Luke Cage Noir #1
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Luke Cage Noir #1

Writer: Mike Benson, Adam Glass Artist: Shawn Martinbrough Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 5, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

A lot can change in ten years. And rarely for the better. Local legend, Luke Cage, invincible, unstoppable, unflappable, finds that out the hard way when he returns to the mean streets of Prohibition-era Harlem after a ten-year stretch in Riker’s Island. All he wants is to be back in the loving arms of his woman, but certain powerful men have different plans for Cage. Willis Stryker, Cage’s childhood friend turned Godfather of Harlem, wants him on his crew, and under his thumb. And wealthy white socialite Randall Banticoff, whose wife is now very dead, murdered in a Harlem alley, wants Cage to investigate her death. Cage is about to more

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Apr 28, 2019

    Overall, an exciting comic which very much lives in that age. It's further amplified with the echoes of Walter Mosleys Devil In A Blue Dress. The story by Mike Benson and Adam Glass is entertaining, action packed and seeping with intrigue. The art by Shawn Martinborough and Tim Bradstreet is captivating. Altogether, a story that the reader will have the reader searching for Donald Goines and Chester Himes in their local bookstore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Aug 4, 2009

    I've liked a few of these Marvel Noir comics quite a bit -- "X-Men Noir" won my over by the end, and "Spider-Man Noir" was pulpy fun -- but "Luke Cage Noir" is my favorite so far. Before I read this issue I joked about the title of this series, saying "the existence of 'Luke Cage Noir' justifies the entire Noir line." No joke, though: this comic is a very good one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Marlowe Lewis Aug 7, 2009

    The only bright light in the tepid piece is Shawn Martinbrough's competent art, which to my mind nicely captured the feel of the period. I very regretfully give this book only two stars. Read Full Review

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