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As you are no doubt aware there has been an increase inactivity here at the HEF due to the migration of many of those who post at CBR's Black Panther thread. This process was spearheaded by our very own Ezyo. As you are one of the primary architects of the modern Black Panther era, heads would very much appreciate hearing from you.

Since you have made it clear that you are not at liberty to comment on the writers of the Black Panther who came after you, how about elaborating on any ideas you had with T'Challa and Doom post the ambush; the plans you may have had for the evolution of Shuri; your next story line post Deadliest of the Species; any more tales of Wakanda's past etc...

Let's have a meet and greet. Maybe a little Q&A. New and old posters are looking forward to hearing from you.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Things Fall Apart on April 18, 2017, 04:27:01 am
Cool thread! Mr. Hudlin, I'm interested in your thoughts on a follow up to Flags of Our Fathers.  Were there ever any ideas or prelim work done on that front?

I'd love to see Azzari team up with Invaders or perhaps have a run in with Orson Randall.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on April 18, 2017, 12:41:30 pm
Mr Hudlin, what made you come up with the idea of Shuri?

I think she's a great addition to the Panther mythos and she now stands as a strong character in her own right.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: DigiCom on April 18, 2017, 02:24:08 pm
I only have one question:

If you'd known your book was going to be an ongoing from the beginning, would you have done anything differently?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Salustrade on April 18, 2017, 02:35:34 pm
Excellent thread idea.

I can't think of any questions right now though.  8)
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on April 18, 2017, 03:26:21 pm
I have a question...

When you gonna make another rare appearance 8)
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Mortal Man on April 19, 2017, 10:10:35 pm
Mr. Hudlin, it's an honor to have this platform to communicate with you.

My question:
If Storm hadn't been available, would you have moved forward with Monica Rambeau as T'Challa's love interest and eventual wife?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 12:11:09 am
As you are no doubt aware there has been an increase inactivity here at the HEF due to the migration of many of those who post at CBR's Black Panther thread. This process was spearheaded by our very own Ezyo. As you are one of the primary architects of the modern Black Panther era, heads would very much appreciate hearing from you.

Since you have made it clear that you are not at liberty to comment on the writers of the Black Panther who came after you, how about elaborating on any ideas you had with T'Challa and Doom post the ambush; the plans you may have had for the evolution of Shuri; your next story line post Deadliest of the Species; any more tales of Wakanda's past etc...

Let's have a meet and greet. Maybe a little Q&A. New and old posters are looking forward to hearing from you.

This thread is a great idea!  I"m signing in!
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 12:12:57 am
Cool thread! Mr. Hudlin, I'm interested in your thoughts on a follow up to Flags of Our Fathers.  Were there ever any ideas or prelim work done on that front?

I'd love to see Azzari team up with Invaders or perhaps have a run in with Orson Randall.
I had plans for a mini series with a teenage T'Challa meeting up with Logan, Tony Stark, The Winter Soldier and Janet Van Dyne.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 12:16:04 am
Mr Hudlin, what made you come up with the idea of Shuri?

I think she's a great addition to the Panther mythos and she now stands as a strong character in her own right.
Thank you!

I just thought it was ridiculous that T'Challa would be an only child.  Royalty usually has several kids...and heir and a spare, as they say.  And a strong sister would be the most interesting way to go. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 12:17:35 am
I only have one question:

If you'd known your book was going to be an ongoing from the beginning, would you have done anything differently?
Probably.  But not having the stress of planning out several years worth of stories made the opportunity less daunting.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 12:20:05 am
Mr. Hudlin, it's an honor to have this platform to communicate with you.

My question:
If Storm hadn't been available, would you have moved forward with Monica Rambeau as T'Challa's love interest and eventual wife?
I love Monica and think the way she's been written over the past couple of years by several writers has been encouraging. She's a very powerful character and I think she and Blue Marvel are a great match, just like T'Challa and Ororo. 

If Storm wasn't available, I would have created an original character.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: DigiCom on April 23, 2017, 05:16:53 am
I only have one question:

If you'd known your book was going to be an ongoing from the beginning, would you have done anything differently?
Probably.  But not having the stress of planning out several years worth of stories made the opportunity less daunting.

That's fair.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on April 23, 2017, 07:10:03 am
Hey RH great to see you poking your head in the BP forum again, I guess I'll follow up Tures question,

If you were still on board with Marvel what was your idea for the encounter after T'Challa was ambushed by Doom? Alot of people as you are likely aware, were very dissatisfied with Mayberrys ending as it felt insulting to see T'Challa not only lose S'yan (a great character I thought) and Wakandans, but also he gets his ass kicked by Doom then thanks him for teaching him and Wakanda a lesson before destroying the Vibranium.

So again what was your idea for round two for T'Challa and Doom
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 08:45:25 am
Hey RH great to see you poking your head in the BP forum again, I guess I'll follow up Tures question,

If you were still on board with Marvel what was your idea for the encounter after T'Challa was ambushed by Doom? Alot of people as you are likely aware, were very dissatisfied with Mayberrys ending as it felt insulting to see T'Challa not only lose S'yan (a great character I thought) and Wakandans, but also he gets his ass kicked by Doom then thanks him for teaching him and Wakanda a lesson before destroying the Vibranium.

So again what was your idea for round two for T'Challa and Doom

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: MindofShadow on April 23, 2017, 09:24:00 am
Oh lawd  >:(



Your Top 5 marvel stories/arcs/runs?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Mortal Man on April 23, 2017, 09:51:23 am
Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.


(http://lh6.ggpht.com/-yV6EUHTQXHc/U9j2vpEXfHI/AAAAAAAAEEE/m6UbtdXH0bQ/08-21-52-cDXIAmk%25255B4%25255D.gif?imgmax=800)

Oh my god.  We actually were supposed to have nice things..  :'(

We just needed you in charge for a few more months
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on April 23, 2017, 10:08:28 am
Now that.. would of been an event. Seriously I would love to see a Wakanda vs the world go on. They just need to let you stay on for another year to tell that story.

Last question for me at the moment, of marvel gave you another 6 part mini (let's say after the huge movie debut) what story would you tell to get people fresh off the hype of the movie into Tchallas story
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Salustrade on April 23, 2017, 10:38:18 am
Hey RH great to see you poking your head in the BP forum again, I guess I'll follow up Tures question,

If you were still on board with Marvel what was your idea for the encounter after T'Challa was ambushed by Doom? Alot of people as you are likely aware, were very dissatisfied with Mayberrys ending as it felt insulting to see T'Challa not only lose S'yan (a great character I thought) and Wakandans, but also he gets his ass kicked by Doom then thanks him for teaching him and Wakanda a lesson before destroying the Vibranium.

So again what was your idea for round two for T'Challa and Doom

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.

Dear Mr Hudlin,

Having read your response as regards how things were supposed to have played out between T'Challa and Doom, why in the hell did Maberry go down the path he did by totally chomping T'Challa and the BP mythos out?

I really wish you hadn't left the BP book when you did because a succession of writers have more or less erased all of the tremendous work you did.

Ican't stand T'Challa as he's being portrayed now.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on April 23, 2017, 10:58:41 am
Mr Hudlin, thanks for popping in to answer a few questions.

What I liked about your run was that you had T'Challa interact with the greater MU instead of just isolating him away in a small corner.

One of the things I would like to see is T'Challa having a better and stronger rogues gallery. Other than Klaw and Killmonger, there aren't many that really stand out. I've always said that BP needed his own Sinister Six, a team that could challenge him on every level. Are there any Marvel villains that you would have added to his list of rogues and if so, who?

Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: CvilleWakandan on April 23, 2017, 11:57:15 am
Dear Mr. Hudlin.

Will you being doing any east coast conventions or book signings?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 03:29:31 pm
Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.


([url]http://lh6.ggpht.com/-yV6EUHTQXHc/U9j2vpEXfHI/AAAAAAAAEEE/m6UbtdXH0bQ/08-21-52-cDXIAmk%25255B4%25255D.gif?imgmax=800[/url])

Oh my god.  We actually were supposed to have nice things..  :'(

We just needed you in charge for a few more months
What a great GIF!  Hilarious.

It would have been a MU level event.  Very complicated to plan and execute.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 03:32:59 pm
Now that.. would of been an event. Seriously I would love to see a Wakanda vs the world go on. They just need to let you stay on for another year to tell that story.

Last question for me at the moment, of marvel gave you another 6 part mini (let's say after the huge movie debut) what story would you tell to get people fresh off the hype of the movie into Tchallas story

Oh man, I have no idea.  Depends on the story of the film.  I wrote WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER so a fan who knew nothing could find out all they needed to know.  After the film, there will be a need for another trade that is a non-origin story that is accessible to the new fan.  Maybe one that involves high profile characters in the MCU.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 03:35:21 pm
Hey RH great to see you poking your head in the BP forum again, I guess I'll follow up Tures question,

If you were still on board with Marvel what was your idea for the encounter after T'Challa was ambushed by Doom? Alot of people as you are likely aware, were very dissatisfied with Mayberrys ending as it felt insulting to see T'Challa not only lose S'yan (a great character I thought) and Wakandans, but also he gets his ass kicked by Doom then thanks him for teaching him and Wakanda a lesson before destroying the Vibranium.

So again what was your idea for round two for T'Challa and Doom

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.

Dear Mr Hudlin,

Having read your response as regards how things were supposed to have played out between T'Challa and Doom, why in the hell did Maberry go down the path he did by totally chomping T'Challa and the BP mythos out?

I really wish you hadn't left the BP book when you did because a succession of writers have more or less erased all of the tremendous work you did.

Ican't stand T'Challa as he's being portrayed now.
We don't own these characters.  As writers, we each make our contribution to the greater mythos, and keep it moving. 

I remember all the Priest fans hating my run. 

Priest tells me about all the hate his run got. 

It's part of the job. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 03:40:55 pm
Mr Hudlin, thanks for popping in to answer a few questions.

What I liked about your run was that you had T'Challa interact with the greater MU instead of just isolating him away in a small corner.

One of the things I would like to see is T'Challa having a better and stronger rogues gallery. Other than Klaw and Killmonger, there aren't many that really stand out. I've always said that BP needed his own Sinister Six, a team that could challenge him on every level. Are there any Marvel villains that you would have added to his list of rogues and if so, who?
The real solution is to create more villains that have an organic relationship with the star of the book.  The truth is, most heroes don't have enough perfect opponents.  Batman has the most, and even his list gets weak three movies in.

It's easy to create those characters, but the major companies don't design fair compensation packages to justify giving them that much IP (intellectual property).  So you see the same characters from the pre-artists rights era. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 03:41:38 pm
Dear Mr. Hudlin.

Will you being doing any east coast conventions or book signings?
I don't know yet. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 23, 2017, 03:42:26 pm
Oh lawd  >:(



Your Top 5 marvel stories/arcs/runs?
You mean the top 5 Marvel stories of all time?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on April 23, 2017, 03:59:43 pm
Now that.. would of been an event. Seriously I would love to see a Wakanda vs the world go on. They just need to let you stay on for another year to tell that story.

Last question for me at the moment, of marvel gave you another 6 part mini (let's say after the huge movie debut) what story would you tell to get people fresh off the hype of the movie into Tchallas story

Oh man, I have no idea.  Depends on the story of the film.  I wrote WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER so a fan who knew nothing could find out all they needed to know.  After the film, there will be a need for another trade that is a non-origin story that is accessible to the new fan.  Maybe one that involves high profile characters in the MCU.

Alright sorry let me change it up, if marvel greenlight whatever you wanted, (I'm talking Coates level promo and pushing)  and 2 seasons atleast of comics guaranteed with no fear of cancelation, and not Being able to finish your story, would you write BP for them again
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: MindofShadow on April 23, 2017, 04:06:52 pm
Oh lawd  >:(



Your Top 5 marvel stories/arcs/runs?
You mean the top 5 Marvel stories of all time?


Yessir
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on April 23, 2017, 04:22:44 pm
Mr Hudlin, thanks for popping in to answer a few questions.

What I liked about your run was that you had T'Challa interact with the greater MU instead of just isolating him away in a small corner.

One of the things I would like to see is T'Challa having a better and stronger rogues gallery. Other than Klaw and Killmonger, there aren't many that really stand out. I've always said that BP needed his own Sinister Six, a team that could challenge him on every level. Are there any Marvel villains that you would have added to his list of rogues and if so, who?
The real solution is to create more villains that have an organic relationship with the star of the book.  The truth is, most heroes don't have enough perfect opponents.  Batman has the most, and even his list gets weak three movies in.

It's easy to create those characters, but the major companies don't design fair compensation packages to justify giving them that much IP (intellectual property).  So you see the same characters from the pre-artists rights era.

Honestly I'm kinda shocked that BP and HYDRA don't have many encounters. Flags of our Fathers touched on this(good min!) and it gave us a great villain with a great name -Armless Tiger-Man! He shouldbe in somebody's book somewhere.

I did my own fan-fic story with him titled ARMLESS TIGER MAN: ARMED TO THE TEETH!
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on April 23, 2017, 11:01:32 pm
BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...


The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


REGINALD HUDLIN BREAKS HIS SILENCE
(http://hudlinentertainment.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Reggie-Thinker.jpg)

The HEF is on fire due to the increased activity generated by true Black Panther enthusiasts, some of whom migrated from CBR. The exodus was led by HEF's own Ezyo and brought over some of the best posters and thread starters CBR had to offer. This flurry of posts caught the attention of one R to the H (trademark Supreme Illuminati, used with permission... we hope)  and we got the exclusive.

After years of coping with the disaster that was Doomwar and witnessing T'Challa's pathetically pyrrhic victory over Doom, Mr. Hudlin told us what he had in store for the Black Panther v Doom round three and we quote.


Hey RH great to see you poking your head in the BP forum again, I guess I'll follow up Ture's question,

If you were still on board with Marvel what was your idea for the encounter after T'Challa was ambushed by Doom? Alot of people as you are likely aware, were very dissatisfied with Mayberrys ending as it felt insulting to see T'Challa not only lose S'yan (a great character I thought) and Wakandans, but also he gets his ass kicked by Doom then thanks him for teaching him and Wakanda a lesson before destroying the Vibranium.

So again what was your idea for round two for T'Challa and Doom



Mr. Hudlin's reply was one of unprecedented proportions and the wish fulfillment of all BP fans. He said.

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.


It was Mortal Man whom exemplified the feelings of us all the best.

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.


([url]http://lh6.ggpht.com/-yV6EUHTQXHc/U9j2vpEXfHI/AAAAAAAAEEE/m6UbtdXH0bQ/08-21-52-cDXIAmk%25255B4%25255D.gif?imgmax=800[/url])

Oh my god.  We actually were supposed to have nice things..  :'(

We just needed you in charge for a few more months


The question we ask Mr. Hudlin...  is it still possible? Will World of Wakanda become World War Wakanda? Inquiring minds want to know.

Shout to all those who made this thread grow. Special thanks to Ezyo for the follow up and extra special appreciation and gratitude to Reginald Hudlin for providing the forum and interacting with us.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Salustrade on April 24, 2017, 04:56:16 am
HEF is the only place for true BP enthusiasts to discuss in a troll free environment.

Heads really need to get out of that CBR Stockholm Syndrome.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Salustrade on April 24, 2017, 11:21:11 am
HEF is the only place for true BP enthusiasts to discuss in a troll free environment.

Heads really need to get out of that CBR Stockholm Syndrome.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: The Wakandan on April 25, 2017, 08:48:48 am
Mr. Hudlin,

In light of the BP franchise's increasing popularity, have you considered bringing back the BP animated series?

Besides the series being great work overall, I felt it was a great way to introduce people to T'Challa and the BP-verse, while greatly contributing in increasing the BP-verse's profile.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Things Fall Apart on April 26, 2017, 12:26:57 pm
Mr Hudlin, thanks for popping in to answer a few questions.

What I liked about your run was that you had T'Challa interact with the greater MU instead of just isolating him away in a small corner.

One of the things I would like to see is T'Challa having a better and stronger rogues gallery. Other than Klaw and Killmonger, there aren't many that really stand out. I've always said that BP needed his own Sinister Six, a team that could challenge him on every level. Are there any Marvel villains that you would have added to his list of rogues and if so, who?
The real solution is to create more villains that have an organic relationship with the star of the book.  The truth is, most heroes don't have enough perfect opponents.  Batman has the most, and even his list gets weak three movies in.

It's easy to create those characters, but the major companies don't design fair compensation packages to justify giving them that much IP (intellectual property).  So you see the same characters from the pre-artists rights era.

Honestly I'm kinda shocked that BP and HYDRA don't have many encounters. Flags of our Fathers touched on this(good min!) and it gave us a great villain with a great name -Armless Tiger-Man! He shouldbe in somebody's book somewhere.

I did my own fan-fic story with him titled ARMLESS TIGER MAN: ARMED TO THE TEETH!

I don't know if he's directly related to ATM, but there is a new guy in the new Iron Fist book that is clearly inspired by him.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 26, 2017, 12:58:52 pm
Now that.. would of been an event. Seriously I would love to see a Wakanda vs the world go on. They just need to let you stay on for another year to tell that story.

Last question for me at the moment, of marvel gave you another 6 part mini (let's say after the huge movie debut) what story would you tell to get people fresh off the hype of the movie into Tchallas story

Oh man, I have no idea.  Depends on the story of the film.  I wrote WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER so a fan who knew nothing could find out all they needed to know.  After the film, there will be a need for another trade that is a non-origin story that is accessible to the new fan.  Maybe one that involves high profile characters in the MCU.

Alright sorry let me change it up, if marvel greenlight whatever you wanted, (I'm talking Coates level promo and pushing)  and 2 seasons atleast of comics guaranteed with no fear of cancelation, and not Being able to finish your story, would you write BP for them again
Never say never, I love BP, but that's not really what Marvel does.  They move writers around to avoid burn out.  Personally, I'm focused more on creator owned properties.  Mark Millar is very inspiring to me. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 26, 2017, 01:00:16 pm
Oh lawd  >:(



Your Top 5 marvel stories/arcs/runs?
You mean the top 5 Marvel stories of all time?


Yessir
Okay...damn.  I got to put real thought into that.  Can't answer too quickly. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 26, 2017, 01:01:49 pm
Mr Hudlin, thanks for popping in to answer a few questions.

What I liked about your run was that you had T'Challa interact with the greater MU instead of just isolating him away in a small corner.

One of the things I would like to see is T'Challa having a better and stronger rogues gallery. Other than Klaw and Killmonger, there aren't many that really stand out. I've always said that BP needed his own Sinister Six, a team that could challenge him on every level. Are there any Marvel villains that you would have added to his list of rogues and if so, who?
The real solution is to create more villains that have an organic relationship with the star of the book.  The truth is, most heroes don't have enough perfect opponents.  Batman has the most, and even his list gets weak three movies in.

It's easy to create those characters, but the major companies don't design fair compensation packages to justify giving them that much IP (intellectual property).  So you see the same characters from the pre-artists rights era.

Honestly I'm kinda shocked that BP and HYDRA don't have many encounters. Flags of our Fathers touched on this(good min!) and it gave us a great villain with a great name -Armless Tiger-Man! He shouldbe in somebody's book somewhere.

I did my own fan-fic story with him titled ARMLESS TIGER MAN: ARMED TO THE TEETH!
Armless Tiger Man was a golden age character.  Once you read his description, and see what he looks like, how do you NOT use him?  It's insane.  Who thinks of that? 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 26, 2017, 01:06:39 pm
BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...


The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


REGINALD HUDLIN BREAKS HIS SILENCE
([url]http://hudlinentertainment.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Reggie-Thinker.jpg[/url])

The HEF is on fire due to the increased activity generated by true Black Panther enthusiasts, some of whom migrated from CBR. The exodus was led by HEF's own Ezyo and brought over some of the best posters and thread starters CBR had to offer. This flurry of posts caught the attention of one R to the H (trademark Supreme Illuminati, used with permission... we hope)  and we got the exclusive.

After years of coping with the disaster that was Doomwar and witnessing T'Challa's pathetically pyrrhic victory over Doom, Mr. Hudlin told us what he had in store for the Black Panther v Doom round three and we quote.


Hey RH great to see you poking your head in the BP forum again, I guess I'll follow up Ture's question,

If you were still on board with Marvel what was your idea for the encounter after T'Challa was ambushed by Doom? Alot of people as you are likely aware, were very dissatisfied with Mayberrys ending as it felt insulting to see T'Challa not only lose S'yan (a great character I thought) and Wakandans, but also he gets his ass kicked by Doom then thanks him for teaching him and Wakanda a lesson before destroying the Vibranium.

So again what was your idea for round two for T'Challa and Doom



Mr. Hudlin's reply was one of unprecedented proportions and the wish fulfillment of all BP fans. He said.

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.


It was Mortal Man whom exemplified the feelings of us all the best.

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.


([url]http://lh6.ggpht.com/-yV6EUHTQXHc/U9j2vpEXfHI/AAAAAAAAEEE/m6UbtdXH0bQ/08-21-52-cDXIAmk%25255B4%25255D.gif?imgmax=800[/url])

Oh my god.  We actually were supposed to have nice things..  :'(

We just needed you in charge for a few more months


The question we ask Mr. Hudlin...  is it still possible? Will World of Wakanda become World War Wakanda? Inquiring minds want to know.

Shout to all those who made this thread grow. Special thanks to Ezyo for the follow up and extra special appreciation and gratitude to Reginald Hudlin for providing the forum and interacting with us.

First of all, I love everything about this post.  Hilarious.

Second of all, Doom is in a whole other direction now.  There are bigger plans afoot, plans I don't know about, and I'm focused on other things.  I just finished a script that Denys is illustrating now. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 26, 2017, 01:09:12 pm
Mr. Hudlin,

In light of the BP franchise's increasing popularity, have you considered bringing back the BP animated series?

Besides the series being great work overall, I felt it was a great way to introduce people to T'Challa and the BP-verse, while greatly contributing in increasing the BP-verse's profile.
The animated series happened out of a unique set of circumstances.  As the executive of a network I could green light a book I was writing, then leave the network and produce it.  None of those things are true now, and Marvel's film and television plans are manifest much more concretely.  I don't see how a BP animated series fits into that. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: The Wakandan on April 26, 2017, 01:19:12 pm
Mr. Hudlin,

In light of the BP franchise's increasing popularity, have you considered bringing back the BP animated series?

Besides the series being great work overall, I felt it was a great way to introduce people to T'Challa and the BP-verse, while greatly contributing in increasing the BP-verse's profile.
The animated series happened out of a unique set of circumstances.  As the executive of a network I could green light a book I was writing, then leave the network and produce it.  None of those things are true now, and Marvel's film and television plans are manifest much more concretely.  I don't see how a BP animated series fits into that.

Silly me, I totally forgot how much of a factor your time as a network exec was in green lighting the project. Had to facepalm myself on that one. *facepalms*

Nonetheless, thank you for answering my question.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on April 26, 2017, 02:58:45 pm
Now that.. would of been an event. Seriously I would love to see a Wakanda vs the world go on. They just need to let you stay on for another year to tell that story.

Last question for me at the moment, of marvel gave you another 6 part mini (let's say after the huge movie debut) what story would you tell to get people fresh off the hype of the movie into Tchallas story

Oh man, I have no idea.  Depends on the story of the film.  I wrote WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER so a fan who knew nothing could find out all they needed to know.  After the film, there will be a need for another trade that is a non-origin story that is accessible to the new fan.  Maybe one that involves high profile characters in the MCU.

Alright sorry let me change it up, if marvel greenlight whatever you wanted, (I'm talking Coates level promo and pushing)  and 2 seasons atleast of comics guaranteed with no fear of cancelation, and not Being able to finish your story, would you write BP for them again
Never say never, I love BP, but that's not really what Marvel does.  They move writers around to avoid burn out.  Personally, I'm focused more on creator owned properties.  Mark Millar is very inspiring to me.

Okay Fair enough, I could see how that could produce burn out, and also i can see the preference of going more on creator own properties rather then the Big 2 considering ones hard work can be turned on its head and changed, and retconned out over a span of a few short years.

Thanks again for answering I dont have any other questions at the moment i'll have to think of some more. But im not gonna Lie, I hope that One day you do come back and Marvel Lets you do something amazing again for BP, Be it another Solo, Or that Black Avengers book you mentioned before.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on April 26, 2017, 03:00:45 pm
BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...


The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


REGINALD HUDLIN BREAKS HIS SILENCE
([url]http://hudlinentertainment.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Reggie-Thinker.jpg[/url])

The HEF is on fire due to the increased activity generated by true Black Panther enthusiasts, some of whom migrated from CBR. The exodus was led by HEF's own Ezyo and brought over some of the best posters and thread starters CBR had to offer. This flurry of posts caught the attention of one R to the H (trademark Supreme Illuminati, used with permission... we hope)  and we got the exclusive.

After years of coping with the disaster that was Doomwar and witnessing T'Challa's pathetically pyrrhic victory over Doom, Mr. Hudlin told us what he had in store for the Black Panther v Doom round three and we quote.


Hey RH great to see you poking your head in the BP forum again, I guess I'll follow up Ture's question,

If you were still on board with Marvel what was your idea for the encounter after T'Challa was ambushed by Doom? Alot of people as you are likely aware, were very dissatisfied with Mayberrys ending as it felt insulting to see T'Challa not only lose S'yan (a great character I thought) and Wakandans, but also he gets his ass kicked by Doom then thanks him for teaching him and Wakanda a lesson before destroying the Vibranium.

So again what was your idea for round two for T'Challa and Doom



Mr. Hudlin's reply was one of unprecedented proportions and the wish fulfillment of all BP fans. He said.

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.


It was Mortal Man whom exemplified the feelings of us all the best.

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.


([url]http://lh6.ggpht.com/-yV6EUHTQXHc/U9j2vpEXfHI/AAAAAAAAEEE/m6UbtdXH0bQ/08-21-52-cDXIAmk%25255B4%25255D.gif?imgmax=800[/url])

Oh my god.  We actually were supposed to have nice things..  :'(

We just needed you in charge for a few more months


The question we ask Mr. Hudlin...  is it still possible? Will World of Wakanda become World War Wakanda? Inquiring minds want to know.

Shout to all those who made this thread grow. Special thanks to Ezyo for the follow up and extra special appreciation and gratitude to Reginald Hudlin for providing the forum and interacting with us.

First of all, I love everything about this post.  Hilarious.

Second of all, Doom is in a whole other direction now.  There are bigger plans afoot, plans I don't know about, and I'm focused on other things.  I just finished a script that Denys is illustrating now.


Whatever you got going i definitely will pick it up, I like Deny's Artwork
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 28, 2017, 10:36:16 am
BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...


The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


REGINALD HUDLIN BREAKS HIS SILENCE
([url]http://hudlinentertainment.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Reggie-Thinker.jpg[/url])

The HEF is on fire due to the increased activity generated by true Black Panther enthusiasts, some of whom migrated from CBR. The exodus was led by HEF's own Ezyo and brought over some of the best posters and thread starters CBR had to offer. This flurry of posts caught the attention of one R to the H (trademark Supreme Illuminati, used with permission... we hope)  and we got the exclusive.

After years of coping with the disaster that was Doomwar and witnessing T'Challa's pathetically pyrrhic victory over Doom, Mr. Hudlin told us what he had in store for the Black Panther v Doom round three and we quote.


Hey RH great to see you poking your head in the BP forum again, I guess I'll follow up Ture's question,

If you were still on board with Marvel what was your idea for the encounter after T'Challa was ambushed by Doom? Alot of people as you are likely aware, were very dissatisfied with Mayberrys ending as it felt insulting to see T'Challa not only lose S'yan (a great character I thought) and Wakandans, but also he gets his ass kicked by Doom then thanks him for teaching him and Wakanda a lesson before destroying the Vibranium.

So again what was your idea for round two for T'Challa and Doom



Mr. Hudlin's reply was one of unprecedented proportions and the wish fulfillment of all BP fans. He said.

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.


It was Mortal Man whom exemplified the feelings of us all the best.

