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Luke Cage Returns in City of Fire

Change is coming — and it starts here. This October, Marvel brings readers a new hard-hitting story, Luke Cage: City of Fire. The three-issue series explores the role Luke Cage has grown into in Harlem and the broader Marvel Universe.

In the new series, a shadowy rogue group named the Regulators are terrorizing ordinary citizens in New York City, and Luke Cage is called to action when a Black man in his community is murdered by a crooked police officer. Cage quickly crosses paths with Daredevil, who is determined to bring down the Regulators no matter the cost, but Mayor Fisk is equally determined to use them to tighten his grip on the city. There is unrest in the streets, and it’s up to Cage to keep the city from going up in flames.

Joined by an exciting lineup of artists including Farid Karami on #1, Ray-Anthony Height on #2, and Sean Damien Hill on #3, celebrated creator Ho Che Anderson makes his Marvel debut with a story that will significantly impact Luke Cage’s role within the Marvel Universe forever.

The next chapter of Luke Cage begins in Luke Cage: City of Fire! Check out the image from Taurin Clarke below!

Luke Cage: City of Fire

Sweet Christmas! It’s the Marvel Luke Cage Sale!

Luke Cage has had quite a few classic stories and you can experience them with the Marvel Luke Cage Sale!

There’s 30 items discounted now up to 67% including his solo adventures, his time with the Defenders, Mighty Avengers, Thunderbolts, and more.

Today is the last day to save so don’t miss out.

Luke Cage Vol. 1: Sins of the Father

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Marvel Comes to Mondo and Restoration Games’ Unmatched

Mondo and Restoration Games have teamed up with Marvel to create several additions to their Unmatched line of miniatures dueling tabletop games planned for release beginning in thesummer of 2021. Four new sets have been announced:

  • Redemption Row – featuring Luke CageGhost Rider, and Moon Knight
  • Hell’s Kitchen – featuring DaredevilElektra, and Bullseye
  • Teen Spirit – featuring Ms. MarvelSquirrel Girl, and Cloak and Dagger
  • For King and Country – featuring Black WidowBlack Panther, and Winter Soldier

Unmatched veteran artists Heather VaughanOliver Barrett, and Ian O’Toole will be joined by Matt Taylor and Sanford Greene as the key illustrators for the line. The combined weight of their contributions to the worlds of gaming, comics, and entertainment is staggering; fans can expect each standalone title to be as visually impactful as they are mechanically sound. 

Since debuting at Gen Con in August of 2019, Unmatched has released seven titles featuring 19 heroes sourced from myth, literature, television, and movies – presenting players with nearly two hundred possible 2-player battle scenarios. The upcoming Marvel editions will offer 66 possible in-world combat pairings and will feature unique gameplay additions building off the core game ruleset.

(via Board Game Today)

Sweet Christmas! It’s a Luke Cage Digital Comic Sale

You can save now on Luke Cage comics with the “Marvel Luke Cage Sale” taking place on comiXology now. The sale features 149 comics available.

Get Defenders, Luke Cage, Cage, Luke Cage Noir, Luke Cage, Power Man, Heroes for Hire, Luke Cage: Everyman, and so much more.

You can save up to 65% on collections and single issues are just $0.99.

The sale runes until November 22, 2020 so get shopping and take advantage.

Cage #1

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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.

Senior VFX Supervisor Gregory Anderson is coming to AfroComicCon

Gregory Anderson

AfroComicCon has announced that Senior VFX Supervisor Gregory Anderson will be among the Special Guests for the virtual convention!

Greg Anderson is currently Head of Studio and Senior VFX Supervisor for the FuseFX New York office. He was FuseFX’s first employee in NY in 2014, since then building the office to over 75. Greg has directly supervised the visual effects for the hit Marvel television series Luke Cage, The Punisher, and Iron Fist, and has overseen the work on several other award-winning shows, including The BlacklistThe Get Down, and Mr. Robot, for which he and his team received an Emmy Nominated in 2018. Most recently, Greg supervised the visual effects for Ava DuVernay’s Netflix limited series, When They See Us.

Originally from St. Louis, Greg attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a B.S. in Art and Design and an M.S. with a focus in Design and Computation, both from the School of Architecture and Planning. He started his career at Sony Pictures Imageworks designing the visual effects for several blockbusters and Oscar-nominated features including Starship TroopersHollow ManSpider-Man, and Matrix Revolutions. Greg then transitioned into advertising as a visual effects supervisor and director of campaigns for Target, Nissan, Microsoft, and many others. In 2009, he co-founded his own design/VFX studio, producing promos for MTV, Comedy Central, and OWN. This experience led to his current position with FuseFX.

Greg is a member of both the Television Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


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.

Producer/Writer Akela Cooper is a part of AfroComicCon

Akela Cooper

AfroComicCon welcomes Producer/ Writer Akela Cooper as a Special Guest for its first virtual convention!

