Power Man and Iron Fist #87 (1982)

Moon Knight is running around in the summer heat.

He’s soaked with sweat–nice foreshadowing of what’s to come. He chases a thug.

The guy shoots him, and he falls into the tower.

Now for the payoff of that foreshadowing: A terrific use of New York City’s ever-present rooftop watertowers, Moon Knight gets stuck in one and is slowly dying of heat exposure.  

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But this isn’t a Moon Knight comic! It’s Power Man and Iron Fist.

His friends Marlene and Frenchie employ Power Man and Iron Fist to find him and save him.  

We flash between the Heroes for Hire searching for Moon Knight, and him dying inside the tower.

There’s even some nice discussion of the complexity of the guest star, in case this series’ regular readers don’t know who he is.

Well done cross promotion.

The water tower trap is a nice plot device with good suspense, but we all know it’s going to end with Moon Knight being rescued.

Although, it would have been a startling and bold move to kill off a hero in this manner.

It’s a little disappointing to see Moon Knight take a bullet and get taken down pretty easy by a routine thug.

Look at that great cover by Denys Cowan.

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