Luke Cage Epic Collection #1 - Retribution
(2020)

Marvel, 2020 Series
 
Price
39.99 USD; 49.99 CAD
Pages
484
On-sale Date
2021-02-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Epic; Marvel
ISBN
978-1-302-92831-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781302928315
Editing
Cory Sedlmeier (collection editor)

Issue Notes

Collects Hero For Hire (Marvel, 1972 series) #1-16 and Power Man (Marvel, 1974 series) #17-23.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Luke Cage / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Luke Cage

Indexer Notes

Title page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Contents pages with credits.

Sensational Origin Issue! (Table of Contents: 3)

Luke Cage / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage
Reprints

Out of Hell -- A Hero! (Table of Contents: 4)

Luke Cage / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
George Tuska; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Billy Graham; John Romita (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Skip Kohloff

Job Number
863Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look closely at the figure before you.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage [Mark Lucas] (introduction, origin); Diamondback [Willis Stryker] (introduction); Lonny; Quirt; Billy Bob Rackham; Shades; Comanche; Reva; Tyler Stuart; Dr. Noah Burstein
Synopsis
While serving time for a crime for which he was framed, Lucas volunteers for a medical experiment in a bid to earn parole. The chemical bath treatment is sabotaged by his nemesis, a violent guard, and the result ends in giving Lucas steel hard skin. He escapes and is presumed dead because his shirt, riddled with bullet holes, is recovered. Lucas vows revenge on Stryker, his former friend, who framed him and also caused the death of Reva, his romantic interest.
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Keywords
Harlem; Seagate Prison

Indexer Notes

Roy Thomas and John Romita are credited with creative contributions on the splash page. Thomas came up with the name Cage and the title Hero for Hire. John Romita, with some ideas from Thomas and Stan Lee, designed the costume.

Fred Snyder suggested that other hands were involved in the art, particularly John Romita. Nick Caputo agrees that Romita provided alterations on a few pages and redrew Stryker's face throughout. Stryker was also heavily redrawn by Romita on the last page which likely included the addition of a costume.

Vengeance is Mine! (Table of Contents: 5)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Diamondback
Reprints

Vengeance is Mine! (Table of Contents: 6)

Luke Cage / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
944 Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dobbs, it's him!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Claire Temple (introduction); Dave "D. W." Griffith (introduction); Diamondback (villain); Gadget (villain; introduction); Dobbs (villain; introduction); Curtin (villain; introduction)
Synopsis
Luke battles the man who framed him and sent him to prison, as seen in issue #1. Flashback of origin from first issue is included.
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Indexer Notes

Page 7 has reference to the lawsuit over Captain Marvel between D.C. and Fawcett: a costume shop clerk offers the famous costume to Luke Cage as he seeks an affordable costumed super-persona.

Mace is His Name! Murder is His Game! (Table of Contents: 7)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Gideon Mace
Reprints
Keywords
helicopter

Mark of the Mace! (Table of Contents: 8)

Luke Cage / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Debris litters this parking-garage rooftop...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Gideon Mace (villain; introduction); Owen Ridgely (introduction; death); Carol Ridgely (introduction)
Synopsis
Cage thwarts the retired, renegade Colonel Mace from enacting a para-military disruption of NYC so that a robbery of Wall Street can be undertaken.
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Indexer Notes

Story contains one-page origin synopsis in 'splash panel' format, with narration panels but no word balloons.

The Phantom of 42nd Street! (Table of Contents: 9)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Phantom; policeman
Reprints
Keywords
Hobart's Emporium

Cry Fear... Cry Phantom! (Table of Contents: 10)

Luke Cage / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Three a.m.: outside, the seemingly non-stop circus that is the Times Square area
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Phil Fox (introduction); Adrian Loring (introduction, flashback); The Phantom [Armand Loring] (villain, introduction, death); Jaques (villain, introdcution); Jasper Brunt (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A decades long inter-family feud over business erupts with one of the antagonists posing as a phantom. A suicidal plunge to the death on the part of one participants also brings the other to his doom, exacting revenge in a homicidal leap from a high office in a tall building which carries both characters down to the street.

