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Luke Cage (Marvel)

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Known Abilities: is an exceptional street fighter and was a gifted athlete even before receiving superhuman abilities. He is also an experienced detective and can speak several languages. He has a keen intellect and a no-nonsense demeanor. He is very direct and a skilled lateral thinker

Known Powers:
Cage's skin is extremely durable; his toughness has been compared to that of the X-Man Colossus in metal form. His strength was augmented to superhuman levels, initially allowing him to lift roughly 3 tons. This has been further increased by undergoing an newer version of the Power Man process. Cage's strength is currently estimated at around 25 tons. The sheer toughness of his skin allows him to hit harder than most other powered beings of similar strength. Cage recovers from injuries roughly 1/3 the rate of a normal human.

Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas and often called Power Man, is a Marvel Comics superhero. Created by writer Archie Goodwin and artist John Romita, Sr., he first appeared in Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1 (June 1972).

Once a feared gang member, Luke Cage grew up surrounded by crime. Framed for a crime he did not commit, Cage soon landed in prison where a group of radical scientists offer him his freedom if he agrees to become a guinea pig for medical experiments. Luckily, the experiments gave him superhuman strength and toughness instead of cancer. Taking the name Power Man, Luke returned to the streets as a mercenary for hire. After several years of operating solo he teamed up with Iron Fist and formed the detective/protection agency Heroes for Hire.

Later, after Heroes for Hire was sold to a corporation and dismantled, he returned to the inner city and gave up the Power Man name. He now goes by his real name defends his neighborhood from the mob figures that keep trying to run it. Cage was a major supporting character in the Marvel MAX series Alias, and then a cast member of the new series The Pulse, both of which featured retired superheroine Jessica Jones, who recently gave birth to Cage's child. Since committing to Jessica Jones in Alias #28, Luke has been completely faithful, and the two were married in New Avengers Annual #1.

Cage was present at the breakout at the supervillain prison 'The Raft', and became a founding member of the reformed "New Avengers." Cage also featured prominently in Daredevil as a friend and ally of Matt Murdock.

Created by Archie Goodwin, John Romita, Sr. & George Tuska.

First Appearance: Hero for Hire (1972) #1

Other Identities:
Power Man (Marvel)(02 - Luke Cage)

