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by Don McGregor,Bill Mantlo,Marv Wolfman,Steve Englehart,Ed Hannigan,Roger Slifer,Chris Claremont,Mary Jo Duffy

Luke Cage wraps up his early solo career against the likes of Zzzax, Chemistro and Gideon Mace - then launches a new era with Iron Fist, forming one of Marvel's oddest and most enduring partnerships! Garish gangsters, sexy scientists, monolithic job was too big for Heroes for Hire! Guest-starring the X-Men and the Daughters of the Dragon! See some of the most startling super-villains of the seventies! Re-telling the origin of Power Man! Collects Power Man #28-49, Annual #1, Power Man & Iron Fist #50-57.
Download Essential Luke Cage/Power Man, Vol. 2 (Marvel Essentials) epub
ISBN: 0785121471
ISBN13: 978-0785121473
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Don McGregor,Bill Mantlo,Marv Wolfman,Steve Englehart,Ed Hannigan,Roger Slifer,Chris Claremont,Mary Jo Duffy
Language: English
Publisher: Marvel; Direct Ed edition (August 30, 2006)
Pages: 424 pages
ePUB size: 1247 kb
FB2 size: 1608 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 489
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love Luke Cage
This was a gift and the person who it was for was very pleased with it.
Arrived exactly when promised! Will definitely not hesitate to order in the future.
FYI. This is a warning to any potential buyer of this volume. The entire publication is in black and white, which to me really takes away from the enjoyable experience of reading about my favorite duo. Without full color panels this volume short sells the characters and storyline denying the reader the full impact of the adventures. This volume is the equivalent of a coloring book with captions.
Essential Luke Cage Power Man Vol. 2 suffers from many of the shortcomings and problems of Volume 1. Namely the artwork and writing varies greatly, and there are some racist characters included with a few poignant comics.

Volume 2 covers Power Man 28-49 and Annual 1. The first couple issues immediately introduce the major problem with the Luke Cage series, which were wildly racist villains. Issue 28 and 30-31 has Cockroach and 29 Mr. Fish. These are dark skinned, big lipped black villains, something that also appeared in Luke Cage’s Hero For Hire series. You just can’t get over how bad these characters are. It’s amazing that Marvel, which was known for progressive ideas published these comics. I think that’s largely a result of Cage being a filler series, which was mostly ignored during its run.

On the other hand, the drawings, characters, and stories get better after that. The standout issue is 32 which is about black families being driven out of the white suburbs by an arsonist something that happened in real life.

You can’t overlook the racist caricatures however, which makes both Volume 1 and 2 of Luke Cage for real fans and collectors.
One of the good aspects of Mr. Cage (and I don't mean Nicholas, of course!!!) is that he doesn't want to be a world-saving superhero; although he wears a rather flashy costume and, sometimes, goes toe-to-toe with superheavies like "Dr. Doom" (but, then again, who hasn't had a run-in with him in the "Marvel Kingdon?"), he makes it quite clear that he's only trying to make a living, and, if he has to knock some evil guys silly in the process, that is too bad!!!
The stories were all excellent, but the highlights of the book are truely issues 48 and 49 with the beginning of his partnership/friendship with "Iron Fist": "Bushmaster" is one real mean dude, "Misty Knight" can give "Foxy Brown" a run for her money (but "Dr. Claire Temple" isn't a slouch, either) and even those two penny-ante hardcases ("Comanche" and "Shades") look menacing. All his and John Byrne's art, too. Awesome, is it not?
Can't wait for Volume 3...