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

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AnthSand

Subj: Re: New Animated Series - DISAPPOINTED...
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 09:23:05 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: New Animated Series - DISAPPOINTED...
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 at 09:31:05 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)

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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.

Take care,



"I once read a comic with Class 100 Colossus in it... and I was stronger by the time I finished it." Fifthchild

> 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.

That's fine, as long as America gets to see a genuine interpretation of the Black Panther that hasn't deviated too far from the roots of the character. Hudlin has polarized long-time fans with the current BP comic by turning his back on much of T-Challa's history and continuity and writing him out of character a lot of the time.

Of course, details change for television and movies to better suit the average viewing audience (who generally are NOT comic book readers), but that in itself is what makes many of us older fans nervous. Judging by the MAJORITY programming content of BET and that Hudlin is the Entertainment President of this lackluster content, many of you optimists may be in for some heartbreak.


>>>>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.

Valid points with the exposure comment, but I just think it would be a shame if this character just gets "glossed" over with some hip-hopped, slick new makeover for trendiness.
Call me an old-schooler, but it would just chip away at the ol' heart-strings to see T-Challa pimped out in "bling" and "ice".



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