only reason this didn't get 5 stars from me is that I prefer Baker when he is both artist and author; he wrote one of my favorite favorite comics of all time The Cowboy Wally Show and compared to that piece of total genius this was only very good


  3. says:

    Aaron McGruder and Reginald Hudlin Birth of a Nation A Comic Novel Crown 2004Despite having Kyle Baker artwork which is always a “wow” factor in a graphic novel I took one look at the synopsis for this book and had the sneaking suspicion I was going to hate it Oh boy political satire in comic book form Is it going to work any better than it does in the movies in music in poetry etc?Can I get a hell yeah?While McGruder The Boondocks and Hudlin producer of a number of Hollywood hits do occasionally cross the line between satire and being whacked repeatedly over the head with a week old dead haddock the bulk of this book is dead on hilarious The scenario East St Louis one of the most economically depressed towns in America decides to secede from the union and form the sovereign nation of Blackland with a national anthem adapted from the Good Times theme song that's worth the price of admission by itself after the big disenfranchisement voting scandal we should all well remember The new jefe of Blackland is its old mayor who makes a deal with the leader of the criminal underworld and his ex's new boyfriend to head up the army While the American government at first considers this an annoying publicity stunt the very Colin Powell like Secretary of State begins to wonder just how far Blackland is going to take this and the government gets serious Things come to a head when an ace Air Force captain who grew up in East St Louis defects and a local 7 11 owner who also happens to be a terrorist sleeper is called into play by his bossesGreat stuff when it's not overbearing Baker's artwork is of course wonderful throughout Recommended


  4. says:

    Off and on for the past decade or so I've been noticing take about secession usually in regards to the proposed state of Cascadia which would take the Western halves of Washington Oregon and Northern California I'm sure that people in other regions have heard other such proposalsApparently McGruder and Hudlin were hoping to pitch this as a film which would have been fascinating considering the controversial movie under the same title that was released in 2016 Yet after my timely reading of this comic novel I can't help but think that a film adaptation that stayed true to the actual story would be very relevant nowAccording to the introduction the story draws upon several historical events that trigger the session and creation of the fictional Blackland The joys the headaches the peril and the stress of such an undertaking are explored; though there's enough coincidences and creative license given that I feel that this story would also spur conversation regarding Well what if we weren't lucky enough to have a willing person with those connections nearby?Would a serious bid for secession actually happen if people read this story? I have no idea but I think many of the conversations would be energetic and well thought out


  5. says:

    A nearly perfect satirical stampede occasionally marred by technical remnants of its origins as a Hollywood spec scriptI'm glad it eventually manifested as a comic though You can never have too many excuses to give Kyle Baker work


  6. says:

    with this reached the 50 book point for the year getting rid of cable was such a good idea i am so glad i did it


  7. says:

    Funny Enjoyable A definite message within


  8. says:

    Book 1 of 6 for Black History MonthWhat a fun little audio book This is one of those books that has been on my audio list for a while but I haven't downloaded it free through the library I honestly didn't know what it was about except that it was a tie in to the modern Birth of a Nation a movie about Nat TurnerThe book is broken into three sectionsSection 1 The directors story of trying to get this movie off the ground and funded It was definitely not the story I anticipated but boy was it a fun little storySection 2 A summary of the history and what is actually known about Turner and the uprising This is the story I was expecting and wanted but after section 1 was a little disappointed withSection 3 A short discorse on why yet another slave movie is important to the black community and why it is important to the rest of non black AmericaI really enjoyed this short book I considered giving it 5 stars but the shift from section 1 and 2 felt weird or abrupt Part of me felt as if this were two or 3 different books suashed into one giving the book a somewhat psychitzophrenic feel So STRONG 4 to weak 5


  9. says:

    So this reminds me of a certain kind of movie 60's zany madcap adventures it's a mad mad mad mad world for exampleThis works Everything is being swiped at I'm slept and loved this


  10. says:

    At first I did not like this graphic novel I felt that it made fun of poor and disenfranchised Blacks making them look apathetic clumsy and lazy After continuing to read I saw the actual vision in play and it grew on me For those that have been following David Banner and Killer Mike this book is a way for you to fully understand their vision and what they are trying to get Blacks to understand No this is not a nonfiction book but it takes events of past present and future and tells them in a comical and colorful way Here you have the mayor of East St Louis with no funding for infrastructure Residents have not had proper sanitation garbage pick up for weeks due to a strike because the city can't pay the workers Crime is rampant and the people are looking for a hero When it came time to vote thousands of people in East St Louis were blocked out of the voting booth A computer malfunction deemed them ineligible and marked them as felons Many were individuals that had been voting all their lives even the mayor was blocked Their votes were being suppressed by the Republican backers of a candidate called Caldwell Although the Supreme Court decided that they were being illegally disenfranchised no move was being made to correct the wrong This left East St Louis with one thing to do secede Greed gets the best of any man because even though Mayor Fredericks had the best intentions those helping him just wanted to take advantage of the situation His friend John Roberts built a bank in the new country but at the slightest hint of trouble was ready to dissolve it and run off Thank goodness Fredericks had sense to think ahead And Roberts friend Donna Kelly was only there as a distraction so that Roberts can do his business in peace Roscoe wanted power but was too arrogant to realize he lacked the brains for it Kabilah was the only one that had a mind as to what needed to be done Although it is a fictitious tale it does give you some insight into what is needed for nationcommunity building You need a banking system in place so that revenue is generated in your community One of the reasons the Greenwood area of Tulsa Oklahoma was so wealthy causing jealousy and eventually a riot is because they had their own wealth in their own community It is one thing to have a military or ground troops but it is nothing without an Air Force behind it And definitely loyal individuals that are willing to follow you NOT try to eliminate you for their own grab at power What I didn't agree with was giving people checks causing a welfare state in the new nation If you want to give them checks fine but everyone should have been working hard at making the nation great We see that when they have their meeting to discuss the new flag and currency there are no youth present A Merlin is a code name for someone like Sam here who creates alternative energy devices I LOVE the concept of the Merlin Basically it is a DIY er with energy I love going through YouTube and finding videos on how people have made this and made that I actually did find a video of a guy that transformed his SUV to run on distilled water Truly amazing Take not that there are three saviors in this book the pilot the hacker and the Merlin


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