LUKE CAGE to Get First Solo EPIC COLLECTION

Not in time for Sweet Christmas, but soon enough…

Gotta say, I’m a bit surprised by this but Luke Cage has never had a solo Epic Collection from Marvel. (There are three Power Man and Iron Fist editions out there.) That’s gonna end early in 2021, though, with the release of Luke Cage: Retribution, featuring the creative muscle of creators like Archie Goodwin, Steve Englehart, Billy Graham and Tony Isabella.

Dig this listing from Amazon:

Luke Cage Epic Collection: Retribution

Luke Cage burst onto the comics scene in 1972 as the “Hero for Hire.” Equal parts Marvel Method and Blaxploitation boldness, he was a new kind of hero for a new era, the historic first African-American character to headline his own series. Cage’s adventures depicted New York City’s 1970s grit and the plight of its people with a realism that was gripping in its time, all while incorporating larger-than-life villains including Black Mariah and Doctor Doom. This Epic Collection present page after page of classic Luke Cage adventures: Including his origin, his growing relationship with Clare Temple, the first appearance of Cottonmouth, a battle with Iron Man and a fight to the finish for the name Power Man.
Vol. 1: Hero for Hire (1972) 1-16, Power Man (1974) 17-23

A few thoughts:

— The 480-page softcover is due Feb. 16, 2021, according to Amazon, which means it’s likely to be in comics shops a week or two earlier.

— I’ve not read enough Luke Cage over the years, so this is definitely one I have my eye on.

— Standard caveat: As far as I can tell, this has not been solicited by Marvel yet, so nothing is official until it’s official. Even then, things can change. Just keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.

MORE

— 13 COVERS: Sweet Christmas! It’s LUKE CAGE. Click here.

— MARVEL Plans First SUB-MARINER Epic Collection. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I remember the day I bought Hero for Hire #1 — I was 10 years old, and loved it! I hated it when the changed the name from Hero for Hire to Power Man, and stopped buying the book shortly thereafter. As an adult in 2020, I have to admit that it’s cringe-worthy that Luke Cage has a blond-haired buddy named after notorious racist-director DW Griffith. What was cool 50 years ago, isn’t necessarily ok 1/2 a century later.

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