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2214: Power Man #22

" The Broadway Mayhem of 1974 "
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Power Man #22
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Ron Wilson
Writers: Tony Isabella
Pencilers: Ron Wilson
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Joe Rosen
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: December 1974
Release Date: September 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 175                 Times Rated: 109
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Cage is attacked by two costumed college jocks with unusual weapons who consider themselves "crime-fighters". But just what is their issue with Cage? And who is the conflicted gentleman observing the fight?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Power Man
Power Man last appeared in Defenders #19 (v1). Power Man next appears in Power Man #23.
Supporting Characters
  Dave Griffith
Dave Griffith last appeared in Power Man #21. Dave Griffith next appears in Power Man #23.
  Tyler Stuart
Tyler Stuart last appeared in Hero for Hire #1. Tyler Stuart next appears in Power Man and Iron Fist #50 (v1).
  Stiletto (Tom Stuart)
Stiletto (Tom Stuart) last appeared in Hero for Hire #16. Stiletto (Tom Stuart) next appears in Power Man and Iron Fist #50 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Discus in the mainstream continuity. Discus next appears in Power Man and Iron Fist #50 (v1).
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Issue Review
   April 6, 2016
No real story. Luke Cage is attacked by generic baddies, for a generic slugfest. Mild twist at end. It's also an annoying story because it 'interferes' the progression of a much more interesting story arc. And, as I read it, I was just waiting for it to be over (quickly) so Luke could get back to going after his lady. 5/10
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  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-05-19 11:43:33  
  I'd like to give that another star, but Ron Wilson is just awful.  

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-10-04 10:50:28  
  Not to bad. Cage was pretty good this issue.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-06-15 12:17:17  
  Good issue. The reasoning behind the lame villains make them not so lameish.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-11-23 16:17:38  
  I dunno, all I see from those villains is lame. Didn't feel much investment in this story at all, maybe because he gelled so well with the Defenders. Also tracking the girl that left him all the way across the country seems a bit desperate and unwise. Don't know that anything good will come from it.  

  MattDog37 @ skalchemist (original post):    
  2016-08-27 07:38:43  
  What's so awful about Ron Wilson? He's not outstanding but I don't see anything bad with his art here.  

  skalchemist @ MattDog37 (original post):    
  2016-08-27 11:44:09  
  Well, it's been two years since I read this, but I'll trust two years ago Skalchemist's judgement that it stinks.  

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-11-09 08:38:17  
  The Luke Cage stuff has so far rarely been great, but it's not been bad either. It's a nice distraction every now and then.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-02 13:31:48  
  Heck, this title even at its worst never fails to entertain. For awhile this wasn't one of the better issues, until the reveal near the end. *Spoiler* But I have a hard time with the notion that a respectable prison warden would condone the methods of his two sons on the streets. Maybe I'm missing something. *end spoiler*

3 stars. Does anyone else here think that Claire did NOT send that second postcard with the address on it?

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2018-02-05 10:39:39  
  The villains in this one are sooo lame. (How lame are they?) When they yell "Captain Marvel" they end up wearing blue spandex and a cape.

Story is okay. It has a lot of connections to Luke's past but...

Wilson's art is bad. It's not the worse we've seen so far in the Order but heads and bodies are out of proportion and at times you're not sure what is going on. Vinnie Colletta did not help at all.

Two stars.

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