Monday, October 17, 2016

Power Man & Iron Fist #9 Review

You Will Respect My Authority

Written by: David F. Walker
Art by: Sanford Greene, Flaviano and John Rauch
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 12, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion

After two issues in a row I wasn’t a fan of, I didn’t have high hopes for this one. Sure Luke Cage has an awesome Netflix show now, but I don’t think that could save this comic. Let’s see if the two heroes could stand up to Captain Marvel. Hint: I doubt it.

The issue starts out with Power Man getting his butt handed to him by Captain Marvel and her team. Luckily, his friends Centurius and Songbird are faring a little bit better because he isn’t even getting a chance to fight back. We see some confusing stuff go down between Disco Devil and Cockroach Hamilton, but I’m not really sure what it is so we’ll just move on.

Back in the battle, Luke Cage is trying to resolve things without violence for once. Too bad Captain Marvel can’t be that reasonable. No, instead she wants to fight more and more. All of their fighting leads to a hole being blown in the prison and all of the inmates running out into the yard and trying to escape. Songbird and Mockingbird reconcile about their part in the blowing up in the prison, and try to figure out how to fix it.

Señor Mágico finally defeats the spell of protection blocking the entrance into the tablet Luke Cage found, but just as they’re ready to finally look into it, the weird blue guy from the Cockroach Hamilton bit pops up and takes it. Captain Marvel is still ready to take Luke Cage in, even though he clearly points out that she caused all the damage and fighting. She’s about to take him in when Bushwacker shows up and fires on both of them.

Another riot breaks out and both groups of heroes are trying to calm it down. Even though Carol has been a big ole jerk to him, Luke still jumps in front of her to take a blast to the chest. Iron Fist puts the riot to an end and gives Captain Marvel a proper chewing out. She finally agrees to chill out for a bit and help clean up. The issue ends with Luke confessing to Danny that he actually had thought about breaking him out of prison.

Yeahhh… there’s just not a lot to like in this book. This issue was a little better than the last couple in that it had a lot less talking and what talking it did have pointed out almost everything wrong with Carol’s side in the whole Civil War II, but it still wasn’t good. I can’t get behind the art style at all and it doesn’t help that I don’t care about the story.

Bits and Pieces:

Every month I find myself hoping I like this book, and every month I’m disappointed. This one wasn’t quite as bad as the last issue, but it’s still nothing to be excited about reading.


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