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

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Thatguy

Subj: Why thank you?
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 at 09:30:36 pm EDT
Reply Subj: That was almost clever
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 at 05:41:50 pm EDT

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> You guys referenced his work on JLU, I'm referencing his history of having the prominent black role falling in love with redheads like John in JLU and Static in the original comic book. As much as I like Duff, I don't want him screwing too much with the continuity set up by Hudlin. Don't be Thatguy, be a gentleman.

Yes, it'd be terrible if someone screwed with Hudlin's continuity. I mean, he's been so thoughtful and respectful to those that've come before that it'd be a true shame to see his masterful writing swept away by the latest 'hot' writer who hasn't proven themselves *rhe*

With Hudlin, I say honor to whom honor is due.

As for McDuffie's writing, so a guy writing two African Americans in red head relationships is enough to damn him as a writer? Idealogically, I can't even begin to say how so deeply wrong that it.

Didn't read the Static series, but your complaint regarding John in JLU is fairly close minded, in terms of plot dynamics if nothing else (though it's close minded in other ways). For the longest time, Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl were the only females on the team. With WW locked into relationships with one of the other two big three, Hawkgirl was the only game in town for John. And it wasn't like Hawkgirl could really interact with Flash or Manhunter romantically.

If you bothered to look beyond race, you'd see how Hawkgirl and GL complimented each other, driving both of their characters forward. In regards to John, it had him opening up, becoming less of the military hard ass, only for it to come back and bite him when Hawkgirl's true mission is revealed. Later, he's forced to deal with the betrayal, moving on and his remaining feelings for Hawkgirl. And by the time the series ends, John emerged as his own man, committed to seeing his relationship with Vixen through, unwilling to bow to fate or emotionally 'cheat' in his relationship with Vixen (who's African American, btw).

To those that complain about the relationship, I'd say look beyond the surface. Don't be like Chris.

> > You guys referenced his work on JLU, I'm referencing his history of having the prominent black role falling in love with redheads like John in JLU and Static in the original comic book. As much as I like Duff, I don't want him screwing too much with the continuity set up by Hudlin. Don't be Thatguy, be a gentleman.
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> Yes, it'd be terrible if someone screwed with Hudlin's continuity. I mean, he's been so thoughtful and respectful to those that've come before that it'd be a true shame to see his masterful writing swept away by the latest 'hot' writer who hasn't proven themselves *rhe*
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Hudlin presented the Panther in a way that made me very excited and a loyal follower of the character in ways his predecessors hadn't, and it would be a shame to have that tampered with. Priest did his thing, but at the end, I prefer Hudlin's Panther, the character is far less tainted with subterfuge after subterfuge, and I don't have to see the character through the eyes of someone else.

As far as JLU, I liked the Shayera/John relationship, but I did not like the depiction of John post starcrossed. Could really have done without the indecisiveness, that was just silly.


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