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The Writer of ‘Black Panther’ Comic Wasn’t Invited to the Premiere

Roxane Gay and Yona Harvey became the first black women lead writers for Marvel in 2016 when they worked on Black Panther. It became the basis for the upcoming very well-received movie.

Which is why Marvel didn’t invite Roxane to the LA debut of the movie which had a royal-themed dress code. Who the hell wants people to know about her? “All the credit belongs to me, bitches,” the producers, probably.

Roxane is probably right in that the movie isn’t a direct adaptation of her work. Let them have their lame Hollywood premiere. She probably didn’t want to go to their stupid premiere anyway. *Kicks can*

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That is pretty messed up. IMO they should apologize to her

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That’s got to be one of the most unbelievable PR gaffs ever.

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That sucks, but what the hell is a “lead writer”? I’ve been following the comics industry for 30 years, and this is the first I’ve ever heard of the term. From what I understand, comics companies like Marvel are not like “Saturday Night Live”, where there is one writer with authority over others. If you have one writer on “Amazing Spider-Man”, and one on “Uncanny X-Men”, and one on “Defenders”, each one only has authority over the characters that “belong” to their book, and that’s it. The guy/girl who writes “The Incredible Hulk” doesn’t have any authority over the one… Read more »

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