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Monday, 19 September 2016
GIANT-SIZE POWER MAN #1 (1975)...
POWER MAN, as all true MARVELITES know, was the
name of a villain who fought The AVENGERS in #s 21 & 22 of
their own mag back in the '60s. However, in the '70s, the name was
dusted down and applied to LUKE CAGE's superhero alter-ego, a
mercenary HERO FOR HIRE, who wasn't necessarily spurred
to random acts of goodness merely out of a sense of altruism
like most other characters in the superhero 'business'.
I never quite understood why black heroes usually had the
word 'black' prefixed to their names, as if we needed to be made
aware of the fact. (BLACK GOLIATH, BLACK LIGHTNING*,
etc.) We had eyes, didn't we? It was different with The BLACK
PANTHER, as the word referred to the colour of his costume,
not his skin, but I'm so glad Luke Cage wasn't called Black
Power Man, as that would've been simply silly.
(*Black Lightning, of course, is a DC COMICS hero.)
Anyway, that's enough waffle from me - enjoy some pages
from the first (and perhaps only - anyone know?) issue of his
own Giant-Size reprint mag from 1975. Did you own this ish?
Then let's hear from you in the comments section.
Posted by Kid at Monday, September 19, 2016