Luke who’s back!

SFX - - Reviews - Power Man #50 (in which it be­came Power Man And Iron Fist) is what made Walker (then 10) want to write comics.

Off the back of their up­com­ing Net­flix solo shows, Luke Cage and Danny Rand have fi­nally got their own team book again.

Writer David Walker plays with the no­tion that the He­roes for Hire are back in busi­ness, with Luke in de­nial not only about be­ing called “Power Man” but also whether he and Danny have in­deed reestab­lished their crime-fight­ing part­ner­ship. For­mer as­so­ciates Misty Knight and Colleen Wing are nowhere to be seen, but am­ple sup­port is pro­vided by Luke’s wife Jes­sica Jones.

The first four is­sues cen­tre on for­mer He­roes for Hire sec­re­tary Jen­nie Royce join­ing forces with crime boss Black Mariah to steal the sin­is­ter Su­per­soul Stone from Tomb­stone, and Walker mixes pathos with some chaotic ac­tion scenes as the pair blun­der from scene to scene.

With his ex­ag­ger­ated fig­ure work, San­ford Greene’s ki­netic, car­toony art per­fectly fits Walker’s vi­brant script, and he has great fun de­pict­ing the over­sized Luke squeez­ing into the duo’s tiny car. It cur­rently feels more like Luke’s book, but hope­fully fu­ture is­sues will delve deeper into Danny’s life. Fin­gers crossed Power Man and Iron Fist are back for good. Stephen Jewell

Luke’s birth­day par­ties never went well.

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