LUKE CAGE: POWER MAN #26

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IMG_9437Steve Englehart and George Tuska return in a story that was probably a burner.  Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Marvel would keep scripts and sometimes even fully created issues on deck in case the regular creative team couldn’t meet publishing deadlines.  The tale is classic Englehart: Cage faces a guy who appears to be a vampire.  He even tries to bite Luke, but his teeth break on Luke’s skin.

In the end, though, he’s just a self-hating albino who is jealous of Cage’s beautifully dark skin.  Come on now, sing it with me: “Ebony and ivory, living together in perfect harmony….”

You gotta love Englehart.  There were so many times that he came close to being as weird as Steve Gerber, but Englehart always kept his scripts mainstream enough that they didn’t seem completely weird.

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