Willis Stryker grew up alongside Carl Lucas, hustling to get by in a local gang. But they grew up, Lucas chose a new path and became Luke Cage. Stryker, however, maintained his criminal course and became the dangerous drug boss known as Diamondback.
Carl Lucas was a Harlem-bred kid who found himself on the wrong side of the tracks – and the law. While behind bars he received an experimental treatment, granting Lucas bulletproof skin, super strength and endurance. This hardened ex-con is now Luke Cage, a.k.a. Power Man, a hero dedicated to keeping his streets safe.