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Ta-Nehisi Coates Exits Black Panther With 40-Page Final Issue
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuña and Brian Stelfreeze's time with Black Panther will come to an end with a 40-page final issue this June.
BY ADREON PATTERSON MAR 20, 2020



Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artists Daniel Acuña and Brian Stelfreeze will end their landmark run with issue #25.

In Coates' final issue, T'Challa has come full circle. He will return to Wakanda after traveling the galaxy and enduring many trials outside his homeland. Now, the superhero has come home to reclaim his rightful place as King of Wakanda.

Marvel Comics has issued no announcement about whether Coates' last issue will conclude the series or if a new creative team is coming on board.



BLACK PANTHER #25
TA-NEHISI COATES (W) • DANIEL ACUÑA & BRIAN STELFREEZE (A) • COVER BY DANIEL ACUÑA
FINAL ISSUE VARIANT COVER BY BRIAN STELFREEZE
VARIANT COVER BY SAM SPRATT
THE FINAL ISSUE OF TA-NEHISI COATES’ LANDMARK RUN!
It’s the end of an era for the Black Panther as renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates concludes his Wakandan epic! Over four years, Coates has taken the Black Panther to hell and back and expanded Wakanda into the distant stars. Now, in his final issue, he brings T’Challa full circle, back to the home he left behind…and the crown he has never fully accepted. This is the story of a king who sought to be a hero, a hero who was reduced to a slave, a slave who advanced into legend…and the man who has struggled to hold up an empire in his bare hands. The journey will conclude, but the legend remains. Don’t miss the close of a historic epoch in comic history! Coates, Acuña and Stelfreeze's Black Panther #25 goes on sale June 2020 from Marvel Comics.
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99





While it's very fortunate that this is the end of COATES, it's UNFORTUATE that we're almost certainly looking at the end of the BLACK PANTHER SERIES as well. Coates' garbage books have sold terribly, and this one is ranked #123 in February of this year.

123   123   132   Black Panther   21   $3.99   02/26/20   Marvel   14,639

https://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2020/2020-02.html


What's almost certain to happen? Is that they cancel the book and revive it either next year in Black History Month or the year after when The Black Panther movie is slated to hit. That approach will pretty much guarantee them a hit series.

In the interim? The wypipo are going to drag. DRAG. T'Challa and Ororo. Without T'Challa's readership helping out, and without a marquee name like HICKMAN carrying her writing chores AND writing her often? Ororo will fade into the background and back into her traditional role of X-nanny, supporting non-entity, and chocolate covered White girl clinging to her mutant gene over her Afrikan identity and loyally playing 55th fiddle to Whoever The Mutant White Woman This Year Is.

 Be not surprised to find Ororo being the ornament on the arm of some White man, next. Then speedily rejected by said White man, after said White mutant man is done with her. This is how the X-Office sees Ororo. This is how the X-fans see Ororo [ except the Rutogs and Jenn's of the world ]. This is what we'll see going forward into next year.

I hope I'm wrong, but prior history tends to affirm rather than refute my prognostications above...

...thoughts, HEFfas?


When one considers the fact that Ta Nehisi Coates, an African-American, has run T'Challa, Wakanda and the entire Bpack Panther into the proverbial ground, I fail to see what "wypipo" has to do with anything in this regard?

No one twisted Coates arm where derailing T'Challa's comicbook trajectory was concerned.

That was all on him.


Ta Nehisi Coates deserves every bit of scorn and dislike we've heaped upon him. There's no intention on my part to in any way dilute or deflect that. Imo? Betrayal by one who SHOULD HAVE been one of our own is WORSE than betrayal from outside of the community.

But. The "wypipo" were there before, during and after Coates. And they...as I said...will DRAG T'Choro as they've done before. Most especially the X-Office and the leeway they frequently enjoy plus their well known venom towards T'Choro. These people are universally wypipo who are invested in the neutering of BP; most ESPECIALLY if there's no RH or CJP types around to defend BP.

Hope I've clarified my position for you, bruh.


The entire X-office is not solely inhabited by "wypipo" so attributing the lions share of blame towards one racial demographic is something of an assumption and wistfully myopic in the face of the bigger threat posed by faux "woke" idiots like Coates and his ilk, who have deluded themselves into believing that their supposed "knowledge of self" is anything other than a variation of ignorance infused self hatred masquerading as progressiveness.

Wypipo like Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, created Black Panther and other "wypipo" such as Don McGregor David Liss and Al Ewing contributed towards positive depictions of T'Challa that were cognizant of T'Challa's intellectual and physical prowess as well as Wakandan excellence.

And I state the above not just to recognise, defend and celebrate the above mentioned writers,  but to merely illustrate the folly of blanket statements and judgements based solely on race, ethnicity or any of the other discriminatory prejudicial biases some of us tend to apply to everyday logic and supposed common sense.

It remains quite revealing that not even Jonathan Maberry of Doomwar infamy, stooped so low as ro devolve Wakanda into a stereotypical hell hole of misogyny, gender conflict and rape camps.

That distinct disrespect to the BP mythos was signed, sealed and delivered to us by Ta Nehisi Coates who the last time I looked, was most definitely not "wypipo."




