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Hudlin TV / Re: The Emmys: As White As Ever...by Regina King
« on: September 06, 2010, 02:32:05 pm »
Isn't one of the problems with the Emmy's is that in order to vote for certain shows you have to actually watch them?

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that the Cosby Show only won TWO Emmys during it's entire run. It's especially insulting when you look at the shows that continually beat it out for the award.

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Latest Flicks / Re: January Jones Set For 'X-Men: First Class'
« on: August 27, 2010, 11:54:54 pm »
looks like the film will be set in the 1960s, with the civil-rights movement in the backdrop.. curious.. it'll be interesting to see what goes on..

That part worries me too...Bryan Singer's oft mentioned comparison of Magneto/Professor X to Martin Luther King/Malcolm X tell me it's not going to turn out well.

I've always felt that was poor analogy.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Marvel Studios plans Iron Fist movie
« on: August 27, 2010, 11:48:25 pm »
I really like Iron Fist, but it's starting to irritate me that Iron Fist stuff always seems to get off the ground first before anything relating to Luke Cage. Luke is a more popular character but hasn't had a new ongoing and it seems more and more unlikely that he'll be getting a movie.

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Black Panther / Re: Age of Heroes
« on: August 22, 2010, 04:33:25 pm »
Being a new character with little in the way of previous appearances, Shuri is a blank slate.

There's lot to be said for blank slates in a medium where every character has a byzantine past history and fans that want every aspect of that past history minutely explored even when they contradict each other. I sometimes think half the reason writers create new characters now is to get away from the tyranny of minutia that old characters have going for them.

There is nothing to say Shuri was a party girl back in the day but there is nothing to say she wasn't either. Since it was never established either way, its not a retcon, which changes a previously written fact about a character.

It is a bit of a retcon to her personality and motivations though. Shuri had always been shown as wanting to be the next Black Panther and she said on a couple of occasions that it was always something she wanted. She spent most of her time training and trying to be taken seriously and was very invested in how Wakanda was being ran. Her being a "Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan" type kind of flies in the face of all of that.


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Latest Flicks / Re: James Cameron's Avatar
« on: August 22, 2010, 04:26:44 pm »
I can see the title now:

Avatar 2: Save us white man, save us!!

Or Avatar 2: Time For More People to Complain

People are always going to have gripes regardless of what movie it is, in the case of Avatar I think many of the complaints are justified. Hopefully the next one one be a rehash of a story we've all seen countless times before.

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Panther Politics / Re: who's first?
« on: August 21, 2010, 04:09:26 pm »
Like I said, "not when created".  I'm looking at first Black super-hero inside the Marvel universe, so recont additions to the past.  For example, at Marvel, Apocalypse or Sphinx is probably first Black Super-villain.


Okay then, for Marvel, maybe Isaiah Bradley?:




Actually Bashenga (founder of the Black Panther cult) would technically be the First Black Superhero.

this topic just reminds me how irritated I am by that S.H.I.E.L.D. series.


Remember my first post though, "(I'm excluding the Panther line, because A) it's a given, B) I don't want to get into the "what is a super-hero?" debate with BPs of history.) "


OH ok....well in that case  I think Gabe Jones might still predate Isaiah Bradley by a bit. Other than that you'd probably have to look at one of the Eternals or something.

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Panther Politics / Re: who's first?
« on: August 21, 2010, 06:12:31 am »
Like I said, "not when created".  I'm looking at first Black super-hero inside the Marvel universe, so recont additions to the past.  For example, at Marvel, Apocalypse or Sphinx is probably first Black Super-villain.


Okay then, for Marvel, maybe Isaiah Bradley?:




Actually Bashenga (founder of the Black Panther cult) would technically be the First Black Superhero.

this topic just reminds me how irritated I am by that S.H.I.E.L.D. series.

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Latest Flicks / Re: James Cameron's Avatar
« on: August 21, 2010, 04:18:38 am »
I can see the title now:

Avatar 2: Save us white man, save us!!

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Latest Flicks / Re: January Jones Set For 'X-Men: First Class'
« on: August 21, 2010, 04:16:56 am »
I usually try to keep an open mind about films but I really despise any and everything that connects Bryan Singer to the superhero genre.

X-Men was decent and had potential to be the beginning of something great.

X-Men 2 pretty much flushed all that down the toilet by still focusing on Wolverine and making every other character in the film his sidekicks.

X-Men 3 was just plain garbage.

I will not be wasting my money or time viewed this First Class movie.

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Black Panther / Re: animated exclusive: black panther roars
« on: March 23, 2010, 01:04:17 pm »
I actually hope Juggernaut is kept in the series. He was one of the funnier parts of the show.

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Black Panther / Re: Favourite Anti-Panther rants
« on: March 19, 2010, 01:24:53 pm »
To say that black people can't be racist is simply wrong.

To say that black people haven't been able to use racism as a way to oppress others with racism in America would be more accurate.

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Black Panther / Re: Favourite Anti-Panther rants
« on: March 17, 2010, 04:11:21 pm »
Beyond willingfully ignoring the point of the story, the heart of their complaint is that they HATE black guys who talk like that.  And they certainly don't want the Black Panther conversant in the aspects of black culture that disgust them.

I actually specifically remember when someone pointed out to some hater that the story took place in an alternate reality their response was "A King shouldn't talk like that in ANY reality".

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Black Panther / Re: Favourite Anti-Panther rants
« on: March 17, 2010, 03:03:39 pm »
Well one in particular is the "you got me trippin boo" or something like that from the House of M tie-in. It was used as an argument to say that Tchalla sounded "too african american". I have no idea what that even means.

That complaint in particular has always pissed me off. How you gonna bitch about something like that when the story clearly takes place in an alternate reality where EVERY character in Marvel is acting out of the ordinary? Not to mention that Panther pretty much says he's quoting an American song.

People saying T'Challa sounds too African American basically means they felt Reggie used too many contractions.

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Black Panther / Re: Favourite Anti-Panther rants
« on: March 17, 2010, 11:29:18 am »
When it came to people crying "racism" I always wondered how they felt about previous runs on Black Panther or those introduction of Triathlon during Busiek's Avengers run.

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Black Panther / Re: Doomwar # 2 Preview
« on: March 17, 2010, 10:44:12 am »
But it's not a  bad protrayal of Nightcrawler. It just some folk do nitpick things to death. They nitpick without using there heads. This is a 6 issue series. So the nitpickers on the Nightcrawler issue, look pretty stupid after Doomwar #2.

Exactly. Now if Nightcrawler had been in there snapping necks with and yelling "kill them all" i'd agree but considering early in that same issue he voiced his discomfort with the killing he knew was probably going to take place and how he doesn't always bring up how he's against killing when various X-Men are doing it I don't see the problem.

If I recall correctly didn't he try and kill Magik not too long ago?

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