Black Panther would beat the brakes off Doom to the point even the other super heroes are scared of Panther, leading to him against the world.  WWW.  World War Wakanda.


([url]http://lh6.ggpht.com/-yV6EUHTQXHc/U9j2vpEXfHI/AAAAAAAAEEE/m6UbtdXH0bQ/08-21-52-cDXIAmk%25255B4%25255D.gif?imgmax=800[/url])

Oh my god.  We actually were supposed to have nice things..  :'(

We just needed you in charge for a few more months


The question we ask Mr. Hudlin...  is it still possible? Will World of Wakanda become World War Wakanda? Inquiring minds want to know.

Shout to all those who made this thread grow. Special thanks to Ezyo for the follow up and extra special appreciation and gratitude to Reginald Hudlin for providing the forum and interacting with us.

First of all, I love everything about this post.  Hilarious.

Second of all, Doom is in a whole other direction now.  There are bigger plans afoot, plans I don't know about, and I'm focused on other things.  I just finished a script that Denys is illustrating now.


Whatever you got going i definitely will pick it up, I like Deny's Artwork



THIS BREAKING NEWS POST IS HILARIOUS!
Thanks for the recap and for the sadness since we'll never get the Hudlin version of WWW. Can you imagine this being a company wide crossover?
Maybe we'll get it before Black Panther part 2 comes out
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: MindofShadow on May 02, 2017, 06:09:06 am
Mr. Hudlin....


While you ponder my previous question on your top 5 Marvel Stories...


Two Doras were killed with Doom sneak attacked T'challa...


was one of the Doras Okoye?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 02, 2017, 06:29:39 am
Mr. Hudlin....


While you ponder my previous question on your top 5 Marvel Stories...


Two Doras were killed with Doom sneak attacked T'challa...


was one of the Doras Okoye?
Wow, that question is harder than the previous one! 

Let me start on the other other....

....when it comes to classic Marvel story lines, the introduction of Galactus, the Watcher and the Silver Surfer were incredible. No one had ever written a comic book story on that scale.  The resolution with the use of the Ultimate Nullifier seems like the easy way out, but the overall power and scope of the story still stands. 

The subplot of Peter Parker ducking the blind date with Mary Jane Watson, culminating in him opening the door, seeing the hottie he never imagined she would be, and her saying one of the greatest lines in the history of comics:  "face it Tiger, you hit the jackpot".  That's everything you need to know about her.  She's confident, she totally knows what's been going on, and she's knows what's gonna happen next. 

Jumping way ahead....Civil War.  It was such an obvious, brilliant idea, and forever changed comics and comic book movies. 

That's three.  Two more to go.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Things Fall Apart on May 02, 2017, 06:30:42 am
Mr. Hudlin,

If we remove Static from consideration, which Milestone property do you think is most ready to hit the ground running as a feature film or prestige television series?  I discount Static since he's already a known and proven entity.  Personally, I'd love to see a premium network do something with Blood Syndicate. 

I've always felt that Blood Syndicate, as a concept and as an actualized series, "out X-Mens" the X-Men in terms of authenticity and spoke much more directly to the POC/Minority experience while tying in the fantastic.  X-Men just seems like a Hollywood bus tour of racism.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on May 02, 2017, 05:21:47 pm
Hey there again Mr. Hudlin.

Let's say that you were writing a 5 year stint on BP and he were still married to Storm. Would you have written them having children at some point? How many?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 02, 2017, 10:53:07 pm
Mr. Hudlin,

If we remove Static from consideration, which Milestone property do you think is most ready to hit the ground running as a feature film or prestige television series?  I discount Static since he's already a known and proven entity.  Personally, I'd love to see a premium network do something with Blood Syndicate. 

I've always felt that Blood Syndicate, as a concept and as an actualized series, "out X-Mens" the X-Men in terms of authenticity and spoke much more directly to the POC/Minority experience while tying in the fantastic.  X-Men just seems like a Hollywood bus tour of racism.
Great question, but one I cannot answer....yet.  But you're on to something with Blood Syndicate.  And an Icon & Rocket movie.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 02, 2017, 10:55:17 pm
Hey there again Mr. Hudlin.

Let's say that you were writing a 5 year stint on BP and he were still married to Storm. Would you have written them having children at some point? How many?
The number one job of royalty is the perpetuate the line.  That's why I had Panther get married right away.  It's number one in the job description. 

As for kids, see my Black Panther annual, Black To The Future, where they have a gang of kids.  Some with powers, some not.  So yes, that long into the run, kids are gonna be popping out. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on May 03, 2017, 01:28:09 pm
Hey there again Mr. Hudlin.

Let's say that you were writing a 5 year stint on BP and he were still married to Storm. Would you have written them having children at some point? How many?
The number one job of royalty is the perpetuate the line.  That's why I had Panther get married right away.  It's number one in the job description. 

As for kids, see my Black Panther annual, Black To The Future, where they have a gang of kids.  Some with powers, some not.  So yes, that long into the run, kids are gonna be popping out.

Woulda been nice. Kind of surprising that T'Challa doesn't have a kid out there somewhere, other than the alternate reality ones.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: MindofShadow on May 03, 2017, 01:33:00 pm
Hey there again Mr. Hudlin.

Let's say that you were writing a 5 year stint on BP and he were still married to Storm. Would you have written them having children at some point? How many?
The number one job of royalty is the perpetuate the line.  That's why I had Panther get married right away.  It's number one in the job description. 

As for kids, see my Black Panther annual, Black To The Future, where they have a gang of kids.  Some with powers, some not.  So yes, that long into the run, kids are gonna be popping out.

Woulda been nice. Kind of surprising that T'Challa doesn't have a kid out there somewhere, other than the alternate reality ones.

i think the floating time scale has a lot ot do with it. baby kids are useless for a story (see Danielle Cage)
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on May 03, 2017, 01:38:03 pm
Hey there again Mr. Hudlin.

Let's say that you were writing a 5 year stint on BP and he were still married to Storm. Would you have written them having children at some point? How many?
The number one job of royalty is the perpetuate the line.  That's why I had Panther get married right away.  It's number one in the job description. 

As for kids, see my Black Panther annual, Black To The Future, where they have a gang of kids.  Some with powers, some not.  So yes, that long into the run, kids are gonna be popping out.

Woulda been nice. Kind of surprising that T'Challa doesn't have a kid out there somewhere, other than the alternate reality ones.

i think the floating time scale has a lot ot do with it. baby kids are useless for a story (see Danielle Cage)

I was think more of a teenage ala' Damien Wayne.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Mortal Man on May 03, 2017, 01:42:46 pm
He does have a kid.  A 12-13 year old by way of Monica Lynn.

But it's a big secret.  Not even Marvel editorial knows yet.  Go figure.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on May 03, 2017, 01:47:32 pm
He does have a kid.  A 12-13 year old by way of Monica Lynn.

But it's a big secret.  Not even Marvel editorial knows yet.  Go figure.

Does Monica know?  ;D
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Mortal Man on May 03, 2017, 01:49:42 pm
He does have a kid.  A 12-13 year old by way of Monica Lynn.

But it's a big secret.  Not even Marvel editorial knows yet.  Go figure.

Does Monica know?  ;D

(https://media.giphy.com/media/YQk8nXloVftzW/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: MindofShadow on May 03, 2017, 01:55:51 pm
He does have a kid.  A 12-13 year old by way of Monica Lynn.

But it's a big secret.  Not even Marvel editorial knows yet.  Go figure.

YES!

my dude!

Make it happne Hudlin!
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 03, 2017, 02:36:39 pm
I"m sure Wakanda security would make sure there are no leave behinds with anyone the prince is dating.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on May 03, 2017, 02:43:59 pm
Well, I guess Monica can forget about child support.

Dang it!
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on May 16, 2017, 08:14:56 am
Me and mine were were very appreciative of the creation of Shuri and the change in appearance of the Dora Milaje. Mr. Hudlin, were you responsible for the aesthetics of Shuri and the Dora Milaje and if so why the dramatic departure from Priest's iteration of Nakia and Okoyo?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on May 16, 2017, 10:30:07 am
I too am curious about why Nakia and Okoye, and QDJ were not used
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: MindofShadow on May 18, 2017, 08:22:24 am
Mr. Hudlin bobbin' and weavin' from Okoye questions like a seasoned politician



Mr. RH,

You get to right an oversized, annual one shot issue about any character at Marvel that you haven't written before. Who do you choose and who is the villain opposing them for this annual?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 01, 2017, 04:20:43 am
To answer the question about the Dora Milage...I didn't want to cover ground Priest had already done so well.  I wanted to tell different stories. 

Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 01, 2017, 04:26:41 am
There was a question about my five favorite Marvel stories of all time. That's super tough, but here goes:

The Coming of Galactus was amazing.  The only flaw in it was the use of the Ultimate Nullifier as the way to defeat him.  Feels too easy.  But the scope of the story was incredible. 

Mark Millar's Civil War was brilliant.  It was such an obvious idea, but it had never been done before.

Earth X, by Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, was flat out genius.  it made so many ideas in the Marvel Universe make sense, like the Celestials and Galactus and the Asgardians. 

The Dr. Strange Silver Dagger story. 

still thinking about the fifth entry. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: DigiCom on June 01, 2017, 05:44:17 am
The Dr. Strange Silver Dagger story. 

Which one?  There have been several.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on June 01, 2017, 07:01:53 am
I have a question for you now RH. What are you expecting/ Hoping to see out of the BP solo movie?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 01, 2017, 07:55:01 am
The Dr. Strange Silver Dagger story. 

Which one?  There have been several.
I only know the original by Frank Brunner. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 01, 2017, 07:56:53 am
I have a question for you now RH. What are you expecting/ Hoping to see out of the BP solo movie?
It's an amazing cast and Ryan is a talented filmmaker, so I expect it will be really good. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on June 01, 2017, 09:01:48 am
I have a question for you now RH. What are you expecting/ Hoping to see out of the BP solo movie?
It's an amazing cast and Ryan is a talented filmmaker, so I expect it will be really good.
Let me rephrase it, is there anything, being a BP fan, that you want to see appear on the big screen? There are plenty of us here that have discussed what we would like to see, be is skybike to some of his Tech such as Dagger's, etc.
Is there something you personally want to see happen or be shown in the movie?

Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 01, 2017, 10:37:03 am
Dear Reggie Reg,
  I just wanted to say thank you! Thank you for everything that you've done and what you continue to do. To this day, whenever anyone tries to bad mouth BET, I reference your tenure as President as the turning point of the station. It wouldn't be the station that it is now if it wasn't for the changes that you started.  That's fact!
  Most BET haters hate just to hate or haven't paid attention since the early 90s.
  That's all. I don't want or need to ask you anything.
  I just wanted to say thank you.
 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on June 02, 2017, 10:33:38 pm
Yo, Reg...have you ever specifically thought of TChalla's  skills and physical attributes like strength or speed levels under your pen?

A.  Is he slightly weaker, strong as or stronger than Captain America?

B. In terms of intelligences, is TChalla smarter than, smart as, not as smart as or possessed of a different combo of Intelligences than Reed Richards, Maximus, Thanos?

C. Whose senses are shaper insofar as smell touch taste and hearing is concerned: TChalla or Wolverine? [ I would give SIGHT a edge to TChalla ].

D. How rich was TChalla under your pen?

E. Did your Wakanda have mutants?

F. Were you going to revamp old villains or create whole new Rogue Galleries for TChalla, or both? Could you name one new and one old villain you were leaning towards making/using?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 04, 2017, 09:14:53 pm
I have a question for you now RH. What are you expecting/ Hoping to see out of the BP solo movie?
It's an amazing cast and Ryan is a talented filmmaker, so I expect it will be really good.
Let me rephrase it, is there anything, being a BP fan, that you want to see appear on the big screen? There are plenty of us here that have discussed what we would like to see, be is skybike to some of his Tech such as Dagger's, etc.
Is there something you personally want to see happen or be shown in the movie?

When I was given the opportunity to write the six issue mini-series that became the start of my run on the book, I wrote it as a way to introduce the character to someone who had no previous knowledge of comic books, let alone his history.  I didn't know if a movie would ever be made, so this would serve as a model for what one would be. 

Yes I had all kinds of ideas of how that could be adapted and expanded, but it's all irrelevant now. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 04, 2017, 09:15:44 pm
Dear Reggie Reg,
  I just wanted to say thank you! Thank you for everything that you've done and what you continue to do. To this day, whenever anyone tries to bad mouth BET, I reference your tenure as President as the turning point of the station. It wouldn't be the station that it is now if it wasn't for the changes that you started.  That's fact!
  Most BET haters hate just to hate or haven't paid attention since the early 90s.
  That's all. I don't want or need to ask you anything.
  I just wanted to say thank you.
 
Thank you!  I appreciate your contributions on the site! 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on June 05, 2017, 08:42:59 am
Hey Mr Hudlin, hope you are doing well this fine day. A few questions for you.

When did you start reading comics?

If you were to do a monthly Black Panther buddy book, what hero would you make his partner(similar to Power Man & Iron Fist)?

What do you think is T'Challa's greatest technological accomplishment?

Thank you and have a great day.  8)
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 06, 2017, 05:42:26 am
Hey Mr Hudlin, hope you are doing well this fine day. A few questions for you.

When did you start reading comics?

If you were to do a monthly Black Panther buddy book, what hero would you make his partner(similar to Power Man & Iron Fist)?

What do you think is T'Challa's greatest technological accomplishment?

Thank you and have a great day.  8)
My older brothers read comics so I can't remember a time I didn't read comics.  I remember the first comic I bought.  We were at the spinner rack and my brothers were grabbing stuff so I asked mom if I could pick one out.  I bought a Gold Key Monkees comic.  My brothers were disgusted at the choice...they thought it was a waste of 12 cents that could have been spent buying a "real" comic beyond their budget.  But I stuck to my guns. 

Hmmmm, a Black Panther buddy book. Panther and Storm?  Panther and Cage?  Panther and Reed?

Greatest tech accomplishment?  One of the Priest ideas like that mother box for Wakandans he made, or those big ass battleships. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 06, 2017, 05:45:45 am
Yo, Reg...have you ever specifically thought of TChalla's  skills and physical attributes like strength or speed levels under your pen?

A.  Is he slightly weaker, strong as or stronger than Captain America?

B. In terms of intelligences, is TChalla smarter than, smart as, not as smart as or possessed of a different combo of Intelligences than Reed Richards, Maximus, Thanos?

C. Whose senses are shaper insofar as smell touch taste and hearing is concerned: TChalla or Wolverine? [ I would give SIGHT a edge to TChalla ].

D. How rich was TChalla under your pen?

E. Did your Wakanda have mutants?

F. Were you going to revamp old villains or create whole new Rogue Galleries for TChalla, or both? Could you name one new and one old villain you were leaning towards making/using?
I don't really get into the Marvel Guidebook approach to rankings.  But I will say Wakanda has mutants.  And so do other African nations.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 06, 2017, 11:36:12 am
Dear Reggie Reg,
  I just wanted to say thank you! Thank you for everything that you've done and what you continue to do. To this day, whenever anyone tries to bad mouth BET, I reference your tenure as President as the turning point of the station. It wouldn't be the station that it is now if it wasn't for the changes that you started.  That's fact!
  Most BET haters hate just to hate or haven't paid attention since the early 90s.
  That's all. I don't want or need to ask you anything.
  I just wanted to say thank you.
 
Thank you!  I appreciate your contributions on the site!

Ever since you responded to my Black Panther email, I've been down for HEF. It's my internet home.  I'll always rep for YOU and this site. Know that!  8)
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on June 06, 2017, 03:01:35 pm
Hey Mr Hudlin, hope you are doing well this fine day. A few questions for you.

When did you start reading comics?

If you were to do a monthly Black Panther buddy book, what hero would you make his partner(similar to Power Man & Iron Fist)?

What do you think is T'Challa's greatest technological accomplishment?

Thank you and have a great day.  8)
My older brothers read comics so I can't remember a time I didn't read comics.  I remember the first comic I bought.  We were at the spinner rack and my brothers were grabbing stuff so I asked mom if I could pick one out.  I bought a Gold Key Monkees comic.  My brothers were disgusted at the choice...they thought it was a waste of 12 cents that could have been spent buying a "real" comic beyond their budget.  But I stuck to my guns. 

Hmmmm, a Black Panther buddy book. Panther and Storm?  Panther and Cage?  Panther and Reed?

Greatest tech accomplishment?  One of the Priest ideas like that mother box for Wakandans he made, or those big ass battleships.

What was your favorite arc to write during your tenure? which was your least favorite? Also what has been your absolute Favorite feat in T'Challa's publication history?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on June 06, 2017, 05:27:38 pm
Mr. Hudlin, what was your first Black Panther comic book? Was there a sequel in mind for Flags of Our Fathers? What are the specs (your ideas on the functioning) of the protection totem?

I know, you feel like William Shatner at a Star Trek convention. Speaking of Star Trek... Gold Key Monkees comic? How could you pass up a Gold Key live action still cover of their Star Trek line?  :o

I remember buying three comics with half covers or no covers in a plastic bag for 35 cents. My firsts were...


Werewolf by Night
(https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/2/28071/538182-giant_size_werewolf_004_01.jpg)

Batman
(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/f/fc/Detective_Comics_455.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20071211174233)

Black Panther
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1f/e0/2d/1fe02dcff8485d1a2481783829a20890.jpg)

Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 07, 2017, 05:46:54 am
Hey Mr Hudlin, hope you are doing well this fine day. A few questions for you.

When did you start reading comics?

If you were to do a monthly Black Panther buddy book, what hero would you make his partner(similar to Power Man & Iron Fist)?

What do you think is T'Challa's greatest technological accomplishment?

Thank you and have a great day.  8)
My older brothers read comics so I can't remember a time I didn't read comics.  I remember the first comic I bought.  We were at the spinner rack and my brothers were grabbing stuff so I asked mom if I could pick one out.  I bought a Gold Key Monkees comic.  My brothers were disgusted at the choice...they thought it was a waste of 12 cents that could have been spent buying a "real" comic beyond their budget.  But I stuck to my guns. 

Hmmmm, a Black Panther buddy book. Panther and Storm?  Panther and Cage?  Panther and Reed?

Greatest tech accomplishment?  One of the Priest ideas like that mother box for Wakandans he made, or those big ass battleships.

What was your favorite arc to write during your tenure? which was your least favorite? Also what has been your absolute Favorite feat in T'Challa's publication history?
Honestly, they were all fun to write.  Doing the first arc, actually writing the panther, was unbelievable.  Three the Hard Way, with all the heroes helping New Orleans post-Katrina, was a highlight. The marriage arc was history and satisfying, despite hateration.  The annual with Storm and T'Challa's family made me just want to write stories set in that time.  The story on the Skull gladiator planet was enjoyable because I loved that original story so much, plus I got to put MLK, Malcolm X and the Black Panthers all in one story. 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on June 07, 2017, 10:13:11 am
Yo, Reg...have you ever specifically thought of TChalla's  skills and physical attributes like strength or speed levels under your pen?

A.  Is he slightly weaker, strong as or stronger than Captain America?

B. In terms of intelligences, is TChalla smarter than, smart as, not as smart as or possessed of a different combo of Intelligences than Reed Richards, Maximus, Thanos?

C. Whose senses are shaper insofar as smell touch taste and hearing is concerned: TChalla or Wolverine? [ I would give SIGHT a edge to TChalla ].


Ohhh OKAY!! Think Gray's Anatomy...cuz ICU.

D. How rich was TChalla under your pen?

E. Did your Wakanda have mutants?

F. Were you going to revamp old villains or create whole new Rogue Galleries for TChalla, or both? Could you name one new and one old villain you were leaning towards making/using?
I don't really get into the Marvel Guidebook approach to rankings.  But I will say Wakanda has mutants.  And so do other African nations.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on June 07, 2017, 10:23:24 am
Hey Mr Hudlin, hope you are doing well this fine day. A few questions for you.

When did you start reading comics?

If you were to do a monthly Black Panther buddy book, what hero would you make his partner(similar to Power Man & Iron Fist)?

What do you think is T'Challa's greatest technological accomplishment?

Thank you and have a great day.  8)
My older brothers read comics so I can't remember a time I didn't read comics.  I remember the first comic I bought.  We were at the spinner rack and my brothers were grabbing stuff so I asked mom if I could pick one out.  I bought a Gold Key Monkees comic.  My brothers were disgusted at the choice...they thought it was a waste of 12 cents that could have been spent buying a "real" comic beyond their budget.  But I stuck to my guns. 

Hmmmm, a Black Panther buddy book. Panther and Storm?  Panther and Cage?  Panther and Reed?

Greatest tech accomplishment?  One of the Priest ideas like that mother box for Wakandans he made, or those big ass battleships.

What was your favorite arc to write during your tenure? which was your least favorite? Also what has been your absolute Favorite feat in T'Challa's publication history?
Honestly, they were all fun to write.  Doing the first arc, actually writing the panther, was unbelievable.  Three the Hard Way, with all the heroes helping New Orleans post-Katrina, was a highlight. The marriage arc was history and satisfying, despite hateration.  The annual with Storm and T'Challa's family made me just want to write stories set in that time.  The story on the Skull gladiator planet was enjoyable because I loved that original story so much, plus I got to put MLK, Malcolm X and the Black Panthers all in one story.


Im not gonna lie, three the Hard way, and Little green men Arcs were porbably my favs from your run. They were put together well, and they were fun Adventure type where there was action and excitement that didn't disappoint.

I kow im bombing you with Questions but one thing i always wondered, why weren't you the one to Write See Wakanda and Die? And if you did write it, would it have been much different then Jason Aaron's? 
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on June 07, 2017, 03:22:49 pm
Hey Mr Hudlin, hope you are doing well this fine day. A few questions for you.

When did you start reading comics?

If you were to do a monthly Black Panther buddy book, what hero would you make his partner(similar to Power Man & Iron Fist)?

What do you think is T'Challa's greatest technological accomplishment?

Thank you and have a great day.  8)
My older brothers read comics so I can't remember a time I didn't read comics.  I remember the first comic I bought.  We were at the spinner rack and my brothers were grabbing stuff so I asked mom if I could pick one out.  I bought a Gold Key Monkees comic.  My brothers were disgusted at the choice...they thought it was a waste of 12 cents that could have been spent buying a "real" comic beyond their budget.  But I stuck to my guns. 

Hmmmm, a Black Panther buddy book. Panther and Storm?  Panther and Cage?  Panther and Reed?

Greatest tech accomplishment?  One of the Priest ideas like that mother box for Wakandans he made, or those big ass battleships.

What was your favorite arc to write during your tenure? which was your least favorite? Also what has been your absolute Favorite feat in T'Challa's publication history?
Honestly, they were all fun to write.  Doing the first arc, actually writing the panther, was unbelievable.  Three the Hard Way, with all the heroes helping New Orleans post-Katrina, was a highlight. The marriage arc was history and satisfying, despite hateration.  The annual with Storm and T'Challa's family made me just want to write stories set in that time.  The story on the Skull gladiator planet was enjoyable because I loved that original story so much, plus I got to put MLK, Malcolm X and the Black Panthers all in one story.


Im not gonna lie, three the Hard way, and Little green men Arcs were porbably my favs from your run. They were put together well, and they were fun Adventure type where there was action and excitement that didn't disappoint.

I kow im bombing you with Questions but one thing i always wondered, why weren't you the one to Write See Wakanda and Die? And if you did write it, would it have been much different then Jason Aaron's? 


I thought of that question immediately when it happened. But I thought:

1. R to the H was prolly handling some BET and multimedia stuff for BP and his other projects
2. Didn't R to the H have his wife pregnant or a baby roundabout that time?
3. Jason Aaron was hot as hell during that time and they wanted to keep pumping up TChalla's sales. The LCBRD was doing its full on racist hateration on R to the H and BP [ remember the Three Headed Monster? ], and Aaron most definitely would pump sales. And that's exactly what SEE WAKANDA AND DIE did, under Aaron
4. Also...if R to the H wrote SEE WAKANDA AND DIE? TChalla would really have ganxtafied flat blastd the Skrulls. He would have busted out tech that trumped Reed's tech, and flashed his SKRULLS BE TRIPPIN CONTINGENCY PLAN on them in the form of something like GASKIYA GANI FASAHAR...TRUE REFLECTION TECHNOLOGY.

That? Is a Wakandan Ultimate Nullifier for all disguises, ruses, possessions, dominations, etc.

And then? R to the H would have had other big brains like Bruce Banner, Kang the Conqueror, The Watcher, etc. take note and be impressed. And when Hank Pym...the same Skrullified Hank Pym who stood shoulder to shoulder with Reed Richards and Stark during Civil War...gets uncovered? Hank Pym Skrull says:"Impossible! You are not smart enough to do that!"
TChalla:"Clearly, I am."
Skrull Hank Pym: "Reed Richards is the smartest of your kind. His technology is the most advanced on your world."
TChalla: "Wrong. Who told you that?"
Skrull Hank Pym: "How did you DO that?"
TChalla: "I only have time to kill you, not explain how paltry your technology is when compared to mine. Perhaps your Skrull Gods can explain to your spirit where you erred, when you get there. If they're in a talkative mood."
*KILLS THE CRAP OUT OF SKRULL HANK PYM*


OTHER HEROES, AGHAST: You KILLED him, TChalla.
TChalla: *Silent. Not caring*
OTHER HEROES: Now we'll NEVER find Hank..!
T'Challa: W'Kabi, are you in position? [ Of course TChalla knew that The Skrulls captured the rest of The Illuminati, because TChalla gave them their first private room in Wakanda  for meetings and absolutely spied upon them as they hatched their plans. Which TChalla could easily see would backfire, leading to their capture or death or worse ].
W'KABI: As you commanded, sire.
SHURI: Returning to the RANA KISA [ RANA KISA MEANS "SUN KILLER", THE ULTIMATE  INTERDIMENSIONAL AND INTERSTELLAR CLASS BATTLE AND MULTIPURPOSE SHIP; YEARS LATER? TCHALLA INNOVATES FROM THIS CLASS OF SHIP TO CREATE THE ARC SAVING SELECTED HEROES DURING SECRET WARS UNDER HICKMAN ] "MAFI HATSARI NA JINSUNAN" [ Meaning DEADLIEST OF THE SPECIES ] with all packages in tow. No casualties. [ Pause; then Shuri adds with an intimidating chuckle sounding more like a she-panther's growl ]. On OUR side! [ The Midnight Angels greet this proclamation with a mighty shout of warrior passion ].

While the other heroes stand around with mouths agape, Shuri returns with THE ILLUMINATI and guides all of the Skrullified Heroes back.
 
Then? TChalla would not even stoop to handle the hell out of H.A.M.M.E.R. personally. He's already got them beat. He simply ensures that his homies don't catch the H.A.M.M.E.R. static, and provides safe havens for under the radar heroes like Night Thrasher , Patriot, etc.

During Necrosha? Hell. Equipped with an Anubis Class Neutralizer, Ororo leads a Wakandan detachment against Selene [ who's been trying to get TChalla in the sack for rigorous and plenty orgasming for years, which both Ororo and Selene mention as verbal daggers to get under the skin of others; Selene salaciously suggesting that she "had her way with TChalla many times prior to your return; shall I describe the Royal Bedchambers to you?" whereas Ororo permanently knows better, clowns Selene, beats her down, and adds: "...you got the description of The Royal Bedchambers wrong! There were no Royal Bed Chambers until I had them designed. TChalla, being an ascetic, and a warrior, preferred a simple unadorned warrior's rest and meditation chambers. And TChalla...being TChalla...would have had you executed summarily, Selene, had he condescended to lend an ear to your desperate pleas for his attention." ] whoops ass unlimited, reenforces her position as the ultimate incarnation of the Mutant-Human Harmony, Hope and Peace of the [ pre-trashed by later writers ] noble Charles Xavier, digs into Emma Frost with her comments about constant lovemaking with TChalla, flawless problem free relationship with TChalla, Ororo's Queen Status and Queenly infinite wealth, unending shopping, unfeigned, unlimited adoration of the masses and all of the people in the continent of Afrika, etc...

