Dave Galanter
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Ryan12177

Subj: Re: Black Panther #25 [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 03:25:50 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Black Panther #25 [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 01:50:41 pm EST

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A friend convinced me to give the Black Panther a fan based on the fact that I was a HUGE fan of the first year or so of Priest's run... and I think that was a bad way to come into it.

This issue however is definitly my last with the book. I think it had so much potential and the writer wasn't skilled enough to capitalize on it. Besides the fact that the Storm vs Thor cover was a big tease designed to sucker readers to buy, you had many many other issues.

Storm is the one member of the X-Men team that Bishop felt closest to and bowed to and yet you saw no dialogue interaction between the two. Not to mention the double ended issue of Monica calling Bishop a sell-out because I'm sure Hudlin doesn't realize that Bishop isn't black.

I think I share a lot of fans view that Hudlin has no idea who Storm is. Storm sounds more like a ghetto Tyra Banks than someone who hasn't hardly shown any bit of a lighthearted side the last 30 years.

As a black reader I've genuinely gotten to the point that I'm insulted. Marvel seems to think that if they put a black writer on a book with a black character that every black comic fan will flock to it, and that it'd attract new fans. The sad reality is that it is partially true, its the same in Hollywood where you have peopel seeing black films despite knowing they'll lack quality based on the principle of black people wanting to see other black people on screen. See any Wayans film...

There are plenty of talented black writers, so Marvel should find one and let go of the BET tie-in pipe dream.. this book has lost me.


> Storm is the one member of the X-Men team that Bishop felt closest to and bowed to and yet you saw no dialogue interaction between the two. Not to mention the double ended issue of Monica calling Bishop a sell-out because I'm sure Hudlin doesn't realize that Bishop isn't black.

If Hudlin doesn't realize that Bishop isn't black, I gather that it would be because he has never been established as not being black. His creator created him to be black, but later events as well as non-canon things such as handbooks and trading cards have cause people to speculate on the possibilities of him being Aboriginal, Filipino, and even a descendant of Storm (which would make him black). But most fans view him as black and his Ultimate Universe counterpart is African American as well as the man who portrays him in the X-Men movie.


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