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