Marvel Masterworks Luke Cage, Hero for Hire HC (2015) Power Man comic books
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Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Power Man and Iron Fist (1972-1986 Hero for Hire) #1-16. Luke Cage burst onto the comics scene in 1972 as the "Hero for Hire." Equal parts Marvel Method and Blaxploitation boldness, he was a new kind of hero for a new era. Now, the Marvel Masterworks proudly present the complete Luke Cage, Hero for Hire - the historic first title to headline an African-American super hero - in one hardcover volume! Cage's adventures depicted New York City's 1970s grit and the plight of its people unlike any other, all while incorporating larger-than-life villains including Black Mariah and Doctor Doom. From Cage's origin story to his first exploits as the hard-as-steel hero, each issue has been painstakingly restored and collected here in color for the very first time! Hardcover, 336 pages, full color. Cover price $75.00.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Power Man and Iron Fist (1972-1986 Hero for Hire) #17-31. Written by Len Wein, Tony Isabella, Bill Mantlo, Steve Englehart, and Don McGregor. Art by George Tuska, Ron Wilson, George Perez, Rich Buckler, Arv Jones, Keith Pollard, and Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Marvel's bulletproof man is back! The Marvel Masterworks proudly present the evolution of Luke Cage, Hero for Hire, into his new identity: Power Man! It's a series of iconic Cage classics featuring the debut of Cottonmouth, Cage's evolving relationship with Claire Temple and action galore! Cage goes toe-to-toe with Iron Man, battles the villainous Power Man for the right to the name, and hits the road to uncover the secrets of Security City. Also featuring the first appearances of Bill Foster as Giant-Man...and the one and only Piranha Jones! With stories and art by comic-book greats - Wein, Isabella, McGregor, Tuska, Wilson, Pérez and more - these are the stories that defined the Marvel and Netflix icon for an entire generation of fans! Hardcover, 312 pages, full color. Cover price $75.00.