Category: reginald hudlin

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Broomhilda and the History of Slavery in “Django Unchained”

Reginald Hudlin’s comic adaptation of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012) contains some scenes that did not make it into the final cut of the film. One of these sequences involves how Broomhilda Von Shaft came to be Calvin Candie’s property. The sequence provides an important narrative plot point in the comic, and it also provides a space for some very important discussions about the … Read More Broomhilda and the History of Slavery in “Django Unchained”

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Josephine’s Invisibility in Kevin Sacco’s “Josephine”

Kevin Sacco’s Josephine (2017) is poignant and moving. Told only through sepia colored panels, without words, the semi-autobiographical¬†Josephine¬†centers on a seven year-old protagonist as he navigates Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the 1960s, guided in part by his Black caretaker, Josephine. Josephine is, as Sacco notes, a melding together “of my caretakers. . . Leonora, Cleo, Mildred, Louise, and Josephine.” Through Josephine, Sacco’s tale … Read More Josephine’s Invisibility in Kevin Sacco’s “Josephine”

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The “Double V Campaign” in “Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers”

Recently, I’ve been writing about Christopher Priest’s Black Panther, specifically about Priest’s use of Everett K. Ross, “Emperor of Useless White Boys,” as the narrative voice of the book. Today, I want to look at some of Reginald Hudlin’s work as head of Black Panther. I have read a couple of issues of Hudlin’s run, but I do not want to focus on those … Read More The “Double V Campaign” in “Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers”