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COMIC LEGEND: Tyrone King was originally meant to be a vampire.
As you can see from the last issue of Power Man and Iron Fist…
There was definitely something out of the ordinary about rogue cop Tyrone King.
Including the fact that, in his very first appearance in Power Man and Iron Fist #117, he casts no reflection!
Reader David quite logically wrote in to say “Tyrone King was secretly a vampire.”
However, as it turns out, that was just what you were SUPPOSED to think!
Priest continued on his site to discuss it:
Tyrone King. King, who seemed impervious to harm, favored the night, cast no reflection and had no shadow, was not a vampire. Doc wanted to make everyone think King was a vampire, but he wasn’t. 13 years later, I don’t remember who King was, but he wasn’t Master Khan, Iron Fist’s nemesis, as revealed in the pages of NAMOR (with my blessing, BTW; John Byrne called and discussed this with me beforehand). Incidentally, we spent many a cheery afternoon whiting out shadows and reflections our eager an headstrong inker put in, arrogantly “fixing” Bright’s obviously shabby work. If Tyrone ever cast a shadow or a reflection, it was because the inker put it in.
So there ya go.
Wow, that’s a whole lot of legends just about one single issue!
Thanks to readers Matt K., Michael, Gareth J., David, Matthew Johnson, Michael Hoskin, S. and V-Rod for their suggestions about these legends. I told you a lot of folks wanted to discuss these legends!
Check out the latest edition of my weekly Movie/TV Legends Revealed Column at Spinoff Online: Was Dolly Parton really a producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (both the film AND the TV series)?
Okay, that’s it for this week!
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