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Hudlin's Huddle / Re: Photos from the production of EMPEROR
« Last post by zadok50 on Today at 09:25:12 am »
A great story that has never been told at least as far as I remember, the only story regarding John Brown that always comes to mind is Santa Fe Trail with Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan it depicted John Brown as a Crazy Lunatic, I am looking forward to a real story about real men with principals who were willing to sacrifice their lives for freedom. The pics tell a story that takes me to a place and time when my family lived in the south and our roots are still there. The guns are interesting I assume it is based on status or region.
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Hudlin's Huddle / Photos from the production of EMPEROR
« Last post by Reginald Hudlin on Today at 08:07:37 am »
I'm back in town so I can put together a cool post like the one on the main page of the site.  Look at the pictures and come back here and tell me about it!
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KILLMONGER #1 (of 5)

BRYAN HILL (W) • JUAN FERREYRA (A/C)

THE BRUTAL TALE OF A MAN WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING FOR FREEDOM…
One day, Erik Killmonger will rise up and attempt to steal the throne of Wakanda. The throne he believes he is owed. But long before he became “Killmonger,” there was a boy known as N’Jadaka. A boy who was stolen from his home and taught only the world’s cruelties. A boy who knew the Black Panther only as a fairy tale, a whisper from strangers. This is the story of a man who driven by revenge. This is the legend of Killmonger.



KILLMONGER #2
BRYAN EDWARD HILL (W) • JUAN FERREYRA (A/C)

CAN’T KILL THE KING!
All he wants is Ulysses Klaw. But to get his revenge, Erik Killmonger will have to take a job from the deadliest man in New York City: Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of crime. Four targets – four assassins. Assuming, that is, that Erik can trust his newfound teammates…
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Feel The Funk / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Last post by Curtis Metcalf on Yesterday at 09:49:22 am »
Charles Stepney was Earth, Wind & Fire's producer until Spirit (which is dedicated to him) when he died from a heart attack. So he didn't make it to the 80s.  :(
I had mistakenly thought of publicist Bill Stepheny & Hank Shocklee (who repped Public Enemy back-in-th'-day).   
Ah yes, the Bomb Squad. They also did Amerikkka's Most Wanted in addition to the PE masterpieces. Production greatness.
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Health / Re: Purple Purse
« Last post by Battle on September 17, 2018, 03:53:38 pm »
MONDAY!
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):

6:35 p.m.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing next Monday with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault when they were teens.

That’s according to the GOP chairman, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who announced the hearing Monday “to give these recent allegations a full airing.”

Grassley had tried to have the panel’s staff conduct phone interviews with both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

But Democrats rejected the private interviews and want the FBI to investigate the allegations as part of the nominee’s background investigation.

Grassley says “anyone who comes forward” as Ford has done “deserves to be heard.”

Kavanaugh denies assaulting the woman.







Would You Like To Know More?
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/17/the-latest-kavanaugh-accuser-willing-to-talk-to-congress/
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Feel The Funk / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Last post by Battle on September 17, 2018, 03:27:02 pm »
Charles Stepney was Earth, Wind & Fire's producer until Spirit (which is dedicated to him) when he died from a heart attack. So he didn't make it to the 80s.  :(



You're absolutely correct, Curtis Metcalf.


I had mistakenly thought of publicist Bill Stepheny & Hank Shocklee (who repped Public Enemy back-in-th'-day).   
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Other Comics / Re: My upcoming comic, Is'nana the Were-Spider
« Last post by Greg on September 17, 2018, 01:34:15 pm »
Hey, guys. What's going on?

Just wanted to let y'all know the digital version of my book Is'nana The Were-Spider Vol 2 is now available. Be sure to get your copy today! Or let me know if you'd like to preorder a physical copy which will be out next month!



http://peepgamecomix.com/product/isnana-the-were-spider-the-hornets-web/
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Feel The Funk / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Last post by Curtis Metcalf on September 17, 2018, 01:18:27 pm »
Great selection, Battle. I wasn't aware of this version of the song nor did I know that Charles Stepney produced a Marlena Shaw album. Thanks for sharing.



Sorry for the late reply...    power outages all over the Eastern side of South Carolina last Friday finally restored approximately 1:35 p.m. E.S.T., this Sunday.

Wasn't Charles Stepney part of the engineering/production team for a lot of early Hip Hop recordings in the 80s?    :-\

Yeah... the interesting trivia about that song is that it's a cover from The Messengers. 