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Issue Appearances:
100% Marvel - Punisher: El Castigador (2012)
A Year of Marvels: September Infinite Comic (2016)
AAFES 3rd Edition [The New Avengers] (2006)
AAFES 7th Edition [New Avengers: An Army of One] (2009)
Age of Ultron (2013)
Agents Of Atlas (2009)
Alias (2001)
Amazing Fantasy (2004)
Avengers (2010)
Avengers (2018)
Avengers [GER] (2011)
Avengers & X-Men: AXIS (2014)
Avengers Academy (2010)
Avengers Alliance (2016)
Avengers Assemble (2012)
Avengers Assemble (Panini) (2012)
Avengers Assemble: An Oral History of Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2012)
Avengers Origins: Luke Cage (2012)
Avengers Prime (2010)
Avengers Universe (2000)
Avengers vs. Atlas (2010)
Avengers vs. Pet Avengers (2010)
Avengers Vs. X-Men (2012)
Avengers vs. X-Men Program (2012)
Avengers: Heroes Welcome (2013)
Avengers: The Children's Crusade (2010)
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
Avengers: X-Sanction (2012)
Avengers/Invaders (2008)
Black Panther (1998)
Black Panther (2005)
Black Panther (2016)
Black Panther and the Crew (2017)
Black Panther: The Man Without Fear (2011)
Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive (2011)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin (2010)
Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way! (2010)
Cable & Deadpool (2004)
Cage (1992)
Cage (2002)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (2005)
Captain America (2013)
Captain America & the Falcon (2004)
Captain America & the Mighty Avengers (2015)
Captain America Corps (2011)
Captain America Reborn: Who Will Wield the Shield? (2010)
Captain America: Hail Hydra (2011)
Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015)
Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016)
Captain America: Steve Rogers (2017)
Chaos War (2010)
Chaos War: Dead Avengers (2011)
Civil War (2006)
Civil War Files (2006)
Civil War II (2016)
Civil War II: The Oath (2017)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Civil War: Casualties of War (2007)
Civil War: Choosing Sides (2006)
Civil War: Front Line (2006)
Civil War: The Return (2007)
Code of Honor (1997)
Contest of Champions II (1999)
Dakota North: Design For Dying (2018)
Daredevil (1964)
Daredevil (1998)
Daredevil (2011)
Daredevil (2014)
Daredevil (2016)
Daredevil (2019)
Daredevil: Cage Match (2010)
Dark Avengers (2009)
Dark Avengers (2012)
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia (2009)
Deadpool (1997)
Deadpool (2008)
Deadpool (2013)
Deadpool (2016)
Deadpool (2018)
Deadpool's Art of War (2014)
Defenders (2005)
Defenders (2012)
Defenders (2017)
Despicable Deadpool (2017)
Doctor Strange (2015)
Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme (2016)
Enter the Heroic Age (2010)
Eternals (2008)
Falcon (2017)
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantastic Four (1998)
Fantastic Four (2013)
Fantastic Four (2014)
Fantastic Four (2018)
FDNY Custom Comic (2011)
Fear Itself (2011)
Fear Itself: Captain America (2012)
Fear Itself: Spider-Man (2011)
Fear Itself: The Fearless (2011)
Fear Itself: The Worthy (2011)
FF (2011)
Free Comic Book Day 2009 Avengers (2009)
Free Comic Book Day 2011 (Spider-Man) (2011)
Free Comic Book Day 2017 (All-New Guardians of the Galaxy) (2017)
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2005)
G.L.A. (2005)
Giant-Size Avengers (2008)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2019)
Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man (1980)
Hawkeye & Mockingbird (2010)
Hero for Hire (1972)
Heroes For Hire (1997)
Heroes For Hire (2006)
Heroes For Hire (2011)
Heroes For Hire/Quicksilver '98 (1998)
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
House of M (2005)
Howard the Duck (2015)
Hulk (2017)
Hulk Chronicles: WWH (2008)
Hulk: Raging Thunder (2008)
Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda (2018)
Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost (2018)
I (heart) Marvel: Web of Romance (2006)
I Am An Avenger (2010)
Illuminati (2016)
Immortal Weapons (2009)
Infinity (2013)
Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock (2018)
Infinity Crusade (1993)
Infinity: Heist (2013)
Invincible Iron Man (2017)
Iron Age: Alpha (2011)
Iron Age: Omega (2011)
Iron Fist (2004)
Iron Fist (2018)
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon (2014)
Iron Fist: Wolverine (2000)
Iron Man (1968)
Iron Man (1998)
Iron Man (2005)
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2008)
Iron Man: Inevitable (2006)
Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties of War (2007)
Jessica Jones (2016)
Jessica Jones (2018)
Jessica Jones: Avenger (2016)
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter (2019)
Journey Into Mystery (1952)
Kingpin (1997)
Kostajat / The Avengers (2011)
Loki: Agent of Asgard (2014)
Luke Cage (2017)
Luke Cage (2018)
Luke Cage in "A Close Shave" (2016)
Magneto (2014)
Man Without Fear (2019)
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration (2014)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular (2009)
Marvel Comics (2019)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Fanfare (1996)
Marvel Heroes Flip Magazine (2005)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
Marvel Knights (2000)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2004)