...and after ending the Event after Secret Invasion [ Necrosha ] by smashing the crap out of then killing the crap out of Selene, Ororo takes the Afrikan mutants with her back to Wakanda. Nobody who might have a problem is alive enough to protest the Queen's decisions in this matter. And to put the smash on the magic of Selene? Easy work. We see the long awaited return of Mendinao aided by janky but madd powerful Zawaviri, and we see that Ororo had another plan in mind when she went off to slap the fangs and the taste out of Selene's mouth: Queen Ororo returns with the youngest daughter of the current Modjadji...RAIN QUEEN...as this younger daughter is Afrikan, a mutant, a very powerful witch...

...and rocks blue eyes with signature silver and blood crimson hair. She is part of Ororo's lineage. The first to bear the mark and the blue eyes since Ororo herself.

R to the H would do something even crazier and flyer than allat I wrote above. That's why Marvel was like: HEEELLLL NOOOOO!! MR. R TO THE H AINT DOIN NO KINDA SECRET WARS WRITING OR ANY OTHER ACTUAL PENNING OF A MAJOR MARVEL EVENT.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on June 10, 2017, 12:52:08 pm
Mr RH, what were your thoughts on the teaser trailer? How do you feel About your created Character Shuri being shown?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 11, 2017, 09:31:04 am
Mr. Hudlin, what was your first Black Panther comic book? Was there a sequel in mind for Flags of Our Fathers? What are the specs (your ideas on the functioning) of the protection totem?

I know, you feel like William Shatner at a Star Trek convention. Speaking of Star Trek... Gold Key Monkees comic? How could you pass up a Gold Key live action still cover of their Star Trek line?  :o

I remember buying three comics with half covers or no covers in a plastic bag for 35 cents. My firsts were...


Werewolf by Night
([url]https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/2/28071/538182-giant_size_werewolf_004_01.jpg[/url])

Batman
([url]http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/f/fc/Detective_Comics_455.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20071211174233[/url])

Black Panther
([url]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1f/e0/2d/1fe02dcff8485d1a2481783829a20890.jpg[/url])
The first Black Panther book I read was his debut in the Fantastic Four.  My brother Warrington's book.  That locked in who the Panther was to me.  When I wrote the book I wanted to get back to that feeling. 

The first Panther book I bought was the start of the Killmonger arc.  It ended with him being thrown off a cliff.

Yes, I had/have a sequel for Flags of Our Fathers in mind.  It is set during T'Challa's teenage years, and it involves Wolverine, Tony Stark, Janet Van Dyne and The Winter Soldier.

If the Gold Key Star Trek was on the spinner rack, they may have been a hard choice between that and the Monkees book.  But it wasn't so Monkees it was.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: DigiCom on June 11, 2017, 11:16:09 am
Am I the only one amused by the fact that the first two comics have almost the exact same layout?  The vampires even LOOK alike....
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: CvilleWakandan on June 11, 2017, 11:24:35 am
Am I the only one amused by the fact that the first two comics have almost the exact same layout?  The vampires even LOOK alike....

If you find that amusing, check out the video about Disney using the same layouts and movements from their older animated movies on new ones.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: DigiCom on June 11, 2017, 12:16:53 pm
I've seen them, actually.  ROBIN HOOD was perhaps the worst offender.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 12, 2017, 02:00:27 pm
When Marshall comes out, may I get the opportunity to interview you (and the cast) on my radio show, The Takeover: Countdown?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: The Evasive 1 on June 12, 2017, 03:47:25 pm
Hey Mr Hudlin, hope you are doing well this fine day. A few questions for you.

When did you start reading comics?

If you were to do a monthly Black Panther buddy book, what hero would you make his partner(similar to Power Man & Iron Fist)?

What do you think is T'Challa's greatest technological accomplishment?

Thank you and have a great day.  8)
My older brothers read comics so I can't remember a time I didn't read comics.  I remember the first comic I bought.  We were at the spinner rack and my brothers were grabbing stuff so I asked mom if I could pick one out.  I bought a Gold Key Monkees comic.  My brothers were disgusted at the choice...they thought it was a waste of 12 cents that could have been spent buying a "real" comic beyond their budget.  But I stuck to my guns. 

Hmmmm, a Black Panther buddy book. Panther and Storm?  Panther and Cage?  Panther and Reed?

Greatest tech accomplishment?  One of the Priest ideas like that mother box for Wakandans he made, or those big ass battleships.

What was your favorite arc to write during your tenure? which was your least favorite? Also what has been your absolute Favorite feat in T'Challa's publication history?
Honestly, they were all fun to write.  Doing the first arc, actually writing the panther, was unbelievable.  Three the Hard Way, with all the heroes helping New Orleans post-Katrina, was a highlight. The marriage arc was history and satisfying, despite hateration.  The annual with Storm and T'Challa's family made me just want to write stories set in that time.  The story on the Skull gladiator planet was enjoyable because I loved that original story so much, plus I got to put MLK, Malcolm X and the Black Panthers all in one story.
Mr. Hudlin, thanks for participating in this thread of Q&A. I really enjoy reading your answers as to what your ideas for BP would have been and they give joy and pain in that they confirm what many of us longtime hardcore as well as some new fans who are learning more about the history of this character believed you would have done had you not left the scene. I understand you won't talk about other writers, which is fair. But, whenever I run into someone who says they know the character because of what Coates wrote, I tend to roll my eyes and ask them if they've ever read yours or Christopher Priest's work with BP let alone anything from McGregor, Kirby or even some of the work by McDuffie. Because I feel more BP fans should be aware of how much of the current mythos you have a part in. Even watching the on-screen version of BP  by Chadwick Boseman, I see the merging of the Priest/Hudlin depictions of T'Challa and Wakanda (minus Ororo as wife, unfortunately) over anything else.  I really hope that more folks go back read some of the writers, like yourself, that actually made BP a bad ass and "A-list" hero in the MU well before he hit the movie screen. To take in the work of ALL writers to see how far the character has come.

Sorry if this isn't really a question as opposed to more of a statement and show of appreciation of your work with BP. But I felt I should speak on it.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on June 12, 2017, 04:12:25 pm
Hey there Mr Hudlin. Hope you are in good spirits today.

Every writer gives T'Challa a different voice when I read their runs. During yours, who's voice did you hear in your head speaking as T'Challa?

Had your run lasted longer, would you have given T'Challa another sibling at some point?

The BP trailer has elements of many Panther runs, yours included  ;D. What were you most proud of seeing and what else would you like to see in the movie?

Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on June 13, 2017, 09:39:09 am
Mr. Hudlin, what was your first Black Panther comic book? Was there a sequel in mind for Flags of Our Fathers? What are the specs (your ideas on the functioning) of the protection totem?

I know, you feel like William Shatner at a Star Trek convention. Speaking of Star Trek... Gold Key Monkees comic? How could you pass up a Gold Key live action still cover of their Star Trek line?  :o

I remember buying three comics with half covers or no covers in a plastic bag for 35 cents. My firsts were...


Werewolf by Night
([url]https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/2/28071/538182-giant_size_werewolf_004_01.jpg[/url])

Batman
([url]http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/f/fc/Detective_Comics_455.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20071211174233[/url])

Black Panther
([url]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1f/e0/2d/1fe02dcff8485d1a2481783829a20890.jpg[/url])
The first Black Panther book I read was his debut in the Fantastic Four.  My brother Warrington's book.  That locked in who the Panther was to me.  When I wrote the book I wanted to get back to that feeling. 

The first Panther book I bought was the start of the Killmonger arc.  It ended with him being thrown off a cliff.

Yes, I had/have a sequel for Flags of Our Fathers in mind.  It is set during T'Challa's teenage years, and it involves Wolverine, Tony Stark, Janet Van Dyne and The Winter Soldier.

If the Gold Key Star Trek was on the spinner rack, they may have been a hard choice between that and the Monkees book.  But it wasn't so Monkees it was.


You know just sittin' here chattin' with my boi Reggie... yea, you know him the Hollywood director and producer. We met while he was writing the Black Panther. Yea we both be kind of busy. You know him doing his thing on the west coast, me grindin' on the east side but we still find time to check in with each other.  :) ;D ;)
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: DigiCom on June 13, 2017, 02:12:57 pm
I just saw you got the gig to direct Shadowman, Mr. Hudlin.  Cool.

I suppose there's little chance that you are using Priest's version of Michael LeRoi, right?

(I'm probably the only person alive who still owns a copy of his Turok/Shadowman. Even Priest doesn't have a copy. :) )
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on June 13, 2017, 03:23:50 pm
I just saw you got the gig to direct Shadowman, Mr. Hudlin.  Cool.

I suppose there's little chance that you are using Priest's version of Michael LeRoi, right?

(I'm probably the only person alive who still owns a copy of his Turok/Shadowman. Even Priest doesn't have a copy. :) )

Hmmm.....let me look into my Valiant files.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on June 21, 2017, 09:39:34 am
Mr. Hudlin, due to the inevitable crash and burn of the Coatesverse, the BP comic book is going to need a recognized name to revitalize it. Two names echo loudly...Priest and yourself. If offered, would you write a limited Black Panther series?

Speaking of follow ups... with your entry into the superhero film genre with Shadowman, would you be intersted in doing one of the cinematic Black Panther sequels?

In addition I will double up on Marvel2100's question and ask your thoughts on the BP teaser trailer.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 26, 2017, 08:42:05 am
Hey there Mr Hudlin. Hope you are in good spirits today.

Every writer gives T'Challa a different voice when I read their runs. During yours, who's voice did you hear in your head speaking as T'Challa?

Had your run lasted longer, would you have given T'Challa another sibling at some point?

The BP trailer has elements of many Panther runs, yours included  ;D. What were you most proud of seeing and what else would you like to see in the movie?

If/when I heard T'Challa's voice in my head back when I wrote the series, I heard Sidney Poitier. I always felt he's who Jack was drawing when he first designed the character in Fantastic Four. I could be wrong, but that's who the template is to me. 

Very quietly, BP has another sibling, who died during Klaw's attack.  I had plans for him too.

Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: 4sake on June 26, 2017, 09:16:31 am
Hey there Mr Hudlin. Hope you are in good spirits today.

Every writer gives T'Challa a different voice when I read their runs. During yours, who's voice did you hear in your head speaking as T'Challa?

Had your run lasted longer, would you have given T'Challa another sibling at some point?

The BP trailer has elements of many Panther runs, yours included  ;D. What were you most proud of seeing and what else would you like to see in the movie?

If/when I heard T'Challa's voice in my head back when I wrote the series, I heard Sidney Poitier. I always felt he's who Jack was drawing when he first designed the character in Fantastic Four. I could be wrong, but that's who the template is to me. 

Very quietly, BP has another sibling, who died during Klaw's attack.  I had plans for him too.



If you can/want to say, Whats the sibling name?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on June 26, 2017, 10:04:14 am
Hey there Mr Hudlin. Hope you are in good spirits today.

Every writer gives T'Challa a different voice when I read their runs. During yours, who's voice did you hear in your head speaking as T'Challa?

Had your run lasted longer, would you have given T'Challa another sibling at some point?

The BP trailer has elements of many Panther runs, yours included  ;D. What were you most proud of seeing and what else would you like to see in the movie?

If/when I heard T'Challa's voice in my head back when I wrote the series, I heard Sidney Poitier. I always felt he's who Jack was drawing when he first designed the character in Fantastic Four. I could be wrong, but that's who the template is to me. 

Very quietly, BP has another sibling, who died during Klaw's attack.  I had plans for him too.



If you can/want to say, Whats the sibling name?


Holy game changing detail, Batman!!

You know, RH, I had a very strong feeling [ based upon your rendition of Ramonda, and in particular reading about the now deleted details of D'Cigswayo that used to be part of BP's regular biography ] that RH had a brother...twin of Shuri...named D'Cigsway. I included him in my fanfic. I had NO IDEA that you added in the game changer of Klaw killing D'Cigswayo.

I built a bio supposing that D'Cigswayo..."D'Ciggs" as Shuri used to call him as an infant, a nickname that stuck...survived, and was temperamentally a midpoint between Hunter and TChalla, but more rakish and roguish than either. He was loyal, but problematic. And he was Shuri's favorite brother. The static between Shuri and T'Challa was amplified by the exit under a cloud of "disgrace" of D'Ciggs after one of his more complicated roguish off-book actions [ as yet unspecified ] that resulted with his rash action exposing Wakanda to some form of unwanted and unnecessary risk, even though he felt then and felt now that taking his action was the right thing to do [ and Wakanda ultimately benefited from it ]. D'Ciggs is the leader of this generation's Kifalme Shujaa Heshima, The Royal Warriors of Honor...miscalled by the West "The Black Musketeers".
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 26, 2017, 11:35:49 am
Hey there Mr Hudlin. Hope you are in good spirits today.

Every writer gives T'Challa a different voice when I read their runs. During yours, who's voice did you hear in your head speaking as T'Challa?

Had your run lasted longer, would you have given T'Challa another sibling at some point?

The BP trailer has elements of many Panther runs, yours included  ;D. What were you most proud of seeing and what else would you like to see in the movie?

If/when I heard T'Challa's voice in my head back when I wrote the series, I heard Sidney Poitier. I always felt he's who Jack was drawing when he first designed the character in Fantastic Four. I could be wrong, but that's who the template is to me. 

Very quietly, BP has another sibling, who died during Klaw's attack.  I had plans for him too.



If you can/want to say, Whats the sibling name?

Arvell. Arvell the Amazing. That's the name.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on July 21, 2017, 12:04:11 pm
The questions that came to mind were; would you be willing to mentor or share expertise in detailing how to start and maintain an independent comic book? Details outlining how to start, team needed, how to acquire necessary funds to cover expenses, publishing and distribution. Would Milestone be interested in producing independent creators and their characters?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on July 21, 2017, 03:20:10 pm
Hey there Mr Hudlin. Hope you are in good spirits today.

Every writer gives T'Challa a different voice when I read their runs. During yours, who's voice did you hear in your head speaking as T'Challa?

Had your run lasted longer, would you have given T'Challa another sibling at some point?

The BP trailer has elements of many Panther runs, yours included  ;D. What were you most proud of seeing and what else would you like to see in the movie?

If/when I heard T'Challa's voice in my head back when I wrote the series, I heard Sidney Poitier. I always felt he's who Jack was drawing when he first designed the character in Fantastic Four. I could be wrong, but that's who the template is to me. 

Very quietly, BP has another sibling, who died during Klaw's attack.  I had plans for him too.



If you can/want to say, Whats the sibling name?

Arvell. Arvell the Amazing. That's the name.

That name makes perfect sense. Sounds very Wakandan... ::)
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on July 29, 2017, 04:59:56 pm
News On DC's MILESTONE Relaunch Coming Soon Says JIM LEE

By Chris Arrant, Editor

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DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee said that the planned relaunch and reboot of the Milestone line announced two years ago is still alive, and would be moving forward with news possibly coming in the next few months. Touched upon briefly at the "Meet the DC Co-Publishers" panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego earlier this month, this comes alongside news of Milestone's N Steven Harris drawing a new Static/Hardware illustration for September 16's MECCACon in Detroit.

Milestone Media was reformed in January 2015 by Reginald Hudlin and two of its co-founders, Denys Cowan and Derek Dingle. Later that year at 2015's SDCC, DC announced it had reached a deal with the company to once again license the Milestone IP for usage as a comic book line and in other media. Originally founded back in 1992, Milestone began publishing comics in 1993 as an imprint of DC Comics. Although DC later integrated some of Milestone's characters into DC's core superhero line (including Static in the 2011 "New 52" relaunch), Milestone retained ownership of all its characters and had merely licensed usage of the characters and the content they produced in the 1990s to DC.

"We couldn't be more proud and excited about the opportunity to bring the 'Dakota' Universe back to DC," said Lee in 2015. "This is a huge step forward for us in bringing readers a more diversified lineup as part of the new DC Universe, and we're anxiously looking foward to telling new stories that are socially and culturally impactful and representative of the world in which we live."

At the time, DC's plans were for a seperate line co-existing in the broader DC Multiverse but in a seperate dimension, 'Earth-M' (which Lee reconfirmed this month). There was a plan for titles including Static Shock, Icon, Rocket, and Xombi, with creators including Hudlin, Cowan, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ken Lashley, and Christopher Priest. In addition to reviving Milestone characters of the past, Milestone Media said they'll also be introducing new characters and including new creators in the mix.

In July 2016, Lee told CBR that the delays were due to Hudlin's work as a filmmaker. Hudlin refuted that, however, in March 2017, saying that DC was holding up the launch but Milestone was "fixing that challenge."

Warner Bros.'s has since re-released the Static Shock animated series in two DVD sets, and Static was included in the line-up for Warner Bros.'s Young Justice: The Outsiders which is scheduled to debut in 2018.


The questions that came to mind were; would you be willing to mentor or share expertise in detailing how to start and maintain an independent comic book? Details outlining how to start, team needed, how to acquire necessary funds to cover expenses, publishing and distribution. Would Milestone be interested in producing independent creators and their characters?

Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on July 30, 2017, 07:57:58 am
That is exciting stuff. I hope milestone gets it's traction going
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Post by: Marvell2100 on July 31, 2017, 10:09:40 am
That is exciting stuff. I hope milestone gets it's traction going

I think DC is looking to play catch up with minority heroes. Lion's Forge is rocking it with their line up and DC has been sitting on Milestone.
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Post by: Marvell2100 on July 31, 2017, 10:14:29 am
That is exciting stuff. I hope milestone gets it's traction going

I think DC is looking to play catch up with minority heroes. Lion's Forge is rocking it with their line up and DC has been sitting on Milestone.

Hey Mr Hudlin, I hope your having a good day.

I've always sad that Black Panther needed his own version of a Sinister Six, a team of villains to challenge him at every level:

1. Moses Magnum
2. M'Baku
3. Armless Tiger-Man
4. Windeagle
5. Madam Slay
6. Malice

Those would be my picks for this team.

What team would you envision that could challenge Black Panther?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on July 31, 2017, 06:00:21 pm
That is exciting stuff. I hope milestone gets it's traction going

I think DC is looking to play catch up with minority heroes. Lion's Forge is rocking it with their line up and DC has been sitting on Milestone.

Hey Mr Hudlin, I hope your having a good day.

I've always sad that Black Panther needed his own version of a Sinister Six, a team of villains to challenge him at every level:

1. Moses Magnum
2. M'Baku
3. Armless Tiger-Man
4. Windeagle
5. Madam Slay
6. Malice

Those would be my picks for this team.

What team would you envision that could challenge Black Panther?

I must be tired. You can disregard this question Mr Hudlin. I asked about a Sinister Six over a month ago.

Dang my brain!
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on August 04, 2017, 09:17:24 am
Hey Mr Hundlin. I just became aware of the Milestone issue. I hope things work out for the best for all concerned. On another note, what was your greatest contribution to the mythos and legacy of the Black Panther? I thought the concept of Wakanda being unconquered for 10,000 years, the creation of Shuri, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm and that T'challa's mother was never kidnapped and raped were standouts.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Salustrade on August 04, 2017, 02:34:29 pm
Hey Mr Hundlin. I just became aware of the Milestone issue. I hope things work out for the best for all concerned. On another note, what was your greatest contribution to the mythos and legacy of the Black Panther? I thought the concept of Wakanda being unconquered for 10,000 years, the creation of Shuri, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm and that T'challa's mother was never kidnapped and raped were standouts.

Agreed 100%.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on August 05, 2017, 07:48:04 am
Hey Mr Hundlin. I just became aware of the Milestone issue. I hope things work out for the best for all concerned. On another note, what was your greatest contribution to the mythos and legacy of the Black Panther? I thought the concept of Wakanda being unconquered for 10,000 years, the creation of Shuri, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm and that T'challa's mother was never kidnapped and raped were standouts.

Agreed 100%.

All day, I agree with the above. I found RH's adjustments to the BP mythos to be absolutely essential ,and deeply satisfying. I absolutely couldn't stand the whole idea of Wakanda being technologically backward, and equally heinous and repulsive the notion of Ramonda being kidnapped and raped. FOR A DECADE OR MORE. I just couldn't stomach that. I knew. Right away. That only a White guy would write that and only White folks and Negropeans...really "Negropee-ons"...would find that vomit even remotely acceptable.

However. I think that finding a plausible explanation for past events that makes BP look better and badder and more brilliant than ever, as opposed to erasing them entirely from the narrative, is a better tactic and requires better writing.
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Post by: Hypestyle on August 05, 2017, 07:54:19 am
uhhh... when was this story done involving Ramonda?
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Post by: CvilleWakandan on August 05, 2017, 08:41:48 am
A Don McGregor story called "Panthers Quest". Coming out in TPB in the near future.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Marvell2100 on August 05, 2017, 06:33:40 pm
Hey Mr Hundlin. I just became aware of the Milestone issue. I hope things work out for the best for all concerned. On another note, what was your greatest contribution to the mythos and legacy of the Black Panther? I thought the concept of Wakanda being unconquered for 10,000 years, the creation of Shuri, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm and that T'challa's mother was never kidnapped and raped were standouts.

Agreed 100%.

All day, I agree with the above. I found RH's adjustments to the BP mythos to be absolutely essential ,and deeply satisfying. I absolutely couldn't stand the whole idea of Wakanda being technologically backward, and equally heinous and repulsive the notion of Ramonda being kidnapped and raped. FOR A DECADE OR MORE. I just couldn't stomach that. I knew. Right away. That only a White guy would write that and only White folks and Negropeans...really "Negropee-ons"...would find that vomit even remotely acceptable.

However. I think that finding a plausible explanation for past events that makes BP look better and badder and more brilliant than ever, as opposed to erasing them entirely from the narrative, is a better tactic and requires better writing.

Most whole-heartedly agree. with everything said in these posts.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Salustrade on August 05, 2017, 08:47:37 pm
Hey Mr Hundlin. I just became aware of the Milestone issue. I hope things work out for the best for all concerned. On another note, what was your greatest contribution to the mythos and legacy of the Black Panther? I thought the concept of Wakanda being unconquered for 10,000 years, the creation of Shuri, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm and that T'challa's mother was never kidnapped and raped were standouts.

Agreed 100%.

All day, I agree with the above. I found RH's adjustments to the BP mythos to be absolutely essential ,and deeply satisfying. I absolutely couldn't stand the whole idea of Wakanda being technologically backward, and equally heinous and repulsive the notion of Ramonda being kidnapped and raped. FOR A DECADE OR MORE. I just couldn't stomach that. I knew. Right away. That only a White guy would write that and only White folks and Negropeans...really "Negropee-ons"...would find that vomit even remotely acceptable.

However. I think that finding a plausible explanation for past events that makes BP look better and badder and more brilliant than ever, as opposed to erasing them entirely from the narrative, is a better tactic and requires better writing.

The last time I looked, Coates wasn't Caucasian and he's written actual Wakandan rape camps into the mythos which Don McGregor never did.

T'Challa was created by two Jewish men and has been written with respect by more than a few writers who happened to be Caucasian such as Geoff Johns and David Liss and even the unfortunately maligned Don McGregor himself.

After all it was Don McGregor who fought tooth and nail to keep T'Challa's supporting cast 99-100% African when Marvel editorial were putting mad pressure to throw some white faces in there just because.

I respect Don McGregor for his contribution to the BP mythos just off of the passion he had for the character in spite of the fact that I was overly enthused with the dragging T'Challa through the barbed wire aesthetic that informed some of his BP work.

He wasn't a hater which is more than can be said for Coates.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on August 05, 2017, 11:34:12 pm
Hey Mr Hundlin. I just became aware of the Milestone issue. I hope things work out for the best for all concerned. On another note, what was your greatest contribution to the mythos and legacy of the Black Panther? I thought the concept of Wakanda being unconquered for 10,000 years, the creation of Shuri, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm and that T'challa's mother was never kidnapped and raped were standouts.

Agreed 100%.

All day, I agree with the above. I found RH's adjustments to the BP mythos to be absolutely essential ,and deeply satisfying. I absolutely couldn't stand the whole idea of Wakanda being technologically backward, and equally heinous and repulsive the notion of Ramonda being kidnapped and raped. FOR A DECADE OR MORE. I just couldn't stomach that. I knew. Right away. That only a White guy would write that and only White folks and Negropeans...really "Negropee-ons"...would find that vomit even remotely acceptable.

However. I think that finding a plausible explanation for past events that makes BP look better and badder and more brilliant than ever, as opposed to erasing them entirely from the narrative, is a better tactic and requires better writing.

The last time I looked, Coates wasn't Caucasian and he's written actual Wakandan rape camps into the mythos which Don McGregor never did.

T'Challa was created by two Jewish men and has been written with respect by more than a few writers who happened to be Caucasian such as Geoff Johns and David Liss and even the unfortunately maligned Don McGregor himself.

After all it was Don McGregor who fought tooth and nail to keep T'Challa's supporting cast 99-100% African when Marvel editorial were putting mad pressure to throw some white faces in there just because.

I respect Don McGregor for his contribution to the BP mythos just off of the passion he had for the character in spite of the fact that I was overly enthused with the dragging T'Challa through the barbed wire aesthetic that informed some of his BP work.

He wasn't a hater which is more than can be said for Coates.


There is absolutely NO REDEEMING OF COATES. The sooner and faster and more thoroughly he is off the book? The better. I can't emphasize that enough. Also? I deem Coates to be both a Negropean and a Negro-pee on. I mentioned Negropeans and Negro-pee ons above. So, yeah. We agree TNC isn't White and he wrote the absolute worst rendition of BP that any person of color could ever write.

But I found a plausible write-around of his garbage almost immediately. I think finding a plausible write around is a hallmark of a superior writer, and simply wholesale erasing stuff [ while convenient and in TNC's case is absolutely a good idea; not the best idea imo but a good one ] is both easier and signals a less creative, maybe less intelligent, more complacent approach to the writing material on hand.

So. One way is to erase the whole vomitous pile of yukk from memory. The other ? Is to write around the bad stuff which is 99.999 percent of his garbage, and keep the good. That's what I would do. Because some of the stuff he introduced [ The Force Push, The Ancient Future, the reconnect with Storm, the exploration of Wakanda's Gods and a few other things ] have tremendous potential far beyond the weakness of his writing and T'Chumpaness of his whole getdown.

Take that. And add lots of good stuff. Like CJP did with a lot of the BP mythos [ if not all of it ] is a way that I would go. Whereas an erasure eliminates the potentially incredible stuff that can be done with an actually GOOD writer who REALLY IS A MAJOR FAN of T'Challa.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: DigiCom on August 06, 2017, 04:31:05 am
The Farce Push is an overused gimmick now.  Correct me if I'm wrong (I refuse to go back and look) but if I recall correctly, it's never even been named on panel.

The "Ancient Future" is a Dreamtime ripoff that's merely used as an excuse for information dumps.

And the Faux-rishas... are set dressing.  And make no sense from either a Marvel perspective (since that pantheon already exists there), a real-life perspective (since he invented most of those names, except the ones he cribbed from Egypt), or even a Wakandan perspective (we have a Panther God, but no White Gorilla God, Lion God, or Crocodile God?).  Hell, Ewing has done more work to justify the Progenitors (creators of the Kree, essentially their gods)... and they even LOOK the same.

(https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ROYALS2017009-cov.jpg)

I can understand the desire to expand the Wakandan world... but some ideas come with too much baggage to use.

And some writers are too crap to remember.  Better by far to let them fade away….
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Salustrade on August 06, 2017, 07:18:36 am
Hey Mr Hundlin. I just became aware of the Milestone issue. I hope things work out for the best for all concerned. On another note, what was your greatest contribution to the mythos and legacy of the Black Panther? I thought the concept of Wakanda being unconquered for 10,000 years, the creation of Shuri, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm and that T'challa's mother was never kidnapped and raped were standouts.

Agreed 100%.

