In this re-telling of Luke Cage’s origin, we see Cage in prison musing on how his life compares to the legendary King of Wakanda, the Black Panther. This vignette kicks off a three issue story called “Two the Hard Way.” Black Panther and Luke Cage get into a fight with a million ninja, The Falcon flies by lend a hand, and even Shang Chi Master of Kung Fu gets in some one liners.
Easily the best Team Up of 2006, and awesomely drawn by Scot Eaton.
Collector’s Guide: From Reginald Hudlin’s Black Panther #10.
Click for the Reginald Hudlin interview on World of Black Heroes.
Welcome to the Falcon Gallery! It’s an ongoing project, and you can click Falcon Gallery to see everything we have for you! Today’s Falcon Feature comes from Priest and Bennet, the team behind Black Panther and The Crew. Cap and Falcon go to see their buddy Luke Cage — but Luke’s not expecting company!
Collector’s Guide: From Captain America and the Falcon.
Today, we share with you the very first issue of Hero For Hire featuring the origin of Power Man. We always liked that Power Man mostly went by his real name of Luke Cage. If we were invincible and could smash walls with our fists, we’re pretty sure we’d just use our real name, too.
Luke has been alternately lauded as a positive step in multi-racial integration of super-heroes and lambasted as just an example of crass blaxploitation. In reality, he was probably a little of both. But, his character was solid, and he just gets better with age. We have some more recent Luke Cage goodies to share with you, including a slightly modified origin story where Cage ponders his incarceration in a stark contrast to his personal hero, the Black Panther, King of Wakanda.
The series was later retitled “Power Man / Iron Fist.” Luke Cage and Danny Rand have been tight ever since.