The Marvel Universe is a strange and occasionally terrible place. At any moment, a building could collapse because of rogue Hulks, or your entire neighborhood could get utterly annihilated by alien space bugs. Even back in the day, before the X-Men outnumbered the combined population of every town I lived in before the age of 17, it was a difficult place to live, where a random prison guard with a grudge could change your life forever (and that’s AFTER you were betrayed by your oldest friend and your first love murdered before your eyes.) Not everyone could bounce back from that kind of tragedy. Coming back from a situation that untenable takes the kind of person with steel-hard resolve to keep punching, to fight for justice even when everything falls apart around you. This, then, is your Major Spoilers Hero History of Carl Lucas, known to some as the Hero For Hire, to others as Power Man, but best known as… LUKE CAGE!
Or – “Do Ya S’pose This Would Be The Twelfth Or Thirteenth?”
Before the fez, before the brainy specs, before the leather jacket and jumper, there was a time when the general public (i.e., the non-nerds in the world) knew nothing of a certain Gallifreyan and his adventure in time, space and dimension. Luckily for us, the ladies and gentlemen who worked at Marvel Comics were among the nerds, and delivered unto us the most unlikely crossover moment of all…
Isaiah Mustafa has made it perfectly clear via a number of different outlets that he wants to be Luke Cage, Power Man, in an upcoming Marvel movie. Over the weekend, the following video surfaced featuring Mustafa.
Sweet Christmas! This is a nice video, but I wonder if people will be able to see past the Old Spice schtick and give Mustafa a chance to show what he can do?
Who is the mysterious new Power Man? Why has he taken Luke Cage’s old code-name? And why do his arms glow like that? It’s a slobberknocker on the streets of New York, as Daredevil’s machinations take on sinister new angles and a new hero rises to protect the innocent. If nothing else, he got the chain belt right.
Welcome to the third installment of The Comic Casting Couch! A few weeks ago, I placed a poll up on the Major Spoilers forum and asked which of five different characters you would like to see me give the Comic Casting Couch treatment. After two weeks of voting, it seems that the winner has been crowned, THE WAY OF THE IRON FIST!
Ten years ago Luke Cage was already a very well known man in Harlem but now that he has been released from Rikerâ€™s Island his fame has been greatly increased due to a prison experiment that left him with indestructible steel skin. Cageâ€™s only objective now is to find out what happened to his girlfriend, Josephine Ball, but it appears that some powerful men have other ideas about Powermans future.