Members of his Marvel’s Luke Cage team are reuniting at AfroComicCon

Creating a Superhero Show

Members of his Marvel’s Luke Cage team are reuniting this weekend for a convention panel. Cheo Hodari Coker, Aida Croal, Akela Cooper, and Gregory Anderson will be on the panel “Creating a Superhero Show” at AfroComicCon.

A special panel with some of the creative team behind Luke Cage and how the success of the show set the precedent for other genre shows with predominantly Black storylines like Watchmen, Black Lightning, and even Lovecraft Country.

  • Cheo Hodari Coker – showrunner/producer/writer (Marvel’s Luke Cage, CREED 2, Almost Human, Southland)
  • Akela Cooper – producer/writer (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, American Horror Story, The 100)
  • Aida Croal – producer/writer (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Y: The Last Man)
  • Gregory Anderson – FX Lead (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Iron Fist, the Punisher, The BlackList)

AfroComicCon will host over 60 panels and more than 200 panelists and special guests.

AfroComicCon​‘s 1st virtual convention will be held on October 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the ​Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC), ​will be held virtually and free through a portal on the organization’s website. Sponsored by the NNPA, the ​Oakland A’s, and Pixar Entertainment, AfroComicCon promises to be a day full of exciting panels, screenings, entertainment, gaming, cosplay and special guests. The 12-hour event is currently slated to be live-streamed across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. You can register now.