Saturday, June 27, 2015

Marvel's 'Luke Cage' Revealed

Sneak Peek images of Marvel Comics character 'Luke Cage' played by actor Mike Colter in the Marvel/Netflix 13-part TV series "Jessica Jones", starring Krysten Ritter:

"...during the course of an investigation in New York City, private investigator 'Jessica Jones' encounters the enigmatic 'Luke Cage'...

"...a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined."

"Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage," said Executive Producer Melissa Rosenberg. 

"We're excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life."

Created by "Creepy" magazine writer/editor Archie Goodwin and illustrator John Romita, Sr. of "Spider-Man" fame, 'Luke Cage' debuted in Marvel Comics' "Luke Cage, Hero for Hire" #1 (June 1972).

"...A man called 'Lucas' was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. In exchange for parole, Lucas clandestinely underwent an experimental procedure...

"...originally intended to generate immunity to all illness; instead, it inadvertently granted him steel-hard skin and heavier, enhanced muscle.

"After escaping 'Seagate Prison', Lucas forged the identity of 'Luke Cage', becoming a 'hero for hire', super-enhanced private detective.

"Later he formed a business partnership with martial arts superhero  'Iron Fist' in Marvel Comics' 'Power Man & Iron Fist' and had a baby with 'Jessica Jones'.."

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