The decision makers are wypipo...and usually THE SAME wypipo we've had in place for DECADES [ and/or their pupils-cum-bosses in MU Editorial ] and their position regarding BP is [ in ]famously consistent. In more than 50 years, we've had exactly THREE writers of BP the main book and series who actually gave three damns about BP, and those are: CJP, RH, and LISS.

50+ years since BP was introduced. Three writers. Marinate with that. That. CANNOT. Be. Accidental.

The rest of the MU that dragged T'Challa? The rest of the writers who wrote T'Challa? Were wypipo who for better or for worse for the most part utterly sucked in grasping who he is and what he does [ writers who treated T'Challa well post-CJP usually didn't write T'Challa's main book, and wrote T'Challa for an arc or so; that's why I didn't mention incredible depictions of BP and/or T'Choro like those of McDuffie, Aaron with SWaD, Ellis, and of course Geoff Johns, the guy who wrote...



and other writers...like HICKMAN... who may have written impressive depictions of BP but none of them count towards my primary point because none of these worthies writing BP's main book. These other writers who wrote BP well and respectfully were few and far between...and even then for the most part they were hot fiya for an arc or two...if that; however we received more than 30 nearly unbroken years of T'Challa being T'Chumpa in both the main MU aaand his own book. That's all from and done by wypipo who set the T'Chumpa Standard; and that's my point. The outstanding humans who are White like some of the illustrious and esteemed HEFfas on our own board here are the unicorns visavis their perspective amongst most wypipo pre-MCU BP and we all know it. They know it, too. MU Editorial knows it and kept that culture up on purpose. This acidic abrasive racist culture and pogrom was ingrained and consistent in the wypipo who ran the MU and LCBRD. That's why there were zero incredible writers working on BP CONSISTENTLY in HIS MAIN BOOK since LISS .It wasn't an accident. That's POLICY. If not? One would be VERY HARD PRESSED to explain how Coates was allowed to continue his fecal matter on BP without being checked hard and corrected; notice that he didn't try a single cow pie of his chicanery on BP with the illustrious and vaunted CAPTAIN AMERICA when Coates had a shot at him... ]

More to the point, these White writers actively didn't want impressive, top tier Afrikan or Afrikan American heroes who were consistently written as A-Class heroes, consistently racking up big name wins over big name villains of the 616. The X-Office? Isn't an anomaly in the way that they disrespect to the very core of their beings the few Afrikan mutants they bother to create and NOT have them swiftly suffer humiliation at the hands of some White mutant before being offhandedly killed and summarily forgotten about. The X-Office is still following established racist, condescending MU Policy regarding Afrikan capes. Point blank, for the most part in comic book history? Neither the White comic book writers nor the LCBRD wanted powerful Black people invading their escapist superhero fantasy books and smacking around both their most formidable White villains AND White heroes. That's why there weren't any until CJP, RH, LISS, and COOGLER.

CJP and RH not only hypercharged BP, they raised the profiles of Storm, Falcon, Power Man, Iron Fist and Shang-Chi, too. Think about that. Name one. Just ONE. Afrikan or Afrikan-American hero who was written by wypipo, actually sounded and acted Black, plus got real wins on a consistent basis in Marvel Comics vs name villains. On the surface, capes like Storm, Power Man Iron Fist and Shang-Chi should have wins at least as consistent and impressive as Captain America; but they're not even close.

The toxic, unrealistic treatment of Black s/heroes is what happens when wypipo of a particular cut and ilk are the writers and Editorial and are forced to include heroes of color...especially Black heroes...in their writing. No matter how well intentioned or malicious they may be, their inner inclinations manifest themselves loud, clear and consistently.

That's what I mean by "wypipo".

And THAT'S why it's THREE TIMES WORSE when an educated genius like Coates who can write mindblowing stuff like BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME and make staggeringly brilliant arguments for reparation...then this same guy sits down and purposely beshat...excuse me, WRITES... T'Challa in a manner that is not only the WORST kind of T'Chumpa as it squanders the incredible thirst for the REAL BP that the MCU BP built up and served to him in such a way that MU BP should be doing BATMAN NUMBERS, but furthers the unacceptable treachery by consciously crafting a vomitous literary failure that is deliberately, purposefully, maliciously and clearly showing that when it comes to writing BP? This fool is far less Ta/Ptah Coates. He is a far more fully and totally committed TURN Coates.


And yet, a lot of folks went out 9f their way to buy Coates trash masquerading as BP solo, month after month for close to FOUR years straight.

At the end 9f the day, we remain our own worst enemies regardless of what "wypipo" choose to do and that my brother, is the actual crux of the matter for me.


My brother, I don't think that "we" are the folks who went out of our way to buy...as you aptly put it..."Coates trash masquerading as BP solo". I think that a combo of n00bs brought in by the MCU, Coates fans from his previous nonriction works kept his trash afloat. I think that he might have gotten some slight bumps from his marvelous reparations arguments, and his other appearances as a "progressive" genius and intellectual.

 I also think that Coates' run was extended by at least a year...TWICE, for a total of a two year bump from outside sources because his dung filled "writing" couldn't survive on its own for two years...via the staggering runaway success of the MCU movies. The first huge push he got? CIVIL WAR; released the month after Coates debuted his BP.  The second? The record breaking, world shaking success of BLACK PANTHER AND WAKANDA in the BP MCU. He even received a less powerful but still significant third push from the MCU's INFINITY WAR. And even then? His trash kept hemorrhaging readers to the extent that major directional changes in "plots" and "renumbering" and all those other gimmicks had to be taken in order to save his fecal matter from early termination.

