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BET Life / Re: American Gangster on The Biography Channel
« on: October 10, 2009, 02:15:10 am »
To sum things up...

We have 2 seasons of American Gangster and not one season of Black Panther yet!

I want more Panther and less Gangster!

I want all financial resources and working hands available diverted to black super heroes!

Here's a thought. Why can't we have both?

BET Life / Re: American Gangster on The Biography Channel
« on: October 04, 2009, 07:41:18 am »
BET shouldn't have let go of American Gangster. That was one of their top rated shows! It was let go for what? Yet another rerun of The Game? Sister Sister?

Come on now!!

You don't kill the golden goose!

USA Network, F/X, Oxygen are light years ahead of BET in terms of content. BET of 2009 is nothing but a wasteland of reruns of cancelled TV shows, knock off reality shows, a video program or two and replays of the same tired Black Movies (Soul Plane anyone?).

I refuse to believe that BET just wants to serve junk food instead of food for thought. Is originality dead at BET?  

Hudlin TV / Re: BROTHERS
« on: September 30, 2009, 07:25:43 am »
Did anyone watch it? 

I'm so happy to see my man Darryl "Chill" Mitchell work.

"It ain't nothing like hip hop music."

Hudlin's Huddle / Re: The Black Comic Book debate
« on: September 29, 2009, 07:03:12 pm »
If the "Cosby" approach worked, John Stewart would be the main Green Lantern now.  He's always been a classy guy, and to most of the non-comic reading world, he IS the Green Lantern through the animated series.  But he was pushed aside for no good reason.

Reg, I gotta disagree with you there too.  John WAS pushed aside for a reason. 

Hal Jordan. 

I know John was in the cartoon, but I didn't watch that; I read the comics.  For most of my comic book life, Hal has been THE Green Lantern.  Guy is my favorite, I like John and Kyle too, but it was always going to be Hal in the end, whether he was displacing John, Kyle or Guy.

I'd rather have John join GL Corp and get the time he deserves there.  He's proven himself to be a leader and I'd like to see him join the honor guard with Guy and Kyle.

To hop on Reg's comment, D.C. should've capitalized on the growing popularity of John Stewart as a result of the cartoon. It just llooks like the current regime at DC just doing retreads of the Silver Age instead pushing characters forward.

« on: September 29, 2009, 02:26:28 pm »
I wasn't impressed with this season. It just seemed real stale! Here are my thoughts of some of the stories.

1. The Turtle and Jaimie Lynn story was meh! While it was cool that Turtle got the girl for once and was maturing I just didn't think him dating a celeb was all that interesting. Plus Jaime isn't that big of an actress. The story only served to give Jaimie a job.

2. Vince not having a story. When the first episode of the new season ended with Vince alone in the house. I thought the main story would revolve around Vince being alone in his big house and coping with it. We seen the Vince making the bad movie story. There should be a story about Vince and a sex tape or a paternity suit.

3. Eric and Ashley story sucked hard!!!! Although I'm glad E broke up with her psychotic ass! Any chick that wants your email password and looks at who called your cell is creepy to me.

4. Drama being Drama. He's the one person that hasn't went under a character development. Don't have much too say about him.

5. Ari and Lloyd. I like how Lloyd grew some balls and stood up to Ari and went on his own. I hope they continue the story of Lloyd as an up and coming agent and Ari as his rival.

Out of all the things I listed, I liked number five. The rest of the stories I didn't care for or thought were just a waste of airtime. I hope they get it together next season.

Hudlin TV / Re: The Cleveland Show. What does everyone think?
« on: September 29, 2009, 02:09:17 pm »
I guess I was watching a completely different show from the rest of you but I just didn't see no humor in this show. I'll watch the next episode to see if there are any improvements but if the show just remains a Family Guy ripoff I'm tuning out for good.

Hudlin TV / Re: The Cleveland Show. What does everyone think?
« on: September 28, 2009, 09:22:58 am »
black writer's on a white run show. , dream on homeboy. but i enjoyedn the show.

It happened before. Good Times had Black Writers.

Hudlin TV / The Cleveland Show. What does everyone think?
« on: September 28, 2009, 05:32:07 am »
I watched The Cleveland Show yesterday and I wasn't impressed with it. I know it was the pilot episode and they had twenty two minutes to introduce the characters and premise but I thought it was plain and uninspiring.

I thought The Cleveland Show would be vastly different from Family Guy but instead comes off as a second rate version of that show minus the laughs. I don't like how the made Cleveland Jr into a fat kid and I think the talking animal thing is overdone.

The only character with potential is Rollo. The others are so-so. Other than that for a black cartoon it's a bit whitewashed. The writers should've either read up on black culture or hired some black writers.

I'm sorry but for the montage with Cleveland his new wife they should've used "Reunited" and not "How Deep is Your Love."

Black Panther / Re: What would you like to see?
« on: September 05, 2009, 12:48:27 pm »
Lady Bullseye versus Black Panther.

