- Posted by Johanna on November 1, 2006 at 11:29 am
- Category: Comic News
I hadn’t realized that Reginald Hudlin‘s run on Black Panther was so divisive. I knew that some people criticized him for not handling Storm as an equal character; others didn’t like the way Priest’s definitive run was ignored or contradicted; and some simply didn’t agree with his plot or character choices. And I knew that he could wind up responding to the commenter instead of the comment, sometimes calling those who questioned him either obsessive fanboys or racists for disagreeing. But that it had gotten as bad as this!
We’ve reached the point where every thread even remotely related to Black Panther turns into a fight about Reggie Hudlin. It’s less about the comic and more about everyone’s personal reaction to the writer’s persona and writing style.
So, to steal an idea from the fellows over on the Rumbles board, we’re taking a break. No BP threads, no BP-related thread drift, no nothin’.
No Black Panther discussion for, oh, let’s say a month. Then we’ll see what happens.
Wow. That seems a bit of an overreaction.
Update: So does this message from a poster at Dwayne McDuffie’s board, who blames it all on “the overwhelming number of nasty threads that’s been posted by White fanboys” who have “issues” with “representations of Black Love and T’Challa’s marital bliss with Ororo.” He continues
it seems to really speak volumes in regards to the fearful mindset that some folks have when it comes to having to deal with positive expressions of the beauty and strength of our culture.
That would be the beautiful warriors-with-spears throwback originally envisioned by that noted Black philosopher Stan Lee?
Update 2: They changed their mind at CBR. I appreciate someone who’s willing to reconsider and change their mind if necessary.