Marvel’s looking to capitalize a bit from the TV show interest plus the other series that he appears in with the debut of a new Luke Cage ongoing series arriving this May. The new work comes from writer David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist, Occupy Avengers) with the up and coming artist Nelson Blake II (Romulus).
“I just wanted to pull him out of his element for this story,” says David F. Walker, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Taking a character out of an environment where they are sure of themselves, and then putting them in a place of physical and psychological uncertainty often makes for good drama.”
Plot concept: It’s big trouble in the Big Easy! Dr. Noah Burstein, the man who made Luke Cage into the unbreakable hero he is today, is dead. So when Luke heads to New Orleans for the funeral of his mentor and father figure, he’s looking for answers. Mysterious billionaires, a woman with a secret, super-powered gangs and more than a few shadowy figures lead Luke to the conclusion that there’s more to this death than meets the eye. This Hero for Hire is on the case for free, and so help anyone who stands in his way!
Cage is out for answers – and he’s not above using a little force to get them! The underworld of New Orleans won’t know what hit them when Luke Cage comes to town! Don’t miss the explosive first issue when LUKE CAGE #1 comes to comics shops everywhere this May!
LUKE CAGE #1
Written by DAVID F. WALKER
Art by NELSON BLAKE II
Cover by RAHZZAH
Coming this May!