Power Man and Iron Fist #115-116 (1985): Stanley’s War

As sales began to slump, John Byrne came aboard as cover artist and did a terrific job with these two issues.  The story is a rare two-parter from a series that was famous for doing done in ones every month.  This story, written by the dependable Jim Owsley and drawn by the underrated Mark Bright, was a little heavier than most: The team get trapped in a base in the Arctic circle with a crazed gatekeeper and a nuke, who actually blows up the bomb–trapping Luke and Danny in the bunker.

For issue #116, they’re trapped inside, giving us some great character work.  Luke Cage goes crazy for food, and Danny meditates his way safe from frostbite.  Snowy fun!



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