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Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: December 23, 2014, 11:01:25 am »
Whether you agree or disagree Storm is a gay character don't be like the odious homophobic fool who posts incendiary foolishness and cowardly says he disagrees with what He posts.

*golf clap*

Well said.  There is nothing wrong with Storm not being heteronormative.  And bringing up bigots as "proof" isn't a good enough excuse.

Vox Populi / Re: "WHAT DO WE WANT? DEAD COPS!"
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:55:45 am »
Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF apologized today for a deceptive edit on a protest video that made it sound like police protesters were chanting “kill a cop” when they were actually changing “’til killer cops are in cell blocks.”

In a note on their website, they say they made an error:

We here at Fox45 work hard every day to earn your trust and bring you fair and comprehensive news from around the country. Although last night’s report reflected an honest misunderstanding of what the protesters were saying, we apologize for the error.

Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: December 22, 2014, 11:40:53 am »
Yes, she has been hurt for years, so why do even more damage? Making her bi is not going to tap into a larger audience because half the country is against homosexuality and bisexuality.

Projecting a little?

I really don't think it'd do much to Storm at all. I mean, her bisexuality been suspected by numerous fans of the character anyway.

Black Panther / Re: New Avengers, New Black Panther, New Black Power???
« on: December 03, 2014, 07:52:49 am »
Did Doc Strange at least get to do something cool this issue?

He's the leader of the Black Priests and got a serious power upgrade.

That's pretty dang cool IMO.

Vox Populi / Re: Any Point to Rioting?
« on: November 27, 2014, 07:41:01 pm »
Rioting is a cry for action. The voice of the unheard.

That is a romanticized characterization.
The reality is that the men who smash, burn, destroy, attack and steal from innocents are consumed with hatred. Raw animal hatred.

This hatred is not directed toward the empowered criminals and thugs in their midst who are the real source of the problem. Most of the rioters are criminals and thugs themselves, who use this hate to rationalize their lifestyle, so destructive to their communities. The hatred is deflected outward.

This is another "point" to rioting. To deflect attention from the real problem and to instead foment greater hatred toward others. Hatred is a powerful distraction.

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain."
- James Baldwin

Who suffers?  The innocent. People who are responsibly working to live productive healthy lives. Such people represent the alternative.  And therefore ... are targeted.

Guess we're going to hold rioters like the British Colonists that later formed America, the poor French of the late 1700s, and the Russians in the early 1900s to a different standard, eh?

Pretty sure you wouldn't call them animals though.

Vox Populi / Re: Any Point to Rioting?
« on: November 26, 2014, 08:35:11 am »
Rioting is a cry for action. The voice of the unheard.

That is the point. To show that the people of Ferguson have run out of options in the face of a government that will not self-police.

What needs to be done is reform, as Reggie brought up.

So the answer is yes. Want to blame someone? Blame the people with the power. Blame those that have taken the better, peaceful options away from the citizens. That want blind subservience to laws and practices built against to the vast majority people of Ferguson.

It should have never gotten to this point.

Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: November 23, 2014, 09:31:20 am »
I agree with Maxine. Storm is making Olivia Pope's pining for Fitz look emotionally distant.

I've had plenty of issues with Pak's run; it's milquetoast at best, uninspired. But this is just making the book unappealing in general.

Google code-switching. You'd be surprised how many black people have to do this in order to be successful.

As for the hyper-accountability stuff, there's no way I'm telling a kid who is told over and over again in and out of media to hate themselves and others like them, "Hey, because of people like you, everyone is suspicious of you. Strive to validate yourself in their eyes."

I don't predict that their self-worth will soar after that. I'd rather give them lifestyle alternatives and how to's. Ways to get out of poverty that carry far less of a cost/risk than criminality. Put it in the perspective of them, give them a reason to value themselves.

Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: November 07, 2014, 11:14:19 am »

Ms. Marvel Volume 1 is at the top of the Graphic Novel charts. Minority led book, edited by a minority (I forgot if the artist is or not), without franchise backing, but with quality, sales, and a signature flair. There are no books like Ms. Marvel in DC or Marvel, and that's why it's currently selling like hotcakes.

I wish I could say the same about Storm, but Pak's direction is too milquetoast and the art is much like the rest of the X-titles.

Black Panther / Re: New Avengers, New Black Panther, New Black Power???
« on: November 01, 2014, 11:56:41 am »
It hit, Hickman is a Gen X writer.  One of the characteristics of Gen X writers is they really don't believe in the concept of heroes, or authority. 

Not only does that not match up with Hickman (see his FF run), but that doesn't even match up with many Gen X born writers. 

I'd say guys like Grant Morrison and Mark Waid handle those concepts more than fine, without conceit.

I'm surprised nobody challenged this ageism.

Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: October 27, 2014, 05:56:22 pm »
The question that keeps popping up in my head, especially when I'm reading the title (nevermind this discussion) is...

Why should we care? What is it about Storm that should attract people's attention, and why hasn't it? 

In a genre filled with overpowered heroes, another overpowered hero alone isn't appealing.

What's the hook?

Latest Flicks / Re: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
« on: October 20, 2014, 11:29:59 am »
My favorite film year.  Absolutely fantastic.

Black Panther / Re: New Avengers, New Black Panther, New Black Power???
« on: August 21, 2014, 09:34:06 am »
I'm getting a little sick and tired of Namor being written as the "lucky dumb guy". He's being written as the only guy with any integrity, while everyone else who has just as much brass as him is getting written down. Like they're a wimpy idiot. I mean I understand that Namor is "The Fonzie" in the group of smart guys. The suave, charismatic, big, dumb, muscle, with the slicked back greasy hair, who offers little to the group. But he's been written as constantly "hitting the jukebox to make it work", while the smart guys are trying to approach its malfunction logically. Like jamming the square peg in to the round hole with a mallet, so to speak, and having the edges shaved perfectly so it goes right through the hole.

If I wanted to read a cliched "the dumb guy is sometimes the smartest guy" story, or something less cerebral in general, I'd be reading something X-men related from the jump. Or MLP.

Uh, he's not the smart guy; he's the guy working with villains to commit planetary genocide over and over again.

I think the Illuminati and the Cabal will be complimentary to each other in a very bad scenario.  Cabal stops the end of 616, the Illuminati find a solution.  Of course they will feel horrid about it, but to stop it, they need to figure out a way to stop the incursion and the Cabal provides extra time.

Problem is, the Avengers will be hunting down the Illuminati. 

Honestly, though the constant deconstruction of T'Challa and the wait for the badassery is considered the main crux of the debate, I'm going to throw in that masculinity is an underlying issue in this debate. 

Whether either side wants to admit it or not, Black Panther is very much a power fantasy character, like Luke Cage.  And so, there is a certain things that are seen as "OOC" for him.  Like crying, which goes against the whole power fantasy aspect.

However, I think for everything that has happened since Doomwar, and the amount T'Challa has lost from the end of FF to now, I think it's justified.  And I want to see how this is resolved. 

Hell no.

One, tv/film/video games > comics.  And none of this has happened in those media.

Two, other characters, white characters, have faced just as much deconstruction or more, and are doing fine.  Aquaman anyone?  Iron Man's considered a lowly dick for the most part in comics, and none of his solo stories, not even Armor Wars, matches up with the best of Black Panther's stories.  And yet, he's the face of Marvel right now.

Three, New Avengers isn't even done. 

For those ready to write him off, cool.  Go for it.  Nobody is stopping you.  And if you can find some minority created indie alternative to support, then all the better. 

But the sky isn't falling. 

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