10 things only comic book fans know about Luke Cage
Luke Cage gained popularity thanks to his Marvel Netflix streaming series, which spanned two seasons and saw the hero appear in The defenders after that. The origin stories were similar, with Cage serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, then stepping out and becoming a superhero on the streets, helping those in need.
However, Cage’s origin story in the comics was different, and he was a very different hero in his early days than what the Netflix show had described him. Cage has gone through a lot of changes in the comics as well, from a man who only cared about fighting for money, to a husband, father, and Avengers team leader, a truly superhero. respected.
ten Luke Cage was a teenage criminal
In Netflix Luke Cage series, the character was a policeman who was convicted of a crime he never committed. This is not the origin story of Luke in the Marvel comics. In the comics, Luke was a troubled teenager who joined a gang and committed theft.
However, Luke realized that he was hurting his family and he withdrew from the gang, although his best friend Stryker remained in the gang while still being friends with Cage. After Stryker’s daughter left him for Luke, he betrayed his friend, planting drugs in his place and sent him to jail for a crime he never committed.
9 He was originally called Power Man
When Luke escaped from prison he started working as a superhero and ended up taking a superhero nickname. He called himself Power Man. He took the name because he wanted to use a superhero name that signified his powers, and he was super strong with incredible durability, so he called himself Power Man.
Luke Cage isn’t his real name either, because it’s Carl Lucas. After working as a Power Man for years, and even having a comic called Power Man and Iron Fist, he ended up losing the nickname and by Luke Cage.
8 Luke Cage founded Heroes for Hire
When Luke Cage started functioning as a superhero, he came up with the idea of making a living using his powers. Cage started his own business called Hero For Hire and he would help anyone who had the money to pay him. It didn’t sound very heroic, but that was the point at the time.
Eventually, Cage became friends with Danny Rand, the superhero known as Iron Fist. The two hit it off and Iron Fist joined Cage’s business, and they renamed it Heroes for Hire.
7 Doctor Doom hired Luke Cage once
While working solo in Hero for Hire, Luke Cage took on a job for the most unlikely clients. He was hired by Doctor Doom, the ruler of the foreign land of Latveria. Doom had a series of his Doombots who went rogue and disguised themselves as people. Doom wanted Luke to find them and stop them.
Luke Cage easily completed the job for Doctor Doom. However, that’s when Doctor Doom left town without paying him. Luke made it all the way to Latveria and attacked Doom, and kept fighting until he received the $ 200 he was owed.
6 Luke Cage joined the Fantastic Four
Luke Cage has been a member of several teams in the Marvel Universe, which is unusual for someone who really doesn’t like many people. He was initially a member of the Defenders, but these were the Defenders of Doctor Strange and nothing like those in the Netflix world. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that he was also part of the Fantastic Four.
The Thing lost its powers at one point, which was a blessing for Ben Grimm, who never wanted to be a monster. With The Thing out of the squad, Luke Cage took his place as the group’s new muscle. However, he left just as quickly because Puppet Master turned him on his teammates.
5 He married Jessica Jones
While working in Heroes for Hire with Iron Fist, Luke Cage met a young woman with superpowers named Jessica Jones. Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’ relationship was flirtatious, but they also broke buttons and quarreled constantly. However, it quickly turned into something more serious.
Luke later met Jessica and the two became close as Luke helped her cope with Purple Man abuse. The two started dating, then Luke finally asked the question and they ended up getting married.
4 Him and Jessica Jones have a daughter
Jessica Jones was pregnant with Luke Cage’s daughter before their marriage. Jones was actually dating Scott Lang, Ant-Man, when she met Cage again and found herself pregnant. She had the baby while Luke worked in the New Avengers and the two named the child Danielle Cage, named after Danny Rand.
Danielle Cage has no powers in the mainstream Marvel Universe, but in a future alternate timeline, she inherited powers from Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, making her super strong and indestructible. She became the new Captain America.
3 Cage was anti-registration during the Civil War
Luke Cage never believed that law enforcement or the government was there for the people on the streets. When the government decided to create a superhero registration law and Captain America rejected the idea, Luke Cage quickly took the anti-registration side of the fight.
Luke immediately sent Jessica Jones and their daughter to Canada to escape the war. Luke never used his powers after the act took effect, but SHIELD still came to arrest him for refusing to register with the government and he joined Cap’s camp as as active participant.
2 Luke Cage helped lead the Thunderbolts
The Thunderbolts originally started out as Masters of Evil, but Baron Zemo made them pretend to be heroes after the Avengers and Fantastic Four disappeared after the battle with Onslaught. When the team decided they liked being good guys, Hawkeye took over as the leader. In the Heroic Age, Luke Cage ran his own version of the team.
Steve Rogers wanted a new Thunderbolts team after Norman Osborn fell Dark reign and he put the blame on Luke, knowing that Cage could relate to the old villains. His job was to help rehabilitate villains and help them become heroes.
1 Luke Cage became an Avengers leader
During the Civil war, the most important team in the Marvel Universe has been split in two. While Iron Man and Captain America disagreed over the superhero registration law and went to war, the world still needed an Avengers. The Secret Avengers were forming around this time, with Luke serving alongside Captain America.
After the war ended, he and the other heroes were wanted by the police, and he formed the New Avengers, who were separated from the main Avengers. It was with this team that Luke established himself as a team player and eventually team leader.
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