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General Discussion / When do I get to Wakanda!!!!
« on: May 02, 2007, 03:45:35 pm »
I know this has already been asked. Btu what is the scoring of posts that determine when you reach Full Member, Senior Member, Hero Member and Honorary Wakandan?

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Other Comics / H.A.T.E. - what did you think?
« on: May 01, 2007, 04:27:38 pm »
I have always liked Monica Rambeau (Photon) and I was glad to see her get exposure in a book where she was the leader again. However, I never fully liked the agents of H.A.T.E. series. The writer, Warren Ellis, kept trying to make it this funny book with comic heroes. Thing is, I never really thought his work was funny. More like...stupid. I also didn't like how he made Monica to be some ex-Avenger who got no respect for being one by the Avengers themselves or her current teammates. She was always going around reminding everyone that she had been on that team and you'd see these flash backs where she basically was getting played by certain Avengers. I also didn't like the inference that she had gained her powers as a child and fried/killed animals (and who knows what else) on occasion. In fact, a reader wrote in about that to correct the writer on this. Of course, Ellis's response was somewhat lame as his only response was,"How do you know when she got her powers?" I would guess that maybe the person who wrote in could have been a fan and thus knew about Monica's first appearance in comics and her entire backs story. Thing is, I had believed she got her powers as an adult. I guess Tah Digga might be the best person to answer this one, huh?

I get the book was supposed to have action and be funny but bottom line? It was an okay book but I wasn't upset when it ended after 12 issues.

Anyway, that's just my opinion of the book. Anyone else have anything to say about this comic?

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BET Life / What if BET got the rights to the JLU series?
« on: April 19, 2007, 01:11:34 pm »
The fact that this animated show had a multicultural cast with at least one strong black character lead, do you think it would be accepted and enjoyed by the viewing audience of BET? OF course many of us on HEF wouldn't mind, but what about folks that don't normally read comics? Would this help bring more blacks and other minorities to reading comics to help the suffering comic industry? Would also help the Comic companies that have kept the "white majority club" practice in character creation and sustainment?

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General Discussion / It's all about that P POWER!!!!
« on: April 19, 2007, 01:28:27 am »
Okay, if some of yall  haven't seen this clip yet, you are sleeping. I almost died laughing at this one:

http://www.devilducky.com/media/60668/

It's also on You Tube:



This woman is from Hotlanta. What kind a folks you got down there? These ladies were was off the chain!!!  :D  :D  :D  :D

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Latest Flicks / JLa Live Action flick?!?!?
« on: April 16, 2007, 04:23:21 pm »
I was over at McDuffie's site and saw some conversation regarding this. Is it true?
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31683

Anyone got any more info on this?

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Latest Flicks / Anybody go see "I think I love My Wife" yet?
« on: March 19, 2007, 01:02:28 am »
I hadn't seen anyone post about this flick yet. However, I was over on Yahoo and reading the critics opinions. The critics didn't blast it and low and behold, Steve Harvey and Michael Baisden gave it good comments. However, it got alot of negative reviews from regular viewers giving it an over all score of a "C+". This got my curiosity so I took a chance and took a friend to see it. Mind you, I didn't have alot of faith in it as I thought of all the other Chris Rock movies that were flops. Surprisingly, we enjoyed it. It wasn't the most hilarious movie we ever saw, but it was okay. In fact, what I believed the reason it was getting most of the bad viewer reviews was because I think people were expecting Chris Rock to get up there on screen and act a fool cussing up a storm and spouting "nigger" jokes" every couple of minutes. If that is what anyone going into the theater was expecting then they would have been solely disappointed. The movie actually turned out to be a film with a positive message. Not something you usually expect from a Chris Rock flick. I also wondered if folks were looking at this film netatively because it was about a middle class black man who lived a middle class life in New York. He wasn't some hustler or playa. Now I will admit the main character was a little too naive at times but overall it really wasn't that bad.

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Other Comics / Captain America is going to be killed?!?!?!?!?
« on: March 07, 2007, 10:24:50 am »
What the hell is this I am reading about Marvel killing off Cap???? I haven't seen anything about this on HEF or some other comic forums I frequent. Was this news on CBR? If it wasn't why didn't the comic book world fan base get word of this before the NY Daily News?

Here is the link:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070307/ap_on_en_ot/captain_america

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General Discussion / What martial art are you involved in?
« on: March 01, 2007, 12:01:48 pm »
In past posts on this board, a number of folks have commented on their martial arts background. I always find this interesting as I am a martial artist myself. I'm just curious what forms we are involved in.

