I have to say for a long time I never liked the Black Panther. I always thought the character was under used and always a B or C lister. Recently I picked up Black Panther 21 for kicks and really enjoyed it. This caused me to pick up issues 19 and 20 just out of curiousity and I thought those were very well done as well both the writing and the art.
Originally when I heard about the Storm/Panther marriage I was against it whole heartedly. I am X-men fan at heart and I hate for them to mess with those characters out of the X books. Having said that its nice to see Ororo gets some quality time and some freaking development . A nice marriage, a good mini, more development by Hudlin then she has seen in YEARS in the X books. This marriage works and works well. I dont care about the continuity problems its impossible to avoid them. This is just a plain good story so far. I never cared for her and Forge and she just wasnt a good fit for any of the other X-men IMO.
Hudlin is turning the Panther/Wakanda into a World Power which it should have been already. The Civil War tie-in fits well and its nice to FINALLY see the Panther acting like the king he is supposed to be. I went back and bought issues 1-18 this week and was very impressed. I loved seeing all the 70s B characters again. Other then the Vampire storyline I thought they were all very good. (It could have been fleshed out better.) The Black Panther even beat Cap America I love it. The art by Romita, Eaton and others is above average to say the least. I like where this series is headed and Hudlin has me for the long run now. I hope Storm and Panther have kids its a nice progession in a good way for once. I read all the negativity on the other thread and just didnt see the point. Yes the continuity is off, but its off in a good way and thats good enough for me.