Thursday, February 17, 2005

Arana's sooo last month; let's talk Black Panther!

It appears as if Black Panther has replaced Arana as the darling of the mainstream media -- at least this month. I wonder whether the increased attention will mean increased sales this time? That's a rhetorical question.

Anyway, the Philadelphia Daily News asks Reginald Hudlin and Joe Quesada the usual questions. But here's the funny part:

"Hudlin's first issue of Black Panther, released on Feb. 2, has already sold out in most of the country. Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada said the book has been such an overwhelming success that Marvel may take the unusual step of doing second and third printings."

In a sidebar, the newspaper runs down some of the Marvel Universe characters that will pop up during Hudlin's run: Luke Cage, Storm, Photon, Brother Voodoo (who's described as being in "comic-book limbo," despite appearing in Gambit) and Blade.