Marvel Now! Previews (2016)
Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
Marvel Tag Gratis-Exemplar (2017)
Marvel Team-Up (2004)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works (2012)
Marvel: Now What?! (2013)
Marvels (1994)
Marvels Companion (2014)
Mega Marvel (1997)
Mighty Avengers (2013)
Mini Marvels: Secret Invasion (2009)
Mockingbird (2016)
Monsters Unleashed (2017)
Moon Knight (2011)
Moon Knight (2018)
Ms. Marvel (2006)
New Avengers (2005)
New Avengers (2010)
New Avengers (2012)
New Avengers (2013)
New Avengers Finale (2010)
New Avengers Guest Starring the Fantastic Four (2005)
New Avengers: Luke Cage (2010)
New Avengers: Pot of Gold (AAFES 110th Anniversary Issue) (2005)
New Thunderbolts (2005)
New Warriors (2007)
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1989)
Nova (2013)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Original Sin (2014)
Original Sins (2014)
Origins of Marvel Comics (2010)
Origins of Siege (2010)
Overstreet Comic Book Monthly (1993)
Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! (2016)
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (2017)
Power Man and Iron Fist (2011)
Power Man and Iron Fist (2016)
Power Pack (1984)
Punisher War Journal (2007)
Quicksilver (1997)
Red She-Hulk (2012)
Rise of the Black Panther (2018)
Runaways (2005)
S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015)
Secret Avengers (2010)
Secret Avengers (2013)
Secret Defenders (1993)
Secret Empire (2017)
Secret Empire Omega (2017)
Secret Invasion (2008)
Secret Invasion Saga (2008)
Secret Invasion: Front Line (2008)
Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust? (2008)
Secret War (2004)
Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury (2005)
Secret Warriors (2017)
Secret Wars (2015)
Secret Wars Too (2016)
Secret Wars: Secret Love (2015)
Sentry (2005)
Shadowland (2010)
Shadowland: After the Fall (2011)
Shadowland: Moon Knight (2010)
Shadowland: Power Man (2010)
Shadowland: Spider-Man (2010)
Siege (2010)
Siege: Captain America (2010)
Siege: Embedded (2010)
Siege: Secret Warriors (2010)
Siege: Storming Asgard - Heroes & Villains (2010)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger (2011)
Spider-Island: Heroes For Hire (2011)
Spider-Island: I Love New York City (2011)
Spider-Man (2016)
Spider-Man - Gratis Comic Tag (2012)
Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four (2007)
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
Spider-Man Unlimited (2004)
Spider-Man: Breakout (2005)
Spider-Woman (2009)
Superior Iron Man (2015)
Superior Spider-Man (2013)
Superior Spider-Man (2019)
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up (2013)
Terror Inc. (1992)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2018)
The Astonishing Ant-Man (2015)
The Avengers (1963)
The Avengers United (2001)
The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross (2011)
The Immortal Iron Fist (2007)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Incredible Hulk (2000)
The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
The Mighty Avengers (2007)
The Mighty World of Marvel (1972)
The New Avengers 100 Project (2011)
The New Avengers/The Transformers (2007)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Marvel Knights (2005)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Pulse (2004)
The Punisher (1987)
The Punisher (2016)
The Punisher (2018)
The Sensational Spider-Man (1996)
The Sensational Spider-Man (2006)
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man (2013)
The Thing (2006)
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl [II] (2015)
Thunderbolts (1997)
Thunderbolts (2013)
Thunderstrike (1993)
Timestorm 2009/2099 (2009)
True Believers (2008)
Ultimate End (2015)
Uncanny Avengers (2012)
Uncanny Avengers [II] (2015)
Uncanny X-Men (2012)
Venomized (2018)
War of the Realms (2019)
Web of Spider-Man (2009)
What If? 200 (2011)
What If? Annihilation (2008)
What If? Avengers Disassembled (2006)
What If? AvX (2013)
What If? Civil War (2008)
What If? Daredevil vs. Elektra (2010)
What If? Fallen Son (2009)
What If? House of M (2009)
What If? Newer Fantastic Four (2009)
What If? Planet Hulk (2007)
What If? Secret Wars (2009)
What If? Spider-Man (2011)
What If? Spider-Man The Other (2007)
What If? Spider-Man: House of M (2010)
What If? Wolverine Enemy of the State (2007)
What If...? (1989)
White Tiger (2007)
Wolverine (2003)
Wolverine (2010)
Wolverine & The X-Men (2011)
Wolverine by Daniel Way: The Complete Collection (2017)
Wolverine: Weapon X (2009)
Wonder Man (2007)
World War Hulk (2007)
World War Hulk: Aftersmash (2008)
World War Hulk: Front Line (2007)
WWH Aftersmash: Damage Control (2008)
WWH Aftersmash: Warbound (2008)
X-Force (1991)
X-Men (1991)
X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow (1998)
X-Men Legacy (2008)
Young Allies (2010)
Young Avengers (2005)
Young Avengers Presents (2008)

Video Game Appearances:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (2006)

Group Affiliation(s):
Avengers (Marvel)
Axis (Marvel)
Dark Avengers
Defenders (Marvel)(02 - Hell's Kitchen)
Heroes for Hire (Marvel)
Marvel Knights (Marvel)
Mighty Avengers
New Avengers
Secret Defenders (Marvel)
The Crew (Marvel)(02 - T'Challa's Team)
Thunderbolts (Marvel)(01 - Original Team)

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