BGN Op-Ed: The Hypersexualization of Black Women Doesn’t have to be a Thing

Saga: Racial Stereotypes and the Hypersexualization of Black Women Doesn’t have to be a Thing 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...

Top 5 MOST Annoying Appearances of Boob Cups in Comics

by Cherra Hampton-Mitchell Can we talk about one of the most annoying trends in comics? Ladies, I’m sure you know what it is already, but just in case you don’t: boob cups, also known as boob plate armor. Why must the women of comic universes be subjected to that nonsense? It’s ridiculous, serves no purpose,...

BGN Book Review: I Thought YOU Hated Me

By Leonardo Faierman  Along the years as we age, many of us pass through a replenishing sieve of friendships, loves, and acquaintances. The most significant north stars that guide us prove, at times, impossible to claim in the moment; their drifts are surreal, placement perplexing, and they seemingly vanish when we exit the room, only...

Comic Review: Romulus Issue #1

By Leonardo Faierman I've been compulsively watching Mad Max: Fury Road as of late, locked in a trance of ecstatic wonder at the ways George Miller & co. so deftly deconstructed the modern action film into a feminist parable about violence, sexual abuse, and dwindling natural resources. Interesting, too, that the comic backup stories for the movie...