Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Perfect WARNING. Neat review...
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 at 10:06:02 pm EDT (Viewed 388 times)
Reply Subj: Black Panther & the Crew #1
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 at 07:28:57 pm EDT (Viewed 8 times)

    Warning! Warning! Warning! There is NO Black Panther in the 1st issue. I repeat NO Black Panther in the 1st issue. lol

Perfect WARNING. Neat review. Mildly misleading marketing of 'this team', IMO. Disappointing not to get a recap bio for Manifold on the roll call page too.

    In the vein of chivalry, they decide to do 'ladies first'. You re introduced to afro Misty (we've had a love/hat thing going on for years) and undercover Ororo Monroe.

It will be interesting what kind of Diamond Sales Figures this premiere cranks out. The higher the more surprising.

    You get a little history of Misty Knight, her feelings on being a cop and her feelings about Harlem. Misty is closer to her Netflix counterpart than her Sam Wilson Capt America persona (my opinion). It seems a little odd at first because you have the same character in the same universe ( comic book universe) with two different personalities. Typical of comic books unfortunately. Oops tangent.

This will probably not be as engaging if the reader is not reading Sam Wilson Capt America currently. It appears to happen before this week's issue by what Misty says about her relationship with Sam.

    Ororo is more in the book than Storm. I say that to mean that you look at the character and think it's Storm, but you (I) wasn't sure till later on in the book.

Me too!

    I like the fact that the book looks at Ororo's american roots a bit. Remember, her father was an american photographer ( photojournalist?) and she does have some 'family' in america. They have always concentrated on her mother's family; has her father's side ever been explored ( uncles, aunts, grandparent, etc?).

It was... okay but also felt a bit disingenuous considering how many time Ro has even mentioned the word Harlem in the past 10, 20, 30 years. She did confirm for me that the Americops are clearly 0% organic. As to her relatives, still waiting for the return of Spike (introduced in BP after the cartoon AFAIK)!

    You also get a history about Harlem. How there have been heroes in the neighborhood for a long time. And how heroes get destroyed. There are other aspects of the story that I won't get into because it hits a little too close to home, but the book is an enjoyable read.

Found it a bit underwhelming. And any possible eventual connection to Ezra's 1950s version of The Crew escapes me. Those were some cray cray powers for the 1950s.

    I like that they take it back to the streets. There are a lot of levels to the human and superhero experience; and all should be explored. I love that they are taking two characters ( T'Challa and Storm) that EFFECTIVELY work on both a cosmic AND street.

It's... better than World of Wakanda.

    It was a good start and I look forward to the other 're-introductions' and the Crew coming together as a whole to take back the streets!

Not giving up on the book yet but it's going to have to wow me soon.

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