All day, I agree with the above. I found RH's adjustments to the BP mythos to be absolutely essential ,and deeply satisfying. I absolutely couldn't stand the whole idea of Wakanda being technologically backward, and equally heinous and repulsive the notion of Ramonda being kidnapped and raped. FOR A DECADE OR MORE. I just couldn't stomach that. I knew. Right away. That only a White guy would write that and only White folks and Negropeans...really "Negropee-ons"...would find that vomit even remotely acceptable.

However. I think that finding a plausible explanation for past events that makes BP look better and badder and more brilliant than ever, as opposed to erasing them entirely from the narrative, is a better tactic and requires better writing.

The last time I looked, Coates wasn't Caucasian and he's written actual Wakandan rape camps into the mythos which Don McGregor never did.

T'Challa was created by two Jewish men and has been written with respect by more than a few writers who happened to be Caucasian such as Geoff Johns and David Liss and even the unfortunately maligned Don McGregor himself.

After all it was Don McGregor who fought tooth and nail to keep T'Challa's supporting cast 99-100% African when Marvel editorial were putting mad pressure to throw some white faces in there just because.

I respect Don McGregor for his contribution to the BP mythos just off of the passion he had for the character in spite of the fact that I was overly enthused with the dragging T'Challa through the barbed wire aesthetic that informed some of his BP work.

He wasn't a hater which is more than can be said for Coates.


There is absolutely NO REDEEMING OF COATES. The sooner and faster and more thoroughly he is off the book? The better. I can't emphasize that enough. Also? I deem Coates to be both a Negropean and a Negro-pee on. I mentioned Negropeans and Negro-pee ons above. So, yeah. We agree TNC isn't White and he wrote the absolute worst rendition of BP that any person of color could ever write.

But I found a plausible write-around of his garbage almost immediately. I think finding a plausible write around is a hallmark of a superior writer, and simply wholesale erasing stuff [ while convenient and in TNC's case is absolutely a good idea; not the best idea imo but a good one ] is both easier and signals a less creative, maybe less intelligent, more complacent approach to the writing material on hand.

So. One way is to erase the whole vomitous pile of yukk from memory. The other ? Is to write around the bad stuff which is 99.999 percent of his garbage, and keep the good. That's what I would do. Because some of the stuff he introduced [ The Force Push, The Ancient Future, the reconnect with Storm, the exploration of Wakanda's Gods and a few other things ] have tremendous potential far beyond the weakness of his writing and T'Chumpaness of his whole getdown.

Take that. And add lots of good stuff. Like CJP did with a lot of the BP mythos [ if not all of it ] is a way that I would go. Whereas an erasure eliminates the potentially incredible stuff that can be done with an actually GOOD writer who REALLY IS A MAJOR FAN of T'Challa.

Bro, I already know that Coates is a crap writer.

What I took umbrage to was your assertion that only a "White man" could come up with, and appreciate negative/offensive stories set in the BP mythos.

Coates is an African-American author of political nonfiction books who on the surface appears to be "woke" but is anything but based on his BP book thus far.

I don't know whether that makes him "Negropean" or not but I do agree that his tenure as BP scribe has been really bad for the BP mythos as a whole.

I don't care what the ethnic background or gender of a writer is as long as they deliver solid work that elevates T'Challa and Wakanda.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Salustrade on August 06, 2017, 07:23:54 am
The Farce Push is an overused gimmick now.  Correct me if I'm wrong (I refuse to go back and look) but if I recall correctly, it's never even been named on panel.

The "Ancient Future" is a Dreamtime ripoff that's merely used as an excuse for information dumps.

And the Faux-rishas... are set dressing.  And make no sense from either a Marvel perspective (since that pantheon already exists there), a real-life perspective (since he invented most of those names, except the ones he cribbed from Egypt), or even a Wakandan perspective (we have a Panther God, but no White Gorilla God, Lion God, or Crocodile God?).  Hell, Ewing has done more work to justify the Progenitors (creators of the Kree, essentially their gods)... and they even LOOK the same.

(https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ROYALS2017009-cov.jpg)

I can understand the desire to expand the Wakandan world... but some ideas come with too much baggage to use.

And some writers are too crap to remember.  Better by far to let them fade away….

Coates wholesale creation of unnecessary characters/deities reeks of desperation and a desire to be seen as a writer who's brought something "new" to a mythos that was fresh before he came into "wriring" comicbooks.

Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: BBeeryan on August 31, 2017, 05:00:48 pm
Hey Mr Hundlin. I just became aware of the Milestone issue. I hope things work out for the best for all concerned. On another note, what was your greatest contribution to the mythos and legacy of the Black Panther? I thought the concept of Wakanda being unconquered for 10,000 years, the creation of Shuri, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm and that T'challa's mother was never kidnapped and raped were standouts.
Everything posted gets two thumbs way up.

Mr. Hudlin I'd like to ask what are your thoughts on the rekindling of T'Challa and Ororo's relationship? In your opinion was enough ground work laid to get them back to where you left them? Do you think there's a chance that your vision can still work? If so, are there any things  that should be done to bring them closer? Have they hashed all their baggage and gripes out to your liking? Do you think genuine fans of your work and the foundation you laid are wrong to still advocate for them as a couple? Or are they living in a bubble of denial to believe Marvel won't come and smash it to bits all over again? Enquiring minds would love to read your response. Thank you for all you've done.
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Post by: supreme illuminati on August 31, 2017, 06:40:41 pm
Hey Mr Hundlin. I just became aware of the Milestone issue. I hope things work out for the best for all concerned. On another note, what was your greatest contribution to the mythos and legacy of the Black Panther? I thought the concept of Wakanda being unconquered for 10,000 years, the creation of Shuri, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm and that T'challa's mother was never kidnapped and raped were standouts.
Everything posted gets two thumbs way up.

Mr. Hudlin I'd like to ask what are your thoughts on the rekindling of T'Challa and Ororo's relationship? In your opinion was enough ground work laid to get them back to where you left them? Do you think there's a chance that your vision can still work? If so, are there any things  that should be done to bring them closer? Have they hashed all their baggage and gripes out to your liking? Do you think genuine fans of your work and the foundation you laid are wrong to still advocate for them as a couple? Or are they living in a bubble of denial to believe Marvel won't come and smash it to bits all over again? Enquiring minds would love to read your response. Thank you for all you've done.


TChalla+Ororo 4 Life...like Mack-10 said. "Foe Life! Foe Liife! T'Choro! Comin thru the MU with stripes!"
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Post by: Ture on August 31, 2017, 06:54:17 pm
(http://www.cartoonson.com/_resources/Cartoons/show/17/image/555x418/Black-Panther_1.jpg)

Mr Hudlin, have you heard any news about BET rebroadcasting your Black Panther the Animated Series especially post release of the new film early next year?
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Post by: BBeeryan on September 02, 2017, 06:18:43 pm
Hey Mr Hundlin. I just became aware of the Milestone issue. I hope things work out for the best for all concerned. On another note, what was your greatest contribution to the mythos and legacy of the Black Panther? I thought the concept of Wakanda being unconquered for 10,000 years, the creation of Shuri, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm and that T'challa's mother was never kidnapped and raped were standouts.
Everything posted gets two thumbs way up.

Mr. Hudlin I'd like to ask what are your thoughts on the rekindling of T'Challa and Ororo's relationship? In your opinion was enough ground work laid to get them back to where you left them? Do you think there's a chance that your vision can still work? If so, are there any things  that should be done to bring them closer? Have they hashed all their baggage and gripes out to your liking? Do you think genuine fans of your work and the foundation you laid are wrong to still advocate for them as a couple? Or are they living in a bubble of denial to believe Marvel won't come and smash it to bits all over again? Enquiring minds would love to read your response. Thank you for all you've done.


TChalla+Ororo 4 Life...like Mack-10 said. "Foe Life! Foe Liife! T'Choro! Comin thru the MU with stripes!"
LMAO yes! I'm wit it!
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on September 18, 2017, 06:40:55 pm
Mr. Hudlin, will you be reading Jesse J. Holland interpretation of events that you penned in Who is the Black Panther?
(https://i2.wp.com/images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51rqAHVs2kL.jpg?w=1200&ssl=1)
If so, would you be willing to share your thoughts on the subject?
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on October 17, 2017, 01:23:20 am
Mr. H, did you and Chadwick discuss Black Panther during the filming of Marshall? Did you read Jesse Holland's Who is the Black Panther and if so what did you think of it?

Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on May 10, 2020, 11:48:12 am
Mr Hudlin, we are having a most engaging discussion on qualifying T'Challa's strength as either peak or superhuman. I thought I remember reading during your run that the Black Panther did not use the herb or something to that effect. Was there a reference made about one of the Panthers fighting Cap and T'Challa remarking that it wasn't a fair fight as Cap was enhanced? Would you weigh in on this topic?.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: CvilleWakandan on May 10, 2020, 12:02:00 pm
Mr Hudlin, we are having a most engaging discussion on qualifying T'Challa's strength as either peak or superhuman. I thought I remember reading during your run that the Black Panther did not use the herb or something to that effect. Was there a reference made about one of the Panthers fighting Cap and T'Challa remarking that it wasn't a fair fight as Cap was enhanced? Would you weigh in on this topic?.

You might be thinking of "Before the Storm" when Tchalla talks about the fight with some guy during his walk about. But after thinking about it, would Tchalla tell a non Wakandan that they have a herb that can enhance human abilities? I'd think he tell the cover story to keep the state secrets.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on May 14, 2020, 07:35:25 am
Mr Hudlin, we are having a most engaging discussion on qualifying T'Challa's strength as either peak or superhuman. I thought I remember reading during your run that the Black Panther did not use the herb or something to that effect. Was there a reference made about one of the Panthers fighting Cap and T'Challa remarking that it wasn't a fair fight as Cap was enhanced? Would you weigh in on this topic?.

You might be thinking of "Before the Storm" when Tchalla talks about the fight with some guy during his walk about. But after thinking about it, would Tchalla tell a non Wakandan that they have a herb that can enhance human abilities? I'd think he tell the cover story to keep the state secrets.


Not quite accurate. It WAS the " PRELUDE TO THE MARRIAGE OF THE CENTURY Storm" miniseries written by EJD but EJD had young T'Challa state that his father T'Chaka wasn't enhanced when he fought AND BEAT DOWN Captain America...whereas Cap WAS enhanced by his SSS. This very clearly indicated that T'Chaka WAS BORN PHYSICALLY SUPERIOR TO SSS CAP, which made all the sense in the world to me.  Neither T'Chaka nor T'Challa have had their strength enhanced via the HSH. I remember this so vividly because I had been very much of this opinion and had been waiting for an author to bald face state that which I wanted and believed in print for quite some time.

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And even Don McGregor specified that the HSH gave T'Challa a spiritual strength and a unique connection to panthers the world over...and had Wakandan scientists opine that the HSH enhanced T'Challa's proprioceptive senses to the peak of human ability. It didn't seem to give him Peak Human Strength even then. I remember the lush painted scenes of that PANTHER'S PREY miniseries very well.

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I mean...tell me that you ain't feelin T'Choro. I am and always will. This is the PERFECT matchup for T'Challa. I swear fo' Ginger Snaps, yall, that T'Choro is the straight up greatest thing in comics.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbeOCzrX0AARit0.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d4/93/eb/d493ebbf2b36b3ec104d8db6d7c0dfb6.jpg)

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Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: CvilleWakandan on May 14, 2020, 08:10:39 am
He probably wasn't enhanced under McGregor, but at the same time he got beat up by every villain he came across and had to struggle to win. I think a guy managed to pistol whip him in a grocery store. If he wasn't enhanced then, probably wished he was. lol
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on May 14, 2020, 11:29:51 am
He probably wasn't enhanced under McGregor, but at the same time he got beat up by every villain he came across and had to struggle to win. I think a guy managed to pistol whip him in a grocery store. If he wasn't enhanced then, probably wished he was. lol


You're RIGHT. T'Challa could whip the butt of any acrobatic, leaping, grace, silent stealth, or whatever other noncombat feat not featuring a villain resisting him, but under Don's pen? T'CHALLA GOT BEAT UP BY A GANG OF REGULAR NONMUTANT WHITE TEENAGERS. AND THERE WASN'T EVEN A LOT OF THEM, EITHER.

T'Challa needed to be enhanced by someone who wrote stories of him ACTUALLY EFFORTLESSLY AND DECISIVELY WINNING FIGHTS. Lol.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on May 14, 2020, 11:31:35 am
So. R to the H. The T'Challa you wrote. Superhuman strength or nah? And what exactly is superhuman to you? Please holla Black, sir...
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ezyo on May 14, 2020, 05:29:32 pm
McGregor, for the good he did sometimes wrote the most whack nonsensical beatings to TChalla. He had an old lady split his scalp with a can..

That being said I'm still under the impression that TChalla enhanced
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on May 14, 2020, 07:03:53 pm
McGregor, for the good he did sometimes wrote the most whack nonsensical beatings to TChalla. He had an old lady split his scalp with a can..

That being said I'm still under the impression that TChalla enhanced


An enhanced can opener.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Battle on May 16, 2020, 07:49:28 pm
McGregor, for the good he did sometimes wrote the most whack nonsensical beatings to TChalla. He had an old lady split his scalp...







True.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Salustrade on May 20, 2020, 08:57:51 am
McGregor, for the good he did sometimes wrote the most whack nonsensical beatings to TChalla. He had an old lady split his scalp with a can..

That being said I'm still under the impression that TChalla enhanced


All of which paled in comparison to Ta Nehisi Coates three years plus of torture porn masquerading as a Black Panther solo.
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: supreme illuminati on May 20, 2020, 07:38:59 pm
McGregor, for the good he did sometimes wrote the most whack nonsensical beatings to TChalla. He had an old lady split his scalp with a can..

That being said I'm still under the impression that TChalla enhanced


All of which paled in comparison to Ta Nehisi Coates three years plus of torture porn masquerading as a Black Panther solo.


COMPLETE. CO-SIGN!!
Title: Re: Dear Mr. Hudlin - A thread to ask the questions only he can answer...
Post by: Ture on July 14, 2020, 08:41:06 pm
Dear Mr Hudlin,

I was recently asked by someone newly introduced to Black Panther, after reading your entire run (via your iteration's three volume TPB collection) why T'Challa didn't have the armor available that he used the first time he confronted Doom? I attempted to explain to some degree but thought it might make more sense if you could do such?


25583
Title: Re: Dear HEF - Should T'Challa the Black Panther be Recast?
Post by: Ture on September 13, 2020, 05:12:48 pm
PREVENT THE ASSASSINATION OF T'CHALLA THE BLACK PANTHER!

(https://mb.web.sapo.io/fac33d771ea7c075e229b310bb0f3ff116a27c96.jpg)

RESIST THE A.G.E.N.D.A.

Chadwick Boseman's legacy deserves nothing less!
Title: Re: Dear HEF - Should T'Challa the Black Panther be Recast?
Post by: supreme illuminati on September 15, 2020, 04:42:45 pm
PREVENT THE ASSASSINATION OF T'CHALLA THE BLACK PANTHER!

(https://mb.web.sapo.io/fac33d771ea7c075e229b310bb0f3ff116a27c96.jpg)

RESIST THE A.G.E.N.D.A.

Chadwick Boseman's legacy deserves nothing less!


We absolutely love BP! And I for one absolutely believe that T'Challa should be recast. What would be REALLY a good look? Is if they pay T'Chadwick's family some of the proceeds from BP 2. Give them 1% of the movie's proceeds...which is basically going to break a billion dollars. So that's what...$10 million? Give T'Chadwick's family THAT.
Title: Re: Dear HEF - Should T'Challa the Black Panther be Recast?
Post by: Mortal Man on September 16, 2020, 10:04:46 pm
Please consider and, if it speaks to you, sign and share.

https://www.change.org/p/marvel-recast-t-challa-and-continue-the-hero-chadwick-gave-for-black-boys?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_24735636_en-US%3A5&recruiter=1149733728&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition (https://www.change.org/p/marvel-recast-t-challa-and-continue-the-hero-chadwick-gave-for-black-boys?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_24735636_en-US%3A5&recruiter=1149733728&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition)

I dont expect to change anything but I'll be damned if the heretics keep running around freely saying "BP fans dont want a recast". Ain't no one asked me, b$%#!

Let's at least be heard.

Peace,
Title: Re: Dear HEF - Should T'Challa the Black Panther be Recast?
Post by: Ture on September 18, 2020, 07:49:56 pm
Please consider and, if it speaks to you, sign and share.

https://www.change.org/p/marvel-recast-t-challa-and-continue-the-hero-chadwick-gave-for-black-boys?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_24735636_en-US%3A5&recruiter=1149733728&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition (https://www.change.org/p/marvel-recast-t-challa-and-continue-the-hero-chadwick-gave-for-black-boys?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_24735636_en-US%3A5&recruiter=1149733728&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition)

I dont expect to change anything but I'll be damned if the heretics keep running around freely saying "BP fans dont want a recast". Ain't no one asked me, b$%#!

Let's at least be heard.

Peace,

Great find Mortal Man. I signed the petition and wholeheartedly support your sentiments on letting it be known that BP fans and enthusiasts want the MCU's T'Challa Black Panther to continue well into the future.
Title: Re: Dear HEF - Should T'Challa the Black Panther be Recast?
Post by: Marvell2100 on September 23, 2020, 08:13:57 am
Please consider and, if it speaks to you, sign and share.

https://www.change.org/p/marvel-recast-t-challa-and-continue-the-hero-chadwick-gave-for-black-boys?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_24735636_en-US%3A5&recruiter=1149733728&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition (https://www.change.org/p/marvel-recast-t-challa-and-continue-the-hero-chadwick-gave-for-black-boys?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_24735636_en-US%3A5&recruiter=1149733728&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition)

I dont expect to change anything but I'll be damned if the heretics keep running around freely saying "BP fans dont want a recast". Ain't no one asked me, b$%#!

Let's at least be heard.

Peace,

Great find Mortal Man. I signed the petition and wholeheartedly support your sentiments on letting it be known that BP fans and enthusiasts want the MCU's T'Challa Black Panther to continue well into the future.

Yeah, most definitely agree. We can't lose Chad and T'Challa.
Title: Re: Dear HEF - Vote on Updated Poll - Should T'Challa the Black Panther be Recast?
Post by: Ture on September 25, 2020, 10:19:36 pm
‘How Dare We Not Vote?’
Black Voters Organize After DC March
Associated Press

(https://news.wttw.com/sites/default/files/styles/full/public/article/image-non-gallery/Racial_Injustice_March_On_Washington_20241731878406%20%281%29.jpg?itok=FM1f1yA8)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tears streamed down Brooke Moreland’s face as she watched tens of thousands gather on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to decry systemic racism and demand racial justice in the wake of several police killings of Black Americans.

But for the Indianapolis mother of three, the fiery speeches delivered Friday at the commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom also gave way to one central message: Vote and demand change at the ballot box in November.

“As Black people, a lot of the people who look like us died for us to be able to sit in public, to vote, to go to school and to be able to walk around freely and live our lives,” the 31-year-old Moreland said. “Every election is an opportunity, so how dare we not vote after our ancestors fought for us to be here?”

full article

https://news.wttw.com/2020/08/30/how-dare-we-not-vote-black-voters-organize-after-dc-march

LET'S VOTE HEF...
Title: Re: Dear HEF - Vote on Updated Poll - Should T'Challa the Black Panther be Recast?
Post by: Battle on September 29, 2020, 10:18:39 am
Read this in the YouTube comments section; the suggestion was so wild & imaginative felt I'd share here at HEF: 


Florida Man
1 day ago (edited)

Before Killmonger “died”, his last words were “bury me in the OCEAN, with my ancestors”.

It could be that Killmonger did get buried in the ocean in accordance to his dying wish, and instead of dying he was found by Namor and the Atlanteans.

He was then saved and taken in so they could gather intelligence on Wakanda.

Perfect way to introduce Namor as well as keep Killmonger alive.





Edit: if you still think it doesn’t make sense for him to be alive, think again. Sure, there is no plausible explanation for a regular human to live that long after being stabbed in the chest, but the heart shaped herb is a supernatural thing that grants superhuman ability. Therefore it’s not unreasonable to make it so that he was able to live long enough to be saved.
Title: Re: Dear HEF - Vote on Updated Poll - Should T'Challa the Black Panther be Recast?
Post by: supreme illuminati on September 29, 2020, 10:27:31 am
Read this in the YouTube comments section; the suggestion was so wild & imaginative felt I'd share here at HEF: 


Florida Man
1 day ago (edited)

Before Killmonger “died”, his last words were “bury me in the OCEAN, with my ancestors”.

It could be that Killmonger did get buried in the ocean in accordance to his dying wish, and instead of dying he was found by Namor and the Atlanteans.

He was then saved and taken in so they could gather intelligence on Wakanda.

Perfect way to introduce Namor as well as keep Killmonger alive.





Edit: if you still think it doesn’t make sense for him to be alive, think again. Sure, there is no plausible explanation for a regular human to live that long after being stabbed in the chest, but the heart shaped herb is a supernatural thing that grants superhuman ability. Therefore it’s not unreasonable to make it so that he was able to live long enough to be saved.


By AUSAR! That could WORK!! It's a VERY PLAUSIBLE EXPLANATION FOR BRINGING KILLMONGER BACK AT A LATER DATE!! It's absolutely terrific, all the way around...

...but it trivializes his death scene. The payoff for bringing him back? Must be significantly greater and more impactful than his death was; and THAT, True Believers? Is a very hard thing to do.
Title: Re: Dear HEF - Vote on Updated Poll - Should T'Challa the Black Panther be Recast?
Post by: supreme illuminati on September 29, 2020, 10:29:46 am
‘How Dare We Not Vote?’
Black Voters Organize After DC March
Associated Press

(https://news.wttw.com/sites/default/files/styles/full/public/article/image-non-gallery/Racial_Injustice_March_On_Washington_20241731878406%20%281%29.jpg?itok=FM1f1yA8)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tears streamed down Brooke Moreland’s face as she watched tens of thousands gather on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to decry systemic racism and demand racial justice in the wake of several police killings of Black Americans.

But for the Indianapolis mother of three, the fiery speeches delivered Friday at the commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom also gave way to one central message: Vote and demand change at the ballot box in November.

“As Black people, a lot of the people who look like us died for us to be able to sit in public, to vote, to go to school and to be able to walk around freely and live our lives,” the 31-year-old Moreland said. “Every election is an opportunity, so how dare we not vote after our ancestors fought for us to be here?”

full article

https://news.wttw.com/2020/08/30/how-dare-we-not-vote-black-voters-organize-after-dc-march

LET'S VOTE HEF...


This is EXACTLY the message I'm trying to drill into my kids. Their mother's apathy, however, is making such things very difficult...
Title: Re: Dear HEF - Vote on Updated Poll - Should T'Challa the Black Panther be Recast?
Post by: Battle on September 29, 2020, 11:22:06 am


...but it trivializes his death scene. 





I'm glad you liked the idea, Supreme!  :)

re: trivializes his death scene


...or maybe Killmonger's dying wish could signify how calculating, strategic and Wakandan he really is; much like the original Black Panther, he always had a Plan B.
Title: Re: HEF of BP - Voting for Recasting T'Challa the Black Panther Counts! VOTE!
Post by: Ture on October 18, 2020, 02:06:19 pm
POLL RESULTS: Should Marvel Recast Black Panther?
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BY KYLIE HEMMERT ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

POLL RESULTS: Should Marvel Recast Black Panther?
The results are in after ComingSoon.net asked our readers to weigh in on whether or not the late Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther should be recast, if another character should take up the mantle, or if the studio should cancel any future Black Panther movies, with nearly 4,800 votes! Check out the results below and let us know in the comments if you have different thoughts!

Should Marvel Recast Black Panther?

Yes, but it should not be T’Challa, it should be another character taking the mantle like Shuri or S’Yan (2,444 votes)

YES! They have to recast T’Challa with a great performer like John David Washington or John Boyega because he’s too important to the MCU (1,768 votes)

No, Chadwick Boseman was too memorable in the role, they should not make more Black Panther films (578 votes)


full article
https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/features/1148032-poll-results-should-marvel-recast-black-panther (https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/features/1148032-poll-results-should-marvel-recast-black-panther)


Recasting T'Challa is in second place as of September. Lets achieve first place by years end.
Title: Re: HEF of BP - Voting for Recasting T'Challa the Black Panther Counts! VOTE!
Post by: Ture on October 18, 2020, 02:47:11 pm
BLACK PANTHER RECAST
By David Calderon

With a character like T’Challa, it would be a waste to lose such an important character people have come to love and respect. Of course, there are plenty of people out there who think to recast T’Challa would be a dishonor to Chadwick Boseman. I think they’re wrong.

https://www.driftingdudes.com/post/black-panther-recast (https://www.driftingdudes.com/post/black-panther-recast)


Why We Think They Should Recast Black Panther
By Beautlin

We also stand with that and say, why not cast another dynamic actor who stands for everything Chadwick stood for. That will keep the Black Panther movie going forward and keep giving hopes to the millions of Africans worldwide. And come on, it’s not like we can or will ever forget Chadwick. Nothing will make us forget him.

https://thenewsfetcher.com/why-we-think-they-should-recast-black-panther/ (https://thenewsfetcher.com/why-we-think-they-should-recast-black-panther/)


3 Reasons Why Marvel Should Recast the Black Panther.
by CRAIG ARNOTT

However, keep in mind that if they recast T'Challa with a new actor, there are plus sides to this. It is also worth remembering that Marvel and the actor they choose will both be consciously aware of how much the character means to so many. With Marvel constantly nailing the actors they choose, it is worth keeping faith that if we get a new T'Challa it will be a continuation of Chadwick's legacy as a character and not out of disrespect. As Black Panther says, "Wakanda Forever" meaning Chadwick's memory will never die regardless of what happens.

https://vocal.media/geeks/3-reasons-why-marvel-should-recast-the-black-panther (https://vocal.media/geeks/3-reasons-why-marvel-should-recast-the-black-panther)
Title: Re: HEF of BP - Voting for Recasting T'Challa the Black Panther Counts! VOTE!
Post by: Ture on November 02, 2020, 05:22:01 pm
PREVENT THE ASSASSINATION OF T'CHALLA THE BLACK PANTHER!

(https://mb.web.sapo.io/fac33d771ea7c075e229b310bb0f3ff116a27c96.jpg)

RESIST THE A.G.E.N.D.A.

Chadwick Boseman's legacy deserves nothing less!
Title: Re: HEF of BP - VOTE! As if T'Challa's life Depended on it! Cause it does! VOTE!
Post by: Ture on November 09, 2020, 08:43:17 pm
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It ain't over... This Could All Happen Again.


Title: Re: HEF of BP - VOTE! As if T'Challa's life Depended on it! Cause it does! VOTE!
Post by: supreme illuminati on November 09, 2020, 11:27:11 pm
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Hb9vhmn_Imo/TmP5p9vls_I/AAAAAAAAEFU/cegdz_8W2h0/s1600/scan0002.jpg)

It ain't over... This Could All Happen Again.


As long as someone like Redjack or Ture is NOT scripting the BP ongoing? You can pretty much rest assured that SOMEone will do this to BP in the 616...
Title: Re: HEF of BP - There may be some who know better than others...
Post by: Ture on November 24, 2020, 10:19:56 pm
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Imagine R to the H (if I may Supreme?) doing his own live action Disney+ Black Panther series with an all new cast. World War Wakanda would work so well especially with the whole multiverse opening up.

Could this be an answer to the future of the BP franchise.

Maybe Marvel doesn't do any more BP films with the original cast. For all we know Letia may not even want to play Shuri taking the mantle of Black Panther. Maybe Civil War, Black Panther, Infinity War and Endgame conclude the Boseman era. They instead do a reboot on Disney+. Would that satisfy those claiming respect for Chadwick Boseman's legacy?

