Battles Of The Week: Luke Cage vs Iron Fist (Hero vs Hero)

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

SYNOPSIS FOR “Fist of Iron — Heart of Stone!”

Power Man has broken into the home of Danny Rand looking for Misty Knight. Instead, he finds Colleen Wing. When he attacks Colleen, she calls Danny and Misty for help.

In their first encounter, Power Man fights the martial arts master Iron Fist.

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

‘Power Man’ (1977) #48. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the contestants in Manhattan, New York City. On the left side is Luke Cage, Power Man, and on the right side is Iron Fist.

Let’s look at the stats.

LUKE CAGE – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Building 17%
Super Speed: Metahuman 25%
Durability: City 25%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Combatant 33%
Intelligence: Trained 17%
WEAKNESSES
  • Near-Unbreakable Skin.
  • Radiation.
IRON FIST – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Sonic 58%
Durability: Building 17%
Energy Projection: Multi-City Block 25%
Fighting Skills: Peak Human 50%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Iron Fist Suit.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: IRON FIST VS SABRETOOTH (HERO VS VILLAIN).

THE FIGHT

Suddenly, Power Man breaks into Danny Rand’s apartment. In order to protect Misty Knight, Iron Fist fights Power Man.

The battle to decide who is the best fighter!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Iron Fist sneaking up on Power Man.




On the following pages, Iron Fist lands a devastating blow on Power Man sending him through the apartment and toppling another building. Later, Power Man awakens and fights. With superior speed and agility, Iron Fist lands two kicks.

IRON FIST ENERGY MANIPULATION + BLUNT FORCE (x2) ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS + 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 8 DAMAGE PTS.




On the final pages, Power Man rips the wooden floor off Iron Fist’s feet and nearly choked him to death. Not wanting to be a murderer, he relents.

POWER MAN CONCUSSION + BRUTE FORCE (x2) ATTACKS: 3 DAMAGE PTS + 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 5 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the fight, Power Man wins.

TOTAL


LUKE CAGE’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-9 DAMAGE PTS.

-(9 DAMAGE PTS * 2.0061743*10^12 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -4298.94492857 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CITY

Durability: Metahuman 17%
IRON FIST’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-5 DAMAGE PTS.

-(5 DAMAGE PTS * 10920000 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.013 PTS * Tons of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

Durability: Building 17%

OUTCOME: IRON FIST WINS BY NEAR DEATH.

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LUKE CAGE IN COMICS

‘Hero For Hire’ (1972) #1, titled “Out of Hell — A Hero!” marks the first appearance of Luke Cage in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Lucas Cage: An ex-con that broke out of prison after participating in an experiment on an alternate Super-Soldier serum. Changing his name to Luke Cage, he started Hero For Hire.

The comic was written by Archie Goodwin and penciled by George Tuska.

LUKE CAGE’S SENSATIONAL ORIGIN ISSUE
'Hero For Hire' (1972) #1, titled "Out of Hell -- A Hero!" marks the first appearance of Luke Cage in Marvel continuity.
‘Hero For Hire’ (1972) #1, titled “Out of Hell — A Hero!” marks the first appearance of Luke Cage in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: SUPERBOY VS SUPERGIRL. OCTOBER 29TH.


Power Man Vol 1 48 in Marvel Database.
Luke Cage (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Daniel Rand (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Hero for Hire Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

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