> McDuffie's a fine writer, but he's also a respectful writer. Normally that's not a problem, but with Hudlin's writing, it is. I've little doubt McDuffie will follow Hudlin's characterization, and I'm not fond of that.
Translation: "Any friend of Hudlin is an enemy of mine."
There is enormous room for any writer to write a chacter his own way while staying in sinc with the character's happenings in another book. Based on the "mentor" status Hudlin gives to McDuffie, in all likelihood, Hudlin will be attempting to follow McDuffie's lead. But it is totally unfair to pre-judge his characterization of T'Challa based on your personal dislike for Hudlin and his writing as opposed to its own merits. Did you judge Bendis's depiction of Panther similarly or Eric Dickie's?
Thatguy knows what he's talking about. McDuffie is old school. He respects continuity, does the research, and will go along with what's being published in the main BP title. As a result, it'll have the taint of Hudlin on it.
I'll wait until Hudlin's book dies its eventual death, Marvel gives the Panther the required resting period and then, like Aquaman and Hawkman, who have so many times been given another chance at comic book stardom, the Black Panther will once again be brought to life, hopefully by a writer with actual talent.