How about possibly delaying the film for another 2 years to get the first season out and explain this is another universe, I don;t know possibly the 710 universe (shameless plug...) and have that universe's T'Challa be exchanged with the MCU universe known as Earth-199999 by some strange magic or what have you. Possibly solving the recast situation.

What if Marvel keeps BP Disney+ separate from the BP movie franchise? What if Earth-199999 T'Challa got lost in space and winds up doing the Empire of Wakanda more along the lines of Hudlin's Black to the Future on the streaming service and what if because of this Shuri has to become the new BP in the MCU verse for the next film. Would that appease the "fans"?

Or, or they could simply recast T'Challa go forward with original movie franchise for several films and do a wholly original take based on Priest's BP and go Game of Thrones with Wakanda on their streaming platform. Marvel must know by now that the world can't get enough of the Black Panther, That is why they can't kill T'Challa. Black Panther Forever.







29522
Title: Re: HEF of BP - There may be some who know better than others...
Post by: supreme illuminati on November 29, 2020, 04:05:52 pm
(https://variety.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/chadwick-boseman-reginald-hudlin-at-the-contenders-event.gif?w=681&h=383&crop=1)

Imagine R to the H (if I may Supreme?) doing his own live action Disney+ Black Panther series with an all new cast. World War Wakanda would work so well especially with the whole multiverse opening up.

Could this be an answer to the future of the BP franchise.

Maybe Marvel doesn't do any more BP films with the original cast. For all we know Letia may not even want to play Shuri taking the mantle of Black Panther. Maybe Civil War, Black Panther, Infinity War and Endgame conclude the Boseman era. They instead do a reboot on Disney+. Would that satisfy those claiming respect for Chadwick Boseman's legacy?

How about possibly delaying the film for another 2 years to get the first season out and explain this is another universe, I don;t know possibly the 710 universe (shameless plug...) and have that universe's T'Challa be exchanged with the MCU universe known as Earth-199999 by some strange magic or what have you. Possibly solving the recast situation.

What if Marvel keeps BP Disney+ separate from the BP movie franchise? What if Earth-199999 T'Challa got lost in space and winds up doing the Empire of Wakanda more along the lines of Hudlin's Black to the Future on the streaming service and what if because of this Shuri has to become the new BP in the MCU verse for the next film. Would that appease the "fans"?

Or, or they could simply recast T'Challa go forward with original movie franchise for several films and do a wholly original take based on Priest's BP and go Game of Thrones with Wakanda on their streaming platform. Marvel must know by now that the world can't get enough of the Black Panther, That is why they can't kill T'Challa. Black Panther Forever.







29522


My reaction to all the goodness contained in the above post:

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Title: Re: HEF of BP - There may be some who know better than others...
Post by: Ture on December 05, 2020, 04:34:25 pm
That's wassup Bro. Supreme. Thanks for the luv.
Title: Re: HEF of BP - There may be some who know better than others...
Post by: Ture on December 05, 2020, 05:38:26 pm
Marvel star Letitia Wright LIKES tweets calling for her to be recast and Black Panther sequel to be cancelled as she is slammed online for sharing COVID anti-vax video asking if the vaccine will implant 5G antennas inside people...

Black Panther star Letitia Wright, 27, is facing calls for her to be recast in the movie's sequel after her online comments about a COVID-19 vaccine. The British actress herself liked tweets that read ‘cancel Black Panther 2 immediately’ and ‘nah she needs to be recast’. Wright faced the backlash after she posted a YouTube clip that questioned the efficacy of the coronavirus jab on Thursday night. She was even slammed by Marvel co-star Don Cheadle who called it 'garbage'. Wright doubled down Friday, saying she wanted to raise her fears about vaccines. She added that people are 'canceled' as soon as they 'don't conform to popular opinions', possibly referencing the calls for her to be recast. Marvel Studios or its owners Disney have not commented on the controversy. The franchise has previously replaced actors such as Edward Norton who was replaced by Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.

By FRANCES MULRANEY and CHRIS JEWERS and JAMES GANT FOR MAILONLINE

full article
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9019729/Marvel-star-Letitia-Wright-LIKES-tweets-calling-recast-Black-Panther-sequel.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9019729/Marvel-star-Letitia-Wright-LIKES-tweets-calling-recast-Black-Panther-sequel.html)
Title: Re: HEF of BP - Eric Jerome Dickey Has Died
Post by: Ture on January 05, 2021, 11:42:16 pm
Author Eric Jerome Dickey Has Died At 59
HE PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 3 AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS.

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We are saddened to report on the January 3 death of New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey. The news was confirmed by his publicist. He was 59 years old.

“I am heart broken. My cousin, Eric Jerome Dickey passed away on yesterday,” wrote La Verne Madison Fuller on social media. “Guys, when God tells you to do something, just do it. Just a few weeks ago, God woke me up to text him and say that I loved him. He let me know that he loved us too.”

Dickey was the man behind several classic books about the more tender realities of Black life, including “Sister, Sister,” “Friends & Lovers” and “Between Lovers.” In 2020, “Sister, Sister” was honored by Essence as one of the 50 most impactful books of the past 50 years.

Over 7 million of his books have been published worldwide.

Dickey was a native of Memphis, Tennessee and attended Memphis State University. He began writing stories in 1989, 7 years before his debut novel was published. At the time, he was still working as an engineer, following through on his college major.

After leaving the engineering field to work as a comedian and actor, Dickey moved to Los Angeles. He wrote his own comedic material, deepening his connection to writing.

It was through his work that many Black people were able to feel seen and an outpouring of love has began on social media since the news broke of his death.

“I am truly saddened to hear about the passing of Eric Jerome Dickey,” author Roxane Gay wrote on Twitter. “His were some of the first novels I ever read about black people that weren’t about slavery of civil rights. He was a great storyteller.”

Journalist Ernest Owens also paid tribute, writing, “Eric Jerome Dickey” was one of the first “grown folks” book authors I used to sneak to read when I was in middle school. A unique literary voice that left a mark in Black culture for ever.”

In a 2019 interview, Dickey spoke on the purpose behind his stories. “I don’t intentionally write a book with an idea of ‘the moral to this story is,’ because I’m more focused on letting the people in the book live,” he said. “I just try to do my best. I never know if I’ve hit the nail on the head, if it’s really worked, until I put it out there for people to read.”

We are sending love to Dickey’s family and all those that knew him.


https://www.essence.com/news/eric-jerome-dickey-obituary/ (https://www.essence.com/news/eric-jerome-dickey-obituary/)


Of course we here at the HEF will always remember him for...

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Title: Re: HEF of BP - Daniel Kaluuya, When He Realized ‘Black Panther’ Wasn't Just A Movie
Post by: Ture on January 20, 2021, 09:09:05 pm
Daniel Kaluuya on When He Realized ‘Black Panther’ Was Bigger Than Just a Movie

By Ramin Setoodeh

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Daniel Kaluuya first realized that “Black Panther” would become a cultural phenomenon when he was shooting the 2018 Marvel superhero movie.

In an interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors, Kaluuya and Tom Holland spoke together about their latest projects. In “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Kaluuya stars as civil rights leader Fred Hampton. And in “Cherry,” Holland playing a war veteran suffering from PTSD and drug addiction.

During the conversation, the two actors talked about their experiences making Marvel movies. Holland is Spider-Man, of course. And Kaluuya played W’Kabi, the best friend to T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), in a movie that shattered box office records, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide.

“I think it’s something that we were aware that was bubbling,” Kaluuya says, when asked if knew how big “Black Panther” would be. “There was one day, we did the waterfall scene, and obviously in between takes, everyone just stays on set, and there were hundreds of people on set. And we had actual drummers in between the takes. They would play the beat for Snoop Dogg’s ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot.’”

Kaluuya remembers how everyone on the set suddenly came together. “And then everyone would go ‘Snoop!’” Kaluuya says. “Like, hundreds of people would literally do that, and when I saw that, I was like — yeah, this isn’t going to be quiet. There was just an energy. Everyone was so privileged to be part of this moment.”

“It felt like a moment,” Kaluuya adds. “We’re able to show this world in a way that we see us, and it being a Marvel film. You’re bringing something into the world that doesn’t exist, and that’s just really difficult because there’s no blueprint, there’s no template. And there’s some pains in doing that. But when people receive it and people take it as their own, and kids and families are going dressed to the cinemas, it makes everything worth it.”

For our full interview with Kaluuya


https://variety.com/2021/film/news/daniel-kaluuya-black-panther-1234888250/










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Title: Re: HEF of BP - Nikki Giovanni Writes Black Panther Story For Tales Of Wakanda
Post by: Ture on February 01, 2021, 07:21:59 am
Nikki Giovanni Creates Black Panther Story For Tales Of Wakanda
Posted on February 1, 2021 | by Rich Johnston

This month, Titan Comics is publishing a new short-story anthology, Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, dubbed "a ground-breaking anthology from the African Diaspora", edited by Jesse J. Holland. A regular on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program, in 2017 he published both The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in The White House and Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?, the first prose novel about the character. He is also contributing a story to the volume.

Other contributors include Sheree Renée Thomas, the new editor of the long-running Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Danian Darrell Jerry,  a member of the hip-hop collective Iron Mic Coalition. Troy L. Wiggins, a veteran contributor to such genre magazines as Uncanny and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. And Nikki Giovanni, 77, the poet and activist known as "The Poet of the Black Revolution" for her Black Power-inspired writings of the 1960s and '70s.


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A ground-breaking anthology celebrating Marvel's beloved Black Panther and his home of Wakanda, penned by an all-star cast of authors such as Sheree Renée Thomas and Nikki Giovanni.

T'Challa faces the gods of his parents. Vampires stalk Shuri and a Dora Milaje in voodoo-laced New Orleans. Erik Killmonger grapples with racism, Russian spies, and his own origins. Eighteen brand-new tales of Wakanda, its people, and its legacy.

The first mainstream superhero of African descent, the Black Panther has attracted readers of all races and colors who see in the King of Wakanda reflections of themselves. Storytellers from across the African Diaspora—some already literary legends, others who are rising stars—have created for this collection original works inspired by the world of the Panther and its inhabitants. With guest stars including Storm, Monica Rambeau, Namor, and Jericho Drumm, these are stories of yesterday and today, of science and magic, of faith and love.

These are the tales of a king and his country. These are the legends whispered in the jungle, myths of the unconquered men and women and the land they love.

These are the Tales of Wakanda.

Featuring stories by Linda D. Addison, Maurice Broaddus, Christopher Chambers, Milton J. Davis, Tananarive Due, Nikki Giovanni, Harlan James, Danian Jerry, Kyoko M., L.L. McKinney, Temi Oh, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Glenn Parris, Alex Simmons, Sheree Renée Thomas, Cadwell Turnbull and Troy L. Wiggins.

The collection will be published next week by Titan Books in the UK, but will only make it to the US in March.

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Title: Re: HEF of BP - Nikki Giovanni Writes Black Panther Story For Tales Of Wakanda
Post by: CvilleWakandan on February 01, 2021, 07:47:31 am
Jesse Holland is editing so hopefully he keeps the writers on an action adventure track and steers clear of introspective prose.

But the writer of the article didnt mention that the novel he wrote was based off of Hudlins first story.

And a vampire story in New Orleans? Think I read that somewhere before. Lol
Title: Re: HEF of BP - Nikki Giovanni Writes Black Panther Story For Tales Of Wakanda
Post by: supreme illuminati on February 01, 2021, 10:42:32 am
Jesse Holland is editing so hopefully he keeps the writers on an action adventure track and steers clear of introspective prose.

But the writer of the article didnt mention that the novel he wrote was based off of Hudlins first story.

And a vampire story in New Orleans? Think I read that somewhere before. Lol


Despite the fact that the new story focuses on an Afrikan female duo...Shuri and a unnamed Dora Milaje...as the protagonists, I had the exact same thought as Brother Cville.

And I'm worried that TurnCoates may have found brand new denigrating ways to stick it to T'Challa before he leaves BP forever [ "Idumiso Bast!"..."Praise Bast!" ], and I am still very much worried that they'll find someone vomitous to replace TurnCoates, instead of letting amazing scribes like Redjack run with BP. With Redjack rockin BP in his own series and Aaron rockin BP and BLADE in Avengers? Brethren. Things might finally start turning up roses for us; a scent I haven't whiffed regarding BP in his own series since Hudlin and to a signifcantly lesser degree Liss' departure.
Title: Re: HEF of BP - Def Jam and Marvel team for special Black Panther stories
Post by: Ture on February 17, 2021, 08:59:01 pm
Def Jam and Marvel team for special Black Panther stories leading to series finale
By Newsarama Staff

The iconic recording label and comic book publisher team-up for special stories in the last three issues of Black Panther

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Def Jam Recordings and Marvel Comics announced an upcoming collaboration designed to "integrate the voices of young Black creatives with one of the most transformative characters and storylines in graphic arts history: Black Panther."

In February 24's Black Panther #23, Marvel and Def Jam celebrate Black History Month with South-Central Los Angeles singer/songwriter Saint Bodhi (joined by co-writer Danny Lore, artist Alitha Martinez, and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg) sharing her take on Storm "for an emotional story grounded in tragedy and acceptance." Bodhi's debut story will also be included in Marvel's Voices: Legacy #1, a celebration of Black voices and artists, on sale the same day.

In March's Black Panther #24, Dallas-native rapper Bobby Sessions tells a story about Black Panther himself. 

And in the series' finale issue #25 in April, 'Toxic R&B' artist Kaash Paige will "forge a tale about Wakandan Princess Shuri and the power of knowledge."

"Aligned with the Def Jam Forward initiative to promote social, economic, and educational equality, each three-page story will also feature an exclusive one-page Def Jam artist profile," reads Marvel's announcement.


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"Bringing these two logos together was a dream,” says Def Jam partnerships consultant Jonathan Rheingold about the team-up. "There was a mutual desire to unite these two great brands for a mission and a cause — leveraging Def Jam's rising stars and the legendary Marvel characters to tell powerful stories that would make an emotional connection with fans of both cultures."

While Marvel says Bodhi, Sessions, and Paige are telling their first Marvel Comics stories, each of the artists has a "long-standing passion" for Marvel and the world of comics and graphic arts in general. Black Panther is one of the many black superheroes that changed the face of comic books.


https://www.gamesradar.com/def-jam-and-marvel-team-for-special-black-panther-stories-leading-to-series-finale/ (https://www.gamesradar.com/def-jam-and-marvel-team-for-special-black-panther-stories-leading-to-series-finale/)

11 months since the last issue of BP's ongoing and they decide Storm should be the first special released in their collaboration. How very typical of life for the Black Panther in the Coatesverse.

Title: Re: HEF of BP - Alex Simmons on the History of Black Panther
Post by: Ture on February 27, 2021, 06:14:23 pm
Alex Simmons on the History of Black Panther

A friend and collaborator of Billy Graham and Don McGregor, comics creator and author Alex Simmons reflects on the story, and the people, who redefined Black Panther.

BY BEN MORSE

Since his 1966 debut in the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #52 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, King T’Challa, better known as the Black Panther, has been breaking down boundaries in comics and pop culture. The first mainstream Super Hero of African descent, Black Panther would be a popular guest star for the Fantastic Four as well as a member of the title team in AVENGERS for over a decade. But it wasn’t until 1973’s JUNGLE ACTION #6 that T’Challa gained the solo spotlight.

Over the course of 13 consecutive issues in JUNGLE ACTION, writer Don McGregor along with artists Rich Buckler, Gil Kane, and Billy Graham constructed “Panther’s Rage,” largely considered to be the first serialized “graphic novel” in comics. The story explored T’Challa’s Wakanda with a significant role for American-born love interest Monica Lynne, plus introduced readers to Erik Killmonger for the first time.

Following the conclusion of “Panther’s Rage,” McGregor and Graham would go on to produce “Panther vs. the Klan,” a bold story pitting Marvel’s most prominent Black hero against the infamous hate group. Again, this tale made history, addressing critical social issues and treading on ground previously considered out of bounds for comics.

Graham represents a fascinating figure in the history of comics as one of the less heralded pillars in Black Panther’s identity. An accomplished actor, playwright, and award-winning set designer, he occupied rarified space in the 1960s as Art Director of Warren Publishing. In the '70s, Graham left his mark on Marvel, illustrating not only JUNGLE ACTION, but helping to launch Luke Cage into his HERO FOR HIRE ongoing.

An award-winning comic book creator as well as the co-author of Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms, Alex Simmons had a front row seat for “Panther’s Rage” as a friend and collaborator of Graham and McGregor. We spoke to Simmons about his experiences with Black Panther and JUNGLE ACTION, as well as his memories surrounding these creators and their landmark work.

Why were Don McGregor and Billy Graham such a potent team on Black Panther?

AS: The answer to this question is that they cared. Don cared about the stories he was telling and the people he was writing about. Don spent time with people of color. Not just me and not just Billy, and then he went home to a white existence.

Billy lived the life some of us only read about. He'd been seen as the only Black artist in a particular office or field at the time. He was still one of the few Black professional artists in comic books. He cared about his people. Billy loved life and he fought for a particular quality of life. He judged people by their actions and not necessarily by their words. And he cared about his friends. Don cared passionately about his friends. You put those two people together and you wind up with a hell of a story both in real life and in their work.


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What is your background and history with the character of Black Panther?

Honestly, I don't remember the first time I became a fan of Black Panther. But I do remember seeing him in an issue of the FANTASTIC FOUR. He had joined them in the Baxter Building and there was a conversation going on between him, Reed Richards, and Sue Storm. And somehow Wyatt Wingfoot, a Native American character that was active in the FF storyline at that time, was also involved in the tale.

Now honestly I don't remember the story. But I do remember being fascinated by this Black character in a major comic book series. Even though it wasn't his book, being in this all black costume, and having the same name as a political group that existed at that time [in] 1966...

I'm not particularly political. Meaning I don't think about politics and social issues every time I inhale and exhale. I was even that way back when I was 14 or so and social change was all around me. It was a time of protest for Civil Rights and equal rights and the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. In many ways the United States was facing its identity and clashing with itself on a grand scale. There I was in the middle of that trying to figure out who I was as a boy, and as a Black teen growing up with a mom and no dad.

So the Black Panther character, this warrior king Super Hero, was a major discovery for me personally, not necessarily as a political figure standing up for all Black people or all Black males. I just saw him and enjoyed it and was fascinated by it and wanted more.


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What role did you play working on the JUNGLE ACTION run with Don McGregor?

I will say this in my own words, but Don is actually the person to tell the story. There were people at Marvel who were not thrilled at all with what Don was doing with the character. I heard them say things and I saw the impact those times had on McGregor. 

For those who have no idea what Don McGregor looks like, well he was—and still is—a short white guy from Rhode Island. Don was also fiery and passionate about doing justice to this character, to this king, this Black Super Hero and the world in which he existed. The Black Panther and the supporting characters that made up his world of Wakanda were not stereotypes to Don, and I believe that cost him dearly.

Getting back to your question about its effect on me, or my position in it, Don and I were great friends by that time in 1976. We had even worked on some independent projects together. But when he got this assignment to write a Black Panther series, Don knew he had to see the kingdom of Wakanda as a real geologic location. He had to know the position of the palace, the Vibranium mines, and every other aspect of that land so that he could represent it properly in every story.

My one artistic involvement in that series was limited to one area only. As Don was developing the layout of Wakanda, I was called upon to lightly sketch out some of the images in his head. And my meager thumbnail sketches and Don’s notes went to artist Rich Buckler. He was the one who embellished it all, as well as drew a few issues of the series.


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What was your relationship like with Billy Graham as well as Don?

Buckler was great on the book, but I was especially thrilled when Billy Graham joined the series for two reasons: One, the lush artwork that he created just took Black Panther to another level. Two: Well, let me set up a little backstory on the relationships [between] Don, Billy, and me.

I met Don McGregor at Phil Seuling's New York Comic Con in 1969. I was in my last year of high school and I believe Don was about 20 or 21. We met in the hotel room of a particular artist, whose name I'll mention in a moment.

This artist had invited a number of people to come up there and hang out while he told great stories from his experience. He did this while performing a remarkable series of magic tricks. This incredible individual was Jim Steranko. I want you to understand that this room was packed with people and I happened to be sitting next to Don and his wife. We were all watching Jim do his thing. But somehow we got to exchanging some thoughts, and the next thing we both knew we were talking like we were the only two people there.

We talked about comics and films and TV shows, and all these things that we were creatively fans of. Let's face it—we loved our heroes saving people in distress, which was part of what made up our imagination, our lives, and our code.

A year later Don and I are at another Phil Seuling Comic Con, but this time we

had a comic book project that we’d just worked on together. This was the first ever issue of DETECTIVES INCORPORATED, the series that Don created and wrote, and has since produced more stories with some really spectacular artists.

But at that time I was his artist and had Illustrated and printed the first issue in Rhode Island, stapled them together, and we brought them to Comic Con that year to show off the books.

And we sat in on a panel for a publishing company called Warren Publications. They did a series of black-and-white comic magazines such as Creepy, and Eerie, and Vampirella. To name a few.

You can't put the two of us anywhere and expect normality to reign. James Warren was on the panel and he talked afterwards and I approached him. We were talking, and at some point we open our big mouths and inserted both our feet and said something playfully teasing about this artist that they had at Warren Publications. Warren saw a great opportunity to fry our butts, called over the artist and said, “Well, say that to his face.” That artist was Billy Graham, possibly one of the few if not the only Black artists working in comic books at that time. Certainly he was the only Black art director in comics.

Rather than punch us both out, the four of us wound up joking and talking. We went out to eat together and over the next few months Don, Billy, and I became good friends.

There are a thousand and one wonderfully outrageous buddy stories I could tell you about Don and Billy and I hanging out in Harlem, in the West Village of Manhattan, and on the road from New York to Rhode Island. But you don't have enough time in your [article] for that. So here I'll simply say that my being there and watching all of this come together and sometimes having the opportunity to discuss aspects of the stories with Don or Billy or both... those were some of the most exciting times I had in those years.


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Why is T'Challa such a seminal and enduring character?

It seems like I've answered this question 100 times over the years, and I don't know that I’ve said exactly the same thing any two times. Why do I think the Black Panther is such an enduring character? Simply put he's fascinating, dynamic, awe-inspiring, and unique in several ways. Over the many decades we’ve seen stories of Super Heroes who are aliens or of this Earth. You can go back through literary fiction a 100 years or more and find stories of kings from Europe and from fantastic worlds and fictional worlds and alien worlds. And yes, some African kings and queens have been mentioned, but seldom have they been brought into a situation where their land is rich in minerals, superior in technology, brilliant in education, environmental and scientific awareness, with a multi-generational lineage of strength, integrity and isolationism rather than conquest. And almost never has that king or queen [been a] Super Hero who has then ventured out into the rest of the world and fought against or alongside some of the greatest powers on the planet. That in and of itself is unique.

T'Challa, the Black Panther, is not bombastic. He is not ego-driven, maniacal or misogynistic. He is ethical, and vulnerable, and committed to his people and to a code moral or otherwise. He will sacrifice himself for the greater good. These are admirable traits in anyone, and yes they existed in Black people throughout history, but the population of this planet has been systematically starved of such images. Up until this character appeared in popular fiction one had to dig deep into family tales and specifically generated publications for Blacks and African Americans to find anything about characters like this.


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What is the legacy of this work?

You have to understand that Don doing “Panther’s Rage” the way he did was unique—it was not the every issue norm. And so it stood out for a number of reasons, not the least of them being it's about a Black hero in a predominantly Black world. No “Sheena” running around in leotards with blond hair and blue eyes telling the dark skin folks what to do. In the 1970s that was still amazing.

What is your favorite moment from “Panther's Rage”?

It's more the fact that the story is so genuine and multi-leveled that appeals to me. From the Black Panther against Killmonger and Cadaver, to Monica Lynne, an African American woman trying to deal with the attitudes being shown to her by the Africans in Wakanda. People in this story respond like people. But they're people in an extremely extraordinary circumstance. It's science fiction and fantasy all over the place except where the characters are dealing with one another as human beings. Love, hate, honor, mistrust, twisted loyalties, fear, envy and revenge—these are all human characteristics and traits that we as people can identify with. And that's what I enjoyed the most about “Panther’s Rage.” It was a comic book series that I could read like one of the best novels. And that was a gift at that time.


https://www.marvel.com/articles/comics/alex-simmons-black-panther-history-marvel-unlimited (https://www.marvel.com/articles/comics/alex-simmons-black-panther-history-marvel-unlimited)










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Title: Re: HEF of BP - Black authors imagine new tales for new 'Black Panther' anthology
Post by: Ture on March 18, 2021, 09:02:07 pm
Black authors imagine new tales in the 'Black Panther' world in anthology 'Tales of Wakanda'
Felecia Wellington Radel

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“Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda” (Titan, 512 pp., ★★★ out of four), available March 9, is a collection of short stories from Black authors including Nikki Giovanni, L.L. McKinney, Sheree Renée Thomas, Tananarive Due and Christopher Chambers.

You won’t need kimoyo beads for this trip to Wakanda.

What sets this anthology apart from other works on Wakanda, the fictional African country, is that it’s a compendium of prose, not comics. There’s plenty of opportunity for the text to take you wherever it wants without constraint of an illustrated box, and the authors have distinct writing styles honed from their respective disciplines, such as poetry, blogging, neuroscience and YA fiction.

'Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda' is a collection of short stories based in the Marvel Comics fictional African nation.
The 18 shorts in this collection seem connected by two defining themes: faith and family. Book editor Jesse J. Holland's tale, titled “Faith,” frames itself around bloodlines, religion and legacy.

The book isn’t solely built on the foundations of the 2018 film “Black Panther,” directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, though the collection is dedicated to Chadwick Boseman, who played Black Panther/King T’Challa and died in 2020 from colon cancer. Perhaps the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie served as inspiration for the writers, but these characters are more clearly drawn from their comic origins.

But, comic fans, don’t expect this anthology to read like a text-only continuation of Roxane Gay’s excellent “World of Wakanda,” either. That 2017 Marvel Comics series focused on women in Wakanda, specifically two women who served in the Dora Milaje, the Black Panther’s all-female security force.

There are glimpses of lives lived by Ororo (X-Men’s Storm), Killmonger, Shuri and relatives of Wakandan citizens who left their native land long ago.

In "Legacy," by YA fiction writer L.L. McKinney, a young girl named Erika is preparing to visit Wakanda, where her grandmother grew up, for the first time with her family. The tiny tale is so fully lived, as we see Erika's sweet interactions with her mom and hilarious ones with her brother in their trip to the airport. We witness as she learns a secret about her grandmother and Wakandan history. The mystery that McKinney sets up could easily have been an action-packed novel on its own.

Poet Nikki Giovanni's "Immaculate Conception," a "What If?" Marvel alternate reality story, follows T'Challa in a coming-of-age tale as he finds his way to Wakanda after growing up in Oakland, California. He has never heard of the nation nor the Black Panther, and he goes by the nickname TC to avoid teasing for his African name. Giovanni's story about T'Challa's journey hits home in a way that other stories about him don't because of his American experiences before he finds out he is Wakandan royalty and his aspirations away from the throne.

The comic-book-related details may, unfortunately, be a barrier to entry for new or younger fans who came to Black Panther by way of the big screen. Some names may be unfamiliar, and some rivalries may not be understood without a quick Google search for those who haven’t at least glanced at the “Black Panther” comic book runs by Christopher Priest or Ta-Nehisi Coates.

But many of the stories center on the author’s vision of T’Challa, the prince, the panther, but not always the hero here. T’Challa seems unsure in nearly each story, less the confident Avenger and more a royal troubled by his path and his actions, seeking deeper meaning in his ancestors.

T’Challa is viewed through a lens of judgment, or even rebuke for Wakanda’s failure to help Black people around the world for centuries. But his conflicts aren’t ever explored as directly as they could be, the stories simply hinting at them and then dancing into a fight scene. Leave us wanting more, I guess.

