Cage featured in 'The Source'

Thu, March 14th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

Hey, True Believer!

For all of you who monitor "mainstream" media coverage of comic books, the

April 2002 issue of The Source, known as "The Magazine of Hip-Hop Music,

Culture & Politics", features a half-page feature on the new CAGE series

from Marvel's adult imprint, MAX Comics. Journalist Edgardo

Miranda-Rodriguez calls Luke Cage "a hero to many urban youths" who's

updated his look and now sports "bubble vests, baggy jeans and Timbs." The

Source, which boasts the #1 circulation of any music magazine in America,

quotes Editor Axel Alonso as saying "The new Cage is going to look like the

kind of guy that's all brawn and no brains, but that's one of the things he

plays to his advantage." And, in the face of an industry dominated by white

characters, Alonso states that "The fact that Cage hasn't had his own book

in so long seems ridiculous to me... it's time for a comic book that's led

by a Black male for a change."

'Nuff Said!


Bill Rosemann


Marketing Communications Manager


Marvel Comics

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