http://marvel.com/boards/viewtopic.php? ... 991c22659c
CAPTAIN AMERICA/BLACK PANTHER: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS #1, out April 7, unveils the first meeting between the original Captain America and Black Panther, told by the equally legendary Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan. The two creators' excitement over the project can barely be contained as they spill the beans on its story.
"It's a look into the history of the Black Panther and Wakanda during World War II, as well as a story about an important part of Captain America's past," says Cowan. "We also get to tell the story of [Howling Commando] Gabe Jones and we get into looking at these fantastic events from his perspective. It feels like a great World War II movie with Captain America and The Black Panther."
"Cap and Panther are two of my favorite characters," adds Hudlin. "That said, it's a Gabe Jones story. As a Black American, he relates to and is inspired by both heroes. Cap represents the best of America. His inherent nobility rises from his fundamental sense of fair play, humility and hard work. In a war over racial superiority, he's a blue eyed blonde man who doesn't just treat everyone as his equal, he believes it. His spirit is as powerful a weapon as strength. Panther represents the best of the Old World. He's sophistication, he's legacy, he's royalty, he's honor and knowledge. He's Azzuri the Wise, T'Challa's grandfather, and he's held the title of Black Panther for a while now. He sees what Steve Rogers will be, who Gabe Jones is, and is a mentor to both. Both Cap and Panther are symbols of their [countries]. They have a
CAPTAIN AMERICA/BLACK PANTHER: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS #1 black and white preview art
social and political impact greater than their super hero peers. That shared responsibility creates a unique bond between the two men. That, and the need to kick Nazi &@*!."
A fictional story set in and around World War II can mean a way to expand upon real history with a flight of fancy, yet also demands a certain amount of realism to accurately portray the time period. We asked both men what type of research they did for CAPTAIN AMERICA/BLACK PANTHER: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS.
"Does a childhood of reading SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOES count?" asks Hudlin.
"I've compiled a ton of research on the art side of things and you end up picking and choosing what to use at the end of the day," counters Cowan. "I try to keep everything accurate so that the reader is convinced that what they are seeing has a reality to it. Of course a lot of the 'reality' goes out of it when Warrior Woman, Master Man and the Red Skull show up!"
Hudlin's caught a bit short when asked about what moment in the story garners the most excitement for him.
"I have to think for a second, because I'm looking at Denys' breakdowns for issue #3, and Cap is pounding Warrior Woman's head with a hot skillet," he explains. "Then she punches him into mid-air, but Panther flies by and catches him in a cool looking Panther plane. But as for the first issue, there are so many great moments: The first time the Howlers meet Captain America. When Fury recruits Gabe Jones. [Baron] Strucker and Hitler. It's a fun book.
"Denys can make a quiet scene when two characters bond as powerful as a big superhero punch out. He can make men handsome, women beautiful, and has a great sense of how to deliver action. His layout pages are great. We've known each other for years, but this is the first of several comics we're doing together and it's a joy."
Based on Hudlin's very strong final 6 issues of Black Panther (and I'm saying this as a reader who originally couldn't get into his writing), I'm pumped for this!
And it's great seeing some Deny Cowan art!!!! :biggrin:
*Sig by Cat-Scratch!CountD:
Greg, thank you for your insights.Benderbrau:
Greg: Unwrapping the riddles of the black man since 2006Starlord:
I swear if you were gay and I wasn't married we'd make the perfect fuck buddies.Greg:
I'd do many things. Coke is not one of them.Benderbrau:
Greg hates all things white.Benderbrau:
Emma, you could learn a thing or two from Greg. Greg does threesomes. That's bi done right.