C’mon, "Coach" Coates, I have over (2) two dozen conceptual designs that pre-date the BP film & (your) solo comic-book. Again, of course I do not own the copy-rights to said BP characters. The characters I use are a reference for a parody comic-strip &/ or fan-fiction. The conceptual designs, character designs, story-line & tech are original illustrated concepts & were not associated with the BP time-line (50+ years) prior to WWO introduction for public viewing (in 2015).
Restrictive competiveness...? Lack of opportunity or denial of...?
I am also a strong advocate for diversity & inclusion in a narrow-range creative environment.
W.W.O. (Wu-Kandan World Order) drafted the “New Era” Black Panther for the fans... the innovations (for the characters) were made available... not for the editorial department to credit & or profit.
The True King! The BP mentor! The Wu-kandan Referee (maintaining creative sportsmanship)!
Respect to all BP creators. Equal respect.