I'm pretty much I huge Luke Cage fan and I was aways wondering the what his power set truly was. I use to play this game when I was a kid called "Marvel Super Heroes" and back in the day Power-man had pretty good power set.
F.A.S.E. (fighting, agility, strength & endurance) he had true invulnerability of IN (incredible) pretty much bullet proof can withstand rocket launcher fire.
But this site keeps up with current stats and I feel they've done pretty good job updating Cage.
Check it out... basically he's still physically powerful but the MAJOR improvement is that he has UN (unearthly) resistance to physical attacks. Which means he pretty much is (almost) impossible to hurt by physical means.
(anything short of an enraged Hulk or Thor's hammer). But he still can be "slammed or stunned" by character's whose strength is higher than his endurance.
Hey I know I'm a geek but I found this quantification of his power set very real as to how he's being written now...what do you guys think?
While I am not sure its necessary to quantify a Super heros power in a comics story, I like some of the ideas you throw out there....it would be kind of cool to see how Luke would react to having a rocket launcher unload on him at point blank range.
What makes me like Luke Cage a lot is the fact that he's trying to do stuff the right way even though he's gotten such a raw deal. He's taken on the responsibility of a family and he genuinely tries to meet those obligations. His reaction to the whole super hero registration act was the most realistic for me. I believed him and his point of view.....
Could Luke go toe to toe with the Hulk? I think I would like to see that. Has it been done? I know that he almost joined the Defenders and the Fantastic Four in the seventies...but that never really went any where.
It took me awhile to get used to the new bald look, but now I can't see him any other way.