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Power guy & Iron Fist #1
Fred Van Lente is the prominent writer of such books as action Philosophers, fantastic Spider-Man, amazing Hercules, as well as different marvel Zombies miniseries. This month, he composes Marvel’s Power guy & Iron Fist, pairing Danny Randy with the new Power Man, Victor Alvarez. Westfield’s Roger Ash just recently spoken to Van Lente to discover much more about this new miniseries.
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Westfield: Power guy & Iron Fist spins out of Shadowland. If somebody hasn’t been reading that, what ought to they understand before choosing up this book?
Fred Van Lente: They don’t requirement to understand a whole lot. Iron Fist is still running a dojo in Harlem. He still manages, or at least funds, the Rand foundation which is a non-profit with different ties to the community. With a young Dominican youngster named Victor Alvarez, the new Power Man, he teams up and, for the Rand Foundation, goes out as well as rights different wrongs as they are given him.
Westfield: taking a look at the description for this book, instead of the old Power guy as well as Iron Fist with Luke Cage, which was a partnership, this seems to be a much more like a mentor/apprentice relationship. Is that correct?
Van Lente: It is. Iron Fist certainly sees his function as to guide Vic in discovering to utilize his powers. Iron Fist understands that Vic is unusually powerful as well as his power to take in life force can both be utilized for excellent great as well as excellent evil. Iron Fist would certainly like to steer Vic toward the best path. Unfortunately, Vic is likewise a extremely hot headed young youngster who has his own concepts about these things. He certainly sees it as much more of a partnership. They don’t rather see eye to eye on that.
Westfield: What can you tell us about the miniseries?
Van Lente: The arc is called guy of Mystery. It is a traditional P.I situation of the kind that Cage as well as Danny utilized to get into in their old book as well as brings back a great deal of the characters from that old series. Jennie Royce is back as the head of the Rand Foundation. She’s not Danny’s secretary anymore, however certainly his best hand woman. We’re bringing back a great deal of characters like Crimebuster as well as professor Gamble makes an appearance. Black Tiger. as well as we’re likewise going to see the return of one of the most prominent Power guy as well as Iron Fist characters, El Aguila. Unfortunately, El Aguila has been depowered. He was a mutant who was depowered on M Day. His issues are just beginning there since he has been incarcerated for the murder of his girlfriend, a criminal offense he declares he didn’t commit. since part of the Rand Foundation’s objective is to exonerate unjustly convicted people, Power guy as well as Iron Fist are on the case.
Westfield: will a few of the traditional villains be returning as well?
Van Lente: I’m really going to end up utilizing new villains. I’m producing a whole lot of new villains for this book. one of whom, who’s shown kinda popular, is a character I produced in one more book, Taskmaster, is The Don of the Dead. We’re going to have all new villains including the mysterious Noir. The Commedia Dell’Morte as headed by Don Pagliacci. They’re a European criminal syndicate who want El Aguila for their own reasons. as well as the Dick Tracy-esque villain, Poker Face. It’s going to be all new villains. It’s going to have a feel of what I liked about Power guy as well as Iron Fist when Jo Duffy was composing it, as well as Kurt Busiek; the inventiveness as well as where it seemed like you continuously had new characters introduced every issue. I’m certainly trying to continue that custom with this book.
Power guy & Iron Fist #2
Westfield: will you be introducing new supporting characters, new heroes, into the book as well?
Van Lente: Yeah. It’s extremely doubtful as to whether or not Noir is a hero or a villain. The simplest method I can explain right here is she’s type of a woman Shadow, as in “who understands what evil lurks in the hearts of men.” She’s certainly going to be a major part of the book. Mike Perkins just turned in a fantastic cover with her, the second issue, where you get to see her for the very first time.
Westfield: What can you state about the artist you’re working with on the book?
Van Lente: Wellinton Alves is terrific. He’s currently kicking ass on the Shadowland: Blood on the streets miniseries. I dealt with him before on marvel Zombies Return so I’m extremely thrilled to get the possibility to work with him once again on characters who are living.
Westfield: This is a miniseries. Do you hope to do much more Power guy as well as Iron Fist in the future?
Van Lente: Oh, always. As things go in comics, as long as the audience responds to them truly well, they just keep going up until they stop. I definitely hope the reaction to this is quite special. Collectors take note: this will be the very first ever Power guy as well as Iron Fist #1, I believe. Power guy as well as Iron Fist began with problem #50 since it took over the numbering from Luke Cage’s solo series.
Westfield: are there other jobs you’re working on that you’d like to mention?
Van Lente: like all marvel writers, I’m working on different trick jobs as well as the chip in my head will blow up if I state what they are.
Westfield: any type of closing comments?
Van Lente: The reaction I’ve been getting from the Shadowland: Power guy series has been nothing short of amazing as well as I’d just like to say thanks to everybody for that as well as all the fantastic letters, emails, as well as tweets I’ve received. It’s truly been great. I hope people dig this sequel series.