Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on October 6, 2015.
With the Luke Cage and Iron Fist Netflix shows just a little over a year away, it makes sense for Marvel to release a new series for them like what they did with Ant-Man. Although instead of making a series for the two individually, they’re making a team-up series for the two which will also a throwback to their first 1978 team-up series that eventually spawned the team known as Heroes for Hire.
According to Fast Company, the new Power Man and Iron Fist series will be written by David F. Walker (Shaft, Cyborg) and drawn by Sanford Greene (Runaways,Uncanny Avengers) and claims to bring back the beloved bromance between Luke Cage and Danny Rand.
“About a year ago or so, [Marvel editor] Axel Alonso asked me to list all the characters that I wanted to work with the most,” said Walker. “He said, ‘Don’t be limited—go as big as you want.’ At the very top of that list were Luke Cage and Danny Rand, and I put in parentheses after their names: ‘as a team.’ Because this was something that I’d wanted to see for years and years. That particular duo, they’re so iconic. As a writer, you love interesting characters, and those two characters are so fun to delve into. They are the ultimate bromantic couple.”
Greene worked with Walker on Dynamite Entertainment’s Shaft reboot. Since then he’s fielded a few projects at Marvel, and jumped at the opportunity to work with Walker again on another iconic African-American character.
“Growing up as an African-American kid, you identify with these characters,” says Greene. “Luke was one of those characters that impacted me. And it was always a dream project to get to work on him. It was the cherry on top to find out it would be Iron Fist as well.”
Power Man and Iron First #1 is set to release in early 2016.
Source- Fast Company