Had RH BP or CJP BP received THAT kind of TRIPLE push? They'd be outselling Batman at least several times per year over the last couple of years. And I'm not even engaging in hyperbole, my brother.

It's a truly sad state of affairs to be honest.


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Technology / Re: GAMERS THREAD
« Last post by Battle on Today at 02:46:48 pm »
Wednesday, 1st April 2o2o
Arianne Caoili Passes Away
by Peter Doggers


Arianne Caoili

December 22, 1986 - March 30th, 2020




Born in Manila, Arianne Caoili learned chess at the age of six and was a WIM (Woman International Master).


Arianne Caoili, a former Oceania women's chess champion, Woman International Master, and an incredibly versatile human being, has died due to the consequences of a car crash.

Ms. Caoili, the wife of Armenia's number-one grandmaster Levon Aronian, was 33 years old.

On March 15th, the Armenian state news agency reported that Caoili was in serious condition after a car crash in Yerevan.


Alone in her car, she reportedly lost control and crashed into a concrete barrier under a bridge.

She was brought to the Astghik Medical Center, where doctors initially said her condition was serious, but later they reported positive dynamics in Caoili's condition.


She was kept in an induced coma.

On the evening of Monday, March 30th, Aronian shared the terrible news that Caoili had passed away.


He did so in a moving Tweet which, at the time of writing, has over two thousand replies with condolences.

Caoili was born in Manila, the Philippines, on December 22, 1986, the younger of two sisters born to a Dutch mother and a Filipino father, who was a minister.


The family moved to Australia in 1989.


She was an active chess player in her youth and won her first major title on her 14th birthday when she came first in the Asian girls under-16 championship in Bagac, the Philippines, in 2000.

Her most successful year as a chess player was 2009, when she won both the London Chess Classic Women's Invitational tournament and the Oceania Women's Zonal Championship.

Ms. Caoili changed federations in 2004 and began representing Australia, the country she represented in five Olympiads.


Before that, she had played twice for the Philippines.

She became known to the wider Australian public in 2006 when she participated in the fifth season of 'Dancing with the Stars'.

She did quite well, finishing in second place with her dance partner Carmelo Pizzino.

Ms. Caoili wasn't an active chess player herself anymore, but she was incredibly busy with a wide variety of projects and engagements.


She visited Aronian occasionally at chess events to support him.

"I wouldn't say I'm a great player, but I am good enough to be nervous enough!" she said.

Caoili and Aronian were engaged in 2015 and married in September 2017 in Yerevan, in the presence of the then Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and his wife.

Ms. Caoili was multi-talented.


By education, she was an economist with a Ph.D. on "Russian foreign policy, especially its economic and business relations with Armenia on a state and individual level."

She spoke several languages fluently and loved mountain climbing, cycling, and cooking.

Her Twitter bio lists many more interests such as the economics of space, foresight, ESG funds +SWFs, music, dance, and boxing, apart from chess.


She owned a jazz club in Yerevan and recorded an EP in Australia.

After working as a consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers, she became the managing director at the global strategy consulting firm Akron, which is active in public policy and economics.


In this role, she advised international leaders, including the Armenian president.


She also co-founded a newspaper in Armenia.

Ms. Caoili was also involved in several philanthropic initiatives in Armenia.


In 2018, she made a 2,000-km bike tour through Turkey, Iran, and Armenia to raise funds for the Children of Armenia Fund, which, among other activities, builds schools where chess is now taught.

"I'm really proud of that," Caoili said.

"It was a lot of fun, and the central message, besides the historical context and how interesting that was, was to drive home that sport and chess is really important for kids."










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Wednesday, 1st April 2o2o

From Twitter:


According to Sherrilyn Ifill, "The great #ShirleyChisolm was a Census enumerator in 1970. She understood the importance of being counted. Now you can fill out your Census form online at http://my2020census.gov. For representation. For resources to our communities. (Chisolm photo by Meyer Liebowitz in Unseen)."


Takes all of 10 minutes of your time.

Easy as 1... 2... 3!

See?

 
Note: name and .pdf code is classified






Would You Like To Know More?
https://my2020census.gov/
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Latest Flicks / Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Last post by CvilleWakandan on Today at 10:37:56 am »
I still go to work so my schedule is pretty much the same. Just no comic store or gym to go to.

-Picard
-JoJo Stardust Crusaders.
-BR BattleRoyale
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Black Panther / Re: EXODUS
« Last post by Gessela on Today at 07:43:21 am »
Well done Gessela, well done. Your digital art is gives me the sense of gravitas and scale necessary for Moses Magnum to confront the Black Panther. The narrative does indeed address my concern as it explains a deity (Nut) choosing a shepherd to challenge another deity's (Bast) avatar. Wakanda being such an insular society may in fact require a Wakandan holy person to lead such a pilgrimage.

However as comic book and movie histories have shown your narrative works. I am in favor of Wakanda being seen as involatile, lacking the all too common internal strife and being extremely resilient to outside influence. Viewing the Black Panther and Wakanda compared to other nations and cultures and demonstrating its unique expressions of Afrakan centered futurisms of society, religion and military etc, is where lies the future of Black Panther.