It would have been nice to spend more time exploring the daily life of Wakanda, more tales from outside the royal family, about Wakandans who have had their vibranium blessings without the burden of the crown. What are their stories? Some of the most compelling plots in “Tales of Wakanda” involve those who left Wakanda or those whose descendants are returning. Maybe there are more tales to come.

For now, the best stories in this anthology should sate fans longing for the next “Black Panther” installment from Marvel Studios. Wakanda forever.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/books/2021/03/09/black-panther-tales-of-wakanda-marvel/6868879002/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/books/2021/03/09/black-panther-tales-of-wakanda-marvel/6868879002/)
Title: Re: HEF of BP - A look at Wakanda - the Jabari Lands
Post by: Ture on April 06, 2021, 09:33:28 pm
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Title: Re: HEF of BP - A look at Wakanda - the Jabari Lands
Post by: Ture on May 04, 2021, 09:26:36 pm
12 Years A Slave Screenwriter John Ridley To Write New Black Panther
May 4, 2021 by Rich Johnston

Bleeding Cool has learned from our sources that Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley, and creator of The Next Batman for DC Comics, will be launching a new Marvel Comics project in August 2021, drawn by exclusive Marvel Comics artist and current Guardians Of The Galaxy penciller, Juann Cabal, beginning in August. Welcome to Wakanda, John and Juann!

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The new Black Panther series will replace the current series which has been written by Ta Nehisi-Coates for five years. John Ridley is best known as the screenwriter of Twelve Years A Slave, but also wrote about the British Black Panthers in the Sky TV series Guerilla, starring Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, and Babou Ceesay. After writing comic books The American Way, The Authority and Warblade for DC/Wildstorm some years ago, he recently returned to writing comic books with The Other History Of The DC Universe, The Next Batman, Second Son, and other related series, in which he introduced the world to Tim Fox, son of Lucius Fox, as the new Batman to replace Bruce Wayne in the suit. He also recently made his Marvel debut with Wolverine: Black White & Blood.

In previous years, DC Comics would have likely locked John Ridley down to an exclusive contract, but these are different times. And Marvel Comics has swooped.

Juann Cabal is best known for working on Marvel Comics titles, including All-New Wolverine, Elektra, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, X-23, Wolverine & Deadpool, and is currently the artist on Guardians Of The Galaxy.


https://bleedingcool.com/comics/12-years-a-slave-screenwriter-john-ridley-to-write-new-black-panther/











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Title: Re: HEF of BP - 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley To Write New Black Panther Comic
Post by: supreme illuminati on May 05, 2021, 12:21:02 am

Just the fact that this guy ain't Redjack? Is makin me mad. Redjack=best choice for BP right now.

Has John Ridley ever written a strong, unenslaved, brilliant Afrikan character? Has John written a powerful Tim Fox, and/or a dope Batman so we can at least have reason to believe he might do T'Challa right? I never read Wolverine: Red White and Blood. Who's read it and what are your thoughts? The article I read on the Wolverine RWAB didn't even MENTION John Ridley.

After having such high hopes for and being so so sooooo bitterly disappointed by TurnCoates? I vomit in my mouth and shudder like I'm bukked nekkid while caught in a ice storm on Pluto at the thought of yet another famous novelist heading toward Black Panther, when we have GENIUS writers like Redjack [ and OH YEAH some guys named RH and CJP and...you get the idea ] already here and already proven.
Title: Re: HEF of BP - 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley To Write New Black Panther Comic
Post by: Emperorjones on May 05, 2021, 04:41:36 pm
Marvel is going the celebrity writer route again. This time they got a writer who actually has proven himself in the world of fiction way more than Coates had at the time he was chosen, though Ridley doesn't seem to make liberal hearts go pitter pat as much as Coates, despite his success in Hollywood.

Ridley definitely has the bona fides but I'm not sure about this. I really enjoyed his American Way comic, which felt like his take on Watchmen mixed with the Civil Rights Movement. The sequel though wasn't as good to me. I also liked his two superhero novels (Those Who Walk in Darkness and What Fire Cannot Burn), which I felt were inspired by the X-Men, however I didn't like all the things that he did with the black female protagonist,
Spoiler (click to reveal)
including killing her off halfway through the second book (even though it was a shocking twist and subverted expectations), and then replacing her with an Asian female protagonist.
Ridley also got in some hot water a few years back by putting a South Asian woman at the heart of a story about British Black Panthers, and to my recollection his reasoning was because he's in an interracial relationship. Also, Ridley wrote the Red Tails script, and while I can't say how much of that was used in the movie, the good moments in it were also matched by some cringing and cartoonish ones.

Over decade ago, Ridley wrote a very questionable and IMO coonish essay for Esquire. I can't say he still has these views but I don't really care to see him use T'Challa to play out his racial fantasies or ideas like Coates did.

So, while Ridley definitely has the genre/comics pedigree (I haven't read his Batman books but I would like to, and I also haven't read his Authority work), and I think can deliver better written stories and characters, I'm not sure if he won't just turn out to be a slightly more tolerable, refined Coates. I do imagine that his T'Challa might dither less and kick a little more ass though than Coates.

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Title: Re: HEF of BP - 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley To Write New Black Panther Comic
Post by: Ezyo on May 05, 2021, 05:47:11 pm
from what I have gathered from folk's at the cbr BP forums. Ridley for Batman has done an excellent job of focusing on the male protagonist and having the world revolve around him. It's too early to tell but of he is someone who will focus on T'Challa and his motivations and treat him well, then I can accept that. I still will be rooting for Redjack to make his mark and his is still my top pick. So fingers crossed for that on the near future
Title: Re: HEF of BP - 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley To Write New Black Panther Comic
Post by: supreme illuminati on May 05, 2021, 09:10:37 pm
however I didn't like all the things that he did with the black female protagonist,
Spoiler (click to reveal)
including killing her off halfway through the second book (even though it was a shocking twist and subverted expectations), and then replacing her with an Asian female protagonist.
Ridley also got in some hot water a few years back by putting a South Asian woman at the heart of a story about British Black Panthers, and to my recollection his reasoning was because he's in an interracial relationship. Also, Ridley wrote the Red Tails script, and while I can't say how much of that was used in the movie, the good moments in it were also matched by some cringing and cartoonish ones.

Over decade ago, Ridley wrote a very questionable and IMO coonish essay for Esquire. I can't say he still has these views but I don't really care to see him use T'Challa to play out his racial fantasies or ideas like Coates did.

So, while Ridley definitely has the genre/comics pedigree (I haven't read his Batman books but I would like to, and I also haven't read his Authority work), and I think can deliver better written stories and characters, I'm not sure if he won't just turn out to be a slightly more tolerable, refined Coates. I do imagine that his T'Challa might dither less and kick a little more ass though than Coates.

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I reduced the excellent post to our brother to the main areas of worry and concern. There should never. Ever. Be a legit worry that a given author will do the character s/he/they are supposed to write dirty. Their past works should put such concerns beyond even a quark of concern. The very fact that we are here having legitimate trepidation is all the proof we need that Ridley shouldn't be here, and is all the condemnation necessary of the way that 616 is treating T'Challa's solo book. Like the Derek Chauvin trial? There should never have been a moment's doubt that Chauvin would be instantly convicted and sent to death [ if Minnesota state law allowed such ] or life in prison [ if the death penalty wasn't an option ]. The very fact that such didn't occur and even worse we were all on pins and needles that Chauvin could walk off completely free [ like he was FOR WEEKS AFTER HIS MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD WAS BROADCAST ROUND THE WORLD ] is alll the evidence needed to prove that this justice eviscerating state of affairs should never ever ever have existed in the first place and COULD NOT exist in a just and good society.

Redjack would be the scribe of BP in a just and good society. The very fact that we have legit doubts about Ridley is precisely why he shouldn't even be considered for the job, when we have a Redjack around. A Redjack who absolutely killed it both on Disney.com cartoon Black Panther and with his KiB tie in. Given Redjack's KiB universally and resoundingly good reviews? I'm sure that the book sold a solid amount of units [ who can get sales figures and compare them to TurnCoates' drivel in the same, previous and succeeding months? ]

Redjack Black Panther. Wakanda Forever.
Title: Re: HEF of BP - 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley To Write New Black Panther Comic
Post by: Emperorjones on May 06, 2021, 03:57:49 am
however I didn't like all the things that he did with the black female protagonist,
Spoiler (click to reveal)
including killing her off halfway through the second book (even though it was a shocking twist and subverted expectations), and then replacing her with an Asian female protagonist.
Ridley also got in some hot water a few years back by putting a South Asian woman at the heart of a story about British Black Panthers, and to my recollection his reasoning was because he's in an interracial relationship. Also, Ridley wrote the Red Tails script, and while I can't say how much of that was used in the movie, the good moments in it were also matched by some cringing and cartoonish ones.

Over decade ago, Ridley wrote a very questionable and IMO coonish essay for Esquire. I can't say he still has these views but I don't really care to see him use T'Challa to play out his racial fantasies or ideas like Coates did.

So, while Ridley definitely has the genre/comics pedigree (I haven't read his Batman books but I would like to, and I also haven't read his Authority work), and I think can deliver better written stories and characters, I'm not sure if he won't just turn out to be a slightly more tolerable, refined Coates. I do imagine that his T'Challa might dither less and kick a little more ass though than Coates.

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I reduced the excellent post to our brother to the main areas of worry and concern. There should never. Ever. Be a legit worry that a given author will do the character s/he/they are supposed to write dirty. Their past works should put such concerns beyond even a quark of concern. The very fact that we are here having legitimate trepidation is all the proof we need that Ridley shouldn't be here, and is all the condemnation necessary of the way that 616 is treating T'Challa's solo book. Like the Derek Chauvin trial? There should never have been a moment's doubt that Chauvin would be instantly convicted and sent to death [ if Minnesota state law allowed such ] or life in prison [ if the death penalty wasn't an option ]. The very fact that such didn't occur and even worse we were all on pins and needles that Chauvin could walk off completely free [ like he was FOR WEEKS AFTER HIS MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD WAS BROADCAST ROUND THE WORLD ] is alll the evidence needed to prove that this justice eviscerating state of affairs should never ever ever have existed in the first place and COULD NOT exist in a just and good society.

Redjack would be the scribe of BP in a just and good society. The very fact that we have legit doubts about Ridley is precisely why he shouldn't even be considered for the job, when we have a Redjack around. A Redjack who absolutely killed it both on Disney.com cartoon Black Panther and with his KiB tie in. Given Redjack's KiB universally and resoundingly good reviews? I'm sure that the book sold a solid amount of units [ who can get sales figures and compare them to TurnCoates' drivel in the same, previous and succeeding months? ]

Redjack Black Panther. Wakanda Forever.


I understand what you're saying, but I keep it foremost in my mind that we aren't the ones picking the writers/creators T'Challa unfortunately. We do get to vote with our dollars though, and of course we have great forums like this to express trepidation, displeasure, disgust, or support and joy for those artists who do right by the characters we care about.

I do think Ridley is a good writer. He's one that isn't afraid to look at social issues, particularly race, so I can see him diving into that issue more head on that Coates. I've only read Ridley's American Way which featured a black male protagonist, and I found that character to mostly be positive. Ridley can write complicated characters and that can be a good thing. His black female protagonist from his superhero novels was also complicated, and perhaps a bit less likeable than the American Way guy. So I imagine that Ridley might like the antihero, ambiguous heroes. Which could mean a return to Priest's Machiavellian T'Challa.

I was reading a recent interview from him where he was dismissing (largely white I'm assuming) fan complaints about a black Batman, by saying he's only writing for his sons and maybe if he keeps that same kind of energy he might deliver a strong T'Challa.

I do have reservations about Ridley, but I would have reservations just about anyone that got the job, after Coates. I was very excited when I heard Coates got the job. I had been reading his Atlantic essays about race for a while by that point and found his writing to be quite good and perceptive, and that's what made me subscribe for the first time for a book. And he lost me on the very first page. There's something to the fury of a woman scorned, but also to that of a comics fan burned. And Coates burned me. So I can't go on how good a writer might be before Marvel taps them anymore.

And when I think about it, it's been very sketchy way before they picked Coates. It got sketchy after Hudlin left the book. There's been years of deconstruction. I can at least say that Ridley is a better choice than one of the younger woke or black feminist writers they could've been given the book to like Vita Ayala, Roxanne Gay, or Nnedi Okorafor. I also think Ridley is a better choice than David F. Walker. Walker is very iffy with me. Sometimes he's on, but other times, his reach exceeds his grasp IMO, and I've read nothing after his first Shaft graphic novel that has matched or bested how good that book was.

I wouldn't mind seeing Bryan Hill get a crack at T'Challa. I thought his Deathblow series, from what I read, was interesting. His Batman/Outsider series not as much, though he didn't do terribly writing Black Lightning or Duke Thomas. He could've done more with them, especially BL since he was supposed to be the leader, but still, nothing as embarrassing or disheartening as Coates did with T'Challa. And Hill's villain Ishmael has already made it to live-action on the Black Lightning show, which is neat.

Perhaps Ridley will wind up giving us a 'black excellence' T'Challa (and to some extent Hudlin's T'Challa was a forerunner of that), but right now I don't see how that could be worse than a self-defeating, self-doubting, and self-hating T'Challa in a dystopic Wakanda that we got courtesy of Coates.
Title: Re: HEF of BP - 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley To Write New Black Panther Comic
Post by: Ezyo on May 06, 2021, 09:38:21 am
Basically at this point, I have to see an interview with the guy to pass judgement. I was one of the people who, while seeing the redflags of Coates on his interviews decided to give him a chance still and got burned hard. So now anyone outside of Geoffrey Thorne aka Redjack, I am going need to see some stuff that supports he is on this to elevate T'Challa first and foremost. Only Redjack gets a pass, partly due to seeing an interview already when he was doing the KiB tie in, and also because he has been very active on the CBR and has proven he is in this for T'Challa above all else
Title: Re: HEF of BP - 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley To Write New Black Panther Comic
Post by: Emperorjones on May 06, 2021, 10:23:36 am
^
Ridley does have interviews out there regarding his Batman book and also his Other History of DC Comics that might give you a sense of his views. I've put some of that stuff before in the Writer's forum and I'll throw some I've found here too.

Another thing that came to mind about Ridley is I could see his T'Challa being involved in an interracial relationship. He did that in What Fire Cannot Burn and Red Tails, and in the controversy over his British Black Panthers movie, his real life interracial relationship factored into his creative decisions. I could see that also factoring into his creative decisions for whatever he has in store for Black Panther as well.

http://www.cbr.com/john-ridley-next-batman-second-son-interview/ (http://www.cbr.com/john-ridley-next-batman-second-son-interview/)

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/10/arts/new-batman-is-black.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/10/arts/new-batman-is-black.html)

http://www.theroot.com/john-ridley-talks-reshaping-both-the-past-and-future-of-1846158002 (http://www.theroot.com/john-ridley-talks-reshaping-both-the-past-and-future-of-1846158002)

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/21/us/john-ridley-comic-book.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/21/us/john-ridley-comic-book.html)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/john-ridley-unveils-history-dc-universe-1307027/ (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/john-ridley-unveils-history-dc-universe-1307027/)

http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2020/11/23/Other-History-of-the-DC-Universe-gives-a-voice-to-diverse-characters/7381605901786/ (http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2020/11/23/Other-History-of-the-DC-Universe-gives-a-voice-to-diverse-characters/7381605901786/)

http://www.cbr.com/john-ridley-other-history-of-the-dc-universe-interview/ (http://www.cbr.com/john-ridley-other-history-of-the-dc-universe-interview/)

http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-other-history-of-the-dc-universes-john-ridley-on-gi-1845452906 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-other-history-of-the-dc-universes-john-ridley-on-gi-1845452906)

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9957776 (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9957776)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/john-ridley-politics-superheroes-history-repeating-american-way-1030294/ (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/john-ridley-politics-superheroes-history-repeating-american-way-1030294/)

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Title: Re: HEF of BP - 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley To Write New Black Panther Comic
Post by: Ture on May 15, 2021, 02:26:25 pm
Black Panther waxwork unveiled at Madame Tussauds by Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The figure was unveiled by Arsenal footballer and Black Panther fan Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was given a preview.

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Black Panther is the next Avenger to assemble in Madame Tussauds after the waxwork was unveiled at the iconic London venue.

The king of Wakanda has joined the Marvel Hall of Heroes at the tourist attraction alongside Captain Marvel and the Hulk.

It features a futuristic "vibranium effect", named after the fictional metal mined in the secret city, which makes the figure glow when fans touch it.

The figure was unveiled by Arsenal footballer and Black Panther fan Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was given a preview of the statue.

Aubameyang pulled the Black Panther Wakanda Forever pose in 2020 after he scored against Liverpool, in a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman, who played Black Panther, died at the age of 43 last year, after a four-year-long private colon cancer diagnosis.

Aubameyang said: "People know that I'm a huge fan of Black Panther and the panther is also a huge part of our national team in Gabon, so I couldn't say no when Madame Tussauds London asked me to help them unveil their newest figure.

"I love the way they even have the vibranium in the suit light up."

Aubameyang, who visited Madame Tussauds with wife Alysha and sons Pierre and Curtys, added: "It was great to be able to bring my family with me to meet one of my heroes and I hope my fans and their families will be able to make special memories together again soon."

Black Panther was the only Marvel film to get a best picture nod at the Oscars, and grossed more than $1.3bn at the box office.

A sequel is in the works at Marvel, with the company confirming the title role will not be recast.

Boseman was widely tipped to posthumously win the best actor award at this years Oscars for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The award was won by Welshman Anthony Hopkins.


https://news.sky.com/story/amp/black-panther-waxwork-unveiled-at-madame-tussauds-by-arsenals-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-12306026 (https://news.sky.com/story/amp/black-panther-waxwork-unveiled-at-madame-tussauds-by-arsenals-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-12306026)

Courtesy of CBR's Chesterfield

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Title: Re: HEF of BP - Black Panther waxwork unveiled at Madame Tussauds
Post by: Ture on June 01, 2021, 06:15:30 pm
THE VIBRANIUM TRUMPET

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The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...


Black Panther's Okoye Shows Off Awesome New Powers in Comic Sneak Peek
Preview pages for Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #6 show Black Panther's Okoye putting her new powers on full display against a powerful opponent.

BY JAMES HEINRICHS


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SPOILER WARNING for Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #6!

The Wakandan warrior Okoye recently gained her very own superpowers in Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon, and a new preview for the upcoming issue shows that she will finally be putting these abilities to use. One of Black Panther’s most trusted allies, Okoye is a fierce warrior in battle and a loyal defender of Wakanda. And now that undead warriors have begun to invade her city and a masked assailant slays several of her soldiers, Okoye gets roped into Danny Rand’s mystical journey to save the cosmic balance.

Iron Fist and Okoye’s initial confrontation comes as quite a shock for everyone, as Danny and his band of heroes find the Wakandan general holding the heart of a dragon that lies dead at her feet. Believing that the dragons are needed to stop the evil Hidden City from destroying everything, Iron Fist sees Okoye’s actions as a betrayal. While Okoye tries to explain that the dragon chose her to be its new champion though, she begins to absorb the dragon’s chi. Having gained his own powers similarly, Danny realizes what is happening and accuses Okoye of stealing the power before charging in to fight her.

During their brawl, both heroes hold back from drawing upon their chi powers, which summons Quan Yin, the Mother of Mercy. Quan Yin explains that Okoye is not an enemy and that she will be vital to defeating the true enemy, the Hidden City’s hierophant. Before long, the hierophant arrives to kill the Mother of Mercy, and Okoye teams up with Iron Fist and his allies to stop the villain. The hierophant proves too powerful for the heroes to stop, but luckily Danny’s friend, Fooh, is able to distract the villain as the team teleports to the Hidden City

Upon their arrival, the heroes are ambushed by the Ghost Dragon of the Hidden City, which Iron Fist claims are the hierophant’s weakness. This is where Larry Hama, Dave Wachter, Neeraj Menon, and Travis Lanham’s Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #6 picks up, as Okoye, Danny, and the rest of their party try desperately to fight the gigantic beast. Despite having just gotten her powers, Okoye already seems proficient with them, even managing to focus her chi into the end of her spear. Plus, having Iron Fist there to give instructions doesn’t hurt at all.

Here are the preview pages and brief, cryptic synopsis for the upcoming issue:

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IRON FIST: HEART OF THE DRAGON #6
THE END OF HEAVEN? The dragons have fallen. A champion rises. An ending…and a new beginning?
As one of the only heroes that is doing any damage in this fight, Okoye’s powers are already proving to be a major upgrade. Of course, she’s already an incredibly skilled warrior, but with a dragon’s chi flowing through her, she’s even more of a threat to her opponents. It remains to be seen whether or not this will be a permanent change for the character, but having Okoye act as a new Iron Fist would be an exciting change of pace for the Wakandan. Those hoping to see the rest of the story can buy Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #6 from Marvel Comics later this week.


https://screenrant.com/black-panther-okoye-iron-fist-new-powers-preview/










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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET *All News Fit To Post* Okoye's New Iron Fist
Post by: Emperorjones on June 02, 2021, 06:44:43 am
Seems like they have some interesting plans for Okoye, in comics and in live action. Danai Gurira is a good actress and definitely can carry a series or a movie/franchise. I didn't like the slick crap she said once about Black Americans shouldn't play continental Africans, which is very ironic owing her claim to fame was playing Michonne, and she also has played Afeni Shakur, but she's still got the skills to make for an interesting lead character in a Marvel production or beyond.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET *All News Fit To Post* Okoye's New Iron Fist
Post by: Ture on June 02, 2021, 09:22:03 pm
THE VIBRANIUM TRUMPET

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The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...

THE SAVAGE BLACK PANTHER BATTLES THE IMMORTAL HULK!

Our king once outside of the confines of the Coatesverse consistently demonstrates why he "is the most dangerous man alive." The Hulk is once again on a rampage and this time he has company. It is up to Black Panther and his Avengers to quell the raging beast who was once an ally.

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T'Challa the Black Panther informed the Hulk that this would be a different fight. No mercy, no holds barred. King T'Challa informed the gamma fueled behemoth of such before gouging out his eyes. Savage!


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Blinded, Ol' Jade Jaws swings and connects with Mjollnir and quite literally handicaps himself.


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The Immortal Hulk pulls a new trick from up his sleeve.

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Coercing the Black Panther to decisively disarm "the strongest one there is." Savage.

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The King of the Wakandas tells the King of Asgard to breathe easy and that that he will take it from here.


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T'Challa the Black Panther follows the ancient Wakandan edict and puts the blade where it belongs. Savage.


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This is how our Black Panther meets his challenges. Intelligent, prepared, decisive and savage. I also appreciated the fact that he used his canon based personal weaponry. I think they proved more useful than the Hulkbuster armor T'Chall invented. As such is the case with armors and Hulk, T'Challa had very similar results as did Stark. We have always known the Black Panther can build an armor but he really doesn't need to. The Black Panther is at his best when he stays in his uniquely original lane. Nuff said....savage.











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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - Savage Black Panther vs Immortal Hulk!
Post by: Ezyo on June 02, 2021, 10:21:14 pm
I would Also like to add they Jens description of T'Challa was also spot on and shows Ewing knows how to write T'Challa. She has seen T'Challa angry but what he did was CALCULATION. SAVAGE indeed
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - Savage Black Panther vs Immortal Hulk!
Post by: Ture on June 03, 2021, 12:12:16 am
I read you loud and clear Ezyo but I have to admit I don't believe 616 Thor could be so easily suffocated, especially in so short a time.

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THOR ANNUAL #6 (1977)

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In those days Superman could pull multiple planets.

Ahh, when comic books were pure magic.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - Savage Black Panther vs Immortal Hulk!
Post by: Ture on June 16, 2021, 11:16:04 pm
THE VIBRANIUM TRUMPET

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The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...

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Emperor T'Challa attends wedding of Dr. Doom... and doesn't expect a trap?!?

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That first scene with the reporter looked like it was copied right from the BP wedding issue. This is why sometimes it is just best not to include the Black Panther in these crossovers. No editor nor writer worth his/her salt; with just half a granule of historic knowledge; with just an inkling aptitude for research would have T'Challa the Black Panther attend Doom's wedding... especially ill prepared and without a plan. Remember...

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MORE BREAKING NEWS...

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X Men terraform Mars! Make major declaration!

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While its visuals are impressive, this feat maybe beneath the notice of Emperor T'Challa. Mutant hubris has them renaming Okyin Bena (traditional Afrakan name) to Arakko, like the Romans before them did in calling the Okyin (planet) Mars. Knowing no limits in their pomposity the X Men claimed ownership of the entire planet and had the audacity to declare it the capitol of the solar system. A bold move, they should tread carefully less they catch the notice of he who rules the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda.










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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - Doom's wedding plus Mutants take Mars!
Post by: Ture on June 23, 2021, 01:18:37 pm
THE VIBRANIUM TRUMPET

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The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...



A popular MCU character emerges in September's The Last Annihilation specials
By Michael Doran

Marvel Comics' The Last Annihilation continues in September with two new one-shots including a hero turn for M'Baku?

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Marvel's latest sequel to Annihilation, one of the modern Marvel Comics' most successful event storylines and something of a precursor to the success of Guardians of the Galaxy in the MCU, continues in September.

That month the new iteration of the event continues in a pair of one-shots The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1 and The Last Annihilation: Wiccan and Hulkling #1. Both 40-page specials feature a pair of Marvel's cosmic players pitted against traditional Doctor Strange villain Dormammu (who was revealed as the event's adversary last month) and his 'Mindless Army,' in what Marvel calls "a senseless war."

The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1 is written by Evan Narcisse with art by Germán Peralta and covers by Philip Tan and Ernanda Souza. In the special Black Panther enlists the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda to help stop the Dormammu. And in an interesting twist that calls back to the MCU's Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, T'Challa recruits M'Baku to lead the Wakandan forces.

T'Challa and M'Baku (otherwise known as Man-Ape) are traditionally bitter, fierce adversaries in Marvel comic books, but M'Baku has been translated into a heroic and popular rival/ally to Black Panther in the MCU.

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Given the fan-favorite portrayal of M'Baku by Winston Duke and the fact the Black Panther throne is vacant in the movies due to the death of Chadwick Boseman (which will be explored in 2022's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), it will be interesting to see if the character begins a hero's journey in the comic books to match his MCU counterpart. The solicitation for the special promises the emergence of a "new hero," although the female figure on the cover by Tan might be who that line is referring to.

Full article
https://www.gamesradar.com/a-popular-mcu-character-emerges-in-septembers-the-last-annihilation-specials/ (https://www.gamesradar.com/a-popular-mcu-character-emerges-in-septembers-the-last-annihilation-specials/)










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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1
Post by: CvilleWakandan on June 23, 2021, 02:48:41 pm
I think the writer has the wrong M'Baku. Must not have read much of Coates. Lol
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1
Post by: JRCarter on June 24, 2021, 10:24:31 am
Black Panther and the revitalization of T’Challa with Christopher Priest

https://www.gamesradar.com/black-panther-christopher-priest/ (https://www.gamesradar.com/black-panther-christopher-priest/)
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1
Post by: CvilleWakandan on June 24, 2021, 11:46:26 am
. "If he could embrace his monarchship the way Namor does - perhaps not as arrogant, but surely as confidently, a man of supreme power and dominion--that would interest me as well."

This quote from Priest is the biggest part of the character that Coates missed
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1
Post by: Ture on June 24, 2021, 11:54:11 am
Black Panther and the revitalization of T’Challa with Christopher Priest

https://www.gamesradar.com/black-panther-christopher-priest/ (https://www.gamesradar.com/black-panther-christopher-priest/)

Great find JRCarter. Thanks for sharing bro.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1
Post by: Ture on June 24, 2021, 11:57:18 am
. "If he could embrace his monarchship the way Namor does - perhaps not as arrogant, but surely as confidently, a man of supreme power and dominion--that would interest me as well."

This quote from Priest is the biggest part of the character that Coates missed

Quoted for truth. Nuff said CvilleWakandan.









