On March 21, 1972, Marvel debuted a different kind of hero. A tribute to the black power movement and a clumsy attempt at diversity, Luke Cage: Hero for Hire was created by these guys:
Now, there’s nothing wrong with being white…But it did produce a comic that took place in an all-black neighborhood, starring a black superhero (one of the first), that felt a little…Stereotypical.
Nevertheless, it was a good comic. And Luke will be getting his own series, launching on September 30.
So today, I start a review of all 49 issues (at #50 the title became Power Man and Iron Fist, which you can read about here).