Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
He was loved.

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Subj: Stay off the crack youngin'
Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 at 11:41:16 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Quesada owes a Debt to Priest!!!
Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 at 12:25:03 am EDT

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> > > > Priest made Joe Quesada's career when things where bad for Joe Quesada. Then in return Joe Quesada dumps Priest and picks Reginald Hudlin to destroy the Black Panther's name
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> > > That's completely unfair -- Quesada kept Priest's Black Panther on the shelf for years despite its borderline sales figures, and he even pressed to keep Priest on the book after #49 when Priest himself suggested that he might not be the right guy for the new direction.
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> > > We can quibble about whether Marvel pushed the book enough while Priest was on board, but you can't say that Quesada dumped Priest, or that he didn't give the book a more than fair shot during Priest's tenure.
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Priest's writing was not at all complicated, it was just real writing and not some sentences put together by a hack.

Alan Moore's Watchmen was deemed by nonreaders as complicated too when it first came out, yet now it is know as the world's best and most sold graphic novel.

Black Panther failed not because of Priest who kept the title afloat, but because the Black Panther comic book series was a new series about a character almost no one knew about.

At the same time Black Panther was out Spider-Girl was doing even worse than Black Panther with really low sales and still Quesada kept Spider-Girl going for a one-hundred issues. After these one hundred issues Quesada brought back Spider-Girl as Amazing Spider-Girl and with the same writer and artist that worked on Spider-Girl.

So do not try to defend Quesada's actions, he messed up big.

Of course, I can fault Quesada. Here Quesada had the best comic book writer working for Marvel of all time and instead of utilizing him to write Spider-Man or X-Men he put Priest to work on a new comic book series everybody thought would fail from the start. Priest beyond all expectations keeps the new series going for four years withotu any support and what does he get for all his great work, for his critical acclaim. He gets thrown out and forgotten. Quesada does not even give Priest another title to prove himself with so that later Quesada could bring back Priest to write Black Panther.

Instead Quesada forgets about the best writer at Marvel Comics ever and the guy that made his career. Then he brings bback Black Panther to be written by the worst writer in the history of Marvel Comics.

Quesada is to blame, alright and he is responsible for his actions. If it was real business sense Quesada would have put Priest on Spider-Man or X-Men. Quesada just did whatever he felt like doing, not the right thing, busines or otherwise and that makes all the difference.

> Quesada does not even give Priest another title to prove himself with so that later Quesada could bring back Priest to write Black Panther.

Priest had the Crew, Captain American and the Falcon and was offered a solo Falcon ongoing (which he turned down because he was tired of writing Black characters) all of which came after his Panther run ended. THe fact of the matter is that all of his titles failed for whatever reason and he had long had a history of writing failing books within the industry.

Now please quit lying and making insane comments that have no semblance of truth involved. On second thought, keep talking and making yourself look dumber everytime. Good job.

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