Keep expressing your vision because you do it well. I look forward to seeing how this confrontation concludes.


No worries Ture, I will not show a volatile, and easily disrupted Wakanda. I agree that any of the typical trapping are ineffective on a 10k year continuous functioning society. My attempt will be to introduce conflict through the natural order of things, not sudden unhappiness or political desires.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates Exits Black Panther With 40-Page Final Issue
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuña and Brian Stelfreeze's time with Black Panther will come to an end with a 40-page final issue this June.
BY ADREON PATTERSON MAR 20, 2020



Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artists Daniel Acuña and Brian Stelfreeze will end their landmark run with issue #25.

In Coates' final issue, T'Challa has come full circle. He will return to Wakanda after traveling the galaxy and enduring many trials outside his homeland. Now, the superhero has come home to reclaim his rightful place as King of Wakanda.

Marvel Comics has issued no announcement about whether Coates' last issue will conclude the series or if a new creative team is coming on board.



BLACK PANTHER #25
TA-NEHISI COATES (W) • DANIEL ACUÑA & BRIAN STELFREEZE (A) • COVER BY DANIEL ACUÑA
FINAL ISSUE VARIANT COVER BY BRIAN STELFREEZE
VARIANT COVER BY SAM SPRATT
THE FINAL ISSUE OF TA-NEHISI COATES’ LANDMARK RUN!
It’s the end of an era for the Black Panther as renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates concludes his Wakandan epic! Over four years, Coates has taken the Black Panther to hell and back and expanded Wakanda into the distant stars. Now, in his final issue, he brings T’Challa full circle, back to the home he left behind…and the crown he has never fully accepted. This is the story of a king who sought to be a hero, a hero who was reduced to a slave, a slave who advanced into legend…and the man who has struggled to hold up an empire in his bare hands. The journey will conclude, but the legend remains. Don’t miss the close of a historic epoch in comic history! Coates, Acuña and Stelfreeze's Black Panther #25 goes on sale June 2020 from Marvel Comics.
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99





While it's very fortunate that this is the end of COATES, it's UNFORTUATE that we're almost certainly looking at the end of the BLACK PANTHER SERIES as well. Coates' garbage books have sold terribly, and this one is ranked #123 in February of this year.

123   123   132   Black Panther   21   $3.99   02/26/20   Marvel   14,639

https://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2020/2020-02.html


What's almost certain to happen? Is that they cancel the book and revive it either next year in Black History Month or the year after when The Black Panther movie is slated to hit. That approach will pretty much guarantee them a hit series.

In the interim? The wypipo are going to drag. DRAG. T'Challa and Ororo. Without T'Challa's readership helping out, and without a marquee name like HICKMAN carrying her writing chores AND writing her often? Ororo will fade into the background and back into her traditional role of X-nanny, supporting non-entity, and chocolate covered White girl clinging to her mutant gene over her Afrikan identity and loyally playing 55th fiddle to Whoever The Mutant White Woman This Year Is.

 Be not surprised to find Ororo being the ornament on the arm of some White man, next. Then speedily rejected by said White man, after said White mutant man is done with her. This is how the X-Office sees Ororo. This is how the X-fans see Ororo [ except the Rutogs and Jenn's of the world ]. This is what we'll see going forward into next year.

I hope I'm wrong, but prior history tends to affirm rather than refute my prognostications above...

...thoughts, HEFfas?


When one considers the fact that Ta Nehisi Coates, an African-American, has run T'Challa, Wakanda and the entire Bpack Panther into the proverbial ground, I fail to see what "wypipo" has to do with anything in this regard?

No one twisted Coates arm where derailing T'Challa's comicbook trajectory was concerned.

That was all on him.


Ta Nehisi Coates deserves every bit of scorn and dislike we've heaped upon him. There's no intention on my part to in any way dilute or deflect that. Imo? Betrayal by one who SHOULD HAVE been one of our own is WORSE than betrayal from outside of the community.

But. The "wypipo" were there before, during and after Coates. And they...as I said...will DRAG T'Choro as they've done before. Most especially the X-Office and the leeway they frequently enjoy plus their well known venom towards T'Choro. These people are universally wypipo who are invested in the neutering of BP; most ESPECIALLY if there's no RH or CJP types around to defend BP.

Hope I've clarified my position for you, bruh.


The entire X-office is not solely inhabited by "wypipo" so attributing the lions share of blame towards one racial demographic is something of an assumption and wistfully myopic in the face of the bigger threat posed by faux "woke" idiots like Coates and his ilk, who have deluded themselves into believing that their supposed "knowledge of self" is anything other than a variation of ignorance infused self hatred masquerading as progressiveness.

Wypipo like Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, created Black Panther and other "wypipo" such as Don McGregor David Liss and Al Ewing contributed towards positive depictions of T'Challa that were cognizant of T'Challa's intellectual and physical prowess as well as Wakandan excellence.

And I state the above not just to recognise, defend and celebrate the above mentioned writers,  but to merely illustrate the folly of blanket statements and judgements based solely on race, ethnicity or any of the other discriminatory prejudicial biases some of us tend to apply to everyday logic and supposed common sense.

It remains quite revealing that not even Jonathan Maberry of Doomwar infamy, stooped so low as ro devolve Wakanda into a stereotypical hell hole of misogyny, gender conflict and rape camps.

