With The Defenders available on Netflix, I’m finally catching up on Luke Cage and one thing has been in the back of my head with every episode: Luke needs his headband back.  The silver tiara is one of the most maligned portions of Luke’s old-school attire (which included an amazing yellow silk shirt and questionable chain-belt), proving once again that modern audiences will mock the very things that make a character stand out from the crowd.  As Power Man, Luke’s attire was epic, and the headband/wristbands combo define him in my memory, leading to today’s haberdashery query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) can at least accept that Danny Rand doesn’t wear his shirt open to the navel to show off his tattoo anymore, asking: Does Luke Cage need his cool silver headband back or do you just hate joy?


  1. Daniel Langsdale
    August 25, 2017 at 12:57 pm — Reply

    If “joy” is the name of Luke’s silver headband, then yes, yes I do hate joy.

    Only if a man has no desire to be taken seriously and/or command respect as anything other than a drag queen, only then should he wear a tiara.

  2. August 25, 2017 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    I can manage with or without headband but afro should make a comeback. We got enough shaved muscular men as it is.

  3. August 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm — Reply

    You framed this question perfectly.

  4. August 25, 2017 at 6:55 pm — Reply

    I choose joy. And drag queens.

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