Monday, September 19, 2011

Batman and Power Man

Luke Cage has come a long way since his first appearance in the 70's.  While I miss his yellow shirt and headband look, I am glad that at least his attitude has remained intact.  Cage was one of the first no-nonsense heroes that you could count on to tell it to you straight and you knew would never take any guff from anybody. Nowadays you'll see a lot of characters with the bad boy from the streets attitude, but when Power Man first hit the scene it was quite a new take on superheroes.  You had to admire a guy who would march into Latveria and say to Doctor Doom, "Where's my money, honey?!"  That takes nerve.


Mike Mikulovsky said...

Sweet Christmas! I always loved Luke Cage since the begining!I wish they had kept his original outfit though. It still rocks!

Cathy and Dave said...

Dave sez,

Cage WAS pretty cool in the '70's. But I really like what Bendis did with him in Avengers.

Anonymous said...

I hear Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says Luke Cage is the comic book character he most wants to play in a movie.
source: comicbook

pblfsda said...

When Francis Ford Coppola's nephew wanted to get into acting without anyone thinking he was exploiting the family name to get parts, he remembered that one of his favorite comic book heroes used a pseudonym for 'work' purposes. That's why we know him as Nicholas Cage.

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