Friday, April 22, 2011

P is for Power Man

Marvel A - Z week 16: Power Man

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Sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. He promptly escaped (after undergoing a super power experiment) from a maximum security prison. Still wanted by the government, he survived as a hero for hire. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can hire Luke Cage: Power Man. Hmmm, that concept sounds familiar.

Power Man was another of my favourite Marvel characters as a kid. I've still got most of the original series and it's still a fun read (if you ignore the initial Blaxploitation and the awful stereotypical unrealistic 'black speak' aspect of it, which i was completely unaware of first time round as a kid)

As mentioned before his series eventually merged with Iron Fist to create one of the best Marvel books of the time (IMHO). Hence my doodle is again the original costume. He appeared throughout the Marvel Universe in various capacities including another solo and team series. His name was cleared along the way and these days he is a member of the Avengers although these days he is just known as Luke Cage and wears street clothes as his 'costume'.

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