(November 1973)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1973-08-14
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 (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #99.

Cage Goes Wild! (Table of Contents)

Luke Cage / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look out, world--
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
Billy Graham (credited) (co-plot); Tony Isabella (credited) (plot, script)
Pencils
Billy Graham (credited)
Inks
Billy Graham (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Letters
Shelly Leferman (credited as S. Lefferman); Gaspar Saladino (splash)

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.
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)

Namor the 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

Capricious Commentaries, Carefully Cooked Up to Confuse and Confound You! (Or: Just When You Least Expected It - The Mighty Marvel Checklist's Back in Town!) (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Comments to Cage / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Marc Winerman and Harvey Kent. Includes an editorial explaining the truncated story and the need for a reprint.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cage Goes Wild!
    Luke Cage
  2. 1. Retribution: Part II
    Luke Cage
  3. 2. Invasion
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Capricious Commentaries, Carefully Cooked Up to Confuse and Confound You! (Or: Just When You Least Expected It - The Mighty Marvel Checklist's Back in Town!)
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Comments to Cage
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