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Power Man & Iron Fist Epic Collection: Heroes for Hire (Epic Collection: Power Man & Iron Fist) Paperback – August 25, 2015
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I enjoyed both the Luke Cage and Iron Fist masterworks but was undecided about buying this book. It seemed to be to much of a shotgun marriage. But I took the plunge and my fears were groundless. This was a great book.
The two heroes and their supporting casts merged surprising well, the main casualty being Power Man's Claire Temple who was written out of the new book. There are interesting additions along the way also as Jennie Royce, Bob Diamond, and El Aguilar all join the cast.The slant of the new book was definitely toward Power Man but only slightly. The focus is definitely on evil at the street level.
The writing is top notch throughout but Mary Jo Duffy turns out some really good stories. Artistically, a number of fine artists come and go but the best in my opinion is Kerry Gammill. The team of Duffy and Gammill are superb. Interestingly, I think this is the first time I've encountered either of them.
I was also concerned about not having read the issues of Power Man between this collection and the end of the Luke Cage, Hero for Hire masterwork. There was nothing to worry about; this collection is virtually completely self contained with few references (besides numerous recaps of our heroes origins) to other books. There is an unresolved plot line but no cliffhanger.
For the first time I bought the Kindle edition of a comics collection. Although I haven't seen the print collection I doubt that everything in the print collection is in this one. The front cover and all the issues are present, of course, but the rear cover, inside front and rear covers, title and contents pages are not here. Any bonus material that might have been in the print edition are not here as well.
If you buy the Kindle edition I do not recommend reading it on a Kindle ap. The Kindle ap does not permit you to resize the pages as you see fit. There is a "guided view" but I did not find that satisfactory. Read the Kindle edition on the Comixology ap. This ap does allow you to resize the pages to suit and the pages are of high enough resolution to avoid pixelation. One gotcha, you have to have both the Kindle and Comixology aps on the same device for this to work. Amazon does not deliver direct to the Comixology ap. On the Comixology ap, the reading experience was quite pleasant and convenient. I intend to buy other Kindle comic collections.
All in all, highly recommended whether in print or digital. This series was definitely greater than the sum of its two parts. I hope a volume 2 is in the works.