Power Man #32
Issue(s): Power Man #32
Luke has much more difficulty with him that i would have thought. The family's house gets burned but the father is determined to stay in the neighborhood. Wildfire attacks a second time and the family's son is killed in the subsequent fire.
Don McGregor does a good job tackling social issues, but i really find myself not liking Frank Robbins' cartoony exaggerated art.
In much lighter news, Luke has far more success with the vending machine at the Gem Theater than usual.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: This has been placed earlier than its published date in order to fit in better with Luke Cage's appearances in the Defenders. There is nothing specific in this issue that dictates placement.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showAlex Simmons, Beth Simmons, Christie Chase, Luke Cage, Quentin Chase, Sandra Simmons, Wildfire
"Simmons" may be a reference to Alex Simmons, Don McGregor's fanzine co-contributor.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | July 11, 2011 5:21 AM
McGregor stated a villain called Mr. Acid would appear in this book, but evidently that didn't happen.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 24, 2013 4:18 PM
Weirdly, some narrative captions in this issue call Wildfire "Inferno".
I suspect the reason we never saw Wildfire again was because DC had a Wildfire of their own in the Legion of Super-Heroes, who began receiving much more prominence when Gerry Conway took over the title.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | May 6, 2016 11:36 PM
The Simmons family(the surviving ones, anyway) aren't tagged here, and they do appear in McGregor's subsequent issues.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | May 7, 2016 1:02 AM
Added them. Thanks.
Posted by: fnord12 | May 7, 2016 11:25 AM
A flamethrower with a sight, and a guy who aims with it.
Posted by: jti88 . | March 2, 2017 3:17 PM
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