Sweet Christmas! Artist J. Scott Campbell has been running wild at Marvel Comics this year, with a selection of special cover pieces. Luke Cage is up next.
How long has it been since we’ve seen Luke Cage in his classic Power Man garb? Quite a while, would be the answer. But while the hero isn’t decked out in his 70s era outfit for an actual story, he will be appearing on a cover with it. That’ll be a part of a special series of such pieces, from the talented pencils of one J. Scott Campbell.
Campbell returned to Marvel Comics last year to begin that set, and will be continuing it with what’ll be a variant for issue #4 of the once-again restarted Daredevil. Why Daredevil? Because Cage has a huge part in it, as he takes over for the corrupt Kingpin of Crime as the new mayor of NYC. That’s why.
“It’s a thrill and an honor to create cover art celebrating the anniversary of characters that have become so iconic and ingrained in our culture,” Campbell said. “I really wanted to make images that would have a visual bridge from the pulpy 4 color origins of these monumental heroes to the modern day slick coloring and production we are now all familiar with.”
After the shocking events of DEVIL’S REIGN, Luke Cage is undergoing one of his biggest transformations yet! Fans can see Luke tackle his duties as the newly-elected Mayor of New York City in the pages of various Marvel titles such as Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s Daredevil and Jim Zub and Sean Izaakse’s Thunderbolts. Check out the covers now and stay tuned for the reveal of more J. Scott Campbell Anniversary Covers in the coming months! For more information, visit Marvel.com.Marvel Comics press release
Look for Daredevil #4 on the racks this October the 12th.