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Marvel to debut new Luke Cage series

Marvel’s Hero for Hire is back in action, with a brand new solo Luke Cage book.

Luke Cage returns

Harlem’s Hero for Hire is going solo this May, and he’s off to New Orleans to uncover a mystery that dates back to his very origins! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce LUKE CAGE #1 – the new series from critically acclaimed writer David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist, Occupy Avengers) and rising star artist Nelson Blake II (Romulus)!

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!

“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.”

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!

For more information, visit Marvel.com for the full interview with series writer David F. Walker.

The Hero for Hire

Well you kinda had to see this coming. Much like Marvel’s major motion pictures, the publisher’s Netflix TV series’ are having a pretty big effect on the comic book universe. If you want proof of that, look no further than the Daredevil expansions (Kingpin, Bullseye, and Elektra books), Jessica Jones’ new book, and the upcoming Defenders comic.

Basically, everything that’s on Netflix is hitting comics in a big way, so for Luke Cage to return to a solo series is kind of a no-brainer. And honestly, it’s about time. A classic hero who’s been around forever, this seems like Cage’s time to shine.

Check it out when the first issue arrives this coming May.

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