Gendy Tartakovsky, the creative mind behind Samurai Jack, Sym-Bionic Titan, The Powerpuff Girls, and more, is turning his attention to Luke Cage in an all-new mini-series from Marvel.
Welcome to the mean streets of New York City – shoes are big, bottoms are belled and crime is rampant! But in the heart of the city, the world’s hardest-working, smack-talking, chain-wearing, tiara-sporting super hero is hitting the streets hard and hitting the bad guys harder. This Hero for Hire is on the case, and his rates are reasonable! He’s Luke Cage, and he’ll save your behind. Dig it!
“Growing up with those [Power Man and Iron Fist] comics in the 70’s and 80’s I have a very strong fondness of that version of Power Man so my version is very rooted in that time, but I think it’s totally fun and feels new,” says Tartakovsky, in an interview with Birth.Movies.Death. “It was about making something entertaining with a character that I really liked. So I think it can appeal to young and old readers.”
If you want to get your hands on Cage #1, the first issue of the four issue run arrives in October.