An alumni of both the CBS Writers Mentoring Program and the Warner Bros. Writers Workshop, Akela Cooper began her career in television as an assistant on the CBS cult hit Jericho, working her way up through the ranks on shows like GrimmThe 100Witches of East EndAmerican Horror Story: Roanoke, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.


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.

Review: Luke Cage Noir

Luke Cage Noir

The first time I heard about Chester Himes was not in a bookstore but in the movies. When most kids were only into climbing the high school hierarchy or finding themselves I was a fan of cinema. To give you an idea of how much a cinephile I was, I used to read Premiere magazine religiously when it was in publication strictly because I loved movies and everything about them. One of those movies that I watched in high school was A Rage In Harlem.

The movie revolved around a gangster’s moll (Robin Givens) who flees to Harlem with a trunk of gold and has every greedy hand looking for her. I was completely enthralled with the movie, and that is when I found out that it was based on a book by Chester Himes. That lead me to rest of his books. This story gave me and the rest of its audience a view of the world during that time which involved people that looked like me. In Luke Cage Noir we get a different look at the titular character one that thrives in the Jazz Age.

We meet Luke, shortly after he gets out of jail , as he returns to Harlem , with the world fully aware of his powers, he reaches out to old friend ,Stryker, and gets hired by a rich businessman to find out who killed his wife in Harlem.  Which leads Cage to his old nemesis, Tombstone, and to his old moll, Josephine, who faked her ow death and has been in hiding since he went to jail. As he digs deeper into why Josephine went into hiding and who killed the rich man’s wife, he finds out that old cohort and his nemesis have plenty to hide ad were looking to double cross him. By book’s end, the motive behind the rich man’s wife was that her pregnancy would have exposed a deep secret, one that is both shocking and speaks to today’s issues.

Overall, an exciting comic which very much lives in that age. It’s further amplified with the echoes of Walter Mosley’s 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.

Story: Mike Benson and Adam Glass
Art: Shawn Martinborough and Tim Bradstreet
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Netflix Cuts Ties by Cancelling Jessica Jones and the Punisher

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It’s not a surprise but the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher and third season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones are their last on Netflix. The digital platform has now cancelled all of the Marvel live action series that have aired having previously cancelled Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage, and Marvel’s Iron Fist.

Jessica Jones‘ third season has yet to air and doesn’t have an air date but is believed to debut during the summer.

With the upcoming launch of rival streaming service Disney+, it’s not a surprise that Marvel and Netflix have parted ways. Executive Producer Jeph Loeb has hinted it’s a possibility the characters and shows will be revived on that platform.

In the lead up to the launch of Disney+, Disney has been removing some of its top content, including Marvel films, from Netflix.`

The relationship between Netflix and Marvel hasn’t been smooth as the shows all had creative and scheduling issues and a revolving door of showrunners. The decision to cancel things seem to have come during the decision of a third season of Luke Cage where Netflix wanted to have the episode count cut from 13 to 10. Those negotiations became strained which was a factor in Netflix deciding to cut the shows loose.

Pharoah Miles’ Favorite TV Shows of 2018

Luke Cage Season 2

Luke Cage Season 2 – In what would be its “swan song”, the show comes into its own, telling a unique story, subverting a horrible stereotype, and giving the hero a transition, which fans were sorely cheated out of.

Iron Fist Season 2 – Just like Luke Cage, this series also found its way in its sophomore outing, fans can only speculate where the show would go with two Iron Fists

Timeless – Over its two seasons, the show has more than made fans worldwide, it has given the time travel genre, a few new twists

Daredevil Season 3

Daredevil Season 3 – Though the season started slow, it had a ton of revelations and pushed its titular hero to his limits, as fans got to enjoy the show at its zenith, before its cancellation

Sense8 Series Finale – In this show’s swan song, we get one last team-up that truly puts all other finales to shame, as this particular episode I watched three times just to catch all the things they put in it.

Krypton – Kudos goes out to SyFy for doing a prequel show right, despite one of their earlier attempts, Caprica, failing. They took those lessons learned and applied it to this show, where we get to meet Kal-El’s grandfather and a Back To The Future version of Adam Strange

Titans

Titans – In a fine fist season that will be ending soon, this series gives us a gritty yet fun version of the characters have grown to love and this shows properly ”adults” them up

Black Lightning – As the newest show to be part of the CW’s DC TV Universe, this show strikes the perfect balance between character development, superhero action and tackling relevant issues, even better than its counterparts in its freshman season

The Tick – As beloved the comic, the cartoon and the first live action version of the show are, this version more than sets itself apart, as this one finally gets the humor from the comic.

The Haunting Of Hill House – As a fan of Shirley Jackson, I could not wait for this show, as it more than delivered in spades, and happened to be scarier in places where I least expected it

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