The transformation of the 42nd Street theaters from live play houses to 2nd run movie theaters is part of the background of this story, a theme which began when Cage first rented his office above a theater in #2.

Brief one panel, partial synopsis of Cage's origin.
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Indexer Notes

Printed credits give inking credit to Billy Graham. The Shores credit is from the letters page of HERO FOR HIRE #5.

Don't Mess with Black Mariah! (Table of Contents: 11)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Black Mariah; gang members
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Graham's signature has his initials overlaid in a monogram.

Don't Mess with Black Mariah! (Table of Contents: 12)

Luke Cage / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Mimi Gold
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nope, no words of ponderous parallels.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Black Mariah (villain; introduction); Bob (villain; introduction); Al (villain); Carl (villain; introduction); Shinytop (villain; introduction); Flea (villain; introduction); Frank Jenks (introduction; death); Mrs. Jenks (introduction)
Synopsis
A "Ma Barker" type gang poses as ambulance drivers and rob the dead.
Reprints
Keywords
42nd Street; Gem Theater

Indexer Notes

A "special thanks" credit appears on the splash page to original writer Archie Goodwin. Cage's origin is briefly referenced.

Football player Dick Butkis is mentioned.

Assassin in Armor! (Table of Contents: 13)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Dave Hunt; Morrie Kuramoto

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One down-- two down--!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage
Reprints

Knights and White Satin! (Table of Contents: 14)

Luke Cage / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart; Gerry Conway
Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
1228Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many and varied are the sights of 42nd Street, between...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Raymond Huxley Forsythe, Sr. (introduction); Robert Fredrick Forsythe (introduction); Laura Forsythe (introduction); Catherine Forsythe (introduction); B. K. (introduction); Murph (introduction)
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Indexer Notes

Clint Eastwood is named on the movie marquee on the first two pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No! It can't happen!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Marley
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

Jingle Bombs! (Table of Contents: 16)

Luke Cage / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Dave Hunt
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
1221Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's been a hard year for the man now called Luke Cage.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Marley (villain; introduction); Selma Pennington; Claire Temple; Noah Burstein
Reprints
Keywords
Chelsea Clinic; Christmas

A Surprise Super-Villain (Table of Contents: 17)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
First, the androids-- duded up like human beings--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Dr. Doom
Reprints

Crescendo! (Table of Contents: 18)

Luke Cage / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Andrea Hunt
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
1276Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Luke Cage is one mad citizen right about now--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Primus (robot, introduction, death); Secundus (robot, introduction, death); Tertius (robot, introduction, death); Quartu (robot, introduction, death); Dr. Doom; Frank Jenks (flashback); Julius; Claire Temple; Terry; General Manntoff; Georgie Simms
Synopsis
Luke Cage is hired to track down some thieves that have stolen company secrets from Dr. Doom. Upon completing the job, Luke finds out that Dr. Doom has intentionally skipped town and stiffed him on a $200 payment.
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Showdown with Dr. Doom! (Table of Contents: 19)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto; Dave Hunt ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
None may invade my kingdom!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Dr. Doom
Reprints

Where Angels Fear to Tread! (Table of Contents: 20)

Luke Cage / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Denise Wohl; Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
1385 Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop him, Johnny!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Medusa]; Dr. Doom; Faceless One
Synopsis
Luke Cage travels to Latveria to collect $200 that Dr. Doom owes him.
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Keywords
Baxter Building; Latveria

They Call Him... Mr. Death! (Table of Contents: 21)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You may be bulletproof, Cage--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Mr. Death
Reprints

The Lucky and the Dead! (Table of Contents: 22)

Luke Cage / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
1385Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There you are, Mr. Cage--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Senor Suerte [Senor Muerte; Ramon; Mr. Death] (introduction); Curly and his gang (introduction); Mrs. Jenks; John; Carlos; Claire Temple; Philip Fox; Bertha
Reprints

Wheel of Fortune-- Wheel of Doom! (Table of Contents: 23)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Senor Suerte [Senor Muerte; Ramon; Mr. Death]
Reprints
Keywords
roulette

