> > > I'd also say that Black Panther's current sales aren't helped by the character's own seeming unimportance within his own series. Hudlin's done little to nothing to establish a supporting cast, ongoing subplots or a rogues gallery. Were the series cancelled tomorrow, there'd be nothing to resolve story-wise except for Cannibal and only completists would care, at that.
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> > > Hudlin's had some excellent opportunities to reel readers in with crossovers. Ideally, a crossover allows new readers to sample both the main story and the series in question. But that never happened under Hudlin, which best explains why, IMO, the new readers never stuck around.
> > I can't disagree with any of this. I have been severely disappointed with Black Panther as of late. I don't even remember/care to read it much these days. It's funny that even the critics don't really even discuss the book much book it truly is so unimportant. It's even funnier that I didn't even think the Zombie arc was "terrible" it was just so silly. It felt like a throwaway mini or a throwaway arc to a longstanding popular book (like a Chuck Austen arc of X-Men). I read plenty of new readers praising the Zombie arc as fun but its not like they are going to stick around. They bought it for zombies not for Black Panther. The only new readers that could have been picked up were the Initiative/CW readers but Hudlin blew it IMO. And this next arc makes me want to cry.
> I was a new reader (starting collecting when Hudlin came in-I needed a fresh start-), But I really DO NOT like the Zombie arc....and I am already crying...for someone to save BP.
I mean, granted it's Hudlin whoring the title out to a more popular concept, but that's nothing new. A one off adventure with his new team is hardly uncalled for. My thoughts on it below