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Subj: Re: It seems like a slap in the face?
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 at 05:32:00 pm EDT (Viewed 3 times)
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> Someone else besides Hudlin needs to write the Panther. How is he going to find the time
> I think they should get another writer for the Panther cartoon, plain and simple. And basing the animation designs solely on the current run because Hudlin is writing it right now seems like a slap in the face to all the writers and artists who worked on previous incarnations of the Panther.

It's going to be based off of John Romita Jr.'s art. No slap in the face there as far as I can see. He's a well-respected, veteran artist.

And as for all the other writers and artists... why weren't they trying to get an animated Black Panther going? Where have they been at all these years? (Not caring enough?)

Yo, I'm Serious

I don't know where the other writers or other artists were, but it seems like a slap in the face to other Panther creators and fans when Hudlin has all types of control over this cartoon, just because he is writing the comic book and he wants the cartoon to be only HIS vision.

Like I said before in another post, he has done a great job in getting the cartoon onto BET, BUT he should hand over the creative process to other writers, etc. instead of ALSO writing the cartoon.

Instead of giving fans two interpretations of Panther, we will be treated to the SAME Panther as we are getting in the current comic, which WILL turn off Panther fans who do not like the current Panther comic, due to the writing.

And how is it logical for the cartoon to be exactly the same as the CURRENT comic book? I can understand if it was being based on a past incarnation, but a current one? This will definitely alienate those who do not like Hudlin's run, but would have checked out the cartoon had Hudlin NOT ben writing it.

And if sales of Hudlin's comic are low, how does it make sense for him to write a cartoon where the viewership might be low, based on the same reasons why the comic book are low?

How is any of this logical?

The bottom line is, I think the cartoon needs another writer...that way the people who love Hudlin's writing on the comic can still get the comic, and those who don't like his writing can hopefully like the cartoon if it is written by someone else. But Hudlin writing the comic AND the cartoon while running BET just seems like overkill to me.