Where There's Life...! (Table of Contents: 24)

Luke Cage / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
1428Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Senor Suerte [Senor Muerte; Ramon; Mr. Death]; Carlotta (introduction); Nick Carlo (death); Danny; Noah Burstein; Claire Temple; Flea; Mrs. Jenks; Phil Fox
Reprints
Keywords
casino

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're thru, Cage-- courtesy of Chemistro!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Chemistro; Luke Cage
Reprints

Chemistro! (Table of Contents: 26)

Luke Cage / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Job Number
1494Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Phil Fox; Chemistro [Curtis Carr] (villain; introduction); Noah Burstein; Claire Temple
Synopsis
Cage is hired to protect Mainstream Motors from Chemistro. During the battle, Chemistro accidentally shoots his own foot with his alchemy gun causing it to disintegrate. Reporter, Phil Fox, attempts to blackmail Cage by threatening to publicly expose Luke as an escaped criminal.
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Indexer Notes

Story cont'd from Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #123

Now Strikes the Man Called Lion-Fang! (Table of Contents: 27)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham; John Romita
Inks
Billy Graham; John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Lionfang
Reprints
Keywords
lion; tiger

The Claws of Lionfang (Table of Contents: 28)

Luke Cage / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Job Number
1548Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
3:32 a.m. on a muggy Thursday morning.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Lionfang [Alejandro Cortez] (introduction, death); Mrs. Alejandro Cortez (introduction); Clark Seacrest (death); Noah Burstein; Claire Temple; Phil Fox
Reprints
Keywords
circus; lion; Madison Square Garden; panther; tiger

Retribution! (Table of Contents: 29)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Maybe you can knock your way thru a brick wall, hero-man--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Big Ben; Mrs. Frank Jenks
Reprints

Retribution! (Table of Contents: 30)

Luke Cage / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Billy Graham; Steve Englehart
Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Job Number
1582Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is said, by some, that an eye should be taken for an eye,
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage (origin retold); Big Ben Donovan; Phil Fox (death); Mrs. Frank Jenks; Billy Bob Rackham (villain); Shades (villain); Comanche (villain); Sol; Claire Temple
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Bugle; Seagate Prison

Cage Goes Wild! (Table of Contents: 31)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look out, world-- I'm bustin' out!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Shades; Comanche; Billy Bob Rackham; Claire Temple
Reprints

Retribution: Part II (Table of Contents: 32)

Luke Cage / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Billy Graham; Tony Isabella
Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Shelly Leferman; Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rackham, the guard who taught Seagate Prison inmates the...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Claire Temple; Flea; Billy Bob Rackham (villain); Shades; Comanche; Mrs. Jenks; Phil Fox
Synopsis
Claire has been arrested and Cage's old prison comrades Shades and Comanche want to enlist him in their pursuit of Rackham.
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Indexer Notes

Previous "Hero for Hire" writer Steve Englehart is credited as "Camp Counselor." Tony Isabella blogged on July, 5, 2013:
"'Hero for Hire' #15 was running incredibly late when I was asked to script the issue’s truncated 11-page Luke Cage story. ... Roy Thomas asked me to write Hero for Hire #15 and #16. He knew I was a fan of both Luke Cage and Englehart’s writing and I knew I would have killer deadlines on both issues. When I took the job, I was given the penciled pages for issue #15. I received no plot or script, but I’m pretty sure there were some brief border notes on the pages. I’m also pretty sure I was told Billy plotted this story. I can’t recall why I (or anyone else) credited him as the
co-scripter. He should’ve been credited as plotter or co-plotter. In either case, I received nothing by Englehart before I scripted these pages. I didn’t even talk to him about the story. He might not have even been in New York at the time." http://tonyisabella.blogspot.com/2013/07/hero-for-hire-15-16.html

Shake Hands With Stiletto! (Table of Contents: 33)

Luke Cage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Forget it, knife-thrower!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Stiletto; Mrs. Jenks
Reprints

Shake Hands With Stiletto! (Table of Contents: 34)

