Here’s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and strips of one of the most influential, controversial, and scathingly funny. Filmmaker and author Michael Moore wrote the foreword to A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder, from which the. Here’s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and strips of one of the most influential, controversial, and scathingly funny comics ever to.

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Aug 29, Mehmet rated it it was amazing.

Oh man, how much do I love this. Their grandfather receives the boys’ inheritance money and combines it with his retirement money to move them out of the South-Side to Woodcrest a fictionalized version of one of Chicago’s many white suberbsand hence the series’ name Though that back-story itself could have warranted a series.

This comic book holds nothing back and makes the human population do two things it desperately does not want to do, think and ask “why”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Granted, there are exceptions both subjective Adam will never be considered a classic, but we overweight, overcaffeinated stay at home dads gotta stick together, you know? I haven’t read the Boondocks in a boomdocks while, and man it was great coming back to them. Ratings and Reviews Yo a review.

Each time I read the strip, I laugh. To hhe other readers questions about A Right to Be Hostileplease sign up.

In three to four panel daily doses, his cynicism and insight are refreshing. A Right to Be Hostile: His younger brother Riley is a product treqsury current “gansta rap”, which gets him in trouble with the neighborhood adults and causes may confrontations between his backside and his gandfather’s leather belt.

I know I still have access to them in multiple forms, but there is something about the daily ritual of reading a few panels with something to say. See details for additional description. Other strips have featured Huey taking on the Patriot Act, the run up to the War in Booondocks, and the comparatively benign horrors of Star Wars: Nov 20, Jenny rated it it was amazing. I have man-love for Huey, and I’m not afraid to admit it.


This series was the second and defining comic book of my childhood. Right to Be Hostile: Refresh and try again. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

A Right to Be Hostile : The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder (2003, Paperback)

With The Boondockshe sets out to make barbecue of the sacred cows of race, class, politics, identity and even the pretensions of self-styled lone voices in the wilderness like himself.

Show More Show Less. I had previously heard of then his comics in the uostile of newspapers, and I had heard the controversy they stirred. I’m glad I had the Boondocks in high school and I’m glad to be rereading it now.

Good characters, good social commentary, good liberal politics; thoughtful and amusing; I didn’t get many of the celebrity referenced jokes, though, but Hotsile sure they must be funny.

McGruder counts Breathed, Watterson, and Trudeau among his heroes, and I contend that he stands alongside them with the Boondocks. While the author clearly does not share my political views, he dishes out as much sarcastic criticism towards the left as he does the right. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mar 24, Matt Sautman rated it it was boojdocks. He moves out to a predominately white city with their inheritance.

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I think that it shows through as the supporting cast doesn’t get as much focus as they should, and some of the segments are highly repetitive. While Huey and his friend Michael Caesar a transplant from Brooklyn bring black power and identity politics to small town America, Riley settles in as the sole representative of the thug life on Timid Deer Lane.


Other editions – View all A Right to be Hostile: Vintage Paperback Paperback Children. They made me reconsider the perceptions I have of how race plays into every aspect of American society and especially the danger of taking related images in the media for granted. I would definitely hand this to the kid who is developing a critical consciousness, and some strips are perfect for starting discussion.

He takes a stand.

While not as good as all-time great strips like “Peanuts,” “Calvin and Hobbes,” and “The Far Side,” the Boondocks is probably the most well written and funniest strip of modern times. You’ll be asking why are things the way they are today, and slowly as you become to form boonocks sensible hypothesis through thinking and asking you will become less ignorant to things that happen, not only in the U.

Each time I read the strip, I laugh—and I wonder how long The Boondocks can get away with the things it says.

A Right to Be Hostile

I started reading it as I transitioned from elementary or primary school to middle school or secondary school. And how on earth can the most truthful thing in the newspaper righht the comics? It’s funny because I began reading it long ago, as something to get me through the Bush era, war on Iraq, etc.

As a foundational text, it provides insight into the earliest versions of Huey, Riley, and Grandad before the cast grew to the size seen on bondocks final episode of the television series. Aaron McGruder literally draws a portrait of how Black America might be perceived both by its members and by those who never have and never will experience life as an African-American.

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