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Black Panther / Re: The Mighty Black Avengers.
« on: August 01, 2006, 11:38:18 am »
Add Kasper Cole to the team and it'll be complete.

Other Comics / Re: Let's cast an old-school Luke Cage movie
« on: August 01, 2006, 10:49:21 am »

Pam Grier would have made a sexy Claire Temple. Perhaps just a little too sexy.

Maybe Teresa Graves ("Get Christy Love"), would be a better choice for the lovely, but demure Claire Temple.

Either Teresa Graves or Gloria Hendry.

Yes. Gloria Hendry would make a beautiful Claire Temple. She looks intelligent and has that element of soft femininity that Claire Temple seemed to have. Luke was lucky that Jessica came into his life. He wasn't the man for Claire. He would have driven her crazy.

Who to cast in the role of Big Ben Donovan?   :)

Three candidates for Big Ben Donovan

Ken Norton (He played in Drumm and Mandingo)
Bubba Smith
Rosey Grier

Honorable Mention: Mean Joe Green

Black Panther / Re: Black Panther 18 The Wedding
« on: July 30, 2006, 06:11:44 pm »

 I've never seen a more racially charged comic board.

So you've never been to the CBR board?  The one where, in dismissing one fan's desire to see some form of "Black Avengers" suggested they be called GHETTO SUPERSTARS.

That was the most recent piece of blantant racism I've read, but I don't go to most boards that other posters on this site reference. 

Critics of the book would have a lot more credibility if they would acknowledge and denounce statements like that when they popped up on boards.  Their silence speaks volumes.

As for the idea that Black Panther doesn't speak or act "African", this comment is inane.  You mean like people in Libya act, or how people in Somalia speak, or how people in Nigeria behave?   Because it's a big place, Africa with a lot of different cultures.  Imagine if someone said a character didn't act "European", you'd wonder if they were talking about France or Germany or Sweden, because those are three of many different distinct cultures.  Same applies here.

I suspect the motivation for this comment is he doesn't speak in a stilted format.  And references pop culture from time to time.  When I was in Egypt, I had a conversation with a middle aged local woman about Coolio.  If that could happen ten years ago, I suspect Wakanda, one of the world's most technologically advanced countries, has a radio and is familiar with today's pop music.  This may rub some readers the wrong way because they don't like black pop culture. 

I hear what you're saying, Reggie. I think the whole crux of this arguement is that since Wakanda is a isolationalist country and xenophobic that they wouldn't be interested in American pop culture, let alone expose other Wakandans to it. This is just my guess as to why some readers feel the way they do.

I remember listening to Paul Mooney's comedy album and he said that Black Americans are instrumental in music, clothing, gesture and language. It's not far fetched for Africans or any other group wanting to emulate current trends in pop culture.

Other Comics / Re: Let's cast an old-school Luke Cage movie
« on: July 30, 2006, 04:27:02 pm »
Now who would be Willis Stryker aka Diamondback I? I'm thinking Carl Lee from Superfly or Antonio Fargas.

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