Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Post By
Thatguy

In Reply To
Ryan12177

Subj: Re: Sigh
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 09:02:14 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Sigh
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 07:34:59 pm EST

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I agree with you that Priest's stories fell apart circa year two, but Ross was not one of the bad things in the book...

Oh and just because Priest can't go over 15 issues without going nuts doesnt' mean that we have to suffer through the lack of ability that Hudlin has. This current super push of the BlackPanther(and anyone who doesn't think he's not being shoe-horned into everything and made to look super significant like the first post in this thread is crazy...) this current push would have been so much more effective under a REAL writer..

Instead the one big event, the wedding, was without any emotion or real significant characterization.. How much longer can big events and cross-overs prop up this book?

> I agree with you that Priest's stories fell apart circa year two, but Ross was not one of the bad things in the book...
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> Oh and just because Priest can't go over 15 issues without going nuts doesnt' mean that we have to suffer through the lack of ability that Hudlin has. This current super push of the BlackPanther(and anyone who doesn't think he's not being shoe-horned into everything and made to look super significant like the first post in this thread is crazy...) this current push would have been so much more effective under a REAL writer..
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> Instead the one big event, the wedding, was without any emotion or real significant characterization.. How much longer can big events and cross-overs prop up this book?

At the moment, they're all this book has. Even Hudlin's ability aside, Black Panther by himself serves no niche in the hero community, which undermines his staying power.

Like Aquaman, involving him in heroics takes him away from his core character. Spider-Man, Cap, Batman, etc. most other characters can offer something to the story/dynamics of another book. Panther's kingness doesn't translate well outside Africa/Wakanda, where few heroes visit. True, Panther's a genius, but so is Pym, Stark, Reed, etc. There's no shortage there.

Hudlin's attempted to cast T'Challa as a African (American) Cap, but that's been done to death, and it's hardly a hero 'role' ala Oracle, for instance. More like an aside, IMO. And until he's got that, all the promotion in the world won't help him catch on.


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