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Subj: Re: Blank Panther #40 was fantastic...
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 06:42:44 pm EDT (Viewed 173 times)
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Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 at 09:25:59 pm EDT
Agreed. Story and art meshed fantastically. Great spot on narration all issue. And really liked the reverse inking/coloring effect for the Panther suit itself.
Agreed (though might flip flop with TBolts).
And heres some of my page by page reactions why...
BLACK PANTHER #40
1 BP was handled spot on! From page one with a brief nod to the Panther God.
2-3 Not sure about his use of 'the sword'. These 2 pages were extremely inspirational - almost makes one want to defect to Wakanada as an illegal alien... if they werent being overrun by outer space aliens! And the scope of the forces was presented magnificantly. The skrullship silouhettes were haunting.
4 Not sure the significance of the title or the source of the lightning if Storm is being sneaky. Still theyre afterthoughts as this splash sets the stage for comic book battle.
5 In the heat of battle we see a human T'Challa, knowing the names of his falling people.
6-7 In the heat of battle we see an analytical T'Challa, looking for skrull weaknesses and sharing pressure point trivia to treat readers and paint a better picture of the skrulls. (Though it would be nice to have clearly seen him SHARE these weak spots with the Wakandans who are fighting by his side.) Also readers are offered a reference point with powers specifically pointed out (other crossovers readers just guess by the visuals). Plus IIRC this is the first concrete evidence that Iron Fist in New Avengers COULD be a skrull - which should work better.
8 In the heat of battle we see a caring T'Challa, he warns his countrymen to safety and shows emotion at their deaths(with the Skr-Bullseye's cooool line delivery).
9-10 In the heat of battle we see a calm,cool&collected T'Challa, no berserker rage here. One can just empathize the frustration in skr-Bullseye's grimace.
11-12 In the heat of battle we see a superhero T'Challa, despite the IMPOSSIBLE odds he honorably leaps into the fight.
13-16 In the heat of battle we see a skilled T'Challa, and WOW what skill! One of the best comic book fight sequences in some time. Sure, he cant beat the Silver Surfer, at best just get him in a momentary headlock at the Surfer's lowered guard but BP can sure as hell beat one Super-Skrull.
17 ...okay, that's ONE Super-Skrull -- THIS could be a problem.
18-19 Not sure about how easily she is captured. This sequence could EASILY have been a cliffhanger. Shocking because all the skrulls were presumed detected.
20 Readers dont get a chance to catch there breath, as the story continues! And the battle heats up more! More good (over)confident skrull dialogue. Hostage situation - how will BP handle that? Another cliffhanger moment.
22 Have really knocked the desensitizing proliferation of MU decapitations but must say T'Challa's response to the ultimatum was freakin' fantastic!
23 Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice... shockity shock shock shock!
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