Reviews for Power Man and Iron Fist : The Comedy of Death

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Victor Alvarez, the new Power Man, returns to balance his time between studying theater at college and studying vigilante justice under everyone's favorite millionaire, playboy and martial-arts master Danny Rand. In this story, they put on their detective hats to exonerate Danny's former secretary of murder charges. When the woman they are defending appears to be guilty, Danny and Victor must trust each other as never before. Along the way, they encounter familiar faces Luke Cage (the first Power Man) and El Aguila, as well as new villains such as Noir, Pokerface, and a deadly team called the Commedia Dell'Morte. These slightly zany superpowered villains are counterbalanced by the all-too-realistic evil of private prison company Penance Corp. Van Lente (cowriter, The Comic Book History of Comics) avoids references to the Iron Fist's rich mythology, and some fans may miss them. Verdict Superhero readers will enjoy this new adventure. The combination of action and detective work (along with Danny's rich and famous lifestyle) will particularly appeal to Batman fans.--Tamata Ivins, Francis Marion Univ. Lib., Florence, SC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.