Characters Appearing: Bob Diamond, Colleen Wing, D.W. Griffith, Harmony Young, Iron Fist, Jeryn Hogarth, Luke Cage, Misty Knight
Power Man & Iron Fist #108
Issue(s): Power Man & Iron Fist #108
At a basic level, we've just got a crazy guy with pyrokinetic fire starting powers who is burning down seedy building in Times Square.
He's got a sister who's a precog. They were both raised by a religious father who blamed Times Square on all of the corruption in the country. Luke and Cage stop him after several buildings are burned, but the guy dies - as his sister predicted he would.
Another angle is that one of the building owners has actually been manipulating the pyrokinetic into burning down his own buildings for the insurance money. He dies too.
So this isn't too different from past plots. But the scripting makes it better than usual. The pyrokinetic is crazy, and in between his diatribes against immorality, he mixes in random advertising slogans that he's picked up from TV. The result is amusing and the juxtaposition works well. More generally, everyone talks a little more realistically. It's also funny.
Here's a fun scene of the whole cast just hanging out and having a pizza.
Incidentally, this is the last time we'll see Harmony Young before her death in an issue of Marvel Comics Presents almost a decade from now.
Quality Rating: B
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
So the pyromaniac is...David Naughton?
Posted by: Ataru320 | August 23, 2013 3:12 PM
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