Shadowland: Power Man #2

Event\Storyline: Shadowland Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 15, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
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The war for New York's soul escalates big time when Luke Cage and Iron Fist take on the all-new, all-different Power Man! Who is the kid that can mop the floor with them both? And if that wasn't bad enough, the worst villains from Luke and Danny's past are crawling out of the woodwork en masse to take them on: Cockroach Hamilton! Comanche! Specs! Seٌor Muerte! Discuss! Stiletto! Why has this flash mob of colorful criminality suddenly swarmed against our heroes -- and what role does it play in the long-term schemes of The Hand? Rated T …$3.99

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    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 15, 2010

    Maybe it's my 70′s Marvel bias showing, but I really enjoyed this issue, especially the appearance of characters that get little to no respect. They're not badass, and they don't need to be, and that's just fine. Victor's backstory gives him at least some claim to Luke's old fighting name, and if Marvel HAD to name a new Power Man, at least this one makes sense in context. Iron Fist and Cage have an amazing repartee in this issue, thanks to the amazing dialogue of Fred Van Lente, and the art in this issue is VERY good. My only real disappointment is that Mahmud Asrar didn't also handle the covers, as the guy drawing them has a completely different style and makes the new Power Man look oddly Caucasian and unappealing (not that the two are necessarily interchangable.) Shadowland is only a backdrop for this story of a son seeking redemption, and seeing how far Luke Cage has come in his time as a Marvel hero helps to justify the enormous Bendis-inspired push he's been getting the la Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Sep 16, 2010

    All in all, I'm enjoying this miniseries a great deal. I wasn't sure what to expect from the new Power Man, but he's been compelling and Van Lente has done a great job introducing us to the character and building him up so far. Read Full Review

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