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Luke Cage

Luke Cage
Real Name: Luke Cage
Occupation: N/A
Birth Place: USA
Identity: N/A
Aliases: Power Man
Relatives: N/A
Group Affiliation: Defenders, Fantastic Four, Heroes For Hire, New Avengers, Secret Defenders, Marvel Knights, Thunderbolts
Base of Operations: N/A
Origin: Augmented (Chemical)
First Appearance
Hero for Hire #1
Gender: N/A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Eyes: N/A
Hair: N/A
Education: N/A
Universe: N/A
 
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 #1
1433: Hero for Hire #1
   
"Out of Hell--A Hero! "
Luke Cage goes to prison for a crime he didn't commit. While there, he agrees to undergo an experiment that could change everything.
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Cover Date : June 1972
Release Date: March 1972
Universe:
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Art: George Tuska
Cover: George Tuska
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Hero for Hire #2
1524: Hero for Hire #2
   
"Vengeance is Mine! "
Luke Cage tries to expand his Hero for Hire business, but finds it difficult to do without a base of operations. While he mulls over ideas of how to open an office for himself, he encounters a young doctor and a man from his past who knows his real identity.
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Cover Date : August 1972
Release Date: May 1972
Universe:
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Art: George Tuska
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Hero for Hire #3
1525: Hero for Hire #3
   
"Mark of the Mace! "
Cage comes to a tentative agreement with Dr. Burstein and receives his first real client, but will he find that the mercenary life is more than he bargained for?
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Cover Date : October 1972
Release Date: July 1972
Universe:
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Art: George Tuska
Cover: William Graham Jr.
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Hero for Hire #4
1600: Hero for Hire #4
   
"Cry Fear...Cry Phantom! "
When Cage and D.W. are assaulted by a strange specter in the theater, they resolve to get to the bottom of it. But is this truly a ghost story, or something more?
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Cover Date : December 1972
Release Date: September 1972
Universe:
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Art: Billy Graham
Cover: William Graham Jr.
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Hero for Hire #5
1601: Hero for Hire #5
   
"Don't Mess With Black Mariah! "
When Cage witnesses the murder of a potential client he decides to do a bit of pro bono work on his behalf. Little does he realize that the trail ends with Black Mariah, who could give the Kingpin a run for his money.
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Cover Date : January 1973
Release Date: October 1972
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Steve Englehart
Art: George Tuska
Cover: William Graham Jr.
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Hero for Hire #6
1609: Hero for Hire #6
   
"Knights and White Satin! "
When Cage gets hired by members of the upper crust he finds himself venturing to the wilds of suburbia to solve his case.
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Cover Date : February 1973
Release Date: November 1972
Universe:
Writer: Steve Englehart
Art: Billy Graham
Cover: William Graham Jr.
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Hero for Hire #7
1616: Hero for Hire #7
   
"Jingle Bombs! "
It's Christmas Eve and Cage is out on the town enjoying the ambiance of the holidays with Claire. Soon, a series of strange encounters will lead them down a path they little expected.
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Cover Date : March 1973
Release Date: December 1972
Universe:
Writer: Steve Englehart
Art: George Tuska
Cover: William Graham Jr.
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Hero for Hire #133 (v1)
1650: Fantastic Four #133 (v1)
   
"Thundra at Dawn! "
It's New Years Eve but the gang is in no mood for celebration after the events of the last few weeks. Soon, a brash challenge from Thundra will snap them back to reality.
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Cover Date : April 1973
Release Date: January 1973
Universe:
Writer: Gerry Conway
Art: Ramona Fradon
Cover: John Buscema
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Fantastic Four #8
1661: Hero for Hire #8
   
"Crescendo! "
With his most recent contract settled, Cage decides to settle a personal score. When that proves fruitless he takes a new contract but even he could never guess the secret of his newest employer.
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Cover Date : April 1973
Release Date: January 1973
Universe:
Writer: Steve Englehart
Art: George Tuska
Cover: William Graham Jr.
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Hero for Hire #9
1662: Hero for Hire #9
   
"Where Angels Fear to Tread! "
After being stiffed by Doom after his last assignment Cage will stop at nothing to get his money. With a little help from the Fantastic Four he makes his way to Latveria to confront the sinister autocrat.
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Cover Date : May 1973
Release Date: February 1973
Universe:
Writer: Steve Englehart
Art: George Tuska
Cover: William Graham Jr.
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