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Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 1
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0257654006
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: White
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 5/3/18.
    • Label #1513038002
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 5/3/18.
    • Label #1513038001
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    • Heavy overspray.

    "Out of Hell--a Hero!" Script by Archie Goodwin, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Billy Graham. NOTE: Roy Thomas and John Romita are credited for their "considerable creative contributions." When Lucas, an innocent man, is sent to jail for a crime he did not commit, he decides he has nothing left to loose. Subjecting himself to unorthodox experiments, this inmate is endowed with great physical strength and nigh-unbreakable skin. No walls and bars on Earth can hold him. Now, as Luke Cage, he is known as the Hero for Hire, and he's here to clean up the "Mean Streets," one criminal at a time. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 2
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Cracking to upper left edge of slab.
    • Label #C590DE-001

    "Vengeance is Mine!" Script by Archie Goodwin, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Billy Graham. When Luke Cage's actions cause a decline in business for a local drug dealer, he is forced to pit his diamond-hard fists against the deadly assassin known as Diamondback. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #5
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 5

    "Don't Mess with Black Mariah!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Billy Graham. Martin Lawrence's "Big Momma" has got nothing on the newest crime boss Black Mariah. Luke Cage has his hands full with 800 lbs. of fighting mad woman. Graham cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #8
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 8
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #AAC825-008
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    • Extra staples (manufacturing).

    "Crescendo!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Billy Graham. Robots disguised as humans are attacking Luke Cage from all sides. And, the culprit behind it all--Doctor Doom--will shock the Hero for Hire to his very core. Graham cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #9
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 9
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    • Paper: White

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Doctor Doom. Special guest-appearance by the Fantastic Four and Medusa (of the Inhumans). Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Billy Graham. Luke Cages travels overseas to come face-to-face with the nefarious ruler of Latveria, Doctor Doom! Letter to the editor from Steve Fabian (artist Stephen Fabian?). Graham cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #10
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 10
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1275354007

    "The Lucky and the Dead!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Billy Graham. "Muerte" means "Death" in Spanish. Luke Cage comes face-to-face with the man called Senor Muerte. This is a man who cannot be stopped, not even by the diamond-hard fists of Power Man. Graham cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #12
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 12
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Suscha News.
    • Label #1029443002

    "Chemistro!" Spider-Man cameo. Story by Steve Englehart. Art by George Tuska and Billy Graham. Luke Cage battles Chemistro the Master of Alchemy. Can the Hero for Hire defeat a man who can alter the chemical make up of matter? Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #14
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 14
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #4D70A0-045
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1497517017
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #4D70A0-044

    "Retribution!" Part 1 of 3. Story by Steve Englehart and Billy Graham. Art by Billy Graham. Luke Cage pits his super-human strength against the man-mountain known as Big Ben. Plus, Claire learns the truth about Luke's past. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #15
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 15
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    "Retribution!" Part 2 of 3. Story by Billy Graham and Tony Isabella. Art by Billy Graham. A guard from Seagate Prison plans to blackmail Luke Cage, but when he winds up dead, Claire is wrongly accused of his murder. Can Cage clear her name and still remain a free man himself? Plus, the Sub-Mariner stars in the Golden Age adventure "Invasion!" By Bill Everett. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #16
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 16

    "Shake Hands with Stiletto!" Part 3 of 3. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Billy Graham and Frank McLaughlin. In his quest to clear Claire's name, Luke Cage crosses paths with the deadly assassin known as Stiletto. NOTE: Last issue to be titled Luke Cage, Hero for Hire. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #18
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 18

    "Havoc on the High Iron!" Script by Len Wein, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta. High atop an unfinished skyscraper, Power Man faces off against the big bruiser known as Steeplejack. Gil Kane cover pencils. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #19
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 19
    • Staple rust.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1273347002
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #098EB6-003
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    "Call Him...Cottonmouth!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Len Wein, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta. Luke Cage arrives at the office of Hero for Hire to find a package waiting for him. When he opens it, deadly serpents spring out. Luckily for our hero, their fangs can't penetrate his diamond-hard skin. This little gift was a calling card of the new player in town. A man who is every bit as strong as Power Man and probably deadlier, the gangster known as Cottonmouth. Letter to the editor from Michael Gilbert (the comics artist?). The letters page also includes Marvel Value Stamp series A # 64 (Sif by Jack Kirby). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #20
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 20
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    "How Like a Serpent's Tooth...!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Tony Isabella, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta. This is it the final showdown between Power Man and the man who is as strong as he is, Cottonmouth. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A # 1 (Spider-Man by John Romita Sr.). Gil Kane cover pencils, Mike Esposito cover inks. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #21
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 21
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #3710004018