That distinct disrespect to the BP mythos was signed, sealed and delivered to us by Ta Nehisi Coates who the last time I looked, was most definitely not "wypipo."




The decision makers are wypipo...and usually THE SAME wypipo we've had in place for DECADES [ and/or their pupils-cum-bosses in MU Editorial ] and their position regarding BP is [ in ]famously consistent. In more than 50 years, we've had exactly THREE writers of BP the main book and series who actually gave three damns about BP, and those are: CJP, RH, and LISS.

50+ years since BP was introduced. Three writers. Marinate with that. That. CANNOT. Be. Accidental.

The rest of the MU that dragged T'Challa? The rest of the writers who wrote T'Challa? Were wypipo who for better or for worse for the most part utterly sucked in grasping who he is and what he does [ writers who treated T'Challa well post-CJP usually didn't write T'Challa's main book, and wrote T'Challa for an arc or so; that's why I didn't mention incredible depictions of BP and/or T'Choro like those of McDuffie, Aaron with SWaD, Ellis, and of course Geoff Johns, the guy who wrote...



and other writers...like HICKMAN... who may have written impressive depictions of BP but none of them count towards my primary point because none of these worthies writing BP's main book. These other writers who wrote BP well and respectfully were few and far between...and even then for the most part they were hot fiya for an arc or two...if that; however we received more than 30 nearly unbroken years of T'Challa being T'Chumpa in both the main MU aaand his own book. That's all from and done by wypipo who set the T'Chumpa Standard; and that's my point. The outstanding humans who are White like some of the illustrious and esteemed HEFfas on our own board here are the unicorns visavis their perspective amongst most wypipo pre-MCU BP and we all know it. They know it, too. MU Editorial knows it and kept that culture up on purpose. This acidic abrasive racist culture and pogrom was ingrained and consistent in the wypipo who ran the MU and LCBRD. That's why there were zero incredible writers working on BP CONSISTENTLY in HIS MAIN BOOK since LISS .It wasn't an accident. That's POLICY. If not? One would be VERY HARD PRESSED to explain how Coates was allowed to continue his fecal matter on BP without being checked hard and corrected; notice that he didn't try a single cow pie of his chicanery on BP with the illustrious and vaunted CAPTAIN AMERICA when Coates had a shot at him... ]

More to the point, these White writers actively didn't want impressive, top tier Afrikan or Afrikan American heroes who were consistently written as A-Class heroes, consistently racking up big name wins over big name villains of the 616. The X-Office? Isn't an anomaly in the way that they disrespect to the very core of their beings the few Afrikan mutants they bother to create and NOT have them swiftly suffer humiliation at the hands of some White mutant before being offhandedly killed and summarily forgotten about. The X-Office is still following established racist, condescending MU Policy regarding Afrikan capes. Point blank, for the most part in comic book history? Neither the White comic book writers nor the LCBRD wanted powerful Black people invading their escapist superhero fantasy books and smacking around both their most formidable White villains AND White heroes. That's why there weren't any until CJP, RH, LISS, and COOGLER.

CJP and RH not only hypercharged BP, they raised the profiles of Storm, Falcon, Power Man, Iron Fist and Shang-Chi, too. Think about that. Name one. Just ONE. Afrikan or Afrikan-American hero who was written by wypipo, actually sounded and acted Black, plus got real wins on a consistent basis in Marvel Comics vs name villains. On the surface, capes like Storm, Power Man Iron Fist and Shang-Chi should have wins at least as consistent and impressive as Captain America; but they're not even close.

The toxic, unrealistic treatment of Black s/heroes is what happens when wypipo of a particular cut and ilk are the writers and Editorial and are forced to include heroes of color...especially Black heroes...in their writing. No matter how well intentioned or malicious they may be, their inner inclinations manifest themselves loud, clear and consistently.

That's what I mean by "wypipo".

And THAT'S why it's THREE TIMES WORSE when an educated genius like Coates who can write mindblowing stuff like BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME and make staggeringly brilliant arguments for reparation...then this same guy sits down and purposely beshat...excuse me, WRITES... T'Challa in a manner that is not only the WORST kind of T'Chumpa as it squanders the incredible thirst for the REAL BP that the MCU BP built up and served to him in such a way that MU BP should be doing BATMAN NUMBERS, but furthers the unacceptable treachery by consciously crafting a vomitous literary failure that is deliberately, purposefully, maliciously and clearly showing that when it comes to writing BP? This fool is far less Ta/Ptah Coates. He is a far more fully and totally committed TURN Coates.


And yet, a lot of folks went out 9f their way to buy Coates trash masquerading as BP solo, month after month for close to FOUR years straight.

At the end 9f the day, we remain our own worst enemies regardless of what "wypipo" choose to do and that my brother, is the actual crux of the matter for me.


My brother, I don't think that "we" are the folks who went out of our way to buy...as you aptly put it..."Coates trash masquerading as BP solo". I think that a combo of n00bs brought in by the MCU, Coates fans from his previous nonriction works kept his trash afloat. I think that he might have gotten some slight bumps from his marvelous reparations arguments, and his other appearances as a "progressive" genius and intellectual.

