(1975)

Marvel, 1975 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
annually
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Len Wein

A Rage Of Retribution! (Table of Contents)

Power Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]

Retribution! Part I (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Billy Graham (script); Steve Englehart (plot, script)
Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phil Fox (death); Luke Cage (origin retold); Big Ben Donovan; Billy Bob Rackham; Shades; Comanche
Reprints

The King is Back! 'Nuff Said! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Retribution: Part II (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Gaspar Saladino (page 26); Shelly Leferman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Flea; 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

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 4)

Luke Cage Hero For Hire / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage
Reprints

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Billy Graham
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Power Man [Luke Cage]
Reprints

Shake Hands With Stiletto! Part III (Table of Contents: 6)

Power Man / comic story / 18.67 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart; Billy Graham (plot, script); Tony Isabella (script)
Pencils
Billy Graham
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Linda Lessmann
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luke Cage; Billy Bob Rackham (death); Shades; Comanche; Flea; Stiletto [Tom Stuart] (introduction); Big Ben Donovan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credits from Steve Englehart's website, 8/30/2006. 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.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Rage Of Retribution!
    Power Man
  2. 1. Retribution! Part I
    Power Man
  3. 2. The King is Back! 'Nuff Said!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Retribution: Part II
    Luke Cage
  5. 4. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    Luke Cage Hero For Hire
  6. 5. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    Luke Cage, Power Man
  7. 6. Shake Hands With Stiletto! Part III
    Power Man
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