Power Man & Iron Fist #59-60
Issue(s): Power Man & Iron Fist #59, Power Man & Iron Fist #60
At the Ducal Cellar restaurant, which is actually the top floor of a giant skyscraper, Danny's old acquaintance Alan Cavenaugh, the former IRA terrorist, shows up, looking shifty. Danny invites him in to share his table (to the anger of Misty, who especially doesn't like bombers because of what happened to her arm), but he gets nervous and leaves. Soon after, a bomb goes off, with an accompanying fire that prevents the restaurant patrons from leaving.
Luke hears about the bombing on the radio and rushes to help out.
After everyone is safely evacuated, Misty directs police lieutenant Rafael Scarfe to arrest Cavenaugh.
But we learn a valuable lesson in this comic. Irish terrorists are ok. Arab terrorists are the real bad guys.
Actually, that's not really fair either. Duffy actually gives us a more morally complicated plot. Princess Azir of Halwan, sometime friend of Iron Fist, is revealed to be part of a cruel autocracy. The 'terrorists' are really rebels trying to overthrow the dictatorship. But Danny and Luke stop the bombers, leaving Azir and company in place. There's not a lot of real commentary on the problem, which i'll say is due to not wanting to be overt about it rather than neglect. I assume the story will be picked up in a later issue.
The scripting, on the other hand, is pretty clearly kind of... bad. At one point, trapped in the restaurant, Colleen says to Iron Fist... "Danny, you're a super hero. Can't you get us out of here?" In general, the dialogue is just a little too stiff and forced.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Colleen says that Scott (Summers) hasn't called her and that it must be because of something big.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showAlan Cavenaugh, Blind Toby, Bob Diamond, Colleen Wing, D.W. Griffith, Farouk, Gadget, Iron Fist, Jennie Royce, Luke Cage, Misty Knight, Princess Azir, Rafael Scarfe
The title to #60 refers to "The Communist Manifesto".
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 4, 2011 4:33 PM
loved duffy's run on this series.
Posted by: kveto from prague | October 7, 2011 4:44 PM
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