He­roes For Hire

David Walker tells us why the time is right to re­unite Power Man And Iron Fist

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Although soon set to star in their own in­di­vid­ual Net­flix shows, Luke Cage and Danny Rand haven’t ac­tu­ally ap­peared in their own team book for three decades. But later this month the two he­roes will join forces for a brand new Power Man And Iron Fist se­ries, writ­ten by Cy­borg/ Shaft scribe David Walker and drawn by San­ford Greene.

“This is the first time that Danny and Luke have co- starred in a ti­tle of their own since the 1980s, so there’s con­sid­er­able sig­nif­i­cance to them re­unit­ing un­der the ban­ner of their own book,” Walker tells Red Alert. “This par­tic­u­lar pair­ing is very iconic, even for fans that didn’t ini­tially read Power Man And Iron Fist, or came to dis­cover the orig­i­nal comic after the fact.”

Ac­cord­ing to Walker, it could be the sharp con­trast be­tween their strik­ingly dif­fer­ent back­grounds and out­ward ap­pear­ances that re­ally make Luke and Danny’s part­ner­ship so dis­tinc­tive. “There’s just some­thing else about these two guys, espe­cially for long- time fans,” he says. “The fact of the matter is that the friend­ship be­tween Luke and Danny is one that read­ers have seen de­velop and grow over the years. We’ve been a part of their lives and seen these guys through good times and bad, and to see them back to­gether again is like see­ing your favourite band get back to­gether with the orig­i­nal mem­bers.”

Power Man And Iron Fist # 1 is pub­lished by Marvel on 17 Fe­bru­ary.

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