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Subj: Re: So how would you envision the next Panther series?!
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 05:40:11 pm EDT
Reply Subj: So how would you envision the next Panther series?!
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 01:27:57 pm EDT
I would also eliminate the retcon and try to continue from where Priest left off. I would still have Panther and Storm be married, because I don't think there is any reason why they should be split up.
People can come up with that argument "They're only married because they're both black!" all they want to, but that mentality is illogical, because when you look out in the real world, guess what? Millions of people of the same ethnicities...marry one another! What a shocker!
The alternative would have been for T'Challa to marry someone outside his ethnicity, and although that also happens, I bet people would have been all up in arms over THAT!
And yes, the marriage was a bit rushed, so perhaps we could have a few back stories into their actual dating and courtship. Perhaps a few limited series about the courtship or something?
I'd reform Nakia so that she and Okoye could become the Dora Milaje again and protect their King AND Queen. I'd also bring Zuri back, and the series would feature this team of five: Panther, Storm, Okoye, Nakia and Zuri.
There would be an arc where Panther is called away on Avengers business, and Storm is left alone to rule Wakanda. This of course would be a chance for the White Wolf and/or Achebe to test Storm to see how effective of a ruler she is.
In the first arc I'd have Panther investigate the "assassination" of Steve Rogers, and Panther would keep tabs on the new Captain America to see what he's all about and what he's up to. Or, maybe Panther was the one who recruited this "new" Captain America to carry on the legend of the symbol until T'Challa finds out where Steve Rogers really is.
I'd have more confrontations between Panther and Iron Man...
I'd have more in-depth exploration of Wakanda, its people, its factions and Panther's Techno-Jungle.
Then I would have an event where Panther and Storm are kidnapped, which would unite the Avengers and the X-Men into finding them. I would probably have The Red Skull be responsible for the kidnapping.
Panther would definitely still be mysterious, and Storm would serve as a counter-point to Panther's mysteriousness. She would be mystified as to his thought processes and his actions, but she would also be attracted to these traits in him because he would always keep her and the rest of the world guessing.
Yes, Panther should be bald again, with the goatee.
Nakia would still be in love with T'Challa, but she would know that if she overstepped her boundaries, Storm would backhand her all the way to Asgard. Over time, Okoye, Nakia and Zuri would become FIERCELY loyal to their king and queen.
Panther and Storm would also befriend Peter Parker and Mary Jane...Peter Parker would be amazed that he is great friends with a king and queen.
I would not introduce any heirs for the royal couple just yet...there's plenty of time for that.
Achebe, the White Wolf, Klaw and Man-Ape (who would change his name to Silverback)would continue to be a thorn in the royal couple's side. Panther and Storm need a rogue's gallery, which would include some of Storm's current enemies (whoever they are). When you take on Storm, you automatically take on Panther (and vice versa).
I'd have Panther AND Storm come up with contingency plans for various things in the Marvel Universe.
Oh, and I'd also change Storm's hair color!:) She'd play around with different styles and colors, just to change things up a bit to keep her man intrigued!!!
I would also try to get a cartoon on the air. I think someone on this board a while back suggested the title "Storm and the Black Panther" for a comic series or cartoon. I would use that title for the cartoon, and I would try to get an actual comic book artist to animate the cartoon so that it could become a moving comic book on screen. Also, maybe some episodes could have fill-in guest comic book artists to animate various episodes.
I would love to see "The Client" made into an animated film, with Priest writing it, Mark Texiera animating it and Keith David (who voiced Panther in an episode of the Fantastic Four cartoon in the 90s) to give Panther a voice.
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