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Man Mountain Marko

Appearing in "Riding Shotgun!"

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Synopsis for "Riding Shotgun!"

Power Man and Iron Fist have been hired to escort the recently captured Maggia criminal Hammerhead to a special prison for super-villains, although the driver of the specially made transport is less that happy about the arrangement. However, after their first brush with some armed Maggia goons that Power Man and Iron Fist easily defeat, the driver changes his tone. Along the way, Danny has visions of K'un-Lun again and wonders why he's had these visions for a second time.

While back in the city, Bob Diamond has sparring practice with Colleen Wing, and their practice soon turns into romance. At the apartment shared by Misty Knight and Harmony Young, Harmony gets a phone call from another man. When Misty asks if Luke knows about this other guy, Harmony tells her that if Luke keeps on seeing his old flame Claire Temple, then she should be able to see whomever she wants also.

Back aboard the transport, Power Man and Iron Fist are then attacked by two of Hammerhead's super-powered enforcers: Man Mountain Marko and the new Eel. When Power Man and Iron Fist realize that they are equally matched against Marko and the Eel, they realize the crooks were hand picked to be the ideal matches against the two heroes. When Luke and Danny trade partners, pitting the Eel against Power Man, and Man Mountain against Iron Fist, the Heroes for Hire manage to beat their foes.

However, during the fight, Hammerhead manages to break loose from one of his straps and free himself. Forcing the truck to crash, he tries to escape easily knocking down the rattled heroes. However, to Hammerhead's dismay, he managed to crash the truck right on top of the prison where he is intended to be incarcerated. Fleeing the armed guards pouring out of the building, Hammerhead is tripped up by Iron Fist who turns him over to the authorities.


  • This issue contains a letters page, Power/Fistfuls. Letters are published from Timothy T. Goodrich, John Scheen, George Taches, Rob Rosenberger, Karen Wu, April Giordano, Kennyu ?Saliba, and Wallace Lee Hopkins. The letters page also contains a Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation.


  • Showing this issue at the Gem Theater": Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  • The driver/guard this issue who refers to Cage and Iron Fist as "morons" is imitative and an homage to the cinematic scene where the rider/guard calls Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid "morons" in the motion picture.

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