Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Yaw

In Reply To
Thatguy

Subj: Re: Message to McDuffie..."Make It Funky"
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 03:10:14 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Message to McDuffie..."Make It Funky"
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 09:31:31 pm EDT

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> > First, I did not say that Hudlin's BP wasn't using the technology at his disposal. I said that I hope McDuffie writes BP where he relies "Heavily" on his tech "SAVVY", not only his tech "USE". To me there is a difference. In Stan Lee's version of BP, Wakanda's advancement as a technological superpower came to be BECAUSE of T'Challa, not because he inherited hundreds of years of scientific knowledge.
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> Blame PRiest for that as he set the precedence. Priest said that Wakandans were culturally and technologically superior to Europeans... until Klaw. Essentially Hudlin took the same view except for the subtraction of the Klaw part. If you read Priest's origins of Black Panther, it is decidedly different from Lee/Kirby's version in Fantastic Four.

Actually, Wakanda wasn't technologically superior to the outside world before T'Challa. In fact, T'Challa instituting the use of advanced technology early into his rule was a plot point with regards to Queeny.

What was different under Priest is that Wakanda had modern weapons befitting the then era, instead of your stereotypical bows and arrows and spears. Stan Lee and Kirby's depiction of Africa...wasn't the most politically correct, shall we say?

As for culturally, Wakanda simply had an undertone of arrogance with regards to outsiders. Whether they were superior or not is something Priest left up to the readers.

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> Actually, Wakanda wasn't technologically superior to the outside world before T'Challa. In fact, T'Challa instituting the use of advanced technology early into his rule was a plot point with regards to Queeny.
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Actually it was, according to Priest. Please explain that plot point further. I'm going to have to go back and check on that. If I'm not mistaken you are referring to her parents being part of the Gorilla Cult and the fact they were against Wakandan technology, right?


> What was different under Priest is that Wakanda had modern weapons befitting the then era, instead of your stereotypical bows and arrows and spears. Stan Lee and Kirby's depiction of Africa...wasn't the most politically correct, shall we say?
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Modern (Western) weapons, complex building structures, Western clothing, alot more people than a "village," let alone Klaw having a nice cup of tea with T'Chaka before the smackdown.

> As for culturally, Wakanda simply had an undertone of arrogance with regards to outsiders. Whether they were superior or not is something Priest left up to the readers.

Except for when the narrator states "Wakanda was culturally and technologically superior to Europe...until Klaw."


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