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Luke Cage

After undergoing a variant of the Super-Soldier treatment in jail for a crime he didn't commit, the man formerly known as Carl Lucas was given superhuman strength and unbreakable skin. Adopting the name Power Man, Luke Cage became a Hero for Hire and a defender of New York City.

Power Man Plays

Caged Vengeance

in Luke Cage (2017) #1

Power Man and Iron Fist

in Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #1

The boys are back in town! Power Man and Iron Fist track a mystery with all the ingredients of a classic Heroes-for-Hire tale.


in Avengers Origins: Luke Cage (2013) #1

Cage vs. Hammerhead

in New Avengers: Luke Cage (2010) #1

First Appearance

in Hero for Hire (1972) #1

Meeting Iron Fist

in Power Man (1974) #48

First Ongoing

in Cage (1992) #1

Cage becomes a Hero for Hire at a Chicago newspaper. Luke busts the crime, while the journalists get the story!

Along Came Cage

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #123

J. Jonah Jameson hires Luke Cage to take out Spider-Man. But despite their heroic natures, Spidey and Luke are far from fast friends.

Hero for Hire

in Marvel Knights (2000) #11


in New Avengers (2004) #1

Jessica Jones

in New Avengers Annual (2006) #1

Prelude to Shadowland

in Daredevil: Cage Match (2010) #1