Power Man & Iron Fist #113
Issue(s): Power Man & Iron Fist #113
....and they help the Guardsman investigate (the Guardsman says that his suit gives him the equivalent of Iron Man's power, but surely he's exaggerating).
Minor villain Solarr is killed in this story.
The strange happenings turn out to be the work of the evil elf guy named Bres that we met in the Return of the Black Knight storyline in Avengers #225-226.
I didn't realize we'd be seeing him again. This is his last appearance, though.
Bres had been manipulating Bobby, claiming that he'd help find Bobby's mom.
But Bobby is unable to hurt Iron Fist and he turns on Bres in the end.
It's a bit difficult reading this story knowing that Bobby will be retconned into the Super-Skrull. It requires a whole separate layer in order to "explain" why Bobby might be so easily manipulated by Bres and why he's unable to attack Iron Fist. It ruins the original intent of this story, which is otherwise a good one, and a good rule for a retcon is that you should never screw with the original intention of a good story. But that's a diatribe for a later time, i guess. For now, the Jim Owsley run of Power Man & Iron Fist continues to be a good combination of nice character moments and interesting story twists.
Quality Rating: B
Chronological Placement Considerations: Power Man is just returning to New York during this issue after the events of #112, so he shouldn't appear in any other books between this issue and last. There's a little more leeway for Iron Fist and the Falcon, but unless there's a reason not to, we might as well do the same for them (thus placing both issues after Captain America #301).
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (3): showBres, Electro, Falcon, Guardsman II (Michael O'Brien), Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Nick Fury, Redwing, Solarr, Super-Skrull
I recently was reading a website with a summary of Namor 25. In it, it was explained that the Skull BELIEVED he was Bobby, due to Khan's magics.
Posted by: Michael | April 29, 2012 3:17 PM
Here's the link to the summary Michael was referring to:
Posted by: fnord12 | May 7, 2012 9:30 AM
FNORD - this is the same "problem" with Alicia being retconned into "Lyja Laserfist". It is obvious with her that it was not thought about until after the fact. Therefore, she acted just as Alicia would.
Posted by: clyde | March 22, 2015 12:06 AM
BTW - here's a new link to that issue.
Posted by: clyde | March 22, 2015 12:11 AM
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