Me personally, I have been involved in martial arts, in one facet or another, since I was a pre-teen. I started in judo, moved to aikido. and then in high school started karate. I never actually went the full course of any of those prior systems though I would stay long enough to pick up the fundamentals of which benefit me even to this day. When I went to college I wanted to pick back up my karate as I had invested quite a bit of time into it but was not impressed at the instruction of the karate club. I ended up getting involved in hapkido as it had elements of what I had already been involved with, but alas the way the club was being run was not good here too. Low and behold a friend of mine told me about this short, unassuming, black man who was teaching her and two other friends this art called jujitsu. I had never actually seen someone perform this before let alone a black man so I went to attend a class. The sensei was very knowledgeable as he had learned the art and mastered it while living in Japan for many years. I had finally found the art I was looking for.  Since that time I have stayed with jujitsu (not to be confused with Brazilian jujitsu which is only one variation of jujitsu). I also have been involved in wing chun heavily too.

I moved around a bit after college so staying with my particular jujitsu school became a challenge but luckily I found a school that had all the elements of what I had learned in my previous school plus more emphasis on modern street application. The school I have been a part of ever since, Atemi-Ryu Jujitsu is a branch off from another school known as Sanuces-Ryu which was founded by the great Doctor Moses Powell. As a result of being apart of this school I have met famous martial arts legends, participated in stunt work, done security gigs, taught self defense to women and children groups and significantly grown as a martial artist. Overall I'd say I have 19 odd years of experience.

So that is a summary of my martial arts journey. Who else wants to tell there story?

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Other Comics / African American Religous comics?
« on: February 15, 2007, 12:00:15 pm »
I was in my LCS the other day trying to use up some credit I had there. I was browsing some of the different titles from independent companies I usually don't buy from and I came across this title called "Code". The cover had this black man dressed up in a suit and tie with a hat and sunglasses. I picked up the last one on the rack and asked the store owner about it. He told me they had sold out of all the other titles and the rest of the Code issues. I found this intriguing. So I picked it up.

The main character appeared to be a cross between the Question, Blade and the main protagonist in the movie Momento. The character apparently wakes up everyday with out the memory of who he is and where he is from, but he does intuitively know certain items belong to him. He has lots of money, he knows he is well trained in a variety of martial arts and he is a computer wiz which is were he gets his name. The action was good so I was getting into the book as I began to realize that the character had this penchant for quoting the ten commandments every time he laid a beat down to some thug on the street or demons who appear later in the story(One of my favorite lines is when a carjacker tries to steal his Hummer (yes, he has a Hummer) and Code beats the guy and then while holding the would be carjacker's gun on it's owner says, "Though shall not covet thy neighbor's whip."). Priceless. :D

Also the main antagonist is revealed as a Mr. Dark who happens to be another brother who just happens to strongly resemble the T'Challa of Priest fame. Down to the suit, shades and limo.:)  I figured this was some story dealing with the supernatural but it took me a minute to realize the major them running through the book was the fact that the hero had a strong faith in God. He even did not kill (at least the humans) and said so at one point. I then see that Code has a cross on his tie and it influenced me to do some research on the company that puts out the book. Apparently, Guardian is an African American comic line that has a general theme of Christian spirituality based in all it's titles.

I just was wondering if anyone else has read this book or others from that comic company. If you haven't and are interested, check it out at http://www.theguardianline.com/. I am curious to hear other peoples take on it.

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Vox Populi / The Good,the Bad and the Ugly... Doll?
« on: February 06, 2007, 09:16:49 pm »
Okay, I know many of you may have seen the video of the college student who while working on a homemade film, reenacting the doll test used in the Brown vs. Board of Education case. For those of you who haven't seen it it's at http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/6/index.php?id=2.

Anyway there was a follow up news coverage to it. You can see that at http://www.komotv.com/home/video/5001856.html?video=YHI&t=a

Just thought it was interesting that this phenomenon still affects our community. I'm curious what some of your thoughts are to this.

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General Discussion / Heading to Boston this weekend.What to do?
« on: January 19, 2007, 09:25:40 pm »
I have to go on a business trip to Boston Sunday. I'm going to be there all week. If anyone is from that area, do you have any suggestions of where I can go unwind at the end of the day? Any clubs where the black folk go? Not really looking to go somewhere where the knuckleheads congregate, but I would like to mingle among my people if possible.

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General Discussion / Uploading pics and avatars on this board?
« on: January 12, 2007, 12:33:14 am »
Help! I would like to be able to upload pics into my messages from time to tim or include an avatar. I thought I could just copy and past into my message while typing but this doesn't work. I also can't seem to get an avatar to load. Could someone give me the pointers of how to do it here on the board.

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Other Comics / Stan Lee in court???
« on: January 11, 2007, 11:58:01 am »
In case anyone is interested, I ran into this little article about "The Maker":

http://www.hollywoodreporteresq.com/thresq/litigation/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003531402

 >:(

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