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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: New banner - Let's talk Priest's Black Panther!
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 at 04:02:29 pm EDT (Viewed 103 times)
Reply Subj: New banner - Let's talk Priest's Black Panther!
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 at 11:35:53 am EDT (Viewed 96 times)




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    The series began in 1998 so it's part of our era. I know the Priest run continued into the early 21st century but for just this once let's bend the rules so we can discuss the entire Priest run.



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    I wasn't always a fan but recently I've come to realize I'll never appreciate the series unless I start it at the beginning. So this morning I ordered the complete collection (all four volumes) on eBay for $88. I wish they were hardcover but I guess I can't have everything.



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    My biggest gripe, back in the day, was that I couldn't understand the nuances of what was happening. I blamed Priest for that and only sporadically bought the book. As noted above, I now believe Priest was building something that simply had to be entered at the beginning - and now I'm willing to do that.



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    Everett Ross - yuck. But I know Priest fervently believed a white audience needed a white point of view character. If this was true, if Priest was right, then the white audience was a dork. As for me, I don't want to see that white face. I want to enjoy a story about Africans. Nevertheless, I know Priest's strategy and I fear he may well have correctly gauged the ridiculous dorkiness of the white audience. So Everett Ross - here I come! Comfort me with your Caucasianhood.



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    T'Challa the cunning master manipulator - this I love and have always loved. This was a protagonist for grown-ups. More than anything else, a protagonist for grown-ups is what I want right now, and is the very reason I just spent $88.



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    Beautiful art - it speaks for itself. The Black Panther has often been blessed with exceptional graphics and this series was no exception.



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    Did you love this series?



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    I've hit the spoiler button though of course it isn't really necessary since all of these stories are more than a decade old.



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I liked the story but hated the art for most of the series. When Kasper arrived and Zircher took over as artist I had the opposite problem...I wasn't a fan of the story anymore but loved the art.



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