Luke Cage #166

Writer: David Walker Artist: Guillermo Sanna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 18, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

CAGED Part 1
Carl Lucas went to jail for a crime he didn't commit and came out a new man: the hero Luke Cage. Now, Luke finds himself on the wrong side of the law and thrown back in prison again.  What dark power has caged Luke once more and when the entire world is threatened, how can Luke Cage save everyone from the inside of a jail cell? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 26, 2017

    Luke Cage has a promising future ahead of it in the hands of Mr. Walker and Mr. Sanna. The story and dialogue works, and the art puts those elements into visuals worthy of the Power Man himself. I highly recommend this one when it comes out. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 26, 2017

    In regards to the story. This is a great issue, which promises to be interesting as we learn more of what The Ringmaster has in store for Luke. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 18, 2017

    An enjoyable read that was short on plot, but opened up some huge potential character driven stories going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Oct 22, 2017

    Quite possibly the strongest corner of Marvel right now is all of its Defenders books. Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and the Defenders series all make for a very strong lineup of comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Oct 20, 2017

    Luke back in a new arc facing this typical Black man in America problems. There's something even more sinister at work (maybe more is the wrong word) of course. However, Walker pulls no punches on the commentary of what someone that looks like Cage projects to some Americans. Here's to seeing next injustice we see Cage navigate through. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 23, 2017

    Luke Cage #166 has a lot of things going for it, and this creative team is one that I am interested in seeing more from, but this opening chapter never quite put all the pieces together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Oct 26, 2017

    Was a really fast read, but definitely fun. I still don't think the art fits the book that well, but in my opinion, much better than the last artist. It's an interesting concept for the new arc and definitely has me wanting more.

  • 8.0
    RaisingBlack Dec 15, 2017

    Welcome to the Legacy numbering of Luke Cage. This is a solid book to enter the new arc with. Cage is out in America and his Blackness is a subtle feature of this book. David Walker takes a heavier touch when discussing race in the Luke Cage book, but for all those SJW critics of Marvel that is not the feature of this book. This is a story about hero's capture but the best thing about a black writer writing a black character is that he can make the book authentic to the black experience. Walker has a lot to live up too in his last arc but he has time to find his footing and build the height that was the start of a new Luke Cage comic. He does provide a great jumping on point for this arc. You do not need to read the last trade to enjoy this more

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU May 3, 2018

    Luke tries road-tripping home and gets tangled in a mind-control mess in small-town Mississippi. Four issues ago, I said this series needed to get "faster, tighter, messier" - mainly in its visuals, but also in its plotting. This new arc looks to be exactly that. Guillermo Sanna's simple but evocative art is superb, and Marcio Menyz's strong colors fit it perfectly. David Walker balances the script on an interesting line: The ominous problem of a superhero stumbling into a villainous scheme is conflated with the more real-world problem of a wrong-colored stranger in an unwelcoming town. The issue is not *about* that contrast, but it looms huge over the story in a way that I think readers who are sensitive to subtle racism will find very gra more

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Oct 21, 2017

  • 8.0
    Billyndo Oct 19, 2017

  • 7.5
    Khan/Murdock Oct 20, 2017

  • 8.5
    Roseandberg Oct 26, 2017

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 Nov 23, 2017

  • 6.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Nov 7, 2017

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