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2202: Power Man #21

" The Killer With My Name! "
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Power Man #21
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Ron Wilson, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Tony Isabella, Len Wein
Pencilers: Ron Wilson
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Tom Orzechowski
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: October 1974
Release Date: July 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 190                 Times Rated: 123
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
The original Power Man tries to re-claim the name from Luke, who has just experienced a set-back in his personal life and is ready to let off some steam.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Power Man
Power Man last appeared in Power Man #20. Power Man next appears in Defenders #17 (v1).
  Noah Burstein
Noah Burstein last appeared in Power Man #20. Noah Burstein next appears in Power Man #24.
Supporting Characters
  Dave Griffith
Dave Griffith last appeared in Power Man #19. Dave Griffith next appears in Power Man #22.
  Bertha (Gem Theater)
Bertha (Gem Theater) last appeared in Power Man #17. Bertha (Gem Theater) next appears in Power Man #34.
  Power Man
Power Man last appeared in Avengers #79 (v1). Power Man next appears in Avengers #164 (v1).
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Issue Review
   April 6, 2016
Action-driven issue, and a baddie with a motivation that, while silly, is certainly original. The final page made me smile. I like Luke a lot. 7/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-10-11 10:30:51  
  Did Power Man really just punch out a dog? I don't think that scene would fly in a current comic, but hey, that pooch DID have it comin'.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-07-02 14:21:42  
  Luke Cage is such a BADASS!  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-09-01 22:01:41  
  Great action issue! It had been a while since the last of those.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-03-03 17:39:11  
  Sometimes you just need a fun issue of superhero action. This fits the bill.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-05-18 13:02:26  
  "The HELL she don't!" Awesome!

If the art team had been something other than Wilson/Colletta, this would have been 5 stars, because it is 5 star plot and dialogue. But the art was at best two star art. So four stars it is.

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-05-19 23:59:08  
  Luke beats the crap out of a dog and he loses his mind when Power Man says a kid doesn't matter? Luke needs to chill out.  

  podgejeff Says:    
  2015-06-08 09:49:49  
  Was wondering when this issue would get cleared up with the whole "Power Man" name.

Luke Cage is quickly becoming my favorite character in the order.

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-06-08 11:13:11  
  Really diggin power man.

Woman's dog attacks a stranger and she doesn't bat an eye.

Man attacks dog in return and the woman loses her mind [/Joker meme]

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-08-04 20:37:47  
  There's just something about Luke Cage that I like. 4 stars.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-11-21 01:03:34  
  "You can call yourself the Invisible Girl!" And that was awesome. Was a pretty good, but standard issue most of the way through, but that final page was 100% concentrated bad-ass.  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2017-01-15 04:18:08  
  That's one narrow street Cage is walking down in the final panel.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-01 12:47:29  
  Power Man vs. the Artist errr I mean, the Villain Formerly Known as Power Man. I think in his next appearance he's going to refer to himself as a funny, unpronounceable symbol.

Oh yeah, this was one of the funnest issues in the Order to date. Even if you knew who was going to win, that emphatic final shot made the whole scrap satisfying. The story overall was just pure bada$$ awesome rolled into a single comic. And I'm interested in finding out what's up with Claire, too.

Heck with it, 5 stars. It settles a loose end in early Marvel history, delivers a potentially intriguing side plot involving an important supporting character, and delivers a single-issue throwdown for the ages. Exactly what you read these things for.

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2018-02-02 22:31:14  
  I didn't like the art and the scene where the woman was mad because Luke stopped her dog from attacking him was ridiculous.

I can't give this one more than...

Three stars.

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   February 23, 2018 TStarnes
   February 23, 2018 TStarnes
   August 28, 2017 Neskit Changed comic details.
   April 17, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed blurb for this issue.
   April 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Luke Cage.
   August 20, 2013 fragsel Added Bertha to the issue.
   July 19, 2013 Redsvetz Changed comic details.
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