The third release in an annual anthology, Boom Box Mix Tape 2016, brings us stories from Lumberjanes, The Backstagers, Giant Days, Goldie Vance and SLAM! Jam-packed with familiar characters and all-new content, this particular Mix Tape is focused on actual songs.
‘Deep State’ is definitely for those conspiracy theorists of you out there. Fans of X-Files might see similarities in the agents and even Doctor Who fans will be reminded of the Vashta Nerada. Its fast paced storyline flows like a sci-fi pilot episode, urging readers to tune in next week.
Muted colors are splashed upon a loose sketch style as it begins with a cryptic message of family, hope, and reality.
Written as an exploitation film parody, this feminist dystopian comic is sure to make many feel “noncompliant”. Of course, life on the Auxillary Compliance Outpost known as Bitch Planet isn’t easy.
Set in a dystopian future, Bone Machine travels far and wide across the desert with his partner in search of the most valued possession to those with power and weapons: books.
With gorgeous illustrations and impeccable linework, I was hooked by the first page; the writing is fast paced but continually creates a story of oppression and a steady rise to power.
We shouldn’t box the very real oppression faced by people of color in America and around the world with the kind of oppression the X-Men face, we can draw parallels and X-Men is undoubtedly about loving the skin/or power you were born with despite the oppression you face, an inherently political act, especially if that skin is blue.