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Feel The Funk / Re: Prince...Or Where Have You Gone Joe Dimaggio
« on: April 22, 2016, 12:47:42 am »
Whenever in tragedy or death I try to find humor in things because I believe that once someone has transitioned they want us left behind to be happy. Anyway I have a funny story.

Two married friends from college, my homeboy and his wife went to a Prince show in the ATL, about 20 years or so ago. When they got back, I asked him how was the show? Dejected he tells me man the show was off the chain, but when we got home my ol lady put it on me like she never did before. He said I think she was fantasizing about Prince the whole time. I looked at him all confused and I thought to myself whats the problem...hell I would have been like when is the next show. HA!. He was one of the best to ever do it.

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Coates is a grade A douchebag for this....

BLACK PANTHER #4
TA-NEHISI COATES (W) BRIAN STELFREEZE (A/C)
DEATH OF X VARIANT COVER BY TBA
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER D BY SANFORD GREENE
"A NATION UNDER OUR FEET," the first arc of the new hit BLACK PANTHER series, comes to a startling conclusion!
Suicide bombers terrorize the people of Wakanda, further eroding any last bits of goodwill towards the royal family...
T'Challa struggles to unite his citizens, who are choosing to side with Zenzi and The People in growing numbers...
A familiar villain reveals his part in T'Challa's current ruination...and it's not who you think!
32 PGS./Rated T ...$3.99





Meh. I have to wait and read the issues before and after instead of becoming reactionary. I mean comics are like a swinging pendulum when it comes to story telling. Fast forward in time to the future end of Coates run and when the next writer decides he needs to bring back elements of the Hudlin run or Priest run. The character of the Black Panther has been around for more than 50 years. You would need to develop algorithms to keep up with the continuity and story issues. 

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Black Panther / Re: Cape or no cape?
« on: April 14, 2016, 07:44:06 am »
No cape. Unless he is sitting on a throne. However watching the old Zorro films, some can get down with or without a cape.

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Black Panther / Re: Ta-Nehisi Coates' New Black Panther-issue 1
« on: April 12, 2016, 07:12:54 pm »
Yes brother Ture. However with the format controls of this blog I can only do so much and honestly, the HEF has always loved brothers who were passionate about comics, black characters, and black writers to express themselves with those who are like minded. Just every now and then we need to send reminders that we are all on the same team...as far as long term goals. Just keep it civil brothers. The internet is not real!!!

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Black Panther / Re: Ta-Nehisi Coates' New Black Panther-issue 1
« on: April 12, 2016, 06:22:57 pm »
Gentleman if you prefer to keep the discussion about LGBT issues please use the BP politics session. Gloves off there....so to speak. House rules still apply.

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Black Panther / Ta-Nehisi Coates' New Black Panther-issue 1
« on: April 12, 2016, 06:14:29 pm »
This thread if for discussion of the new Black Panther written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Please use this thread for discussion about the book. Personal comments as they relate to a fellow poster is not permitted. Keep the discussion about the book. Remember this is Reggie's house. Thanks fellas.

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Gentlemen. I am happy and I am sure that Reggie is pleased about the increase in traffic discussing the Black Panther; however there are Forum rules. Please read them. While the HEF has always encouraged spirited conversations lets keep in mind that we are supposed to maintain civility. We have a place on the forums to talk about politics. Lets try to keep the discussion here related to the Black Panther. Personal insults simply sours the conversation.


I think that Coates is dead on with his presentation of political issues within the comic. Priest and Hudlin both said that you cannot have a black character and  not have political overtones in the book. Coates is also in his rights to present issues related to the LGBT community. Just look at the discussion here. The continent of Africa and it's many Countries definitely have some issues related to Women's rights.

Presenting issues related to women's rights in a warrior culture is realistic. Crack in Wakanda when they are so technology advances and educated is WACK. Coates no crack in Wakanda ! lol.

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I enjoyed this first issue. Granted it's on my pull list no matter what (lol), this definatly felt like Priest part 2, reading it. Shuri's state of being is perplexing because since T'Challa used the time stone to fix things, she would have never died, her current state of being is definitely a barn burner.

The two gay characters? Well, I was like "Well, saw that coming. I mean, they aren't supposed to talk to no other man anyways right? What are they supposed to do, since T'Challa doesn't do anything with his wives in training other than honoring its traditions?"

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Great point blanks. I have to agree. My only problem is that in a issue no.1 The lead character should get more of the panel time. Coates Black Panther appears to be a book about Wakanda. That is not necessarily a good or bad thing. I would love to have the stories of the mystical Wakanda told more.

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I picked up issue 1. My first BP related comic in a few years. I had to stop after Marvel decided to "roll back" some of the gains to the character's place in the Marvel U that Reggie established in his series. First the art in this issue was amazing. I think the new design of Wakanda and the new Tech is amazing. Black Panther used to have one of the most simple but bad ass costumes in comics. I think it would be great to go back to something like that. Coates vision for the Black Panther I am ok with overall. There were however some issues with the writing. The dialog between characters often felt disjointed except for the communication between the Lesbian Dora Milaj. On the politics of the issue. Um guys reading some of your comments it is almost like a catch 22 where some of your criticisms uphold some of the points made about sexism and the black man. Reggie was pretty political in his run. I don't think doing that again will work for Coates. That kind of is what is expected with his reparations article. I will make a subscription to the series to how it plays out.

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Hello faithful, old heads, and those I have not met. I will pick this up tomorrow and give it a read. It has been a while but I am hoping that one of my favorite writers and current black thinkers can get me back in.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Creed: Reviewed (Spoilers)
« on: November 28, 2015, 11:55:12 am »
This was a reprieve from all of the other Boxing movies in the past especially the Rocky films that often had the protagonist boxer as a Caucasian brother. Not that it was a problem per se but the fact that for the majority history of the sport, the field has been dominated by black and brown brothers. With this film, the passing of the torch results in a potential for the revitalizing of this franchise. Michael B. Jordan can easily do another couple of these and a Creed II is mandatory. This movie had it all. Love story, social commentary, buddy movie, and sports action. The best movie of the year and the only potential competition in my view is Star Wars. Go see this movie.

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Black Panther / Re: Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Black Panther.
« on: November 13, 2015, 05:09:41 am »
I may check for this. IDK the direction of the comics industry the last few years emphasizes the economic side over telling good stories IMO.

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Milestone Media / Re: WELCOME BACK!!!
« on: November 13, 2015, 05:00:32 am »
Sorry so late this is great news!

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I hate to say it but we are going to have to have a national incident of a black law enforcement official killing an unarmed white male in order to show the REAL issues at play and not the elephant in the room folks like to dance around.

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Vox Populi / Re: The Ferguson Verdict
« on: November 25, 2014, 05:33:09 am »
I am trying to figure out these mysterious powers and strengths that black males seem to possess that make them capable of rendering harm in such a way that shooting them even though they are unarmed makes sense. In the Trayvon Martin case and now Mike Brown they were unarmed and killed by someone who was. Hard stop. That should be enough. Are black folks sub-human or super-human which one is it?

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