I was so excited about Black Panther coming into homes everywhere a few days ago. I'm still excited, but I'm very disappointed by a lot of the fan response here. I've never posted on the BP message board before (I usually hang out on the battle board), but this was the first place I came when I read the news.
I certainly don't want to take away from anyone's opinion -- for me, I want America to know T'Challa like they know Steve Rogers or Logan. Although I don't fully agree on Hudlin's interpretation on the Panther, I give him major props for pushing a character he loves and getting him major exposure. Somebody, somewhere sees value in what he's doing and is willing to invest major cash into it. I came to grips a little while ago that there is a younger audience out there that loves Hudlin's Panther like I loved Stan Lee's (and Priest's for that matter). And that audience wields a lot of buying power. As long as the heart of who the character is has not been compromised, I'm all for it.
"I once read a comic with Class 100 Colossus in it... and I was stronger by the time I finished it." Fifthchild
The most negative message board in all of comics. Seriously though, I'm happy for the announcement of the cartoon. Hudlin isn't the greatest writer in the world but he does give BP alot of support and exposure. A few of his issues were very good. I've been seeing alot of people complain about the cartoon being on BET but I think that's where it will succeed. Just like Image Comics put The Maxx on MTV back in the 90's. The show was cancelled but that was the type of channel that had the biggest hope of getting that character to prosper. I can't wait to see this.
p.s. Can't wait for Jason Aaron's arc!