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Subj: Re: Power Man #17: Written by the late LEN WEIN!
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 at 02:55:59 pm EDT (Viewed 74 times)
Reply Subj: Power Man #17: Written by the late LEN WEIN!
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 at 06:42:28 pm EDT (Viewed 117 times)

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Power Man 017
> "RICH MAN: IRON MAN -- POWER MAN: THIEF!"
Great classic cover! Great story title!

> Written by Len Wein!
Sad news of Len Wein's passing:
https://www.comicboards.com/php/show.php?msg=batman-2017091100244546
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> http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Power_Man_Vol_1_17
> SOLICIT: Luke Cage comes up with his super hero moniker -- Sweet Christmas, it's Power Man!
This was a fun issue. Happy to say it's still in my longbox.
revisiting

pg0


pg1-3
https://comicstore.marvel.com/Power-Man-1974-1978-17/digital-comic/46205

pg10-11
-see attached

pg11pnl
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ff/ae/75/ffae75f771d73e02753bdb99f845ff95--ironman-comic-books.jpg

pg12
https://i0.wp.com/majorspoilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Cage17.jpg

pg12pnl & nice general MU fansite
http://marveluniversity.blogspot.ca/2014/06/february-1974-part-two-once-hero-for.html


pg13pnl
https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ce/bd/10/cebd10c1c8da5fdca97f79c505d385be.jpg

pg15pnl


pg18top half & equally nice fansite for Luke Cage!:
http://majorspoilers.com/2013/03/31/hero-history-luke-cage/


pg19bottom half
-see attached

Did you enjoy this?
Can you list Marvel books -by LEN WEIN- with Iron Man in his work?
Would you like to see Smythe again? How 'bout Luke appear in an Iron Man book for a change?
Have you ever owned the Evel Knievel dollaction figure on the back cover?


I really miss Dad & Dan.

I've got this one too - the one thing I really enjoyed was a nice realistic example of the problem that tends to be quickly overlooked in most battles with a quick "holding back my strength" comment when the hero doesn't wish to kill an adversary whose strength level is unknown.


Iron Man has no idea how powerful Cage is - he keeps underestimating his strength until Cage smashes his chest armor, and then he goes full out. Too many times, I've wondered, how much did hero X actually gauge he/she should hold back on until the power level of their adversary was known? How did Thor or Iron Man or whomever guess correctly that holding back percentage X of their strength wouldn't maim or outright kill their opponent? How many times would they have realistically held back a certain percentage and STILL end up severely injuring their opponent or kill them by mistake?

With IM's tech, you could probably argue as it progressed he was able to specifically check himself in a battle based on prior results, but even then for a Thing or a Thor there would be a good chance of an "oops" occurring somewhere based on rage, surprise, etc.

In this story, it made perfect sense that IM, seeing Cage as apparently a normal human, would keep holding back until the damage done was proof of how powerful he really was - and shows the risk/harm IM had to take before being sure. And that final battle page splash was awesome Tuska!!



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