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Luke Cage #1

Writer: Anthony Del Col Artist: Jahnoy Lindsay Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 15, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 9
7.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

With Harlem in the grips of an unprecedented heat wave, the people look to their hero—the unbreakable man, Luke Cage! But the heat wave turns out to be the least of Harlem's worries. Someone has their sights set on the city's 1%, and the rich and powerful are dropping dead from mysterious illnesses. It's up to Luke Cage to stop the killer—but he's just received a grim diagnosis of his own…
A DOUBLE-SIZED Marvel Digital Original you don't want to miss!

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Aug 15, 2018

    LukeCage #1 sets the tone for a smart, bombastic, powerful series. If you haven't given Marvel's Digital Originals a chance yet, start here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 15, 2018

    Luke Cage delivers another strong debut for Marvel's new digital original line. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 15, 2018

    The digital chapter is a solid start in that it feels like it grounds the character, who is one of the more grounded in the Marvel universe, and has him facing health. Del Col starts intelligently by focusing in on his daughter helping to transition into what he's facing himself, traumatic brain injury. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 15, 2018

    A good start, though it's a slow one. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Aug 18, 2018

    A standard story with a new twist on the character, Luke Cage #1 & 2 is a good interesting start the latest in Marvel's Fresh Start. Read Full Review

  • 10
    RaisingBlack Sep 20, 2018

    Luke Cage (MDO) starts out the gate really strong and through Luke into a mystery and situations that appear to be his greatest struggle. Anthony Del Col really succeeds where many Luke Cage writers struggle which is making the story feel really personal for Luke and not making him feel so perfect and above it all. He also brings in an illness for Luke that is so plausible and real and really threatens to change the entire future of the character. The Format for the MDO series really lends themselves well to these characters and the audience Marvel is trying to build. A lot of credit needs to be given to Marvel for trying to get back to the roots that made them famous while still bringing diversity and inclusion to the line. We can always d more

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Feb 28, 2019

    Luke Cage faces a heat wave, a sick daughter, potentially serious health problems of his own, and an egalitarian serial killer with supervillain support. This comic builds up to an excellent place and I'm eager to see what happens next, but it takes an awfully long time to get there. The visuals along the way aren't so hot, either. They just manage to handle slice-of-life conversations OK, but things turn nonsensical when the action starts. The final fight scene is particularly muddled and confusing.

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine Mar 5, 2019

    This was okay but I'm just annoyed by how they definitely aren't getting cognitive impairment right.

  • 10
    Tizze Aug 28, 2018

  • 9.0
    Br'er Lapin Aug 16, 2018

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Aug 17, 2018

  • 7.5
    Khan/Murdock Aug 19, 2018

  • 7.5
    Titanium Aug 22, 2018

  • 2.0
    Billyndo Aug 27, 2018

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