 I also think that Coates' run was extended by at least a year...TWICE, for a total of a two year bump from outside sources because his dung filled "writing" couldn't survive on its own for two years...via the staggering runaway success of the MCU movies. The first huge push he got? CIVIL WAR; released the month after Coates debuted his BP.  The second? The record breaking, world shaking success of BLACK PANTHER AND WAKANDA in the BP MCU. He even received a less powerful but still significant third push from the MCU's INFINITY WAR. And even then? His trash kept hemorrhaging readers to the extent that major directional changes in "plots" and "renumbering" and all those other gimmicks had to be taken in order to save his fecal matter from early termination.

Had RH BP or CJP BP received THAT kind of TRIPLE push? They'd be outselling Batman at least several times per year over the last couple of years. And I'm not even engaging in hyperbole, my brother.

It's a truly sad state of affairs to be honest.
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Health / Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Last post by Battle on Yesterday at 06:35:47 pm »
Tuesday, 31st March 2o2o

From Twitter, a letter from Democratic Senators & Representatives dated March 2017.


March 2017:
According to Nico Pitney,  @SenWarren, @PattyMurray and 3 House Dems write HHS Secretary Tom Price to raise concerns about the nation’s ability to respond to infectious disease threats. No response received.


An excerpt:


We write regarding a report earlier this month about "a surge in human infections of a deadly bird flu in China [that] is prompting increasing concern among health officials around the world...[and that] poses the greatest risk of a pandemic threat if it evolves to spread readily from human to human."

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would lead the federal government response to a pandemic flu.

Before leaving the CDC in January 2017, the former Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, stated his concerns about such a pandemic, noting that the greatest health threat we face is "always for an influenza pandemic,"  and that "If the resistant organisms emerge in one part of the world, they will inevitably come to other parts of the world... [A] pragmatic approach will rely on proven programs that protect Americans."
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Ta-Nehisi Coates Exits Black Panther With 40-Page Final Issue
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuña and Brian Stelfreeze's time with Black Panther will come to an end with a 40-page final issue this June.
BY ADREON PATTERSON MAR 20, 2020



Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artists Daniel Acuña and Brian Stelfreeze will end their landmark run with issue #25.

In Coates' final issue, T'Challa has come full circle. He will return to Wakanda after traveling the galaxy and enduring many trials outside his homeland. Now, the superhero has come home to reclaim his rightful place as King of Wakanda.

Marvel Comics has issued no announcement about whether Coates' last issue will conclude the series or if a new creative team is coming on board.



BLACK PANTHER #25
TA-NEHISI COATES (W) • DANIEL ACUÑA & BRIAN STELFREEZE (A) • COVER BY DANIEL ACUÑA
FINAL ISSUE VARIANT COVER BY BRIAN STELFREEZE
VARIANT COVER BY SAM SPRATT
THE FINAL ISSUE OF TA-NEHISI COATES’ LANDMARK RUN!
It’s the end of an era for the Black Panther as renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates concludes his Wakandan epic! Over four years, Coates has taken the Black Panther to hell and back and expanded Wakanda into the distant stars. Now, in his final issue, he brings T’Challa full circle, back to the home he left behind…and the crown he has never fully accepted. This is the story of a king who sought to be a hero, a hero who was reduced to a slave, a slave who advanced into legend…and the man who has struggled to hold up an empire in his bare hands. The journey will conclude, but the legend remains. Don’t miss the close of a historic epoch in comic history! Coates, Acuña and Stelfreeze's Black Panther #25 goes on sale June 2020 from Marvel Comics.
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99





While it's very fortunate that this is the end of COATES, it's UNFORTUATE that we're almost certainly looking at the end of the BLACK PANTHER SERIES as well. Coates' garbage books have sold terribly, and this one is ranked #123 in February of this year.

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What's almost certain to happen? Is that they cancel the book and revive it either next year in Black History Month or the year after when The Black Panther movie is slated to hit. That approach will pretty much guarantee them a hit series.

In the interim? The wypipo are going to drag. DRAG. T'Challa and Ororo. Without T'Challa's readership helping out, and without a marquee name like HICKMAN carrying her writing chores AND writing her often? Ororo will fade into the background and back into her traditional role of X-nanny, supporting non-entity, and chocolate covered White girl clinging to her mutant gene over her Afrikan identity and loyally playing 55th fiddle to Whoever The Mutant White Woman This Year Is.

 Be not surprised to find Ororo being the ornament on the arm of some White man, next. Then speedily rejected by said White man, after said White mutant man is done with her. This is how the X-Office sees Ororo. This is how the X-fans see Ororo [ except the Rutogs and Jenn's of the world ]. This is what we'll see going forward into next year.

I hope I'm wrong, but prior history tends to affirm rather than refute my prognostications above...

...thoughts, HEFfas?


When one considers the fact that Ta Nehisi Coates, an African-American, has run T'Challa, Wakanda and the entire Bpack Panther into the proverbial ground, I fail to see what "wypipo" has to do with anything in this regard?

No one twisted Coates arm where derailing T'Challa's comicbook trajectory was concerned.

That was all on him.


Ta Nehisi Coates deserves every bit of scorn and dislike we've heaped upon him. There's no intention on my part to in any way dilute or deflect that. Imo? Betrayal by one who SHOULD HAVE been one of our own is WORSE than betrayal from outside of the community.