    "The Killer with My Name!" Plot assist by Len Wein, script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Vince Colletta. Before Luke Cage there was another man called Power Man (1st appeared in Avengers #21-22), and he's come to reclaim his title. It's a heavyweight bout with Power Man vs. Power Man for the championship. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A # 73 (Kingpin by John Romita Sr.). Wilson cover pencils, Frank Giacoia cover inks. NOTE: "The other Power Man in this story is none other than Erik Josten, who would later become the villain Goliath [in Iron Man (1968-96 1st Series) Annual # 7] and presently is the hero known as Atlas in the pages of Thunderbolts." - Odinson, Lone Star Comnics Archivist. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #22
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 22
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #3710004019

    "The Broadway Mayhem of 1974!" Script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Vince Colletta. The villain Stiletto has returned to settle the score with Luke Cage, and this time he's not alone. His partner in crime is the man called Discus. Can even Power Man stand against the double assault of two super-foes? Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #24
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 24
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #6AD6AE-006
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0243741011
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #BEC363-015
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    "Among us Walks...Black Goliath!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Goliath (Bill Foster). Script by Tony Isabella, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta. Luke Cage meets Claire's ex-husband, Dr. Bill Foster, former lab assistant to Hank Pym (Giant Man) and the super hero known as Goliath. And, the big man isn't too happy when he finds the woman he still loves in the arms of another man. Everyone knows what follows next...super-hero tussle in the mighty Marvel fashion. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A # 27 (the Black Widow). Gil Kane cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #25
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 25

    "Crime and Circuses!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Goliath (Bill Foster). Plot by Tony Isabella, script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Fred Kida. Luke Cage and Goliath must set aside their differences and confront the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Trap." Gil Kane cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 28

    "The Man who Killed Jiminy Cricket!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Don McGregor, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane. Beginning one of Luke Cage's most epic tales yet. Cockroach Hamilton is back and this time he's playing for keeps. As a result of deadline issues, this story continues in # 30 (issue 29 is a fill-in issue). The Hulk stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Twins of Evil!" Gil Kane cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 29

    Fill-in issue. "No One Laughs at Mr. Fish!" Script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta. Luke Cage face the amphibian menace of the man called Mr. Fish. And you better believe that no one laughs at his name twice. NOTE: As a result of deadline issues, the story that began in # 28 continues in # 30. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series B # 25 (Captain America by Jack Kirby). Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Kidnap Caper." Tom Palmer cover inks. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #33
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 33

    "Sticks and Stones will Break your Bones, but Spears will Kill You!" Part 1 of 3. Story by Don McGreggor. Art by Frank Robbins and Vince Colletta. Luke Cage must face off with the deadly assassin simply known as Spear! This killer is gunning for Dr. Rubinstein. Can Power Man save his friend from this tenacious killer of men? Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #42
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 42

    "Gold! Gold! Who's got the Gold?" Part 2 of 6. Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Lee Elias and Alex Nino. The superhuman, Thunderbolt, has had a change of heart and now is working with Power Man to find the stolen gold. However, Goldbug is not one to go down quietly. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #48
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 48
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    "Fist of Iron-Heart of Stone!" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring Iron Fist and the Daughters of the Dragon. Story by Chris Claremont. Art by John Byrne and Dan Green. Luke Cage is not in control and he's here to kill Misty Knight. Well, he'll have to get past Iron Fist, the Living Weapon, first. It's the power of the Iron Fist against the power of diamond-hard skin! Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #49
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 49
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    "Seagate is a Lonely Place to Die!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring Iron Fist and the Daughters of the Dragon. Story by Chris Claremont. Art by John Byrne and Dan Green. Luke Cage returns to the prison where it all began, and comes face-to-face with the powerhouse known as Bushmaster. But, can even Power Man's diamond-hard fists and the power of the "Iron Fist" defeat the ultimate product of the experiments that gave Cage his powers? 32 pages. NOTE: This is last issue titled just Power Man. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #50
    Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 50
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    "Freedom!" Guest-starring the Daughters of the Dragon. Story by Chris Claremont. Art by John Byrne and Dan Green. Luke Cage has cleared his name of the bogus charges that landed him in jail to begin with, and now he is free to start his life anew as a free man. Plus, Power Man and Iron Fist officially become a team, as reflected in the title. But will their first adventure as partners be their last when the deadly assassins Stiletto and Discus attack? NOTE: First issue titled "Power Man and Iron Fist!" Cover price $0.35.