For a long time, as in Power Man and Iron Fist: Heroes for Hire, but that is a long ways back. I remember the yellow, openchested shirt, metal tiara, and afro. Heck, I remember him saving him and Misty by chaining them to tires and letting the tires float them up to the surface in a really old issue (It might be the same one that had Mace in it).
But he's been Luke Cage for ages now and that is how people identify him. As such, he's more of a man of the people.
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A great super-hero,and a essential member of the New Avengers team.
His first stories way back from the 70`s are just classic Marvel stories from that time,and the role the character had in New Avengers made him one of the best Avengers.
Luke Cage leading the Thunderbolts will even develop the character more,since Jeff Parker stories always rely in well thought characterizations.
Right now i think Luke Cage is one of the super heroes which deserve a own ongoing book as well.
Old School Luke Cage :
Modern Luke Cage :
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The appreciation threads and other rules are in the directory.Your opinion about something is not in and of itself worthy of its own thread. I understand that you have opinions and that you think they're interesting, but we already have so many discussion threads in which you can express your opinion that you do not need to form your own thread to do so.
He merges all duplicate appreciation threads.
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Wasn't Tyrese interested in being Luke Cage for the Luke Cage movie? That's what I had heard. I think Terry Crews, at 41, may be a bit too old to appear in a film which, I think, is by necessity going to be an origin story. Dude would have to work out, though.
That's just it, this WASN'T a "Luke Cage Appreciation Thread" until he made it one. If I had called it that it would have been redundant, not to mention boring. It was a broader discussion about the nature of stereotypes and how they related to Luke Cage and the Avengers. He hijacked it, generalized it, slapped his name on it and took full credit. That's not right. I would prefer it if he had deleted it all together.
Maybe it's my fault because I'm used to discussing how comic characters relate to our society and not just the characters themselves?
If I'm wrong, I apologize...but I feel like I've been stolen from.
I like Luke Cage cause I was about 6 or 7 when my Godfather gave a Luke Cage comic book to read and it blew me away, I barley read the dialog, I was just in awe of a cool different character ... he just seemed so cool and powerful to a kid and I was a child of the 70's & 80's so he just sorta fit in, I had NO idea of stereotypes or racism or the fact that people didn't get along.
But I liked Powerman and his partner Iron Fist.
I watched a lot of old Kung-Fu movies and in my mind PM & IF where the best characters in the world.
You grow up and you read more and start loving X-men, Spider-man and Captain America..but I always have a soft spot for Luke Cage.
I'm so happy he's in the lime light again, I'm glad he's a big part of the MU. He's still cool and he's making being a husband and a parent cool.
I just think Luke has a lot more stories in him and if you don't like him remember, they're are no bad characters in Marvel just bad writers.
LONG LIVE LUKE CAGE!!!
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Read it. Enjoyed it. First time there was any real backstory on Luke's family. Prior to that time we never knew that Luke's dad was a cop or that Luke's gang involvement contributed to his mother's death. We didn't know that his Pops was still alive and that his older brother James wanted both Luke and his dad to believe each other were dead. Cage owes Dakota North big time for unraveling the truth.