Aside from Marlena Shaw's version, there is another version by the popular 1960's duet, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell.
Charles Stepney was Earth, Wind & Fire's producer until Spirit (which is dedicated to him) when he died from a heart attack. So he didn't make it to the 80s.  :(
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Black Panther / Re: Black Panther - Sovereign Supreme... BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST
« Last post by Ture on September 17, 2018, 12:18:03 pm »
Advance Review: AVENGERS: BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST a 'Strong Start' with T'CHALLA and SHURI
By Robert Reed



Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest - “Shadow of Atlantis”
Written by Geoffrey Thorne
Directed by Michael Gunnell (Part One) and Timothy Eldred (Part Two)
Starring James Mathis III, Daisy Lightfoot, Mick Wingert, Laura Bailey, Kathreen Khavari, Matt Mercer and Roger Craig Smith
Airing September 23 on Disney XD
Review by Robert Reed
‘Rama Rating: 8 out of 10


The newest season of Avengers Assemble, aptly titled Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest will make its debut September 23 with the two-parter “Shadow of Atlantis.” With Black Panther and his fellow Avengers pitted against Tiger Shark and his Atlantean soldiers as they rip through New York in search of a mysterious artifact, this debut sticks the landing with some fast-paced scripting and high-octane action, even if there are a few hiccups along the way.

The two-parter opens as T’Challa (James Mathis III) formally introduces Shuri (Daisy Lightfoot) to his teammates at Avengers Tower. While Shuri and Kamala Khan (Kathreen Khavari) take an instant liking to one another, the focus quickly shifts to the T’Challa and Tony Stark (Mick Wingert). Mathis has played Black Panther a number of times now, and his vocal ability gives T’Challa a commanding presence that plays really well with Wingert’s light-hearted take on Stark.

It’s this dynamic that Geoffrey Thorne’s script uses to emphasize the tenuous working relationship between Black Panther and Iron Man, particularly with a running joke on Tony Stark’s desire to be “buddies” with T’Challa without the two really knowing much about one another (T’Challa is all too happy to point out that Stark doesn’t know the king’s favorite color).

The action here is mostly of the punching variety, but the animators come up with some dynamic combos and movements, especially in emphasizing the acrobatic nature of T’Challa’s combat skills. As one comes to expect with Marvel, the humor is sprinkled in here, and though there are a few jokes that don’t quite land, the ones that do hit are a blast (including a bit referencing all the things that are found in the stomachs of real sharks). Tiger Shark and the Atlantean soldiers make for good opening villains, and a giant monster keeps the heavy hitters on the team occupied. Mercer’s performance gives Tiger Shark a growling menace that contrasts him against the heroes while also leaving room for some other antagonistic characters to make their mark.

While there are laughs to be had here, Thorne layers in an undercurrent of tension as the unfolding events require Stark and T’Challa to repeatedly reveal just how much they both know about the other’s secrets. The two aren’t quite butting heads just yet, but the foundations have been laid for an arc based on “Enemy of the State II” from Christopher Priest’s acclaimed comic book run, should the show choose to go that route.




The second episode focuses on joining Shuri in defending the Wakandan Embassy from Tiger Shark’s intrusion. Thorne nicely balances T’Challa’s concern for his sister without making her a damsel in distress. The dialogue between T’Challa and Shuri emphasizes how similar the siblings are and how strong their bond is. Both are geniuses trained to protect their kingdom. It’s in these exchanges that Daisy Lightfoot begins to shine as Shuri and it will be nice to see how the interplay between her and Mathis develops.

However, in spite of some strong character moments from both the main and supporting cast (Captain America apologizes to T’Challa for accidentally knocking over a Wakandan flag in combat), the second episode is let down a bit by the action. The heavy hitters on the team are mysteriously absent here, with the episode focusing primarily on T’Challa fighting Tiger Shark through a number of different areas of the Embassy. The design of the embassy is certainly fascinating, but the fight gets stale after a while.

“Shadow of Atlantis” is a strong start to the new show, welcoming new viewers, while also building on the world the show’s fans have come to know. James Mathis III has great chemistry with both Daisy Lightfoot and Mick Wingert, giving the episodes an energetic pace. Geoffrey Thorne’s scripts cover a lot of ground and while the plotting of the second episode isn’t as dynamic as that of the first, both episodes are bursting at the seams with story bits that are sure to pay off down the road.


https://www.newsarama.com/41774-advance-review-marvels-avengers-black-panthers-quest-shadow-of-atlantis.html
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Black Panther / Re: Black Panther - Sovereign Supreme... BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST
« Last post by Ture on September 17, 2018, 12:12:07 pm »
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