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Latest updates for issue 3/200th issue. Sounds like Tchalla will be going through a "born again" style story.

The problem is Coates gave the impression that he ended high so I guess Ridley thinks he needs to do a deconstruction arc. If it's as good as Unworthy Thor by Aaron it should be fine, but I'm skeptical.

https://comic-watch.com/news/news-watch-black-panther-celebrates-200th-issue-with-giant-sized-spectacular

The second cover is fire though, I'm going for that one.
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Hudlin TV / Re: The Game revived at Paramount Plus
« Last post by Emperorjones on October 20, 2021, 03:26:49 pm »
The Game Revival: Derwin Is Eager to Return to the Field in Official Trailer

http://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/game-revival-derwin-eager-return-183507131.html
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Hudlin TV / Re: CW's Batwoman
« Last post by Emperorjones on October 20, 2021, 02:55:16 pm »
Warner Bros Says Ruby Rose Was Fired From ‘Batwoman’ After ‘Multiple Complaints’ About Her Behavior

http://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/warner-bros-says-ruby-rose-183314657.html
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THE INVERSE INTERVIEW ‘BLACK PANTHER’ WRITER UNPACKS HIS SCI-FI FILM DEBUT AND UPCOMING MARVEL COMIC

B ERIC FRANCISCO
10.17.2021 7:00 AM


This article is edited for just the BP content. Full article here.
https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/john-ridley-needle-in-a-timestack-interview-black-panther

“IF HEAVY IS THE HEAD THAT WEARS THE CROWN, WHAT MAKES T’CHALLA’S HEAD HEAVY?”

But superheroes and sci-fi have never been beyond Ridley’s grasp. He’s written episodes of shows like Justice League and Static Shock and was briefly working with Marvel on a series, which was shelved before ever being announced. In 2021, he wrote comics for both DC and Marvel. Currently, he is working within the Batman universe and will soon take over for Ta-Nehisi Coates on Marvel’s current run of Black Panther.

Needle in a Timestack offers a preview of ideas Ridley will explore on Black Panther. “It’s a story of the past,” Ridley says of the Marvel comics storyline he’ll pursue. “I want to do as much as I’ve done with Needle, which is to take this extraordinary character in this amazing space and say, ‘What makes him human?’ If heavy is the head that wears the crown, what makes T’Challa’s head heavy?”



As he spun a movie from Silverberg’s story, Ridley aims to build upon foundations laid by Black Panther writers Coates and Reginald Hudlin. “You say [their] names, and you know what they did with Black Panther,” he says, “I want to build on those stories. You can look forward to a very human, very grounded take on what it’s like to be Black Panther. It’s the story of regret, in many ways.”

Well this interview didn't give away much. What makes him human? It's a story of regret. So we might get another sad and broken, naval gazing T'Challa. While he did mention building on not just Coates but also Hudlin it remains to be seen how he will integrate the two very different approaches and iterations of the Black Panther.







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Ridley's interviews continue to worry me. Why didn't he choose to build on Priest, Hudlin, McDuffie? This triumvirate of writers have crafted the definitive T'Challa as T'Challa and T'Challa as BP...with Aaron and Liss rockin important Honorable Mentions. Anybody saying "TurnCoates BP" in such a way that implies such an experience as GOOD, immediately gets the "frown face" from me.

How can you be a serious writer of BP and overlook the 5 I listed above and go straight to Coates? That doesn't bode well for either T'Challa or we the true BP Faithful.

BP doesn't need yet ANOTHER "regret" and "Wakanda could be destroyed!" story. Where's the originality, here? Wakanda has been undefeated for more than a million years. WAKANDA HAS NOTHING TO BE REGRETFUL ABOUT!! Improve upon? Sure. Secrets galore? Mandatorily so. But "regret"? Unless it's: "...I regret not stompin on [ various bad guys ] sooner than I just did..."? Stop it!

T'Challa is Emperor of Five Galaxies. There are 5 galaxies worth of stories to be explored. We the readers would "regret" having a author who didn't write about those incredible opportunities to plumb the depths of a hypercapable T'Challa facing these literally intergalactic threats.

 On Earth? T'Challa was chair of The Avengers, led them against the all new and utterly amazing threats that Aaron chronicled. Are you legitimately telling me that Mephisto, Khonshu, Dracula, et al won't try to get some get back on T'Challa for his major role in thwarting their aims?  Those collection of villains alone would try their darndest to make T'Challa "regret" crossing their paths, and we the readers would "regret" not having a writer who didn't explore that!


I'm filled with "regret"...once again...that our own Redjack or R to the H or Priest or SOMEBODY with actual obvious zest and gusto and love for the character who is wholly invested in forever obliterating even the memory of the Coates run and any notion of this...as our Brother Ture put it..."navel-gazing" T'Challa.

Ridley. Give us our powerful, Black Power, Man With The Plan, The Most Dangerous Man Alive T'Challa back. If you do? We'll keep your sales numbers at stupendous levels. Praise your name. All that other good stuff.