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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1
Post by: Ezyo on June 24, 2021, 08:10:28 pm
Quote from: Priest
Actually, now that I think about it, Denys worked on Panther, Reginald Hudlin worked on Panther, and I worked on Panther. Marvel should create a Milestone Black Panther book. I'm quite sure, if it wouldn't blow up Milestone's deal with DC, we'd all be eager to see what could be done with the character in a creatively uncompromised environment. We all dearly love this character.

I was also introducing a paradigm shift to the way Panther was to be portrayed; somebody had to give voice to the expectation of a dull and colorless character who always got his butt kicked or who was overshadowed by Thor and Iron Man suddenly knocking out Mephisto with one punch. I mean, he runs into the room, Ross says, "Should we call the Avengers?!" Panther says, "Why?" and just decks the guy.

To me, that's Black Panther. It's not arrogance, it's competence.

Yeah.... I could get behind that. I would love to see a milestone Black Panther, with Priest, Hudlin, and Redjack all there able to flex without editorial oversight or worry. Also the second quote is one people need to remember
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1 Update
Post by: Ture on June 28, 2021, 10:59:29 am
Black Panther: A New Wakandan Hero is Being Teased By Marvel
Marvel's new solicitations have revealed that Black Panther's Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda will be joining The Last Annihilation with a new hero.

BY KEVIN ERDMANN

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In Marvel Comics' new September solicitations, a Black Panther hero is teased to be getting a bigger place in the spotlight, joining the fray in the publisher's next big cosmic event known as The Last Annihilation. The Dread Dormammu has returned, manifesting himself in the cosmos thanks to Ego the Living Planet and an ancient cult of Skrulls. Naturally, it's going to be all hands on deck to keep the galaxy safe, and that includes the newly reformed Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda, seeing the Maroons' M'Baku assisting T'Challa and the Guardians of the Galaxy in the epic fight to come.

In the recently concluded Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda storyline from Ta-Nehisi Coates, the empire had been corrupted into one built on oppression, taking prisoners from worlds they conquered and turning them into slaves without memory. These slaves were known as the Nameless. While T'Challa found himself becoming one of them in the run's beginning, he was rescued and subsequently joined the resistance movement known as the Maroons, led by its commanders M'Baku and Nakia. However, these versions of the characters took their names from the original characters, being inspired by their heroic acts of legend.


While Nakia gave her life in the resulting battle between Wakanda Prime and the Intergalactic Empire, M'Baku fought by T'Challa's side in the final battle when the evil Emperor N'Dajaka was defeated, leading to the Black Panther's rule becoming much bigger on a galactic scale. As a result, M'Baku has apparently been aiding T'Challa with reforming the Intergalactic Empire, and he'll be joining him in this new battle with The Last Annihilation.

Here's the cover art and solicit information for the upcoming tie-in issue from Evan Narcisse and German Peralta:


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LASTANNIHWA2021001-Tan-COV
THE LAST ANNIHILATION: WAKANDA #1
EVAN NARCISSE (W) • GERMÁN PERALTA (A)
Cover by PHILIP TAN

VARIANT COVER BY Ernanda Souza
With the universe itself at stake, Black Panther enlists the might of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda to help stop the dreaded Dormammu! And leading the Wakandan forces is none other than the legendary M’Baku! Will T’Challa and M’Baku be able to defeat Dormammu’s army of Mindless Ones? Don’t miss this critical chapter of the LAST ANNIHILATION event as a new hero emerges!
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99


If the synopsis is any indication, it certainly looks like M'Baku is being set up to be the face of the reformed Intergalactic Empire as its brand new hero, which should be pretty exciting. Actor Winston Duke's take on the character in the MCU's Black Panther was a major hit, and M'Baku has become a fan-favorite character since the 2018 film. Seeing as how the Maroons based their uniforms off of the Black Panther himself, it would certainly be cool to see him evolve into a sort of Cosmic Panther while T'Challa remains the Black Panther of Wakanda Prime.

In any case, it certainly seems as though The Last Annihilation and the threat of Dormamu will be a trial by fire for M'Baku. While he's already proven himself to be quite the capable fighter and warrior leading the Maroons, this new event will be the first major crossover the Intergalactic Empire will be a part of. Here's hoping he and his forces are prepared to join the Black Panther and face the power of the Dread Dormammu when the time comes.


https://screenrant.com/black-panther-last-annihilation-marvel-tease-mbaku/


I don't like the wording "Black Panther enlists the might of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda" almost as if he has to ask instead command and lead.

The question is will they show the correct expanse of Emperor T'Challa's five galaxy spanning empire? Nu M'Baku as regent of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda makes sense and if T'Cahlla resurrects Nu Nakia as he did Shuri that would have great storytelling potential. Not only is she a great love interest but it helps play out the complications of a love triangle between Nu Nakia, T'Challa and Storm.

While I am doubtful we will get much I. E. of W in Ridley's new ongoing, this Last Annihilation story could be a good starting point to put the right spin on the empire. I wouldn't be the least surprised if this doesn't lead to a limited series or new ongoing entitled Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda with  Narcisse at the helm. If they really want to funk it up, bring in Redjack to write a third series Panther's Prey showing why T'Challa the Black Panther is the most dangerous man alive... with five galaxies under his influence.












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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1 Update
Post by: Ture on June 30, 2021, 12:04:34 am
THE VIBRANIUM TRUMPET

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The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...

The X-Men NEED a New Black Panther and Storm Marriage to Save Krakoa
In light of the X-Men's recent cosmic exploits, a reunion between Storm and Black Panther would be of great benefit to Wakanda and Krakoa.

BY NABEEL GABER

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WARNING: The following contains spoilers for S.W.O.R.D. #6 by Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti, Marte Gracia & VC's Ariana Maher, on sale now.

While the X-Men and Marvel's mutants have been hated and feared by most of the Marvel Universe for decades, it seems like the world, along with the rest of the Solar System, has generally accepted their nation Krakoa's presence. However, some nations have blatantly rejected Krakoa, including Wakanda. While this might pose a serious issue for the mutants, it's a problem that could be solved by reuniting Storm and Black Panther to cement a political alliance between their two nations.

Wakanda's rejection of Krakoa has been prevalent since 2019's House of X #5, by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz. Among the few nations who rejected Krakoa's treaty, Wakanda stuck out, claiming they had no need for Krakoa's miracle drugs. Additionally, in the recent S.W.O.R.D. #6, the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda rejected Krakoa's offer of mysterium to different galactic societies, claiming they did not need "mutant metal."

These claims are almost exactly the same, showing a sense of Wakandan pride and a hint of disdain for the mutant nation. These rejections are glaring, since they're both marked in red, emphasizing how Wakanda, especially, won't work with Krakoa. This could be a problem, considering Wakanda's immense power as a nation. Recent events, however, open up the possibility for cooperation between the two nations. When Storm is declared the Regent of Mars, for example, she refers to herself as Hadari Yao, a Wakandan goddess.

The name itself means "Walker of the Clouds," a goddess who preserves the balance of all natural things. Storm was dubbed Hadari Yao by the Wakandans in 2017's Black Panther #17, by Ta Nehisi-Coates and Chris Sprouse. This specific name serves as a reminder of Storm's connection with Wakanda. Even after her marriage to T'Challa dissolved, Ororo maintained a strong bond with the Wakandans, seen as a goddess and a queen among the nation's people.

Due to this history as the former Queen of Wakanda, Storm has an advantage that other mutants simply don't. In using her name of Hadari Yao, Storm demonstrates that she hasn't forgotten her link with Wakanda. With this reminder, it's possible that Storm could reunite with T'Challa, resurrecting a relationship that never truly died to bring Wakanda and Krakoa together as natural political allies. Ororo and T'Challa clearly miss each other as well, making this a personal and political opportunity.

It's true that things have been strained with Storm and Black Panther, especially after Ororo stole Skybreaker, a Wakandan sword, in 2020's Marauders #13, by Vita Ayala and Matteo Lolli. Even so, T'Challa showed then that he was willing to work with Storm, and he would do anything for her. Now that Storm has such an important position, she has the ability to reach out and reconcile with T'Challa, uniting Krakoa and Wakanda.

Whether their reunion is romantic or merely political, Storm and Black Panther would be the only two people who could connect their two nations. This union would be perfect, as Krakoa would gain a powerful new ally, while Wakanda would regain their former queen and goddess.


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Storm's use of her Wakandan goddess name, juxtaposed with Wakanda's rejection of Krakoa's mysterium, could hint at a reunion between Ororo and T'Challa in the near future. The two rulers might not remarry, but there could at least be a conversation surrounding their personal and political relationship.

Even if they don't get back together, it's still possible that Storm and Black Panther will form an official treaty between Krakoa and Wakanda, restoring peace between the two nations. This kind of peace is sorely needed between Krakoa and Wakanda, considering the immense power of both nations.

Any union, even a political one, would be deeply impactful for lasting peace. The recent Black Panther run is a great example, as Storm has often appeared, not just to briefly reconcile with T'Challa, but also to help the nation of Wakanda.

Similarly, if Storm and Black Panther were to remarry, it might serve a higher purpose, uniting Krakoa and Wakanda in a way that cements Krakoa's place in the world. This political alliance would prove helpful, considering the looming danger of "Inferno" in the coming months.



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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - Black Panther and Storm remarry?!?
Post by: Ture on June 30, 2021, 12:23:20 am
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For those wondering how that reunion might look.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - Black Panther and Storm remarry?!?
Post by: Ezyo on June 30, 2021, 06:24:20 am
Again with Using T'Challas popularity to raise Storm up with no benefit at all to T'Challa... No thanks, if they want to elevate storms do It within the x books and stop using T'Challas mythos to develop storm because x office is too lazy to invest in actually fleshing out her history on its own
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - Black Panther and Storm remarry?!?
Post by: Ture on June 30, 2021, 09:12:47 pm
Ohhhh, I don't know Ezyo, they seem to have a lot in common. (Expressed with levity and mirth.)

Both are newly crowned monarchs...

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Both have intimate relationships with Eternity...

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They both share a deep spiritual connection with Bast...

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And great power at hand...

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Poor writing and lack of of vision remain at fault for the discontinuance of the marriage between Black Panther and Storm. Like it or not there is much that can be done with the two of them given the dimensions and proximity of their current circumstances. Black Panther and Storm haven't even been seen interacting at the Hellfire Gala. Ororo needs to update T'Challa on her current status and what possible political and economical impact their new metal mysterium could have in relationship to vibranium.

Hickman, himself, is in an excellent position to flesh out much of the details surrounding, what must certainly be at the very least, a cosmic discourse between the two of them.

What If... T'Challa and Ororo only pretended  to annul their nuptials as part of a master plan (probably his after they were given a vision of the future by Bast) to orchestrate a brighter future for both human and mutant kind. Maybe this is the real reason the Watcher was at their wedding. Something to think about.

Seriously though, all things considered, this would be a major waste of an opportunity if in the very near future the Black Panther and Storm did not communicate.











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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - Black Panther and Storm remarry?!?
Post by: Ezyo on July 01, 2021, 05:05:34 pm
And they shouldn't, there's  no way this was so massive plan, too much shade throwing and simping on T'Challas part.

It's time to move on. As Kylo Ren said "Let the past die, kill it if you have to"

Same for T'Challa and Storm. It ain't worth it. Not unless Storm was annexed to the BP mythos.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: Ture on July 18, 2021, 07:57:53 pm
THE VIBRANIUM TRUMPET

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The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...

Black Panther Thinks Captain America's Shield Is A Waste Of Vibranium
The King of Wakanda, Black Panther, reveals his true feelings about Captain America's trusty Vibranium shield in Fantastic Four: Life Story #2
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BY BRYCE MORRIS

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Warning: Spoilers for Fantastic Four: Life Story #2 ahead!

Captain America's famous shield may be a product of Wakandan Vibranium, but that doesn't mean the African nation's king and protector Black Panther is particularly a fan. T'Challa shares his true feelings about Steve Rogers' signature weapon in the pages of Fantastic Four: Life Story.

The four-issue miniseries Fantastic Four: Life Story by writer Mark Russell (Marvels Snapshots) and artist Sean Izaakse (Champions) spans the lives of Marvel's First Family beginning from their 1960s space race origins moving forward in time as they age and explore the cosmos over the decades. This series additionally highlights the team's roster of supporting characters and heroes, which includes the Black Panther and his technologically advanced African nation, Wakanda. In the ever-evolving world of Marvel Comics, there are few known substances that can measure up to the sheer might of Vibranium. Hailing from an alien species of unknown origin, Vibranium has served as the epicenter of Wakanda for generations. As Wakanda inches ever closer to the world stage, the powerful metal has found itself in the hands of several American outlets including the United States government, which used Vibrauiunm to create the iconic shield of WWII hero and Avengers leader Captain America.

In Fantastic Four: Life Story #2, the team struggles to acclimate to the cultural movements of the 1970s while a new villainous force is introduced in the form of Ulysses Klaw. Representing the World Bank, Klaw visits Ghana, seeking payment for a rising debt owed to him by the West African country. A representative for Ghana calls for insight from his friend, Wakandan royal T'Challa a.k.a. the Black Panther. Seeing through Klaw's deception and avarice, Black Panther quickly brings an end to the exchange by handing him an encased cube constructed from Vibranium itself. The Vibranium exchange not only acts as a fair trade for the debt Ghana owes, but as payment for all of Africa's debts. Though putting Vibranium in the hands of Klaw may prove to be a catastrophic decision in the long run, Black Panther is confident that the United States will "waste it all on some foolish shield."

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Though Fantastic Four: Life Story may stray from the main 616 Marvel timeline, the new issue raises an ever-persistent question about the expansion of Vibranium as a natural resource. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has only begun to scratch the surface of the metal on the big screen, the beloved film series has even poked fun at Vibranium's usefulness through the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron. With its ability to absorb and amplify vibrations, prove impervious to bullets, enhance magical powers and abilities, and bypass most metals, Vibranium can be equipped to potentially improve aspects of life beyond fighting superheroes. And as Ultron points out in that film, the United States used it "to make a Frisbee."

Vibranium is not always a benefit to the human race, but the opportunities that Wakanda's prized possession presents for the medical field, armed forces, and construction work are limitless. Several key factions in the Marvel Universe have begun to produce their own viable metals in an attempt to reap the technological benefits that Vibranium holds. Former Immortal Hulk writer Al Ewing and Empyre artist Valerio Schiti's S.W.O.R.D. #6 introduces readers to an intergalactic metal known as Mysterium. Unlike Vibranium, Mysterium is manufactured by mutants and can withstand radiation and heat while being extremely durable when cooled, initiating the new substance up to par with Marvel Comics' other familiar metal substance,  Adamantium.


While Marvel writers have made continued efforts to build upon Vibranium in the modern-day, the metal has a long road ahead in defining itself beyond the world of Black Panther's Wakanda and Captain America's signature weapon. Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four Life Story #2 is now available.


https://screenrant.com/black-panther-captain-america-shield-vibranium-waste/

"Hailing from an alien species of unknown origin...?!?" Really? When did this retcon occur?

"Defining itself beyond  the world of Black Panther's Wakanda... ?!?" You see ,that's what not knowing will do for you. It would be a gross tactical and economic error for the Black Panther to widely disperse vibranium especially with the mutants on the horizon with their new exotic metal mysterium.

Speaking of retcons it was refreshing to read an example of Black Panther using his vast resources to help all of Afraka. Just goes to show that it is morally reprehensible for Wakanda not to intercede on the behalf of continental Afraka and the Afrakan diaspora.










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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: Ezyo on July 19, 2021, 10:32:59 am
Why would T'Challa ever give klaw vibranium??? That was the dumbest thing I have ever seen. He would of killed him on the spot. Or are writer's forgetting that klaw tried to forcefully take vibranium in the past and killed T'Chaka over it. That's just an Insult to T'Challa and his mythos
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: CvilleWakandan on July 19, 2021, 12:06:05 pm
Why would T'Challa ever give klaw vibranium??? That was the dumbest thing I have ever seen. He would of killed him on the spot. Or are writer's forgetting that klaw tried to forcefully take vibranium in the past and killed T'Chaka over it. That's just an Insult to T'Challa and his mythos

I don't think this story is based on Marvel History. Klaw is a banker and not a geologist. It must be like that Spiderman story that JJ Abrams wrote.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: Ture on July 20, 2021, 12:35:01 pm
I thought this was some other non 616 reality in which Klaw did not kill T'Chaka. I will have to read the comic book to get the full details.

This story does pose an interesting situation for the Black Panther and Wakanda. I have always championed Wakanda helping Afraka and the Afrakan diaspora and I believed they would have done so from the very onset. Reginald Hudlin gave us a very good segue into historical Wakanda during one of the most horrific events in human history in his potent BP tale Black to the Future. I would like to see more stories done with the Black Panther and Wakanda out strategizing and over powering the colonial nations and thus frustrating and disrupting their efforts in human trafficking.

While I could give some credence to BP paying off Afraka's supposed debt, the fact remains that Afraka should never have any debt to begin with. A real tale would tell of a small Afrakan nation lead by a great leader and his spiritual connection to one of the oldest Afrakan deities and his efforts to reclaim that which was stolen; right the wrongs of the past and bring to to justice all guilty persons and nations. These stories are just waiting to be told and I think there is a very large audience ready to receive such.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: Kimoyo on July 25, 2021, 05:57:33 pm
As to the T’Challa-Storm connection, Marvel needs to seriously consider a T’Challa heir, IMHO. Their History, the Watcher’s presence at their wedding makes Storm the most logical partner.

Peace,

Mont
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: supreme illuminati on July 27, 2021, 04:10:56 pm
       I absolutely think that T'Chaka saturated the vibranium he gave CAP for CAP's shield with highly advanced information gathering and tracking akikauchatek [ Swahili for "psionics/ka/magic/tech ] which Outworlders have no chance of uncovering. Wheresoever that shield has gone, regardless of whoever carried it? They were providing first hand information to Wakanda. Furthermore? If push came to shove, that shield could be recalled to Wakanda instantaneously...regardless of the distance separating them [ remember that Vibranium connects to all energy matter and existence at subquantum levels ]. I asserted as much in my fanfic, too. That explanation? Makes perfect sense of all that has gone before, and underscores how badazz The Black Panthers are...specifically T'Chaka. 
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1 Update
Post by: supreme illuminati on July 27, 2021, 04:35:28 pm
THE VIBRANIUM TRUMPET

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The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...

The X-Men NEED a New Black Panther and Storm Marriage to Save Krakoa
In light of the X-Men's recent cosmic exploits, a reunion between Storm and Black Panther would be of great benefit to Wakanda and Krakoa.

BY NABEEL GABER

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WARNING: The following contains spoilers for S.W.O.R.D. #6 by Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti, Marte Gracia & VC's Ariana Maher, on sale now.

While the X-Men and Marvel's mutants have been hated and feared by most of the Marvel Universe for decades, it seems like the world, along with the rest of the Solar System, has generally accepted their nation Krakoa's presence. However, some nations have blatantly rejected Krakoa, including Wakanda. While this might pose a serious issue for the mutants, it's a problem that could be solved by reuniting Storm and Black Panther to cement a political alliance between their two nations.

Wakanda's rejection of Krakoa has been prevalent since 2019's House of X #5, by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz. Among the few nations who rejected Krakoa's treaty, Wakanda stuck out, claiming they had no need for Krakoa's miracle drugs. Additionally, in the recent S.W.O.R.D. #6, the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda rejected Krakoa's offer of mysterium to different galactic societies, claiming they did not need "mutant metal."

These claims are almost exactly the same, showing a sense of Wakandan pride and a hint of disdain for the mutant nation. These rejections are glaring, since they're both marked in red, emphasizing how Wakanda, especially, won't work with Krakoa. This could be a problem, considering Wakanda's immense power as a nation. Recent events, however, open up the possibility for cooperation between the two nations. When Storm is declared the Regent of Mars, for example, she refers to herself as Hadari Yao, a Wakandan goddess.

The name itself means "Walker of the Clouds," a goddess who preserves the balance of all natural things. Storm was dubbed Hadari Yao by the Wakandans in 2017's Black Panther #17, by Ta Nehisi-Coates and Chris Sprouse. This specific name serves as a reminder of Storm's connection with Wakanda. Even after her marriage to T'Challa dissolved, Ororo maintained a strong bond with the Wakandans, seen as a goddess and a queen among the nation's people.

Due to this history as the former Queen of Wakanda, Storm has an advantage that other mutants simply don't. In using her name of Hadari Yao, Storm demonstrates that she hasn't forgotten her link with Wakanda. With this reminder, it's possible that Storm could reunite with T'Challa, resurrecting a relationship that never truly died to bring Wakanda and Krakoa together as natural political allies. Ororo and T'Challa clearly miss each other as well, making this a personal and political opportunity.

It's true that things have been strained with Storm and Black Panther, especially after Ororo stole Skybreaker, a Wakandan sword, in 2020's Marauders #13, by Vita Ayala and Matteo Lolli. Even so, T'Challa showed then that he was willing to work with Storm, and he would do anything for her. Now that Storm has such an important position, she has the ability to reach out and reconcile with T'Challa, uniting Krakoa and Wakanda.

Whether their reunion is romantic or merely political, Storm and Black Panther would be the only two people who could connect their two nations. This union would be perfect, as Krakoa would gain a powerful new ally, while Wakanda would regain their former queen and goddess.


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Storm's use of her Wakandan goddess name, juxtaposed with Wakanda's rejection of Krakoa's mysterium, could hint at a reunion between Ororo and T'Challa in the near future. The two rulers might not remarry, but there could at least be a conversation surrounding their personal and political relationship.

Even if they don't get back together, it's still possible that Storm and Black Panther will form an official treaty between Krakoa and Wakanda, restoring peace between the two nations. This kind of peace is sorely needed between Krakoa and Wakanda, considering the immense power of both nations.

Any union, even a political one, would be deeply impactful for lasting peace. The recent Black Panther run is a great example, as Storm has often appeared, not just to briefly reconcile with T'Challa, but also to help the nation of Wakanda.

Similarly, if Storm and Black Panther were to remarry, it might serve a higher purpose, uniting Krakoa and Wakanda in a way that cements Krakoa's place in the world. This political alliance would prove helpful, considering the looming danger of "Inferno" in the coming months.



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Since I very purposefully fled all things TurnCoates as if Hickman-inspired New Incursions and velociraptors were chasing me, I had no idea about this Hadari Yao until I read it above.

I must admit: I like it. It's one of the few things that TurnCoates has done that I like. I'm not a hater, I will say if I like his work when he does something htt I do like...why would I not? It's so rare that I see anything of his that's actually worth something [ visavis T'Challa The Black Panther; not his other social/political works ].

But at the same time? I think that TurnCoates took creative license with Storm's name. Mai Tafiya Hadari Yao means "A Storm Walker" in Hausa. By dropping the "Mai Tafiya" and spinning the Hausa into Wakandan, Coates created the whole "Walker of the Clouds" thing.


And everyone knows that I never stopped shipping T'CHORO. Sooo...yayyyy!

Now. With that out of the way? Please tell me that I'm not the only one who sees where this union would inevitably put 616 Earth.

The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda+Krakoa would be assailed by the rest of the world. And various cosmic and interdimensional entities.

It's the Infinity War 2. It's CIVIL WAR 3. It's THE INTERGALACTIC X-TINCTION AGENDA. It's THE ANNIHILATION WAVE. It's The Phoenix End Song 2. All rolled into one.

And among other things? It will reunite T'Challa and Reed Richards, and unite Shuri, Susan Richards, Lunella, Valeria, Pepper Potts, Moira McTaggart and Riri for the first time.


IT'S THE 8TH REALITY WAR.

Or something like that. IF! IF! They don't job us. And. IF! IF! They play it out and milk it. And it could very conveniently burst upon us when BP WAKANDA FOREVER drops...or thereabouts.

Does anyone else see something similar?
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: supreme illuminati on July 27, 2021, 05:27:40 pm
 I've really not been reading comics of late. What's INFERNO?
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: Ezyo on July 30, 2021, 01:40:28 pm
Sorry but no, reuniting T'Challa and Storm only helps Storm. We have seen this since the marriage. The only benefactor had been Storm. Even the most recent sword issue, with Doom bringing up T'Challa, who did it benefit? Storm.

Forget that, keep them apart. T'Challa hasn't been in a healthy relationship since Storm while Storm had ran to the arms of multiple men since the divorce. Let T'Challa get his groove back. Let the man move on with a LI that will benefit HIM and his mythos, to which his franchise has full creative control over. This whole "Power couple" has literally cost T'Challa and Wakanda and I am tired of see my favorite character foot the bill. Especially while said benefactor has been leeching off the mythos for years now while simultaneously throwing shade.

The ship has sailed, been torched, sank to the Mariana trench, and crushed by the immense pressure. Let's not waste anymore resources trying to bring it back
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: supreme illuminati on July 31, 2021, 03:55:14 pm
Sorry but no, reuniting T'Challa and Storm only helps Storm. We have seen this since the marriage. The only benefactor had been Storm. Even the most recent sword issue, with Doom bringing up T'Challa, who did it benefit? Storm.

Forget that, keep them apart. T'Challa hasn't been in a healthy relationship since Storm while Storm had ran to the arms of multiple men since the divorce. Let T'Challa get his groove back. Let the man move on with a LI that will benefit HIM and his mythos, to which his franchise has full creative control over. This whole "Power couple" has literally cost T'Challa and Wakanda and I am tired of see my favorite character foot the bill. Especially while said benefactor has been leeching off the mythos for years now while simultaneously throwing shade.

The ship has sailed, been torched, sank to the Mariana trench, and crushed by the immense pressure. Let's not waste anymore resources trying to bring it back




I'm going to say imo that definitively. Definitively. The possibility of their even being a T'Choro and the results of T'Choro depends on the author and how much juice with 616 Editorial s/he has via the author's written contract allows. Without any kind of doubt, both CJP and most especially our own R to the H elevated both characters with their vision of and writing of their union. Imo far far and away R to the H...with big props to our transitioned ancestor, McDuffie [ who doesn't get enough credit nor enough mentions for his outstanding works and vision ] and yes our other transitioned ancestor Eric Jerome Dickey, whose STORM miniseries was a thousand times better more compelling more realistic and imo more respectful [ despite the "controversial" implied sex scene, which isn't at all controversial and I daresay reflective of the sexual awakening and first sexual congress of many if not at some recent or current time most teens ] than all previous depictions ...wrote the most dazzling T'Choro. All subsequent depictions of T'Choro should follow the foundation, respect and protections set by this quadrumvirate.

If our Redjack wrote T'Choro? I bet you'd like and support it. Why? Because Redjack's T'Choro doesn't demean T'Challa in order to elevate Storm, or vice versa. Have you read Ture's 710 Universe depiction? His T'Choro is dope as hell. I bet that if by some miracle you missed his iteration and if you read it on HEF right now? You wouldn't be averse to it. I might opine that if you read your humble Supreme Illuminati's iteration of T'Choro, your chances of liking it...or at least NOT OPPOSING it...might be better than 60%, because none of your "deal breaker" issues exist in my iteration.

And that's the real crux of your and most other objections, if I understand you aright. If I'm wrong? Please correct me, brother. I'd appreciate that. But it's my understanding that if your concerns are met and put to rest, you wouldn't have a problem with T'Choro.

Whereas all of us...whatever our position on LGBTQ...would have a violent rejection of any narrative pairing T'Challa with say...the son of Mendinao. Because no matter how well it's written, T'Challa is emphatically NOT gay and such a narrative would be a violent betrayal of T'Challa's character. Even a alternative dimension Multiversal gay T'Challa would meet stiff resistance, and imo deservedly so.

So. Brother Ezyo Auditore ya Afrika. Am I right in suggesting that your concerns are not really centered upon the existence of T'Choro per se, but rather what such a situation has resulted in when authors like Redjack, Narcisse, Priest, Hudlin, McDuffie, Dickey, etc aren't the authors of and in control of such a union? Yes? No?
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: supreme illuminati on July 31, 2021, 04:00:10 pm
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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: Battle on August 05, 2021, 04:16:14 am
Apologies for the strikethrough above; Idk how to remove it...




