Earlier this week, we discussed Hour Man moving to The CW to join Arrow, and the upcoming Flash television series. Not one to sit back and do nothing, Marvel, and Netflix have joined forces to kick their offerings up another notch.
Beginning in 2015, Marvel will bring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage will head to Netflix. Mind blown? Check out the complete press release.
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!
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?
Lately There has been a resurgence of talk about racial politics in comic books. On one side, certain minority superheroes whose original portrayals were controversial are gaining more prominent roles in their respective universes. On the other, the nostalgia-driven changes, especially at DC, are having the unfortunate (and admittedly unintentional) effect of eliminating certain minority characters in favor of the all-white all-stars of the silver age.
I’ve previously made clear my reservations about Marvel editorial’s tendency to have more than one character running around with the same name, as well as having a character with MORE THAN ONE name ala Captain Marvel/Marvel Boy/Noh-Varr. My worry with having Avengers and New Avengers running concurrently was that the books would be pretty much indistinguishable other than which jumpsuits were featured in the big splash-pages. Given that this title is apparently going to be sharing personnel with THREE other teams, (possibly more, depending on how one counts) I wasn’t sure how it was all going to shake down…
Forget Captain America and Iron Man, what kids really want to see is Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Misty Knight kickin’ butt and takin’ names on their Saturday morning cartoons.Â That’s just what they’ll get this weekend as the Heroes for Hire make their debut on Marvel’s Super Hero Squad Show.Â Even though the interpretation of the characters is done in a kid friendly way, and that may not appeal to an older audience, I have to give Marvel and company credit for bringing in a huge list of guest stars to voice characters from the series.Â This week it is Lil JJ as Luke Cage, and Tamera Mowry as Misty Knight.
With the Heroes For Hire on the scene, guest-villains Brynnie Bratton, Pyro, M.O.D.O.K., Abomination and more join the fight! Donâ€™t miss the family friendly Super Hero team up unlike any in history on the Cartoon Network at 8:30 AM on Saturday! â€œHero Upâ€ with The Super Hero Squad Show!
You probably ought to check your local listings, as I’m pretty sure that time is Eastern and Pacific.
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.
Occasionally, the publishers will take a collection of sold out issues, and combine them into a mini-trade that fits the budget and makes it easy for readers to get their hands on a collection of books.Â Such is the case with Ms. Marvel: War of the Marvels Must Have that includes Ms. Marvel #39-41.
The three issue mini-trade arrives August 19, 2009.