Power Man & Iron Fist #50
Issue(s): Power Man & Iron Fist #50
It's worth noting that the Power Man / Iron Fist team-up is being allowed to happen rather naturally. It will be a few more issues before Danny and Luke become partners. For now, Cage is just a member of Nightwing Restorations, and Danny happens to be around a lot because of his relationship with Misty. On the other hand, a lot of the elements of Luke's old series seem to get cleared away pretty quickly. Claire breaks up with Luke, and it will be a long while before we hear from D.W. Griffith or Dr. Noah Burstein again.
At the party celebrating Luke's legal victory, a pair of losers called Stiletto and Discus attack.
They're of the opinion that Cage's freedom represents the soft-on-crime mentality that lets criminals free on technicalities, and they're here to set things right. Of course, in reality Luke represents nothing of the sort since he was framed for his crime, but that's the point. Luke and Danny have far more trouble with the two than they ought to, especially with Colleen and Misty around as well. The bad guys do get hit in the face a lot, though.
And Cage keeps calling Discus "Disco", which is funny.
During the fight, Luke meets a woman named Harmony Young.
There's a hokey scene where Stiletto shoots a dart at police lieutenant Rafael Scarfe, who survives only because the dart hits his badge. Other than that, and the fact that the villains are a little less than inspired, it's a pretty good start to Luke and Danny's shared mag.
Unfortunately, it's also John Byrne's last issue.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Amanda Sefton and Betsy Wilford make a cameo appearance as Amanda's discussion of her recent date with Nightcrawler is interrupted by Iron Fist's crash through the plexiglass ceiling during the fight with Discus and Stiletto. It's pretty clear that the date is the one that Nightcrawler was talking to Colossus about in Uncanny X-Men #109.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
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i liked stillettos motivation, a bit different from the usual villain
Posted by: kveto from prague | October 3, 2011 3:42 PM
I love Denise Wohl's lettering on this book!
Imagine if Claremont and Byrne had stayed on PM/IF.
Posted by: Vin the Comics Guy | April 30, 2015 8:43 AM
She's actually identified as Harmony Young in the caption in page 16, panel 6 of this issue.
Posted by: Matthew Bradley | May 22, 2016 2:52 PM
Ah, thanks Matthew.
Posted by: fnord12 | May 23, 2016 8:50 AM
Well, Cage is quite different on his t.v. show. A little closer to Captain America than the angry hardhead in his debut. None the less I really liked Luke and Rand's scenes together in the Defenders mini series.
Posted by: davidbanes | September 5, 2017 6:42 PM
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