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AOW has to be one of the oddest team combos since...Guardians of the Galaxy and we know how successful that is.  What else has Jim Zub written; not familiar with the name.

« on: July 22, 2019, 06:30:54 am »


DC/Batman said, "Don't go there!"

« on: July 22, 2019, 06:28:34 am »
Shang Chi--Revisiting the 10 Rings from the first Iron Man movie--Perfect.  My question is, since he can't be the son of Fu Manchu in the movies, will they make him the son of the real Mandarin to keep the initial concept of the son rebelling against his father?

Jane as Thor--I'm not surprised that they are bringing Lady Thor to the big screen, but I think they are missing the point that in comics, Jane had a different body as Thor (like Shazam).  So, there should be two actresses in this role.  But maybe they couldn't get NP to play Jane again if they did that.  But with the director of Thor Ragnarok at the helm, we should expect a certain amount of humor in this.  And the hammer? I guess all the pieces were just lying on the ground after Hel broke it so they could easily go the reforge it route.

Blade--I just want to know what Wesley Snipes thinks about it.

Black Panther / Re: Revisiting DoomWar
« on: July 07, 2019, 06:36:23 am »

T'Challa hasn't been Black Panther long enough to start the legacy agenda.

Yeah, I'd rather see her get her own legacy.  I could even see her as a "second" BP at the same time, as long as she's not running around in the same costume doing the same things he does.  Make it unique.

However, the one except is this is if, Chadwick B., decides he's leaving the series, then she can be THE BP.  But only because he chooses to leave (Or can't continue for a personal reason).

Black Panther / Re: Revisiting DoomWar
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:26:28 am »
Doom and Doomwar are simply unnecessary for the cinematic Black Panther. Secret Invasion would be a workable context in which to encapsulate phase four, though even that is problematic. BP's chapter of Secret Invasion could be cinematically done as a major thread running through the Avengers (possibly the Ultimates) movies not as a narrative for a solo BP movie especially not his sequel. BP solos should remain insular and stand alone.

Actually now that you say that--it's not needed to be part of BP mythos--the proper place for a movie named DoomWar is the FF movies.

Black Panther / Re: Revisiting DoomWar
« on: July 04, 2019, 07:33:08 am »
Considering how much they change things for the movies (ex. Civil War comics vs Civil War movie), if the movie was DoomWar, the only things it would have in common is Doctor Doom, T'Challa, and maybe some guest stars that were in the comic.  And given MCU love of third act wars, it probably ends with a way between Wakandan army vs a thousand Doommade robots.

Black Panther / Re: Shuri gets her own series
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:03:50 am »

When you don't have a writer on the book because the main writer has walked off AND you don't have a replacement? That book IS CANCELLED. Period.

Unless Marvel decides it is, Iíll take a Shuri solo over the mutant folks want pushed as the premier black woman at Marvel.

To some people, that would start a war, but I haven't seen him post around here in a long time.

Black Panther / Re: Agents of Wakanda series
« on: June 18, 2019, 03:03:57 pm »
Shouldn't there be more Wakandans on "Agents of Wakanda"?  Yeah, sure outsiders make sense but I want more Wakandans Super-Agents.

Latest Flicks / Re: X-Men: Dark Phoenix
« on: June 16, 2019, 02:20:20 pm »
The movie was blah... No emotional impact whatsoever. The villains were like, huh, wha?.  I almost put the Last Stand ahead this movie.  They said, they had rewrites everyday---I can believe it.

I don't think they were any closer to the original story than Last Stand.

Black Panther / Re: The HEF creates... "The Black Avengers"
« on: June 02, 2019, 12:02:28 pm »
I'd give it to RedJack, after seeing what he did on Black Panther series on TV. 

The artist has to high name recognition and for my own tastes, I want the classic larger than life Marvel style, like Perez (sadly retired), Alan Davis or Phil Jimenez. 

Funny thing about the advance civilization having a king complaint; the thing I find funny about that is that in Science-Fiction, most Star nations have Kings, Queens, or some kind of singular head (Supreme Intelligence, Brood Queen) And true democrasies are rare.

Black Panther / Re: The HEF creates... "The Black Avengers"
« on: June 01, 2019, 06:17:21 am »
I definitely still wish this could come out as a comic series.

I absolutely second that.

And even though this should go without saying, but given the comics we see on the stands: only with the right writer and artist. 

I'm with Supreme's point of view on this. I just can't stomach it. Even though the covers for a lot of the books look awesome and some of the artwork within has, I don't like the messages they are sending. And I wonder just who actually likes these books as stories? Perhaps the agendas they push are more important to them, but I wonder who is eagerly waiting each month for the next issue for purely entertainment reasons? (Granted not every story has to be for enjoyment, but still, how many of these stories are thrilling, suspenseful, and you can't wait to see what happens next? And as for any educational/informative aspects, how much do these stories even do that? Now, when it comes to indoctrination, that's another matter, but that's not necessarily education).

As for why they deconstruct T'Challa, I feel they feel that black heterosexual men are bad and 'problematic' or the 'real problem' and are in the conundrum of having to write a series that on the surface is supposed to center (one of the intersectionalists' favorite terms IMO) a black heterosexual male character. If they could fully do away with T'Challa and still sell books, they probably would. Then again, maybe the temptation to have T'Challa as a punching bag is just too strong. Punching T'Challa (as a proxy for straight black men) also could ingratiate them with white liberal/feminist bosses, colleagues, and friends.

Also, I think that Coates shows his limitations, despite his seemingly impressive knowledge of some history and African traditions (at least names for stuff) when it comes to political imagination. Perhaps his Wakanda is a stand-in for America or Europe, but instead of being real about it and exploring the history of colonialism and racism, he tries to be too smart-for his own-good and use Wakanda as the proxy for that to touch on in a safer way, or so he thinks. He knows his lane.

I wonder if he looks at it as a way to show the world that is, rather than show Wakanda as the world we want it to be.  He's missing the point that Wakanda is the goal, not the past.  Then again, I think that can be a problem. He point blank said, he doesn't accept the idea that an ideal society would have a King or Queen. He thinks the Monarchy is a flaw of the past.  And I think (he didn't say this), he has a problem with the religious elements of Wakanda. (Maybe he's like Rodenberry who thought human advancement would lead to a religion free society.)  So, the perhaps the reason he doesn't see Wakanda as the goal, because his "perfect society" looks nothing like Wakanda.  Maybe the idea of a spiritual, warrior society with royalty is undesirable.    But that's just my guessing.

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