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Yeah, I don't care for this deal that hunter is getting the one up over T'Challa, especially if they are shortening the age gap between them and making hunter only 5 years older. It doesn't bode well, what been shown on the preview so far, hunter getting the one up on T'Challa, T'Chaka being the one who's pushing the opening of Wakanda instead of T'Challa. Don't like these retcons

I concur. It seems that where T'Challa the Black Panther is concerned there is too often some kind of trepidation with regards to letting him be his best self.

That's in most fiction. The difference I think with Priest and Hudlin, is that their highs are so memorable that the lows can be easily forgotten. So when other writers tell avenger stories using the same formula, it's more obvious. Also writers think it's a more compelling story if they show other people getting the best of the main character until the end. The problem is most don't write good endings(something that is already difficult to pull off)so it seems like the entire story was a waste. And I tend to give leeway if the book isn't the main characters. I'd expect for Black Cat to get the best of Spider-Man in her book even though I know it would go differently in his.

Panthers Quest did a lot of people getting the better if Tchalla and the ending was uninspired.

Even Game if Thrones is average until the second to last episode of the season. That's when it hits the fan and all the previous episodes become valuable. Especially on rewatch, because you already know what each step is leading up to. They just keep people entertained with nudity and gore until then. Lol
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Yeah, I don't care for this deal that hunter is getting the one up over T'Challa, especially if they are shortening the age gap between them and making hunter only 5 years older. It doesn't bode well, what been shown on the preview so far, hunter getting the one up on T'Challa, T'Chaka being the one who's pushing the opening of Wakanda instead of T'Challa. Don't like these retcons

I concur. It seems that where T'Challa the Black Panther is concerned there is too often some kind of trepidation with regards to letting him be his best self.
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Seems like they used Panthers' Quest cartoon as inspiration for their relationship. If the writer doesn't adjust their dynamic as they get older, it will be as bad as the cartoons was.

I like the art and the way they chose to draw the city is the best it's been in years. Advanced, but earthy.

I think their relationship is going to filled with conflict and adversity. There is a lot to play with and I liked what Priest did with the two of them and hope to see some development and complexity added even though this is a YA comic book.

Christopher Priest and Brian Stelfreeze are scheduled for Baltimore Comicon the weekend of October 22nd.

I only need 10 or so books signed and I'll have Priests' signature on his whole BP run. 1-12 are signed TPB.

Whoa! Now that is impressive. Makes me want to get some signatures. I meant to get Reginald Hudlin's back when he was signing off on his BP animated DVD. Blown opportunity.

An adversarial relationship is what I'd want, but in these two preview issues Hunter is getting the better of Tchalla. I'd hope it be an equal back and forth. But if they had made Tchalla ten and Hunter eighteen, it'd make sense. But they stole a lot from Thors' first movie.  The scene where Odin is talking to a young Thir and Loki.

Agreed, though I don't remember much about Thor's first cinematic outing, I don't want to witness Hunter, Ororo nor the Fantastic Four getting the better of T'Challa.

With regards to the White Wolf, in the Priest era Hunter was significantly older than T'Challa.



In Black Panther's Quest they appeared much closer in age.



For this story (and most all BP tales) to really work they are going to have to let T'Challa shine as a scientific and technological genius; a phenom of martial arts and combat and spiritually in sync with the powers of the Panther spirit.

One of the challenges I think Priest inflicted upon himself was making sure his Black Panther had space for white people. White girlfriend, white adopted brother, white government attache. While turnabout maybe fair play as this maybe akin to Batman's Lucius Fox and Spider-man's Robbie Robertson it was unnecessary as those BP characters would have fleshed out better if they were indeed Afrakan (so called black). Priest's exposition of Hunter post his origin is what brought life to the character and prevented him from falling into the Tarzan/KaZar trope.

Since the race aspects of Ross, Hunter and Nikki were never played upon there was no real need to make them white. A "black" Ross would have worked wonders due to his perspective as a CIA operative assigned to a "black" king of an unconquered nation. "Black" Hunter coming from a neighboring country too would have really spiced things up. Imagine T'Challa's educational exploration of the west taking him to an HBCU and meeting "black" Nikki.

So while in the 616 we will have to see what develops within the pages of Black Panther Legends.
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Yeah, I don't care for this deal that hunter is getting the one up over T'Challa, especially if they are shortening the age gap between them and making hunter only 5 years older. It doesn't bode well, what been shown on the preview so far, hunter getting the one up on T'Challa, T'Chaka being the one who's pushing the opening of Wakanda instead of T'Challa. Don't like these retcons
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