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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A Few Details For Daredevil’s 3rd Season

A Few Details For Daredevil’s 3rd Season

Marvel’s Daredevil show on Netflix has been a hit from day one, which has left virtually no doubt that the studio would produce a third season. There are other priorities for the Marvel/Netflix partnership, such as this fall’s Luke Cage premiere and the coming series Iron Fist and The Defenders. But a third standalone season for Daredevil is still expected, and should be out some time in 2018. We don’t know much about what the…

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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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Punisher Series Officially Coming To Netflix

Punisher Series Officially Coming To Netflix

  The Punisher, the break out character of the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil has been rumored to be getting his own Netflix series for a while now, but thankfully those rumors can now be put to rest since it appears that a Punisher Netflix series has been officially greenlit. The series will star Jon Bernthal, reprising his role as Frank Castle The Punisher. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will serve as the as the showrunner, writer, and executive…

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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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PREVIEW: DAREDEVIL #6

PREVIEW: DAREDEVIL #6

Marvel has detailed the latest issue of Charles Soule’s Daredevil series that began at the end of last year. The brand new arc, Elektric Connection, showcases a reunion between Elektra and Daredevil. Considering the popularity of the recent season on Netflix, this new storyline should fit perfectly for fans of both characters. DAREDEVIL #6 hits shops on April 27th.   FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Elektra Strikes! Your First Look at DAREDEVIL #6! All-New Story…

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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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Why Now Is The Perfect Time For The Punisher

Why Now Is The Perfect Time For The Punisher

  “Si vis pacem, para bellum.”  – “If you want peace, prepare for war.”   The Punisher is arguably one of the most intriguing anti-heroes in the history of the comic book medium. His unrelenting pursuit of vengeance by punishing those he deems guilty has made him the manifestation of the deep-seated desire for uncompromising justice inherent in the American cultural consciousness. When he first appeared in 1974, Frank Castle’s Punisher was characterized as a…

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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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