POWER MAN AND IRON FIST
Luke who’s back!
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
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