Top 10 Luke Cage Covers

Sweet Christmas! Marvel and Netflix continue their hot streak with the release of Luke Cage. The show is a hit and also features a killer soundtrack that deserves to be played over and over again. Luke Cage made his debut in the early 70’s and was comics’ answer to the Blaxploitation films that dominated Hollywood at the time. Cage’s look and depiction have evolved since then and to celebrate the character here are some facts as well as our top ten Luke Cage comic book covers.

Luke Cage Facts

Name: Luke Cage (nee Carl Lucas)
Alias: Power Man
First Appearance: Luke Cage: Hero for Hire #1 (1972)
Occupation: Hero for hire, adventurer
Iconic Titles: Luke Cage: Hero for Hire, Power Man, Power Mand and Iron Fist , Heroes for Hire 
Significant Others: Jessica Jones (wife), Danielle (daughter)
Group Affiliation: Power Man and Iron Fist, The Fantastic Four, The Defenders, Heroes for Hire, New Avengers, Thunderbolts,
Origin: Imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, Cage then known as Carl Lucas, was part of a prison experiment that went wrong when one of the guards tried to sabotage it. Lucas emerged from the experiment with super powers, escaped from prison and assumed the name Luke Cage.
Powers: Super Strength and stamina, invulnerability, advanced cellular regeneration
Arch Enemy: Chemistro, Black Mariah,
Interesting Facts: The experiment that gave Cage his powers was based on the Super Soldier Serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America. Once flew the Fantasticar to Latveria to collect money from Dr. Doom who refused to pay him for a job.
Created By: Archie Goodwin, George Tuska, John Romita Sr.,

10. Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #9

(Cover: Billy Graham)

9. Luke Cage, Power Man #36

(Cover Ron Wilson)

8. Luke Cage Noir #1

(Cover: Tim Bradstreet, Dennis Calero)

7. Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #15

(Cover: Billy Graham)

6. Luke Cage, Power Man #31

(Cover: Rich Buckler, Dan Adkins)

5. Luke Cage, Power Man #37

(Cover: Rich Buckler, Klaus Jansen)

4. The New Avengers: Luke Cage #2

(Cover: Eric Canete)

3. Luke Cage, Power Man #49

(Cover: Ron Wilson, Frank Giacoia, Irv Wantanabe)

2. Luke Cage, Power Man #24

(Cover: Gil Kane, Dan Adkins)

1. Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1

(Cover: John Romita Sr)


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