Shadowland: Power Man #1(of 4)+#: Writer: Fred Van Lente. Pencils: Mahmud Asrar.
This issue starts by introducing us to the NEW Power Man. He was caught in Bullseye's destruction of that building in Dark Reign: The List: Daredevil #1(that's a mouthful)and some how developed powers from that... Weird way to develop powers if I do say so myself...
The new Power Man goes around selling his super hero services on Craig's List(HA!)and winds up running afoul the Hand in the process.
A few of the Hand ninjas who battled Power Man recognize traces of Iron Fist's fighting style in Power Man's attack and decide to warn Iron Fist to keep his students out of their business.
Power Man(in his civilian identity of teenager Victor Alvarez)checks his e-mail account and discovers that somebody was requesting his services. What he doesn't know is that Iron Fist and Luke Cage were behind the request since they wanted to speak with him.
We end things with the new Power Man trying to take off the head of the old Power Man while Iron Fist looks on surprised.
What I Thought: Huh, not bad at all. I really wasn't expecting much from this mini, so imagine my surprise when it actually turned out to be pretty good. I like the idea that this Power Man is selling his super-hero services on Craig's List. It's an interesting spin on the old Heroes for Hire idea. Luke Cage and Iron Fist were good together(as always), the new Power Man has some real potential, and the story was good. What more could I have asked for?
Score: 8 out of 10.