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Subj: Re: New banner by Superman's Pal! I've been thinking about this comic lately.
Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 at 03:23:44 pm EDT (Viewed 52 times)
Reply Subj: Re: New banner by Superman's Pal! I've been thinking about this comic lately.
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 at 09:39:48 pm EDT (Viewed 66 times)




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    So you think the juxtaposition of Cage as black kid from the streets and Rand as white kid of privilege was the point of the team-up? Do you think casting an Asian to play Danny as suggested by the TV critics would have missed the point?


I don't that was the point of them teaming up but rather it became an obvious part of the comic. I had always thought that Claremont brought Iron Fist over a pet character of his but Wikipedia states that the pairing was an attempt to save both characters from total cancellation.

Blaxploitation and Bruce Lee were very popular in the early 70's but must've waned a bit by '77 causing less interest in these titles.

I never knew that Iron Fist died in PM/IF 125 until just a couple of years ago. I don't think it was really mentioned in other titles.

I'd say that casting an Asian to play Danny would have missed the point. Shang-Chi was Marvel's Asian martial arts hero. Danny Rand was more of an outsider because he was white. I know, most Marvel characters are outsiders, but Rand didn't fit in in K'un L'un because he wasn't Asian and he didn't fit in when he returned to Earth as an orphan who had spent most of his formative years in a mystical city. I haven't watched the TV show yet but I would be interested in seeing how he's portrayed.




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