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

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Thatguy

Subj: Re: Define success
Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 at 04:19:05 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Define success
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 at 02:46:06 pm EDT

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> > Guess I'm old fashioned, in that I consider success to be standing on one's own merits, and not being completely dependant on other, better writers.
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> I think that it would be more accurate to say being dependant on other, more popular characters.

Depends on your view point, I suppose. While that's true with Storm, Kirkman made Marvel Zombies a hit, and Dwayne's kicking ass on FF. And it's elements of those that Hudlin is currently employing.

> > > Guess I'm old fashioned, in that I consider success to be standing on one's own merits, and not being completely dependant on other, better writers.
> >
> > I think that it would be more accurate to say being dependant on other, more popular characters.
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> Depends on your view point, I suppose. While that's true with Storm, Kirkman made Marvel Zombies a hit, and Dwayne's kicking ass on FF. And it's elements of those that Hudlin is currently employing.

So would you call Kirkman's work on the Zombies exceptional writing or simply a case of introducing a concept that caught on strongly with fans? The way that I see it, the Marvel Zombies have simply become popular characters and a cult classic.

Plus, you can say that since Hudlin married Storm and Panther, McDuffie is currently employing that element in his book. Hudlin is simply utilizing the Marvel Universe around him prompting fans of other characters to read Panther when they would ordinarily not due to the character's lack of popularity.

Look at it like this. The crossover with the X-Men involved an X-Men writer who was overwhelmingly considered to have done a poor job during his run, BUT, the crossover kicked up sales for Black Panther. Thus, it wasn't because of a better writer, but moreso because Panther crossed over with popular characters.


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