Press: Comic N the Hood

The Boondocks has scored with its brash racial humor, but not everyone's laughing

Two African-American brothers reluctantly move to a white suburb with their grandfather. "What is that smell?" asks Riley, a pint-size gangsta wannabe, as they stroll through the leafy hood. "Clean air," deadpans Huey, his eight-year-old brother. "My guess is we'll get used to it eventually."

But Riley and Huey, stars of the brash new comic strip The Boondocks, show no signs of getting used to the "unholy land" of the melanin-challenged. And their white neighbors offer anything but an easy welcome. Huey, named for former Black Panther Huey P. Newton, sees a man washing his car and shrieks in terror, "It's...

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