Hello Good People!
Over the past two years I’ve gotten into the Black Panther, only fairly recently getting back into comics outside of Transformers,
I was looking for something to try and picked up Hudlin’s “who is the black
panther?” I thought it was interesting but something was missing. So I
collected everything I could find and picked up every issue of Priest’s run
which was amazing (it actually made Hudlin’s run even worse than it did by
comparison). I also enjoyed the run Liss had with the character.
So now as a Panther why do so many people hate him?
Some people refuse to acknowledge that Panther could be
force to be reckoned with in Marvel when in the right hands. On the internet
I’ve stumbled on comments and statements about Affirmative action force is the
Panther is doing well, or statements like PIS when the Panther wins a fight.
In Panther’s first appearance in the comics he was a
brilliant strategist, an excellent fighter, fast, somewhat powerful in his own
right. It’s not like the Panther was taking down Joe Nobody he took on the
fantastic four in Dr. Doom Fashion. This is the Panther that Christopher Priest
said he wanted to right, the one that was created by Stan Lee. So the Panther
has always had the potential to be a power player in Marvel but now a days I
see people respond to things like the panther taking on the avengers as
“politically correct nonsense”.
So I want to know was it politically correct nonsense
when he was a badass in his first appearance? Was it Affirmative action then?
Was it PIS?
First of all PIS just seems to be a term used to dismiss
an outcome or you don’t like in comics and it just reflects the change that has
occurred in the fanbase since I was kid, fans are more critical now some even
to the point of believing they are right and the writer and the publisher is
wrong even though it’s approved before its printed.
I’m new here and I don’t do forums much and maybe I’m
exaggerating this but why do people not want to give the Panther his due
respect and dismiss what he’s capable of as well as what he’s done?