Luke Cage

The Religious Affiliation of
Luke Cage

Religion: Christian (denomination unknown) CBR Scale: I

Name: Luke Cage

Other Names: Power Man; Hero for Hire; Carl Lucas; Mark Lucas; Power Man II; Ace of Spades; Power Fist

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Hero for Hire #1 (June 1972): "Out of Hell -- A Hero!"

Creators: Roy Thomas, John Romita, Archie Goodwin, George Tuska, Billy Graham

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 951

   Comic Book Appearances: 945

   TV, Film Appearances: 2

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 4

Teams/Affiliations: Heroes for Hire; Marvel Knights; The Avengers; The Defenders; The Fantastic Four

Occupation: business owner, private investigator

Race: black

Gender: male

Note: formerly owned a bar and theater


BELOW: Luke Cage makes a good-natured joke with Moon Knight about the Ku Klux Klan: The white costume and hood worn by the fellow super-hero Moon Knight apparently reminds race-conscious Luke Cage of the Ku Klux Klan. Cage makes a good-natured joke about the Klan with his future teammate. Cage tells him: "Guys in white hoods aren't exactly welcome in Harlem."

Luke Cage makes a good-natured joke with Moon Knight about the Ku Klux Klan

Source: Marvel Knights (vol. 1) #11 (May 2001): "Hero for Hire", pg. 5, panels 3-4. Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Eduardo Barreto, Nelson DeCastro. See also: racism; humor; White Supremacist; Moon Knight (Marc Spector); Luke Cage

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This character is in the following 244 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #40 (Nov. 1986): "Love" (only on cover)
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers
Black Goliath #1 (Feb. 1976): "Black Goliath" (cameo)
Black Panther
Captain America
Captain America and the Falcon
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Cloak and Dagger (vol. 2) #9 (Nov. 1986): "The Lady and the Unicorn" (only on cover)
Contest of Champions II
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 (Aug. 2009): "Utopia: Part 1" (1-panel cameo)
Dark Reign: The List - Avengers #1 (Nov. 2009) (mentioned)
Deadpool (vol. 3) #900 (Dec. 2009): "One Down" (toy)
The Defenders
Enter the Heroic Age #1 (July 2010): "Top Dog"
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #2 (June 2007): "Anger"
Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #133 (Apr. 1973): "Thundra at Dawn!" (cameo)
Giant-Size Avengers (vol. 2) #1 (Feb. 2008): "Emperor None & the Sky Full of Moons"
GLA #2 (July 2005): "Dismembership Drive" (cameo)
Hero for Hire
Heroes for Hire
House of M #4 (Sep. 2005)
Hulk: Raging Thunder #1 (Aug. 2008): "Thundra at Dawn!" (cameo)
Icon: Mothership Connection
The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #600 (Sep. 2009): "Seeing Red" (1-panel cameo)
Iron Man (vol. 1) #212 (Nov. 1986): "Precious Legacy" (only on cover)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013) (photo/picture/video)
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Fanfare
Marvel Knights
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Two-in-One
Marvel Universe: Millennial Visions #1 (Feb. 2002): "United We Stand"
Marvel Year-in-Review #4 (1992)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
Moon Knight Saga (Oct. 2009) (1-panel cameo)
Ms. Marvel
The New Avengers
The New Avengers 100 Project (May 2011)
New Avengers: Breakout (2013)
The New Mutants (vol. 1) #45 (Nov. 1986): "We Were Only Foolin'" (only on cover)
New Thunderbolts
Omega the Unknown Classic (Dec. 2005): "Waiting for the End of the World!" (cameo)
Power Man
Power Man and Iron Fist
The Pulse #14 (May 2006): "Finale" (lead character)
Punisher (vol. 8) #1 (Mar. 2009): "The Punisher Saga"
The Secret Defenders
Secret Wars II
Siege: Captain America #1 (June 2010): "Bear Any Burden"
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack
Spider-Man Unlimited
Spider-Woman (vol. 4) #7 (May 2010): "Agent of S.W.O.R.D.: Part 7"
The Thing (vol. 2) #8 (Aug. 2006): "Last Hand"
Thunderstrike (vol. 1) #13 (Oct. 1994): "Man and Beast!"
The Uncanny X-Men
War of the Independents #2 (Feb. 2012): "For We Are Many" (cameo)
What If...? (vol. 2) #112 (Sep. 1998): "Brave Old World"
X-Factor (vol. 1) #10 (Nov. 1986): "Falling Angel!" (only on cover)
Young Avengers

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