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White Like She

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The creator of the critically-acclaimed Minimum Wage series, Bob Fingerman has written and drawn an uneasy satirical portrait of life in the 90's. The story has to do with a middle-aged African-American getting his brain transplanted in the body of a radical-left Jewish teenager.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Fantagraphics Books
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'White Like She' was one of the worst things Dark Horse ever published. Then it was one of the worst things Fantagraphics ever published. Now it's one of the worst books Image has ever published. That's really saying something, because Image used to be the place where bad comics went to die. Now that they've rehabilitated their reputation and claimed a larger share of the comics market, they're apparently feeling all magnanimous and whatnot… resuscitating great indie titles like 'Stray Bullets', ...more
Jan 12, 2015 Theediscerning rated it it was amazing
Well, well well! Having been a little underwhelmed by the sub-Pekar ideas within Fingerman's more recent Minimum Wage volume, this was a blast from his past that really made me rate the man a lot more. There's a Crumb style wackiness and sensible approach to being politically incorrect, when a rejected near-corpse from a nuclear accident turns up at a brain transplant clinic, and by force of accident and nature ends up in the body of a lesbian activist. Cue social japes as the man and his incred ...more
Ian Wood
Dec 15, 2014 Ian Wood rated it it was amazing
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Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three-
Jan 21, 2015 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone who wants a fast read
White Like She is a comic about a middle aged black man Luther Joyce who was burned badly and left looking not awesome. He ends up homeless, but after a series of events has his brain put into the body of a white girl named Louella. The comic follows him (in her) adjusting to life as a teen again... a white teen.

White Like She was really enjoyable. The characters were really interesting, the drawing style was good, and the plot was pretty awesome. I don't know how much I can really say about i
Wayne McCoy
Dec 27, 2014 Wayne McCoy rated it really liked it
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Bob Fingerman's 'White Like She' is a comic from another time. Specifically the 1990s and that shows a litte in the zany, over the top story.

I'm not sure how to give a synopsis without wrecking this, so bare with me and my slight spoilers. When middle-aged black man Luther Joyce finds himself in a workplace accident that leaves him deformed, his job just wants to do away with him and cover up his death. Luther wants to explore other options, so he finds a way to transfer his brain into a Jewish
Jan 25, 2015 Tony rated it did not like it
Do you remember Troma movies? No? Good for you. Yes? Well, reading this is like watching a Troma movie. It is totally cheesy on purpose and if there is a point, you missed it. In this case, I see the point, but it was just too much. I like comics. I am all about wacky things. I will accept almost anything as real when it is in comic form. In this case, great idea, but too cheesy to work.
Derek Parker
Jan 26, 2014 Derek Parker rated it liked it
An early work from Fingerman. It's like he's trying to find his voice here, uncertain what kind of story to tell. Good, but it reads like it could be baked a little longer.
Oct 07, 2015 Imillar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Just your everyday story of how a black man's brain is transplanted into the body of a lesbian teenage radical activist. The best satire I've read in a long time, and an absolutely hilarious skewering of every sex and gender stereotype going. The cover of this new edition gives you an idea of its pulp charm, and I love how no cow is too sacred to take a stab at. But there's a some great social criticism in here to balance out the levity. I guess this is sort of like the bastard lovechild of Tara ...more
Jun 23, 2007 HeavyReader rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people interested questions of race, gender, and class
I can't tell you too much about this book without spoiling the good parts. It is action packed and exciting, but it also raises interesting questions about race, gender, and class. It has an unusual story line, was fun to read, and made me think.
Xian Xian
Jun 22, 2015 Xian Xian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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