Try editing your post; remove the brackets inside your paragraphs; the HTML engine 'thinks' you are sending a strikethrough command.

Hope my suggestion helps, Supreme.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: Ture on August 05, 2021, 12:18:25 pm
THE VIBRANIUM TRUMPET

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The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...


Movies in Clark Park - Black Panther
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH AT SUNDOWN

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It's WAKANDA FOREVER in Clark Park! Join us as we kick off our 2021 Movies in Clark Park series with Black Panther, the smash hit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after rain forced us to cancel our planned screening in 2018. Black Panther tells the tale of T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, as he rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but must battle when his claim is challenged by a threatening outsider.

This film is rated PG-13 for violence and language. Runtime 2 hours and 14 minutes.

RSVP HERE

https://www.universitycity.org/events/movies (https://www.universitycity.org/events/movies)


Marvel Studios' Black Panther In Concert with the Mann Center Festival Orchestra
September 25, 2021 at 8:00PM

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Join us on September 25 as Movies @ the Mann continues with Marvel Studios' Black Panther In Concert! Don't miss the East Coast premiere of the complete film as the musical score is performed live by the Mann Center Festival Orchestra. In 2018, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther quickly became a global sensation and cultural phenomenon, showing a new dimension of what superhero films could be. Rolling Stone raved, “The film lights up the screen with a full-throttle blast of action and fun. That’s to be expected. But what sneaks up and floors you is the film’s racial conscience and profound, astonishing beauty.” Now you can relive the excitement of T’Challa becoming king and battling Killmonger all while the Mann Center Festival Orchestra performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar® and Grammy®-winning score live to picture. Picnics welcome!

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 982-2787, or the Mann Box Office.
https://manncenter.org/events/2021-09-25/black-panther-concert (https://manncenter.org/events/2021-09-25/black-panther-concert)


Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park

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Black Panther - August 7 ~ 8:30 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road
You're invited to enjoy a movie under the stars!

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is pleased to offer Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park featuring Marvel's Black Panther.

Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Anyone planning to attend is urged to arrive early as viewing space may be limited.

https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/meetings-events/family-movie-nights-joyner-park (https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/meetings-events/family-movie-nights-joyner-park)


Summer Movies Under the Stars - Black Panther
August 19: Black Panther (Films begin shortly after sundown)

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It's time to head back to Prospect Park for the annual series, A Summer Movie Under the Stars. Hosted by Brooklyn Magazine, Prospect Park Alliance and the office of the Brooklyn Borough President, the series kicks off Thursday, July 29, and runs for four consecutive Thursdays through August 19, at the north end of the Prospect Park Long Meadow. Each movie screening is free and open to the public and RSVPs are not required for entry.

Black Panther (2018) - August 19
T'Challa, heir to the advanced yet hidden kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from the past.


https://www.prospectpark.org/news-events/news/2021-summer-movies-announced/ (https://www.prospectpark.org/news-events/news/2021-summer-movies-announced/)


I still enjoy seeing Black Panther outdoors. This has been going on since 2018. This movie is already a classic. Not to mention I just saw a child in full Black Panther costume yesterday coming out of the super market. Black Panther Forever!!!







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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Movie Still a Summer Favorite!
Post by: Ezyo on August 05, 2021, 08:47:35 pm

What are your choices for a T'Challa Recast? Here's my top 5 list

Sope Dirisu
Trevante Rhodes
Yahya Mateen
Y'Ian Noel
Damson Idris

Honorable mentions Nathan Mitchell and JDW
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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Movie Still a Summer Favorite!
Post by: JRCarter on August 05, 2021, 10:01:55 pm
I actually chose Atandwa Kani, since he already played a young T'Chaka in the first BP movie.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Movie Still a Summer Favorite!
Post by: Ture on August 06, 2021, 09:39:36 am
I've been thinking long and hard on who to recast as T'Challa. Your list has some potentials Ezyo. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, I think will be doing Black Manta for awhile and may even get a spin off. Should Black Adam prove successful the same could apply to Aldis Hodge with his upcoming Hawkman role. These two would be on my list but I feel they may be out of contention. Sope Dirisu and Trevante Rhodes works are unknown to me, I'll have to watch some of their films to get some perspective. Damson Idris I liked and thought of him as a potential recast after seeing him in Outside the Wire. Y'lan Noel was boss in the First Purge and was another potential.

Truth be told, I was iffy about Robert Downey Jr and thought Ed Norton was going to kill it. We see how that turned out. I liked Chadwick Boseman because he was an craftsman when it came to playing roles distinctly different from one another. The gravitas he bought to the Black Panther has set a very high bar. The same held true for Heath Ledger's Joker. Like Joaquin Phoenix the next actor to play T'Challa will have to distinctly own the role to be seen as a viable iteration and not just a substitute.

Since we have some time (perhaps a couple years) til T'Challa's cinematic resurgence I'll keep searching.








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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Movie Still a Summer Favorite!
Post by: Ture on August 06, 2021, 09:47:25 am
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DiscussingFilm
@DiscussingFilm
‘BLACK PANTHER’ has become the 12th film to join the One Million Watched Club on
@Letterboxd

courtesy of CBR's Klaue's Mixtape
https://twitter.com/DiscussingFilm/status/1423440329970171906 (https://twitter.com/DiscussingFilm/status/1423440329970171906)
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Movie Still a Summer Favorite!
Post by: supreme illuminati on August 06, 2021, 12:00:51 pm
I actually chose Atandwa Kani, since he already played a young T'Chaka in the first BP movie.


I thought about him, too...but Idk how well he handles action. Does anybody have any information about that? Also...I like the idea of WESLEY SNIPES playing a Variant T'Challa. Like I said maybe this Variant is the Herald of Eternity like in the 616, this Variant becomes aware of the dangers befalling our 616 Wakanda and both abdicates his post as Herald AND initiates whatever temporal shenanigans necessary to send a Variant of himself back to Wakanda.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Movie Still a Summer Favorite!
Post by: Kimoyo on August 06, 2021, 04:45:04 pm
I've been thinking long and hard on who to recast as T'Challa…

Since we have some time (perhaps a couple years) til T'Challa's cinematic resurgence I'll keep searching.


Are you surmising with any enlightened insight Brother Ture?

I have been thinking about the decision to honor Chadwick Boseman by not recasting T’Challa and believe it is a decision that may actually stonewall the growth of his legacy as the first actor to bring T’Challa to his widest audience with depth and gravitas via the cinema. Talk about a tough act to follow, not recasting would seem to save Marvel and the production the embarrassment of not finding a successor who could do justice to what Boseman established more than benefit his legacy. Consider that Sean Connery, who admittedly survived several stints as 007, established a global legacy as the man who defined the iconic character in such a memorable way that caused the performance of each of his successors to be measured against the original. The success of the franchise demanded a charisma and quality approaching that of the original. How could that be an affront to Boseman? How could recasting not be seen as a chance to pay tribute to the man, the original, T’Challa, the Black Panther?

My Two Cents.

Peace,

Mont





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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Movie Still a Summer Favorite!
Post by: Ezyo on August 07, 2021, 06:52:36 am
I've been thinking long and hard on who to recast as T'Challa. Your list has some potentials Ezyo. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, I think will be doing Black Manta for awhile and may even get a spin off. Should Black Adam prove successful the same could apply to Aldis Hodge with his upcoming Hawkman role. These two would be on my list but I feel they may be out of contention. Sope Dirisu and Trevante Rhodes works are unknown to me, I'll have to watch some of their films to get some perspective. Damson Idris I liked and thought of him as a potential recast after seeing him in Outside the Wire. Y'lan Noel was boss in the First Purge and was another potential.

Truth be told, I was iffy about Robert Downey Jr and thought Ed Norton was going to kill it. We see how that turned out. I liked Chadwick Boseman because he was an craftsman when it came to playing roles distinctly different from one another. The gravitas he bought to the Black Panther has set a very high bar. The same held true for Heath Ledger's Joker. Like Joaquin Phoenix the next actor to play T'Challa will have to distinctly own the role to be seen as a viable iteration and not just a substitute.

Since we have some time (perhaps a couple years) til T'Challa's cinematic resurgence I'll keep searching.


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Trevante Rhodes was in the first purge movies. I haven't seen them but I looked up some of his scenes and he Seems solid

Sope Dirisu here are two videos, the first is how he handles action and the second is acting. He is Nigerian so I think he can handle accent's well
Courtesy of klaues mixtape from CBR


Quote from: Klaue's Mixtape;5617778
This is my T'Challa if they ever recast
Here is the action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e42hE6L7PA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e42hE6L7PA)[/video]

Quote from: Klaue's Mixtape
Here is the acting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAalFJHbDXI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAalFJHbDXI)[/video]

After these vids, DBOI, Ezyo, BlackClaw, MoS, Chesterfield and even Ekie will say Marvel is dropping the ball not getting him as T'Challa.





Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET-3 Years and BP Movie Still a Summer Favorite!
Post by: Ture on August 07, 2021, 10:23:41 pm
Ezyo... those vids... I like Sope Dirisu. Tell Klaue's Mixtape to add me to that "Marvel is dropping the ball not getting him as T'Challa" list. Seriously, you are correct, he is where he belongs, at the top of the list.

Kimoyo, what I'm pondering is supposed Marvel for their own reason (financial concerns of investors, producers and or movie theaters; release schedule conflicts or just trying to get past Chadwick's untimely passing) decided to do the sequel, give the supporters of the A.G.E.N.D.A. what they want, buy themselves enough time to recast uninterrupted, knowing that with the introduction of the multiverse they are going to reintroduce T'Challa the Black Panther some time down the road with the new MCU versions of the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and Blade etc... Because there is noway nor any true win in keeping T'Challa dead but his return would be massive and pure boxoffice and merchandising gold. Just a thought.










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Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP says CA's shield waste of vibranium!
Post by: supreme illuminati on August 08, 2021, 12:01:25 am
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Try editing your post; remove the brackets inside your paragraphs; the HTML engine 'thinks' you are sending a strikethrough command.

Hope my suggestion helps, Supreme.


Thank you, sir! Worked like a [ WAKANDAN ] charm!
Title: Re: BP'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Wakanda Forever has everyone but T'Challa!
Post by: Ture on August 21, 2021, 01:03:01 am
THE VIBRANIUM TRUMPET

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The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***    The Vibranium Trumpet   *** Sounding the alarm... ***


Black Panther - Wakanda Forever has everyone but T'Challa!

In seven days we will mark the one year anniversary of the death of Chadwick Boseman. As an actor and an artist he bought both dignity and respect to the character T'Challa the Black Panther. Cultural integrity was his insistence and he assured such. Chadwick Boseman did not leave a legacy, he birthed one. This Black Panther legacy which he bought into existence is still in its infancy, ready to burst with potential.

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The Black Panther that Chadwick Boseman delivered... and I knowingly say Black Panther as inclusive of T'Challa because there will always be only one true Black Panther whose name will forever remain T'Challa... did not complete his cinematic maturity, franchise growth nor most importantly his character's evolution. Now we are told that due his sudden transition the insight and talent that Chadwick Boseman bought to the Black Panther and hoped to build upon, a legacy he hoped to nurture, is to be no more.

This purposeful assignation attempt of the potential that is the legacy of Black Panther allows but one conclusion to be drawn. Black Panther - Wakanda Forever is all about distraction existing in a variant timeline known as the Misdirection Cinematic Universe with smoke and mirrors by Industrial Light and Magic. Pay no attention to mouse behind the curtain and adhere to the clarion cries of inclusion and representation. Not to worry, Black Panther - Wakanda Forever  will unite black and brown peoples or at least their fictitious nations and the A.G.E.N.D.A. will be met as two lesbian women will come out in Wakanda. You will never miss the potential that was T'Challa.

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When arguments are bought up concerning T'Challa's unnecessary absence from his own unique genre of so called Afro-Futurism we are informed that was the intention from the start. Yet still we are informed of a third movie deal and discussions to expand upon T'Challa's character and personality. We are told that Tenoch Huerta, Michaela Coel and Dominique Thorne will be playing characters who are all here to help push the narrative but whose narrative are they pushing. Namor the Sub Mariner, an anti hero in search of his own franchise and Riri I Heart Williams whom almost seem redundant save for the virtue of comparative engagements between a genius female continental Afrakan and a genius female American Afrakan.

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As fans and enthusiasts of Black Panther we don't want to see a second rate "black" version of Captain America Civil War sans the previous two CA solo films and two very in character appearances in Avengers first two films. Black Panther Atlantis War should have been the third BP film allowing the second and most notably the sequel the expanse to develop new and enrich existing characters; world build and explore Wakanda; with the end credit scenes showing a man riding a massive tidal wave heading toward a secret Wakandan island detainment facility.

As fans and enthusiasts of Black Panther we accept that no other actor is going to replace Chadwick Boseman just as we know putting another character in the mantle of the Black Panther is not going succeed in replacing T'Challa the Black Panther. What will work is recasting the role of T'Challa the Black Panther so to continue his story and ensure his legacy. War with Namor, flooding the nation and techno babble between Iron heart and Shuri will not add to the culture and mystique that is Wakanda. The audience wants to explore Wakanda and see it through T'Challa's eyes. The audience wants another drink of Afrakan excellence.

This is the point Marvel is missing... the Black Panther is not like any other character on their roster. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is often bought up in conversation with Black Panther due to their supposed minority status and diversity inclusion in the MCU. Shang Chi doesn't weigh in with Asians both here and abroad in the manner in which Black Panther did with Afrakans both here and abroad. Asians for the most part get to see films made by them, with their cultural norms intact and on full display whether in historical or fictitious movies, tv shows or documentaries and as a result are not as thirsty as us Afrakans. Black Panther showed an Afrakan people who never suffered the war and terrorism that would diminish their culture and understanding of self and people hood. Black Panther showed that without Asian, Arab or European interference we could build the greatest nation on earth. Hell yea we were thirsty for that and we drank deep and went to the well many times to see a film made by us showing the best of us.

As fans and enthusiasts of Black Panther we want to see T'Challa lead a fleet of royal talons fighters into Kree/Skrull space; watch the Black Panther walk the streets of Madripoor; in his laboratory building Sam Black Cap Wilson's wings; observe T'Challa's conversation with the Eternals as they debate their non interference policies; see the Black Panther traverse the expanse of Wakanda and his love affair with Nakia; watch him interact with the "Black" communities of the cities he has placed outreach facilities; witness him combat Atlantis, the Fantastic Four; and observe the past and future relationship between the Black Panther and Storm.

As fans and enthusiasts of Black Panther we know that BP2 will suffer greatly in T'Challa's absence. We also know that T'Challa's absence will be short lived. Why because of all the plots ideas stated above. Marvel needs T'Challa the Black Panther going forward because he is one of Marvel's power house super heroes and guest appearances will not fill his void. He will be back, maybe as soon as the end credits Black Panther Wakanda Forever, or in time for his third movie, but most assuredly for phase five. As fans and enthusiasts of Black Panther we want all aspects of the Black Panther and his world to succeed, just not at the sacrifice of the titular character.






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Title: Re: BP'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Wakanda Forever has everyone but T'Challa!
Post by: BlackClaw on August 22, 2021, 03:46:36 am
Even if they do what I’m fearing what they’ll do to T’Challa in this movie, Loki still have us a way they can recast via variants.
Title: Re: BLACK PANTHER'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET-3 Years and BP Movie Still a Summer Favorite!
Post by: Kimoyo on August 22, 2021, 07:10:33 pm

Kimoyo, what I'm pondering is supposed Marvel for their own reason (financial concerns of investors, producers and or movie theaters; release schedule conflicts or just trying to get past Chadwick's untimely passing) decided to do the sequel, give the supporters of the A.G.E.N.D.A. what they want, buy themselves enough time to recast uninterrupted, knowing that with the introduction of the multiverse they are going to reintroduce T'Challa the Black Panther some time down the road with the new MCU versions of the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and Blade etc... Because there is noway nor any true win in keeping T'Challa dead but his return would be massive and pure boxoffice and merchandising gold. Just a thought.


Love your optimism Brother Ture!

Peace,

Mont
Title: Re: BP'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Wakanda Forever has everyone but T'Challa!
Post by: Ture on August 23, 2021, 10:46:50 pm
Even if they do what I’m fearing what they’ll do to T’Challa in this movie, Loki still have us a way they can recast via variants.

Agreed.


Kimoyo, what I'm pondering is supposed Marvel for their own reason (financial concerns of investors, producers and or movie theaters; release schedule conflicts or just trying to get past Chadwick's untimely passing) decided to do the sequel, give the supporters of the A.G.E.N.D.A. what they want, buy themselves enough time to recast uninterrupted, knowing that with the introduction of the multiverse they are going to reintroduce T'Challa the Black Panther some time down the road with the new MCU versions of the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and Blade etc... Because there is noway nor any true win in keeping T'Challa dead but his return would be massive and pure boxoffice and merchandising gold. Just a thought.


Love your optimism Brother Ture!

Peace,

Mont


Thank you Brother Mont. I will admit they do task me at times.
Title: Re: BP'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - BP Wakanda Forever has everyone but T'Challa!
Post by: BlackClaw on August 23, 2021, 11:17:22 pm
Even if they do what I’m fearing what they’ll do to T’Challa in this movie, Loki still have us a way they can recast via variants.

Agreed.


Kimoyo, what I'm pondering is supposed Marvel for their own reason (financial concerns of investors, producers and or movie theaters; release schedule conflicts or just trying to get past Chadwick's untimely passing) decided to do the sequel, give the supporters of the A.G.E.N.D.A. what they want, buy themselves enough time to recast uninterrupted, knowing that with the introduction of the multiverse they are going to reintroduce T'Challa the Black Panther some time down the road with the new MCU versions of the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and Blade etc... Because there is noway nor any true win in keeping T'Challa dead but his return would be massive and pure boxoffice and merchandising gold. Just a thought.


Love your optimism Brother Ture!

Peace,

Mont


Thank you Brother Mont. I will admit they do task me at times.

I’m hoping what you’re saying is true. Even with their devastation over Boseman’s passing, even they have to know that the Multiverse gives them an out.
Title: Re: BP'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - RISE IN POWER KING! Chadwick Boseman's 1st Anniversary
Post by: Ture on August 28, 2021, 06:08:36 pm
Appreciating what Chadwick Boseman bought to the Black Panther on this the first anniversary of his most untimely transition to ancestor-hood I'm reminded of how he worked to keep the narrative honest. Chadwick Boseman's quiet yet powerful demeanor was uncompromising and radiated both pride and respect with regards to Afrakan authenticity and representation. Chadwick Boseman's dedication to the task of bringing one of comic books greatest superheroes to cinematic life brought out the best in himself, the director, his fellow actors and actresses and the production crew. Simply stated Chadwick Boseman initiated a global cultural phenomenon. He was both vanguard and zeitgeist. No matter what comes next for the Black Panther good, bad or indifferent because of Chadwick Boseman I am filled with a sense of satiety and gratitude.

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CONTINUE TO RISE IN POWER KING!







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Title: Re: BP'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET - RISE IN POWER KING! Chadwick Boseman's 1st Anniversary
Post by: Emperorjones on August 29, 2021, 01:38:45 pm
How Chadwick Boseman's Private Love Story Added Another Layer to His Legacy

http://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/chadwick-bosemans-private-love-story-100000013.html (http://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/chadwick-bosemans-private-love-story-100000013.html)

Chadwick Boseman played a superhero on screen. Off screen, his death probably saved lives.


http://www.yahoo.com/news/chadwick-boseman-death-shed-light-100016448.html (http://www.yahoo.com/news/chadwick-boseman-death-shed-light-100016448.html)
Title: Re:BP'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET Storm prepares for T'Challa by giving Bishop new role!
Post by: Ture on September 06, 2021, 02:04:09 am
Is Storm knighting Bishop or conferring joint regency to him. Will Bishop become King of Sol?

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https://bleedingcool.com/comics/krakoan-gossip-and-sneak-peeks-at-upcoming-x-men-and-inferno-comics/

No matter, the real king is on his way!

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Title: Re: BP'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Storm prepares for T'Challa by giving Bishop new role!
Post by: Ezyo on September 06, 2021, 12:35:50 pm
Quote from: Ezyo1000;5716779
For the people who say we don't know what Chad wanted to happen with T'Challa:

[Video=YouTube;QMU3DLKmF18]https://youtu.be/QMU3DLKmF18[/video]

Title: Re: BP'S VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Storm prepares for T'Challa by giving Bishop new role!
Post by: BlackClaw on September 06, 2021, 12:56:05 pm
https://johnslair.blogspot.com/2021/09/making-case-for-tchalla-variant-in-live.html?m=1

A blog post regarding how they can recast via multiverse.
Title: Re: VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Black Panther Legends Preview Introduces Original White Wolf!
Post by: Ture on September 17, 2021, 01:57:39 pm
Black Panther Legends Introduces Readers to the Original White Wolf (Preview)
An exclusive preview of the young readers Black Panther Legends series reintroduces fans to Hunter, who became Marvel's original White Wolf.
BY TIM ADAMS


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T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, is set to star in a new young readers miniseries titled Black Panther Legends, and a preview of the debut issue reintroduces Marvel's original White Wolf. CBR has the exclusive first look at Black Panther Legends #1 by author Tochi Onyebuchi (Beasts Made of Night, Riot Baby), New York Times-bestselling illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey (Bunheads) and colorist Paris Alleyne. The preview pages feature a young T'Challa and Hunter, with the latter growing up to take on the White Wolf mantle.

T'Challa and Hunter are shown having a brotherly bond as they run together through the Wakandan landscape, survey the city's technological advances, and share a special moment with King T'Chaka as he gazes at his Black Panther costume.

Created by Christopher Priest and Mark Texeira, White Wolf debuted in 1998's Black Panther #4. King T'Chaka adopted Hunter after his parents died in a plane crash just outside the Wakanda border. Even though he was viewed as an outcast, Hunter grew to love Wakanda. He developed a rivalry with T'Challa after he was born, since he was the next in line to become king after T'Chaka. Hunter would go on to lead the Hatut Zeraze, a special Wakandan police force.

A post-credits scene in 2018's Black Panther revealed Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier was nicknamed the White Wolf while he was rehabilitated from his Hydra brainwashing. He was also jokingly referred to as White Wolf in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Black Panther Legends #1 goes on sale Oct. 13 from Marvel Comics.

Black Panther Legends #1
Written by Tochi Onyebuchi
Art by Setor Fiadzigbey
Colors by Paris Alleyne
Cover by Setor Fiadzigbey

Dive into the legend of the Black Panther in this new origin story by acclaimed author Tochi Onyebuchi and New York Times-bestselling illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey, perfect for middle grade readers!

T’Challa and Hunter are brothers growing up in the idyllic royal palace of Wakanda. Theirs goes beyond the usual sibling rivalry, though – Hunter, although older, is adopted, and T’Challa is the true heir to the throne. Both brothers wrestle with fairness and the future, readying themselves for responsibility, when tragedy strikes and takes the choice from them.

This new series, ideal for young fans and loyal readers alike, will explore the moments that make T’Challa who he is, from his adventurous upbringing to his walkabout as a teen where he meets the enchanting Ororo Munroe before she becomes the legendary Storm, to when he first invites the Fantastic Four into Wakanda! Son, Brother, Warrior, King – as each chapter unfolds, new pieces of T’Challa’s character will be revealed and the Black Panther will emerge.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

https://www.cbr.com/black-panther-legends-original-white-wolf/ (https://www.cbr.com/black-panther-legends-original-white-wolf/)

In the MCU they should do a Mandarin and have Hunter confront Bucky for using his name.





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Title: Re: VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Black Panther Legends Preview Introduces Original White Wolf!
Post by: CvilleWakandan on September 17, 2021, 02:47:06 pm
This looks more like a Panther Quest cartoon origin. Hunter should be noticeably older than Tchalla.
Title: Re: VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Black Panther Legends Preview Introduces Original White Wolf!
Post by: Ezyo on September 17, 2021, 06:24:18 pm
Black Panther Legends Introduces Readers to the Original White Wolf (Preview)
An exclusive preview of the young readers Black Panther Legends series reintroduces fans to Hunter, who became Marvel's original White Wolf.
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T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, is set to star in a new young readers miniseries titled Black Panther Legends, and a preview of the debut issue reintroduces Marvel's original White Wolf. CBR has the exclusive first look at Black Panther Legends #1 by author Tochi Onyebuchi (Beasts Made of Night, Riot Baby), New York Times-bestselling illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey (Bunheads) and colorist Paris Alleyne. The preview pages feature a young T'Challa and Hunter, with the latter growing up to take on the White Wolf mantle.

T'Challa and Hunter are shown having a brotherly bond as they run together through the Wakandan landscape, survey the city's technological advances, and share a special moment with King T'Chaka as he gazes at his Black Panther costume.

Created by Christopher Priest and Mark Texeira, White Wolf debuted in 1998's Black Panther #4. King T'Chaka adopted Hunter after his parents died in a plane crash just outside the Wakanda border. Even though he was viewed as an outcast, Hunter grew to love Wakanda. He developed a rivalry with T'Challa after he was born, since he was the next in line to become king after T'Chaka. Hunter would go on to lead the Hatut Zeraze, a special Wakandan police force.

A post-credits scene in 2018's Black Panther revealed Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier was nicknamed the White Wolf while he was rehabilitated from his Hydra brainwashing. He was also jokingly referred to as White Wolf in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Black Panther Legends #1 goes on sale Oct. 13 from Marvel Comics.

Black Panther Legends #1
Written by Tochi Onyebuchi
Art by Setor Fiadzigbey
Colors by Paris Alleyne
Cover by Setor Fiadzigbey

Dive into the legend of the Black Panther in this new origin story by acclaimed author Tochi Onyebuchi and New York Times-bestselling illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey, perfect for middle grade readers!

T’Challa and Hunter are brothers growing up in the idyllic royal palace of Wakanda. Theirs goes beyond the usual sibling rivalry, though – Hunter, although older, is adopted, and T’Challa is the true heir to the throne. Both brothers wrestle with fairness and the future, readying themselves for responsibility, when tragedy strikes and takes the choice from them.

This new series, ideal for young fans and loyal readers alike, will explore the moments that make T’Challa who he is, from his adventurous upbringing to his walkabout as a teen where he meets the enchanting Ororo Munroe before she becomes the legendary Storm, to when he first invites the Fantastic Four into Wakanda! Son, Brother, Warrior, King – as each chapter unfolds, new pieces of T’Challa’s character will be revealed and the Black Panther will emerge.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

https://www.cbr.com/black-panther-legends-original-white-wolf/ (https://www.cbr.com/black-panther-legends-original-white-wolf/)

In the MCU they should do a Mandarin and have Hunter confront Bucky for using his name.





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If they are doing the FF introduction then this writer better come correct and properly shoe an updated version of the fight between them. This is a chance to make it a clear cut win without interruptions and have T'Challa simply end it as he deems himself ready for Klaw.
Title: Re: VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Black Panther Legends Preview Introduces Original White Wolf!
Post by: BlackClaw on September 19, 2021, 07:58:30 pm
https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2021/09/15/marvels-avengers-has-sold-better-than-you-think-this-year/?sh=90250351c961 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2021/09/15/marvels-avengers-has-sold-better-than-you-think-this-year/?sh=90250351c961)

Looks like the king saved a game that was thought to be dead. Now the best way they can thank T’Challa is to give him his own game.
Title: Re: VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Black Panther Legends Preview Introduces Original White Wolf!
Post by: CvilleWakandan on September 21, 2021, 08:07:59 am
The sequel to "The Young Prince" comes out this month.

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Title: Re: VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Black Panther Legends Preview Introduces Original White Wolf!
Post by: Ture on September 21, 2021, 08:57:40 am
Good catch CvilleWakandan. I am pleased to see so much reading material for young people based on the Black Panther. I need to read some more of it to see what kind of stories they are telling.