Friday, August 22, 2003

Luke Cage | Comics

Growing up on the streets of Harlem, New York, Carl Lucas knew a thing or two about hustle. He hung out with the wrong crowd and spent most of his teen in juvenile homes. Even though he was hoping to become a racketeer someday, his goal changed as he grew up. Due to mix-up by Willis Stryker, The Syndicate and Cornell Cottonmouth, Lucas ended up in jail but he made a reputation there, causing him to be transferred to Seagate Prison.

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Luke Cage | Comics

He volunteered for Dr. Noah Burstein project to re-create Captain America’s Super-Soldier formula. The experiment goes wrong because of the sabotage by a prison guard named Albert Rackham, who was also racist towards Lucas. However, the failed experiment has given him super-strength and unbreakable skin.

Going back to New York, he took the alias of Luke Cage AKA Power Man, later joined by Danny Rand aka Iron Fist. Together they formed Heroes for Hire, fighting baddies like Wrecking Crew and Sabretooth, occasionally teaming up with other street-wise heroes like Misty Knight, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Moon Knight and Ghost Rider. Cage became a part of Defenders alongside Doctor Strange, Hulk and others.

He had a troubled relationship with Dr. Claire Temple, briefly dated She-Hulk and then finally knot the ties with Jessica Jones. Luke participated in Nick Fury’s Secret War, antagonized Purple Man, joined New Avengers during “The Breakout” following Civil War, beaten up Doctor Doom once, teamed up with Norman Osborn to retrieve his child during Dark Reign.

For more information on Luke Cage comics series, you can check out these links below.

Luke Cage (Comics) Wikipedia

Luke Cage (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Against The Wrong Crowd

Here is your links to buy "Luke Cage" comics from Marvel Comics on Amazon.

Essential Luke Cage, Power Man Vol 01

Essential Luke Cage, Power Man Vol 02

Marvel Legacy – The 1970s Handbook

Daredevil – Marked For Death

Daredevil Visionaries – Frank Miller Vol 01

Power Man & Iron Fist Epic Collection – Heroes for Hire

Essential Power Man and Iron Fist Vol 01

Daredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Omnibus

Essential Power Man and Iron Fist Vol 02

Secret Wars II Omnibus

Contest of Champions II

Marvel Masters – The Tales of Kurt Busiek

Cage (Softcover)

Cage (Hardcover)

Luke Cage, Iron Fist, & The Heroes For Hire Vol 01

Luke Cage – Second Chances Vol 01

Luke Cage, Iron Fist & The Heroes For Hire Vol 02

Daredevil Ultimate Collection 01

Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev Omnibus Vol 01

The Pulse Vol 01 – Thin Air

Daredevil Ultimate Collection 02

New Avengers Vol 01 – Breakout

Secret War

New Avengers Vol 02 – Sentry

Marvel Super Hero Team-Up

New Avengers – Luke Cage – Town Without Pity

Daredevil Ultimate Collection 03

Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev Omnibus Vol 02

New Avengers Vol 04 – The Collective

Civil War

New Avengers Vol 06 – Revolution

New Avengers Vol 07 – The Trust

Luke Cage – Second Chances Vol 02

Secret Invasion – Who Do You Trust?

Secret Invasion (Softcover)

Secret Invasion (Hardcover)

Secret Invasion – Front Line

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark Omnibus Vol 02

Luke Cage Noir (Softcover)

Luke Cage Noir (Hardcover)

Marvel Noir – Daredevil/Cage/Iron Man

Black Widow – Deadly Origin

Siege – Embedded

Thunderbolts – Cage (Softcover)

Thunderbolts – Cage (Hardcover)

Atlas – Return of The Three Dimensional Man

Daredevil – Shadowland

Shadowland – Power Man (Softcover)

Shadowland – Power Man (Hardcover)

Power Man and Iron Fist – The Comedy of Death

Shadowland – Thunderbolts

Thunderbolts – Violent Rejection

Avengers Vs. X-Men

Luke Cage – Avenger

Age of Ultron

A superhero of his own right created by Archie Goodwin (Iron Man, Star Wars), John Romita, Sr. and George Tuska, Luke Cage is a fictional superhero that belongs to Marvel Comics. Often sporting a yellow disco shirt outfit, he debuted on the first issue of Luke Cage, Hero For Hire in 1972 and grew up to be one of the most popular Black-American superhero. Aside from his glorious days in Heroes for Hire, Luke served in many superhero teams throughout his crime-fighting career like The Avengers, Fantastic Four, Thunderbolts, Marvel Knights, Secret Avengers and Mighty Avengers.

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The Jilted Cage

Luke Cage was active during events like Secret Wars II, Secret Invasion, Siege, Heroic Age, Shadowland, Avengers Vs. X-Men and Age of Ultron. The hero is portrayed by actor Mike Colter in the web television series Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015), Marvel's Luke Cage (2016) and Marvel's The Defenders (2017) developed for Netflix.
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