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September 17, 2016

Luke Cage (Updated)

by Reggie's Take

Netflix’s newest superhero drama will give Harlem a hero in Luke Cage as Mike Colter gets ready to star in Marvel’s latest series. 

Marvel’s newest leading man won’t need spandex or a mask in order to be a hero just a hoodie when Mike Colter’s character of “Luke Cage” takes center stage in Marvel’s newest series getting ready to debut at the end of September.

Luke Cage centers on a fugitive given superpowers when a prison experiment goes wrong. Forced into protecting Harlem from a gangster who has a very different view of what is good for the neighborhood.

Luke Cage is the third series and part of Marvel and Netflix’s slate of superhero series. Luke Cage will eventually team up with Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist who’s currently filming their first season in New York for a “Defenders” event series.

Cast: Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as “Shades” Alvarez, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Sônia Braga as Soledad Temple: Claire Temple’s mother, Frankie Faison as Pops

“Luke Cage” becomes available to stream on Netflix, September 30th
#1 “Moment of Truth”
#2 “Code of the Streets”
#3 “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?”
#4 “Step in the Arena”
#5 “Just to Get a Rep”
#6 “Suckas Need Bodyguards”
#7 “Manifest”
#8 “Blowin’ Up the Spot”
#9 “DWYCK”
#10 “Take it Personal”
#11 “Now You’re Mine”
#12 “Soliloquy of Chaos”
#13 “You Know My Steez”

 

 

For those who maybe new to the character of “Luke Cage” he goes back a lot further then what you saw of him in the “Jessica Jones” series. Luke Cage has a long and rich history when it comes to the comics and here are a few you might want to check out if you would like a better understanding of the character.

Luke Cage, Hero For Hire #1 and 2 (June and July 1972)
Luke Cage, Hero For Hire #5 (January 1973)
Luke Cage, Hero For Hire #8 and 9 (April and May 1973)
Luke Cage, Power Man #18 – 20 (May – July 1974)
Defenders #17 – 19 (November 1974 – January 1975)
Power Man and Iron Fist #50 (April 1978)
Alias #1 (November 2001)

 

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