Comic Book Legends Revealed #430
COMIC LEGEND: Before he was fired from the title, Roger Stern was planning on Power Man joining the Avengers and Iron Fist brought back to life.
Power Man was given as a fake-out option to be a new member of the Avengers soon before Roger Stern took over the Avengers…
But as it turns out, before he was fired from the title, Roger Stern had plans to ACTUALLY bring Power Man on to the Avengers (over a decade before Brian Michael Bendis finally DID add him to the team). In the story, Stern would also naturally address Power Man’s fugitive status.
Stern’s plan was that the mysterious cop character Tyrone King would turn out to be long running Power Man and Iron Fist foe Master Khan and that everything after Luke Cage fell asleep would be a mirage created by Khan. This was partially to also explain why District Attorney Tower, normally a cool guy, seemed like such a jerk in the pages I showed above. That was all part of the scam by Master Khan. Stern mentioned in an interview a couple of years ago that he had been given tentative approval for the storyline soon before he was fired from the Avengers.
Years later, when John Byrne retconned Iron Fist’s death, he used a few of Stern’s ideas (freely given to Byrne by Stern), including the whole “Tyrone King was Master Khan” plot.
But what about the ORIGINAL plans for Tyrone King? Read on to the next page to find out!
First, how about some classic Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed involving Roger Stern?
Did Roger Stern not tell anyone who the Hobgoblin really was before he left Amazing Spider-Man?