BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today, we look at the history of the Hero for Hire, Luke Cage! Tomorrow the latest Marvel TV series debuts on Netflix. Luke Cage joins Netflix’s line of Marvel series, which include “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”, both of which have been hits with audiences as well as…

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The Time Luke Cage Told Trump to F&*k Off

The Time Luke Cage Told Trump to F&*k Off

Every now and again, comic books are topical. Even more rarely, they are accidentally topical. On very, very, super-rare occasions, they are accidentally topical in retrospect. Thanks, Luke Cage. Donald Drumpf, the current Republican Party nominee for President of the United States, has been a staple of the entertainment world for over two decades. Whether it was during his short stint as an AFL Football team owner, his time on WWE, or his various reality…

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Marvel Releases LUKE CAGE SDCC Trailer Online

Marvel Releases LUKE CAGE SDCC Trailer Online

Get ready for a bulletproof black man strolling the streets of Harlem. Luke Cage is coming. After teasing the forthcoming release of the trailer yesterday, today Marvel dropped the official trailer for the series. The footage was originally shown only to attendees of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but with the release just over a month away, Marvel is ramping up the promotional apparatus.     Luke Cage is Marvel’s third Netflix original series, following…

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Marvel’s Iron Fist Has Started Filming

Marvel’s Iron Fist Has Started Filming

Production has begun on Iron Fist, the latest collaboration between Netflix and Marvel. The first images from the New York set have been released, which reveal a shoeless Finn Jones skipping through the streets. Check them out below, via Tumblr user Delevingned: Judging by the pictures, it appears that this takes place when Danny Rand/Iron Fist returns home to New York City for the first time in years after living in the mystical city of K’un-L’un…

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Marvel & Netflix Reveal Teaser Trailer for LUKE CAGE

Marvel & Netflix Reveal Teaser Trailer for LUKE CAGE

  Hot on the heels of the successful release of season two of Daredevil on Netflix, the streaming video provider and Marvel Studios have released a first look at the upcoming Luke Cage series. The iconic super-hero first appeared on the critically-acclaimed Jessica Jones series, and is set to debut in his own series on September 30th. The series will star Mike Colter and will be run by veteran producer Cheo Hodari Coker. As with all…

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Marvel’s Luke Cage to Debut on Netflix on September 30th

Marvel’s Luke Cage to Debut on Netflix on September 30th

At the Daredevil season two premiere red carpet event, Jessica Jones star Mike Colter revealed that Marvel’s Luke Cage will debut on Netflix on September 30th. “Its going to be action packed from the beginning to the very end. Trust me,” Colter said. “Daredevil premieres March 18, and I will see the fans on September 30.” Luke Cage is the third of Marvel’s Defenders series and will see Colter’s ex-con hero, who debuted in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, move to…

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Marvel Finds its Iron Fist

Marvel Finds its Iron Fist

Out of all the planned Marvel/Netflix series, Iron Fist seemed to be the problematic one out of the five shows. Even though we have known about the existence of this project for quite some time, news on the progress of Marvel’s Iron Fist has been extremely scarce while the other Defenders (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage) have already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Things may be looking up though since it appears that Marvel…

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TV REVIEW: Jessica Jones Season 1

TV REVIEW: Jessica Jones Season 1

Some time ago, Marvel made a deal with Netflix to create several original series for the streaming service that are not only a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but are also darker, grittier, and way more adult than any of the movies or ABC shows based on Marvel properties. The first show was Daredevil, which was released back in April to both audience and critical acclaim, and in November we saw the release of the second show,…

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Marvel’s Iron Fist Gets a Showrunner

Marvel’s Iron Fist Gets a Showrunner

After the huge success of Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Marvel has been hard at work on their next Netflix series, Luke Cage. While the cast list for that continues to fill out, we have yet to hear anything about the status of the fourth Defender, Iron Fist. In fact, rumors were starting to suggest that Iron Fist might be off the table for Marvel TV and Netflix since they had no idea what to do with…

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A Moon Knight Show For Netflix Reportedly in Development

A Moon Knight Show For Netflix Reportedly in Development

For years we have heard countless rumors and stories about a television show for Moon Knight being in development but after the success of Marvel’s Daredevil along with this newest rumor to hit the fan, maybe the possibility of seeing Moon Knight appear on television might actually become a reality soon. During a guest spot on Heroic Hollywood’s video cast Collider Heroes, Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzales mentioned that Marvel was planning to develop a Moon Knight TV series for Netflix….

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