(November 1973)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Cage Goes Wild! (Table of Contents)

Luke Cage / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Luke Cage; Shades; Comanche; Billy Bob Rackham; Claire Temple
Reprints:

Retribution: Part II (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Tony Isabella (plot, script); Billy Graham (script)
Pencils:
Billy Graham
Inks:
Billy Graham
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Shelly Leferman [as S. Leferman]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Luke Cage; Claire Temple; Flea; Villain: Billy Bob Rackham; Shades; Comanche
Reprints:

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

Invasion (Table of Contents: 2)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Namora; Tha-Korr; Betty Dean; Byrrah (villain, introduction)
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cage Goes Wild!
    Luke Cage
  2. 1. Retribution: Part II
    Luke Cage
  3. 2. Invasion
    Sub-Mariner
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