Dave Galanter
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Yaw

In Reply To
AndrewMTC

Subj: Re: Black Panther #25 [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 at 12:40:01 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: Black Panther #25 [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 05:33:24 pm EST

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> 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...
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> 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.

Well said.

Speaking of TALENTED Black writers, I'm glad Marvel is FINALLY giving McDuffie the props he deserves, though it is....quite a coincidence that they assign him to FF as soon as Storm and BP join. It seems as if they only even give black writers a chance when they need someone to do a "black" book for them. I hope his run lasts well after BP and Storm leave, if only to prove to Marvel that they can have a (potentially) successful book from a Black author without making him write their "jive." I'm almost hoping someone like Priest will come back on a request to do a "black" book and basically turn in a "Bamboozled"-type script that Marvel will publish as a serious book ("we hired a black writer so the book couldn't be called racist...therefore this can't be offensive! right?").

I know that's an over-generalization, so I do recognize there are several counterexamples. I'm glad McDuffie got to do his awesome Beyond miniseries, but doing a just-barely-in-continuity mini is different from a significant run on a high profile book (which is exactly what he deserves, and I am very glad he's getting it now).

Now if they'd only collect his Damage Control stories, I'd be 10x happier.

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> Speaking of TALENTED Black writers, I'm glad Marvel is FINALLY giving McDuffie the props he deserves, though it is....quite a coincidence that they assign him to FF as soon as Storm and BP join. It seems as if they only even give black writers a chance when they need someone to do a "black" book for them. I hope his run lasts well after BP and Storm leave, if only to prove to Marvel that they can have a (potentially) successful book from a Black author without making him write their "jive." I'm almost hoping someone like Priest will come back on a request to do a "black" book and basically turn in a "Bamboozled"-type script that Marvel will publish as a serious book ("we hired a black writer so the book couldn't be called racist...therefore this can't be offensive! right?").
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Priest has too many issues with his blackness to do something like that imo. HE won't even do a straight up "Black" book.


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