Heroes For Hire Part 1: Luke Cage And Misty Knight


It's time for another Character CornerLuke Cage debuts on Netflix this Friday. Misty Knight will also make her live action debut in that 13 episode series. We decided that this is going to be Part 1 of our Heroes for Hire series as its hard to talk about Luke Cage and Misty Knight without Danny Rand (Iron Fist) and Colleen Wing. So we'll definitely be talking more about Cage & Knight when we do Iron Fist/Colleen Wing next year, but we start you off with the essentials. Luke & Misty are both African-American characters that come from the blaxploitation era of Marvel but have become solid characters that are so much more than that. Luke Cage's origin story still holds up pretty well and is very relevant in today's climate. Misty Knight has never had her own solo book, but she's been central in several series. Give this episode a listen and check out the reading list. Most issues are on Marvel Unlimited.
Luke Cage:

  • Luke Cage Hero For Hire
    • Issue #1 - First Appearance
    • Issues #8-9 - Beats up Doctor Doom for $200
  • Power Man Volume 1 #48-49 - Meets Danny, Misty & Colleen for the first time & clears his name
  • Power Man and Iron Fist Volume 1 - Starts at #50 picks up from #49 with Luke's name being cleared and teaming up with Danny
  • Relationship with Jessica Jones
    • Alias
    • The Pluse
  • New Avengers (2004) - Bendis Run
    • New Avengers Annual #1 - Wedding between Luke & Jessica
    • Issue #22 - Civil War Tie-In. Refuses to sign & joins Cap
    • Issue #47 - The story of when he fell for Jessica
  • Mighty Avengers
  • Power Man and Iron First (Current David Walker Run)

Misty Knight

  • Marvel Premiere #21 - First Appearance
  • Daughters of the Dragon
  • Heroes for Hire (Volume 2)
  • Heroes for Hire (Volume 3)
  • Villains for Hire
  • Fearless Defenders
  • Captain America: Sam Wilson

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Charles (Kriss)


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    Payton 27 September, 2016 at 09:24 Reply

    I always really enjoy these Character Corners. If we could get a Moon Knight or Thor one life would be complete.

    So hyped for Luke Cage on Friday.

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