Luke Cage / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella; Steve Englehart ? (see notes)
Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Linda Lessmann
Letters
Tom Orzechowski; Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That tears it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Billy Bob Rackham (villain, dies); Shades (villain); Comanche (villain); Flea (villain); Stiletto [Tom Stuart] (villain, introduction); Big Ben Donovan (guest); Mrs. Jenks; Claire Temple
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Indexer Notes

There is a dispute on correct writer credits. The credit line reads "Tony Isabella writer, Billy Graham penciller", etc. In 2006, Steve Englehart has said that he co-plotted this story with Billy Graham. On July 5, 2013, Tony Isabella stated that he wrote this story "full script style" without plotting assistance from either Englehart or Graham.

A "special thanks to Marv Wolfman and Len Wein" credit appears on the splash page.

[The First and Still the Greatest Black Superhero Of All!] (Table of Contents: 35)

Power Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]
Reprints

Rich Man: Iron Man-- Power Man: Thief! (Table of Contents: 36)

Power Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; D. W. Griffith; Orville Smythe (introduction); Noah Burstein; Iron Man [Tony Stark]
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Indexer Notes

Luke Cage gains the name Power Man in this story

Havoc on the High Iron! (Table of Contents: 37)

Power Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; Steeplejack [Jake Mallard]
Reprints

Havoc on the High Iron! (Table of Contents: 38)

Power Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Jean Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; D. W. Griffith; Claire Temple; Maxwell Plumm (becomes Steeplejack II in MS. MARVEL #18); Steeplejack [Jake Mallard] (introduction, death); Flea (death)
Reprints

Deadlier Than Diamondback! That's the Costumed Killer Called-- Cotton-Mouth! (Table of Contents: 39)

Power Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; Cornell Cottonmouth
Reprints

Call Him... Cottonmouth! (Table of Contents: 40)

Power Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; D. W. Griffith; Claire Temple; Noah Burstein; Cornell Cottonmouth (introduction); Mike (introduction); Ike (introduction); Mr. Slick (introduction); Zooka (introduction); Morgan (introduction)
Reprints

Cotton-Mouth Plays for Keeps-- And the Stakes are Death! (Table of Contents: 41)

Power Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; Cornell Cottonmouth
Reprints

How Like a Serpent's Tooth... (Table of Contents: 42)

Power Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Linda Lessmann
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; Claire Temple; Noah Burstein; Cornell Cottonmouth; Mike; Ike; Mr. Slick (death); Zooka; Morgan
Reprints

The Killer with My Name! (Table of Contents: 43)

Power Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; Power Man [Erik Josten]
Reprints

The Killer with My Name! (Table of Contents: 44)

Power Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella (script); Len Wein (plotting assist)
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; D. W. Griffith; Noah Burstein; Power Man [Erik Josten]
Synopsis
Luke Cage battles Erik Josten for the right to the name Power Man.
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Two Super-Foes For the Price of One! The Deadly Return of Stiletto-- --And the Coming of the Man Called... Discus! (Table of Contents: 45)

Power Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; Stiletto; Discus [Tim Stuart]
Reprints

The Broadway Mayhem of 1974 (Table of Contents: 46)

Power Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; D. W. Griffith; Stiletto; Discus [Tim Stuart] (introduction); Tyler Stuart
Reprints

Welcome to Security City (Table of Contents: 47)

Power Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]
Reprints
Keywords
concentration camps

Welcome To Security City (Table of Contents: 48)

Power Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
Dave Hunt

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]; D. W. Griffith; Gideon Mace
Reprints

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Luke Cage / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage

Indexer Notes

May 1972 Marvel Bullpen Bulletins page promoting Luke Cage's debut.

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Luke Cage / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage

Indexer Notes

Hero For Hire #3 unused cover sketch by Billy Graham.

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Luke Cage / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage

Indexer Notes

Four Production photostat pages from Hero For Hire #4.

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Luke Cage / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage

Indexer Notes

Original art from Hero For Hire #10 page 15.