But. The "wypipo" were there before, during and after Coates. And they...as I said...will DRAG T'Choro as they've done before. Most especially the X-Office and the leeway they frequently enjoy plus their well known venom towards T'Choro. These people are universally wypipo who are invested in the neutering of BP; most ESPECIALLY if there's no RH or CJP types around to defend BP.

Hope I've clarified my position for you, bruh.


The entire X-office is not solely inhabited by "wypipo" so attributing the lions share of blame towards one racial demographic is something of an assumption and wistfully myopic in the face of the bigger threat posed by faux "woke" idiots like Coates and his ilk, who have deluded themselves into believing that their supposed "knowledge of self" is anything other than a variation of ignorance infused self hatred masquerading as progressiveness.

Wypipo like Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, created Black Panther and other "wypipo" such as Don McGregor David Liss and Al Ewing contributed towards positive depictions of T'Challa that were cognizant of T'Challa's intellectual and physical prowess as well as Wakandan excellence.

And I state the above not just to recognise, defend and celebrate the above mentioned writers,  but to merely illustrate the folly of blanket statements and judgements based solely on race, ethnicity or any of the other discriminatory prejudicial biases some of us tend to apply to everyday logic and supposed common sense.

It remains quite revealing that not even Jonathan Maberry of Doomwar infamy, stooped so low as ro devolve Wakanda into a stereotypical hell hole of misogyny, gender conflict and rape camps.

That distinct disrespect to the BP mythos was signed, sealed and delivered to us by Ta Nehisi Coates who the last time I looked, was most definitely not "wypipo."




The decision makers are wypipo...and usually THE SAME wypipo we've had in place for DECADES [ and/or their pupils-cum-bosses in MU Editorial ] and their position regarding BP is [ in ]famously consistent. In more than 50 years, we've had exactly THREE writers of BP the main book and series who actually gave three damns about BP, and those are: CJP, RH, and LISS.

50+ years since BP was introduced. Three writers. Marinate with that. That. CANNOT. Be. Accidental.

The rest of the MU that dragged T'Challa? The rest of the writers who wrote T'Challa? Were wypipo who for better or for worse for the most part utterly sucked in grasping who he is and what he does [ writers who treated T'Challa well post-CJP usually didn't write T'Challa's main book, and wrote T'Challa for an arc or so; that's why I didn't mention incredible depictions of BP and/or T'Choro like those of McDuffie, Aaron with SWaD, Ellis, and of course Geoff Johns, the guy who wrote...



and other writers...like HICKMAN... who may have written impressive depictions of BP but none of them count towards my primary point because none of these worthies writing BP's main book. These other writers who wrote BP well and respectfully were few and far between...and even then for the most part they were hot fiya for an arc or two...if that; however we received more than 30 nearly unbroken years of T'Challa being T'Chumpa in both the main MU aaand his own book. That's all from and done by wypipo who set the T'Chumpa Standard; and that's my point. The outstanding humans who are White like some of the illustrious and esteemed HEFfas on our own board here are the unicorns visavis their perspective amongst most wypipo pre-MCU BP and we all know it. They know it, too. MU Editorial knows it and kept that culture up on purpose. This acidic abrasive racist culture and pogrom was ingrained and consistent in the wypipo who ran the MU and LCBRD. That's why there were zero incredible writers working on BP CONSISTENTLY in HIS MAIN BOOK since LISS .It wasn't an accident. That's POLICY. If not? One would be VERY HARD PRESSED to explain how Coates was allowed to continue his fecal matter on BP without being checked hard and corrected; notice that he didn't try a single cow pie of his chicanery on BP with the illustrious and vaunted CAPTAIN AMERICA when Coates had a shot at him... ]

More to the point, these White writers actively didn't want impressive, top tier Afrikan or Afrikan American heroes who were consistently written as A-Class heroes, consistently racking up big name wins over big name villains of the 616. The X-Office? Isn't an anomaly in the way that they disrespect to the very core of their beings the few Afrikan mutants they bother to create and NOT have them swiftly suffer humiliation at the hands of some White mutant before being offhandedly killed and summarily forgotten about. The X-Office is still following established racist, condescending MU Policy regarding Afrikan capes. Point blank, for the most part in comic book history? Neither the White comic book writers nor the LCBRD wanted powerful Black people invading their escapist superhero fantasy books and smacking around both their most formidable White villains AND White heroes. That's why there weren't any until CJP, RH, LISS, and COOGLER.

CJP and RH not only hypercharged BP, they raised the profiles of Storm, Falcon, Power Man, Iron Fist and Shang-Chi, too. Think about that. Name one. Just ONE. Afrikan or Afrikan-American hero who was written by wypipo, actually sounded and acted Black, plus got real wins on a consistent basis in Marvel Comics vs name villains. On the surface, capes like Storm, Power Man Iron Fist and Shang-Chi should have wins at least as consistent and impressive as Captain America; but they're not even close.

The toxic, unrealistic treatment of Black s/heroes is what happens when wypipo of a particular cut and ilk are the writers and Editorial and are forced to include heroes of color...especially Black heroes...in their writing. No matter how well intentioned or malicious they may be, their inner inclinations manifest themselves loud, clear and consistently.

That's what I mean by "wypipo".

