LUKE CAGE aka POWER MAN
Art from BLACK PANTHER MWF URBAN JUNGLE by Francesco Francavilla
Continuing this BLACK SUPERHEROES HISTORY WEEK. with another well know African-American hero (for hire): LUKE CAGE.
(also known as Power Man
) was created in 1972 by writer Archie Goodwin
and artists George Tuska
and John Romita, Sr.
His first appearance was in MARVEL’s Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1
, published in June of that year. He is known to have near impenetrable skin (bullets were being deflected by it) and superhuman strength.
The look of the character has changed from the original designs (see the 2 sketches above) from the ’70s: nowadays Luke is totally bald and sports a goatee. (as you can see from the page from my run on Black Panther
I wouldn’t mind drawing a story with Cage set in the ’70s though, as you all know how much I love drawing that period ;)
Tune in tomorrow for more Black Superheroes!