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Luke Cage / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Luke Cage / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage

Indexer Notes

The Mighty Marvel calendar for 1975 featured a redux of Gil Kane and Billy Graham's Power Man #17 cover, by Dave Cockrum and John Romita Sr.

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Luke Cage / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska; Gil Kane
Inks
Billy Graham; Mike Esposito
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage

Indexer Notes

Original art from Power Man #17 page 6, and cover art for Power Man #20.

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Luke Cage / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart; ?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Andrea Hunt
Letters
John Costanza; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage

Indexer Notes

Hero For Hire #8 used a Yiddish term that has since been removed from the story, Steve Englehart addresses the change here.

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Table of Contents
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    Luke Cage
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  4. 3. Sensational Origin Issue!
    Luke Cage
  5. 4. Out of Hell -- A Hero!
    Luke Cage
  6. 5. Vengeance is Mine!
    Luke Cage
  7. 6. Vengeance is Mine!
    Luke Cage
  8. 7. Mace is His Name! Murder is His Game!
    Luke Cage
  9. 8. Mark of the Mace!
    Luke Cage
  10. 9. The Phantom of 42nd Street!
    Luke Cage
  11. 10. Cry Fear... Cry Phantom!
    Luke Cage
  12. 11. Don't Mess with Black Mariah!
    Luke Cage
  13. 12. Don't Mess with Black Mariah!
    Luke Cage
  14. 13. Assassin in Armor!
    Luke Cage
  15. 14. Knights and White Satin!
    Luke Cage
  16. 15. ["No! It can't happen!"]
    Luke Cage
  17. 16. Jingle Bombs!
    Luke Cage
  18. 17. A Surprise Super-Villain
    Luke Cage
  19. 18. Crescendo!
    Luke Cage
  20. 19. Showdown with Dr. Doom!
    Luke Cage
  21. 20. Where Angels Fear to Tread!
    Luke Cage
  22. 21. They Call Him... Mr. Death!
    Luke Cage
  23. 22. The Lucky and the Dead!
    Luke Cage
  24. 23. Wheel of Fortune-- Wheel of Doom!
    Luke Cage
  25. 24. Where There's Life...!
    Luke Cage
  26. 25. ["You're thru, Cage-- courtesy of Chemistro!"]
    Luke Cage
  27. 26. Chemistro!
    Luke Cage
  28. 27. Now Strikes the Man Called Lion-Fang!
    Luke Cage
  29. 28. The Claws of Lionfang
    Luke Cage
  30. 29. Retribution!
    Luke Cage
  31. 30. Retribution!
    Luke Cage
  32. 31. Cage Goes Wild!
    Luke Cage
  33. 32. Retribution: Part II
    Luke Cage
  34. 33. Shake Hands With Stiletto!
    Luke Cage
  35. 34. Shake Hands With Stiletto!
    Luke Cage
  36. 35. [The First and Still the Greatest Black Superhero Of All!]
    Power Man
  37. 36. Rich Man: Iron Man-- Power Man: Thief!
    Power Man
  38. 37. Havoc on the High Iron!
    Power Man
  39. 38. Havoc on the High Iron!
    Power Man
  40. 39. Deadlier Than Diamondback! That's the Costumed Killer Called-- Cotton-Mouth!
    Power Man
  41. 40. Call Him... Cottonmouth!
    Power Man
  42. 41. Cotton-Mouth Plays for Keeps-- And the Stakes are Death!
    Power Man
  43. 42. How Like a Serpent's Tooth...
    Power Man
  44. 43. The Killer with My Name!
    Power Man
  45. 44. The Killer with My Name!
    Power Man
  46. 45. Two Super-Foes For the Price of One! The Deadly Return of Stiletto-- --And the Coming of the Man Called... Discus!
    Power Man
  47. 46. The Broadway Mayhem of 1974
    Power Man
  48. 47. Welcome to Security City
    Power Man
  49. 48. Welcome To Security City
    Power Man
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    Luke Cage
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    Luke Cage
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    Luke Cage
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    Luke Cage
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    Luke Cage
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    Luke Cage
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    Luke Cage
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