And THAT'S why it's THREE TIMES WORSE when an educated genius like Coates who can write mindblowing stuff like BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME and make staggeringly brilliant arguments for reparation...then this same guy sits down and purposely beshat...excuse me, WRITES... T'Challa in a manner that is not only the WORST kind of T'Chumpa as it squanders the incredible thirst for the REAL BP that the MCU BP built up and served to him in such a way that MU BP should be doing BATMAN NUMBERS, but furthers the unacceptable treachery by consciously crafting a vomitous literary failure that is deliberately, purposefully, maliciously and clearly showing that when it comes to writing BP? This fool is far less Ta/Ptah Coates. He is a far more fully and totally committed TURN Coates.


And yet, a lot of folks went out 9f their way to buy Coates trash masquerading as BP solo, month after month for close to FOUR years straight.

At the end 9f the day, we remain our own worst enemies regardless of what "wypipo" choose to do and that my brother, is the actual crux of the matter for me.


My brother, I don't think that "we" are the folks who went out of our way to buy...as you aptly put it..."Coates trash masquerading as BP solo". I think that a combo of n00bs brought in by the MCU, Coates fans from his previous nonriction works kept his trash afloat. I think that he might have gotten some slight bumps from his marvelous reparations arguments, and his other appearances as a "progressive" genius and intellectual.

 I also think that Coates' run was extended by at least a year...TWICE, for a total of a two year bump from outside sources because his dung filled "writing" couldn't survive on its own for two years...via the staggering runaway success of the MCU movies. The first huge push he got? CIVIL WAR; released the month after Coates debuted his BP.  The second? The record breaking, world shaking success of BLACK PANTHER AND WAKANDA in the BP MCU. He even received a less powerful but still significant third push from the MCU's INFINITY WAR. And even then? His trash kept hemorrhaging readers to the extent that major directional changes in "plots" and "renumbering" and all those other gimmicks had to be taken in order to save his fecal matter from early termination.

Had RH BP or CJP BP received THAT kind of TRIPLE push? They'd be outselling Batman at least several times per year over the last couple of years. And I'm not even engaging in hyperbole, my brother.
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Tuesday, 31st march 2o2o
Mother Sentenced to 7 Months in College Admissions Scam
by Alanna Durkin of The Associated Press



(BOSTON, Massachussetts) — A California woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison for paying bribes to rig her two daughters' college admissions exams and get one of them into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit.

In an unusual hearing held via videoconference due to the virus pandemic, the judge rejected Elizabeth Henriquez's bid to avoid prison because of the public health crisis but is allowing her to remain free until at least June 30 in the hopes that the outbreak will have diminished by then.

“I have every hope that the coronavirus crisis will abate in a matter of months and that Ms. Henriquez will be able to serve her sentence safely and rebuild her life,” U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton said.

Henriquez and her husband were charged with paying $400,000 in bribes to get their oldest daughter into Georgetown as a bogus tennis recruit in 2016.

They also paid bribes to have someone cheat on their daughters' college entrance exams, authorities said.

In one instance, the purported proctor sat next to her daughter while she took a test and fed her the answers and then “gloated” with Henriquez and the teen about how they had cheated and gotten away with it, authorities said.

“This was a long-term scheme where fraud replaced truth in the admissions process for both of her kids," Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen said.

Her husband, Manuel Henriquez, is the founder and former CEO of Hercules Capital, a finance firm in Palo Alto, California.

He is scheduled to be sentenced April 8th.

Her lawyers had urged the judge to give her home confinement, citing a memo written by Attorney General William Barr who said some nonviolent inmates who are particularly at risk to the virus may be safer at home than behind bars.

“I feel so ashamed and I promise to spend the rest of my life trying to repair the harm caused by my immoral actions,” Henriquez told the judge.

Henriquez was sentenced via videoconference to keep people from gathering at the federal courthouse in Boston amid the pandemic.

The judge talked to Henriquez and lawyers over video chat while news media and other members of the public listened on the phone.

The Boston court and halls of justice across the country have delayed jury trials and moved to video and telephone hearings to keep the criminal justice system moving while people are hunkered in their homes.

Prosecutors had argued in court documents that she deserved more than two years behind bars.

Gorton ordered Henriquez to begin serving her prison sentence on June 30th but said he would consider a request to push that back further if necessary.

She is among nearly two dozen prominent parents who have pleaded guilty in a case dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.”

Others who have admitted to charges include “Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman, who was sentenced to two weeks in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's entrance exam.

Eight parents, including “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to go to trial in October.

Those parents asked the judge last week to toss the charges, accusing prosecutors of withholding evidence that would support their claims of innocence.

























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Black Panther / Re: EXODUS
« Last post by Ture on Yesterday at 03:53:32 pm »
Well done Gessela, well done. Your digital art is gives me the sense of gravitas and scale necessary for Moses Magnum to confront the Black Panther. The narrative does indeed address my concern as it explains a deity (Nut) choosing a shepherd to challenge another deity's (Bast) avatar. Wakanda being such an insular society may in fact require a Wakandan holy person to lead such a pilgrimage.

However as comic book and movie histories have shown your narrative works. I am in favor of Wakanda being seen as involatile, lacking the all too common internal strife and being extremely resilient to outside influence. Viewing the Black Panther and Wakanda compared to other nations and cultures and demonstrating its unique expressions of Afrakan centered futurisms of society, religion and military etc, is where lies the future of Black Panther.

Keep expressing your vision because you do it well. I look forward to seeing how this confrontation concludes.
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