Black Panther / Re: the black panther movie in talks
« on: August 19, 2009, 11:57:21 am »
Christopher Walken as Dr Ulysses Klaw
Everett K Ross--- Sean William Scott
Jaimie Foxx----- Achebe

I came late to this discussion so here's my two cents on the article. I disagree with the part regarding Black Lightning not working as a character. Having a chance to correspond with Black Lightning's creator Tony Isabella via email, Volume one of Black Lightning was cancelled due to DC Comics implosion of the late seventies. Volume Two actually sold fairly well until Tony and his editor had creative differences and was removed off the title and Black Lightning's series went downhill like a runaway shopping cart.

IMO, Black Lightning had loads of potential and Tony Isabella had the best of intentions when he created him. For those of you who are unaware, D.C. originally wanted to do a hero called "Black Bomber" about an Archie Bunker-type bigot who transforms into a super powered black guy in times of stress.

Tony was against this idea and said not only will people march to the DC offices and burn it down but he'll be leading the way. So D.C. challenged him to come up with a new black hero within two weeks and Black Lightning was the result of that effort.

While I wasn't crazy about the Afro Wig helmet, I think Black Lightning had loads of potential but a series of conflicts between D.C. and Tony left the character to be underdeveloped and underutilizied.

Until recently, Black Lightning never appeared in any D.C. animated series or live action because Tony inked a deal with them upon creation that he would get royalties for non-comics use of the character.

So cartoons like the Superfriends opted to use a knockoff character called "Black Vulcan".

I wasn't crazy about Black Lightning's appearance in Batman: The Brave and The Bold because I felt that TPTB behind the series made him into a Static Shock imitation and a teeny bopper.

A shame because again there was loads of untapped potential with the adult Black Lightning appearing in animated form but they had to make Batman look good.

I also didn't like Black Lightning Year One. DC should've got Tony Isabella to write it so he can expound upon some of the things he didn't get around to in volume one of Black Lightning, but Tony and DC aren't on the best of terms at the present.

Other than that, I liked his portrayal and use in Batman and The Outsiders. I don't like how the editorial at DC removed the lightning sparkling from his eyes. That was a cool look. 

BET Life / Re: BET Awards 2009
« on: July 08, 2009, 07:54:47 am »
I think it would've been cool if as a last minute addition they added some artists that sampled Michael Jackson songs. I would've loved to have seen Q-Tip perform "Move" which samples "Dancing Machine" or Jay-Z perform "H to the Izzo". What would've topped it off would Nas performing "It Ain't Hard To Tell".

Other Comics / Re: DOCTOR VOODOO!!!
« on: July 03, 2009, 08:52:53 am »
I'm glad that someone is doing something with Brother Voodoo. It's cool that he got elevated to Sorcerer Supreme status and it'll be interesting to see how the Marvel Universe reacts to Doctor Voodoo. Hopefully, in this series we'll see the return of some trademarked spells such as the crimson bands of cytorrak, flames of faltine, winds of watoomb, bolts of bishru, etc.

Panther Politics / Re: Avoiding Sterotypes
« on: June 28, 2009, 02:31:40 am »
The easiest way to avoid stereotypes as far as black characters go is to portray them three dimensionally like whites.

Spike Lee does a good job of this in his movies. So does Tyler Perry and John Singleton.

I'm also surprised that with the popularity of shows like American Gangster and Gangland that Bendis or Brubaker hasn't come up with a kickass black gangster character that could stand toe to toe with Daredevil or The Punisher.

When I say Black Gangster, I'm talking about one who has his own empire and people working for him.

What I don't want to see is a reject from a blaxploitation film or a Tarrantino retread.

Panther Politics / Re: A Black Bond Villain!
« on: June 28, 2009, 02:19:39 am »
Let's do this...

Design Your Own Villain!

What would a megalomaniac black villain be like?

I'll go first.

I want him to be wise like Cornell West is and well learned with that radical wild eyed look when he gets to monologuing off the top of his dome about world events and how he forces things to happen at will just because he can and it is amusing to him.

I want him to talk in the third person like Karl Malone because he is so wrapped up in his own self importance that the names of lesser mere mortals are meaningless to him.

He's got to have massive wealth but hides it through various corporations to avoid being noticed on Forbes magazines ridiculously rich lists. Trillionaire!

World leaders should know he has power because he proved it when he had the bank accounts of several leaders wiped out just to show how influential he really was in money and politics.

Racial issues should be considered mundane to him so KKK members that burn crosses on his estate should be abducted and flown by private jet with first class treatment to foreign countries and tortured secretly in the prisons of nations that are in his back pocket. Wake up the gimp!

Suicidal terrorists should fear his underground connections and reprisals because his diabolical revenge ploys are without peer and long reaching. Another bottle of champagne Mister Bin Laden... BOOM!

The Pope should get his blessing first before handing out his own. YEAH... that kind of juice!


This sounds hot! What you came up with is a James Bond Villian of the new millenium. I can see Agent OO7 having the hardest time taking him down. He could be also be an expert on exploiting the weaknesses and strengths of his opponents and allies alike. For example, having a team of seductresses distract James Bond and play head games with him while he attempts to destroy the world's economy. 

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