Perfect post abt d critiq & critix of Hudlin's run on BP...agreed, co-signd & QFT!When it comes to Hudlin's run I do feel that the detractors of it tend to go overboard with their critiques. Some of those critiques are valid but quite embellished.
For every person I've seen show up in a Black Panther thread and say they tried Hudlin's run and hated it, I see about two people say they tried it, saw some problems with it but didn't find it remotely as bad as others were claiming it was.
While I don't agree with Thatguy's view on Hudlin's run I do respect the fact the he was consistent with his stance and never centers his arguments on things that never happened in the book or some imaginary "kill whitey" theme running through the it. His issues have largely been about the quality of the writing throughout the series.
Other complaints on the other hand were based on the perception of the book and character more than anything. I've said before that it's telling that people can only cite a couple lines of dialog or a couple pages of a 41 issue run as evidence that Hudlin's work was "anti-white". It got to a point that people were just making things up about the book and some were taking it as the truth:
"Black Panther beats up all the white superheroes"
"Hudlin put a bunch of heroes that had no previous history together just because they were black"
"All the villains in the first arc were white racists"
"Black Panther is always made to look more formidable than Storm"
"Hudlin turned the Inhumans into slave traders"
I also to this day have NEVER seen a character get so consistently bashed for winning battles. It wasn't so much about HOW, he won, but the fact that he won at all.