The original Heroes for Hire are coming back in their own book next year with Power Man and Iron Fist returning to the shelves. It’s not exactly a surprise with a Luke Cage TV series arriving next year as well as an Iron Fist series, both of which will be on Netflix. Marvel’s previewing a small part of this new series that comes from writer David Walker (Shaft) and Sanford Greene (Runaways, Uncanny Avengers). No release timeframe has been set beyond 2016.
“I’ve loved these two characters since before they even teamed up,” exclaims series writer David Walker. “When Power Man and Iron Fist first teamed up back in the late 1970s, their title quickly became one of my favorite books, and it was always something I fantasized about writing. Seeing them back together is like being reunited with your oldest friends. ”
“David and Sanford are both extremely well versed in the background of these characters, the world they’re from, but they’re also bringing their own style to this,” explains series editor Jake Thomas to FastCompany. “Expect some solid, old school Marvel characters—both enemies and allies like, say, Tombstone and Black Mariah—to show up.”
Plot concept: Luke Cage and Danny Rand, once a dauntless duo of street-fighting justice, have drifted apart. But when an old friend comes to them in trouble, the boys are back! Can the former besties best brutal bad guys, dangerous weapons, and sinister plots all while rekindling Marvel’s mightiest bromance?
David Walker and Sanford Greene deliver so much fast action and wild adventure it takes two heroes to handle it! If you need help, if you’re lost and alone, if you need a champion, the brawler with unbreakable skin and the kung fu fighter with chi-powered fists are for hire! Just tell your local comic retailer that you want your copy of POWER MAN AND IRON FIST.