Tuesday, February 22, 2005

'Black Panther' publicity juggernaut continues

Marvel's relaunched Black Panther gets more mainstream coverage, courtesy of the Kansas City Star (registration required). Here's writer Reginald Hudlin:

“A lot of superheroes didn't catch on right away; look at X-Men and Daredevil. When I look at a character like the Black Panther, he is really right for today's times. People are into powerful, rich characters, whether it's Donald Trump or P. Diddy. These are guys who make things happen their way. ... One of the things I love about the Black Panther is he doesn't fight the power. He is the power.”

A sidebar, titled "More black superheroes," features a list of, well, more black superheroes: Luke Cage, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Blade, Storm, Cyborg, Bishop and Spawn.