If you don't? You'll "regret" it.
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I dunno man, all this stuff around BP 2 just doesn't feel Right. Complete opposite of the first on everything from hype, excitement,
news... This time everything is all negative.

Mrs Steel is just another addition to the list of bad stuff around the movie. Another thing, and maybe I'm reading too much into it, but that comment she made in that interview
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Steel said the women of Wakanda ruled ‘Black Panther.’ “We have power and it’s time for us to step up and take over. That’s what we have to do and take over,” she said

I dunno why but that statement bothers me. Because it should not be a thing of "It's out time to shine" why is it that the women are taking over and taking power? It should be about unity, black men and women are always placed at odds with one another and it's time for them to come together and achieve greatness TOGETHER. Enough with the taking turns
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I cannot cosign or emphasize enough how much I agree with the entire post, but the bolded segment most especially.
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Black Panther & Storm Can Finally Have an Equal Relationship
The King of Wakanda and the Regent of Arakko have loved each other for years, and their new roles could be just what their relationship needs.

BY TRISTAN BENNS



As one of Marvel Comics’ most iconic romantic pairings, the relationship between Black Panther and Storm is one for the ages, but their dynamic wasn’t always entirely equal - until now. The King of Wakanda and the newfound Regent of Arakko have always been a valuable part of each other's lives. And a reunion between T’Challa and Ororo Munroe is exactly what fans have been waiting years for.

Now that they’re both occupied with responsibilities on a cosmic scale, the pair have a better understanding of each other than ever before. And while Storm and Black Panther haven’t been an official item since way back before Avengers vs. X-Men, plenty of readers still see them as soulmates. And if recent developments in both characters’ lives are any indication, those readers just may be right.

S.W.O.R.D. #8 by Al Ewing and Guiu Vilanova cements Storm’s new reign as the leader of the planet Arakko. With an entire world of highly advanced mutants looking to her for leadership, she knows better than ever the weight of the crown T’Challa wears. Meanwhile, his crown has only gotten heavier as Black Panther #25 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and more cemented his rule as the leader of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda.

But despite their fancy new titles, the duo is still very much in love. Throughout Black Panther #25, they still refer to each other as “beloved,” and in the King In Black: Black Panther one-shot by Geoffrey Thorne and Germán Peralta, the King of Wakanda finds himself torn between doing everything he can to protect his people from the Symbiote invasion and rushing to Storm’s aid. The pair’s feelings for each other are clearly still incredibly strong, and with their newfound roles, there’s never been a better time for them to reunite.



Storm has always been incredibly powerful on every level, and she was even treated as a goddess before her time with the X-Men, but her recent political upgrade has taken her to a whole new level. As an iconic X-Man, and even a member of the Avengers for a brief time, Storm had her fair share of responsibilities both as a hero and as Wakanda’s Queen. But despite all her duties and titles, Storm’s various influential roles still created a dynamic that was very different from the relationship between her husband and his people.

Now, T’Challa’s Wakandan expansion has forever changed the mantles of king and Black Panther. It was never a question that Black Panther and Storm’s relationship was one based on love, but their separation in Avengers vs. X-Men proved that the Black Panther's duty to Wakanda came first. And as the leader of the intergalactic Wakandan Empire, T’Challa’s responsibilities have only grown.



But with her new position as the Regent of Arakko, Storm’s responsibilities have grown as well. As the ruler of a planet of superpowered beings, she’s become the default voice for the Sol system in the cosmic corner of Marvel Universe, making her every bit as politically powerful as her beloved. And were they to finally reunite as recent events have hinted, they would both have incredible responsibilities to ground them and keep their love in perspective.

In the eyes of the fans, Storm and Black Panther belong together. And their recent promotions just further prove that point. With their new responsibilities occupying even more of their time, Marvel Comics would be smart to reunite these two separated lovers before they’re literally star-crossed.


It has never been a question of equality to me but one of respect. Even in this article there remains a slant towards Storm's new responsibilities while knowing full well that T'Challa's emperorship of an intergalactic empire literally dwarfs Ororo's regency of a planet or even the solar system. The Black Panther and Wakanda have always shown much (perhaps too much) respect for Storm, can the X-Men and mutantkind say the same?

Properly written T'Challa and Ororo would recognize their love and fidelity for one another and seek a union that would consummate in a new royal family and herald a new leadership throughout the cosmos. Ororo would petition for Arakko to become a member of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda and together the Black Panther and Storm would face the challenges of the universe lightening charged hand in vibranium powered glove.




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Masterful post! I competely agree with all the above. Nothing to add! Cosign!!
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Hudlin TV / Re: CW's "ARROW"
« Last post by Emperorjones on October 20, 2021, 08:32:19 am »
DC's Arrowverse Faces Armageddon in Its New Crossover Trailer

http://gizmodo.com/dcs-arrowverse-faces-armageddon-in-its-new-crossover-tr-1847895153
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