Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
TV, Comic Books
Early on my mom came up with the plan to introduce me to reading via comics. Her plan worked and gave me both a lifelong love of reading and comics. The earliest comics I remember were some Spider-Man stories where he fought the Kingpin and an issue of Marvel’s “Star Wars” where Darth Vader battled a cyborg. My early comic habit got a regular fix whenever we’d take the Ohio Turnpike to visit my grandparents in Pennsylvania. We’d stop at a rest stop and I’d get a three pack of mostly Gold Key books like “Grimm’s Ghost Stories” or reprints of “Turk: Son of Stone.”
In the ‘80s I started collecting super hero books on a regular basis with “Thing” #24, where he battled the Rhino. From there I picked up a ton of Marvel books. Several years later I was introduced to the DC Universe via books like “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “Suicide Squad.” Later my tastes branched out as I discovered companies like Dark Horse and DC’s Vertigo imprint. Currently I’m a huge fan of all forms of genre comics: super hero, crime, action, horror, science fiction and fantasy
When I’m not writing for CBR I’m usually toiling away at the public library I work at or working on book reviews or other pop culture related ramblings at my blog.
FIRST COMIC: “Amazing Spider-Man” & “Star Wars”
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Spider-Man, Captain America, The Thing and Luke Cage
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In this week's Young Avengers Presents #4, the spotlight falls on the Vision as the hero finally decides who he is and what he wants. CBR News spoke with writer Paul Cornell about the issue.
UPDATED! Even the youngest Marvel heroes will have to battle the invading Skrulls when the Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers miniseries begins in June. We spoke with Chris Yost about the project.
It's been almost a year since Tim Seeley launched "Hack/Slash" the ongoing series. We spoke with him about his plans which include an Annual, the Suicide Girls and the latest "Hack/Slash" film developments.
This August, it’s the armies of the Earth-invading shapeshifting Skrulls versus the gods of Asgard in the pages of the mini-series, "Secret Invasion: Thor." CBR News spoke with writer Matt Fraction about the series.
This September, writer Robert Kirkman and artist Cory Walker chronicle the final days of a hero of World War II in the "Destroyer MAX" mini-series. CBR News spoke with Kirkman about the project.
This September, that loquacious gun for hire is back as a new "Deadpool" ongoing series launches. CBR news spoke with writer Daniel Way about the series which ties into "Secret Invasion" in a major way.
Starting this August, even heroes in the farthest reaches of space will become embroiled in the Skrulls' Invasion of Earth. CBR News spoke with writers DnA about the "Secret Invasion" tie in arcs in "Nova" and "Guardians of the Galaxy."
This August, the invading Skrulls will learn to fear the hammer as the three issue "Secret Invasion: Thor" mini-series kicks off. In an exclusive interview, CBR News spoke with editor Warren Simons who revealed to us the writer of the project.
The "Amazing Spider-Man" creative team is about to get a little bigger because veteran comics writer Mark Waid has signed on to do an arc of the series. CBR News spoke with Waid and Editor Stephen Wacker about their plans for the Wall- Crawler.
Things aren't easy for the heroes of Avengers: The Initiative, with those who pass their exams and survive graduation still having to battle a Skrull Invasion. CBR spoke with writers Dan Slott & Christos Gage about their plans for the book.
Marvel’s newest character, Kinsey, made her debut in a live-action MySpace video, in which it was revealed her brother’s a Skrull! Her adventures continue in the free web comic, “Secret Invasion: Home Invasion.”
The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine meets some of the world’s greatest literature this July in the pages of “Fantastic Four: True Story.” CBR News spoke with writer Paul Cornell about the new miniseries.
This May, writer Matt Fraction pits Iron Man against the heir of one of his greatest foes in the new ongoing series, “Invincible Iron Man.” CBR spoke with Fraction about Ezekiel Stane and "The Five Nightmares."
Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman take over “Immortal Iron Fist” from outgoing creators Brubaker. Fraction and Aja, and we spoke with him about his plans for the kung fu series.
In this first part of a new monthly feature, CBR News and writer Brian Michael Bendis go in-depth and page-by-page through the action shocking revelations in this month’s issue of “Secret Invasion.” - UPDATED with word on the "missing" panel.
In our final installment, Marvel Senior Editor Tom Brevoort joins CBR's Dave Richards for a final look at the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" poker deck with two wild cards - it's the Jokers!
Marvel editor Tom Brevoort helps CBR unveil The Twos in the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" poker deck, including a longtime Avenger, a veteran news man, and young members of the Kree and Skrull races.
"Avengers/Invaders," a 12-issue miniseries by writers Alex Ross & Jim Krueger and artist Steve Sadowski, hits stores this May, and CBR News spoke with Ross about the story and dynamic covers he's created for the project.
The past and present of the Marvel Universe collide this May in "Avengers/Invaders" by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Steve Sadowski. CBR News spoke with co-writer Jim Krueger about the series.
X-Men fans are taken back to a time before Kitty Pryde and Wolverine developed their famous friendship with this week's debut of "Wolverine: First Class." CBR News spoke with writer Fred Van Lente about the new ongoing series.