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Luke Cage Season 2 Gets a Better Look with New Images Included a Solid Look at Misty’s Bionic Arm

Luke Cage is back and Netflix has released ten new images from the second season of the television show. Included within is a solid look at Misty Knight’s bionic arm briefly seen in the new trailer.

After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

Luke Cage Season 2 debuts on Netflix June 22, 2018.

A New Villain Rises, While Harlem Crowns Its Queen in Luke Cage Season 2

Luke Cage is back.

After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

Luke Cage Season 2 debuts on Netflix June 22, 2018.

Luke Cage Shows Off His Strength in This Teaser Clip for Season 2

Luke Cage shows off his superhero strength by competing in the physical and mental tests of the combine event, similar to the one that college football players have gone through on their way to the NFL Draft which begins today. In this clip, Luke takes on the combine to show his true power to the world and to himself.

Luke Cage Season 2 comes to Netflix on June 22.

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 Gets a New Teaser Trailer

After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

You can watch the complete second season on Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix starting June 22.

Listen to Graphic Policy Radio Talk Marvel’s Luke Cage on Demand!

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Sweet Christmas! Marvel’s Luke Cage has come to Netflix and is a huge hit. Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire. Starring Mike Colter, the series is the latest Marvel superhero series to come to Netflix and this one touches upon real world issues like Black Lives Matter, gentrification, importing of guns into the inner city, and more. On this week’s Graphic Policy Radio we discussed the series with our guests Charles Pulliam-Moore and Karama Horne.

Charles Pulliam-Moore is a blogger at Fusion where he writes about race, sexuality, and inclusion in nerd culture. Twitter is his social media drug of choice.

His work has also appeared in NPR and Slate and he agrees that Cyclops was right.

Karama Horne (a.k.a. – “the blerdgurl”) is a freelance commercial video editor by day and comic book reading, anime watching, TV live tweeting, K-Pop listening, blog writing, superhero geek gurl by night. On a mission to shine a light on both characters and sequential artists of color, she provides commentary, reviews and interviews on her popular tumblr and official website theblerdgurl.com.

Graphic Policy Radio Talks Marvel’s Luke Cage LIVE at 6pm Tonight!

Luke Cage PosterSweet Christmas! Marvel’s Luke Cage has come to Netflix and is a huge hit. Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire. Starring Mike Colter, the series is the latest Marvel superhero series to come to Netflix and this one touches upon real world issues like Black Lives Matter, gentrification, importing of guns into the inner city, and more. Graphic Policy Radio will be discussing it with our guests Charles Pulliam-Moore and Karama Horne.

The show airs LIVE at a special day and time, tonight at 6pm ET!

Charles Pulliam-Moore is a blogger at Fusion where he writes about race, sexuality, and inclusion in nerd culture. Twitter is his social media drug of choice.

His work has also appeared in NPR and Slate and he agrees that Cyclops was right.

Karama Horne (a.k.a. – “the blerdgurl”) is a freelance commercial video editor by day and comic book reading, anime watching, TV live tweeting, K-Pop listening, blog writing, superhero geek gurl by night. On a mission to shine a light on both characters and sequential artists of color, she provides commentary, reviews and interviews on her popular tumblr and official website theblerdgurl.com.

Listen in live and Tweet us your thoughts and questions @graphicpolicy.

Listen in tonight at 6pm ET.

TV Review: Marvel’s Luke Cage S1E13 You Know My Steez

Luke Cage PosterWith all of Harlem bearing witness, Luke takes on the fight of his life in hopes of emerging as the defender his city needs.

Marvel’s Luke Cage wraps up its first season with an episode that begins like something we’ve seen so many times before, two guys duking it out in the street while the neighborhood watches. We’ve seen it before… a lot. Hell Rocky V ended with it.

But that’s only about 15 minutes of the episode, there’s a lot to wrap up with the warrants out for him and a lot of clearing the air with what people think Cage did…

…and it doesn’t wrap up nicely! There’s a lot that’s left out there.

In many ways, this is the Empire Strikes Back of the Marvel Netflix series. It’s a continuation of a story and it’s one that ends on a low note. It acknowledges that life is a series of low notes and the show acknowledges that even innocent African American men are often shat on by the system. It’s a fresh statement from anything, let along a live action series from Marvel.

The series leaves a lot out there and actual breaks from the usual paint by numbers ending of most of the Marvel live action releases and does that by giving us a coda.

That coda is important in that it reminds us the basic themes of the series and much of what it has said throughout its thirteen episodes, a greatest hits of its points. It reminds us why Luke Cage is special. And while this episode, and the series as a whole, has some bumps, it also reminds us why this series is special. It shows that superheroes can be relevant and act as a mirror to our society.

Marvel’s Luke Cage is a triumph in many ways and hopefully is just the start of even more to come.

Overall Rating: 8.65

TV Review: Marvel’s Luke Cage S1E12 Soliloquy of Chaos

Luke Cage PosterMisty digs deeper for the truth as the neighborhood’s power players throw the city info confusion.

Marvel’s Luke Cage definitely begins with a stumble as there’s so much that the cops have at this point that proves his innocence, though if he knows that is another question. But, we’ll chalk up the lack of knowledge as to the actions taken.

But the above is addressed and addressed quite well taking things back to the basics… even though he’s bullet proof he’s still black and the cops still want him.

The above is spoken by a guest star which is absolutely amazing and something I don’t want to ruin at all.

The bit gets us back to the hip hop roots of the series with a refocus on hoodie that is such a symbol of the show. The show at times has strayed from its statement and how powerfully it can address today’s issues, but this episode brings thing back in a way that makes up for that.

There’s just one episode to go and this one sets things up nicely. It feels like there’s still a lot of ground to cover but we’ll see how it all (and what gets) wraps up in the next episode.

Overall Rating: 8.05

TV Review: Marvel’s Luke Cage S1E11 Now You’re Mine

Luke Cage PosterIn one bold move, a friend from his past puts Luke on the defensive, Musty in dire straits, and Harlem’s safety in jeopardy.

Marvel’s Luke Cage is getting to its end game with the events of last episode playing out through this entire one. Diamondback has taken hostages and is pretending to be Luke so that the cops completely turn and also are willing to purchase his new bullets that can kill Luke.

Other than Diamond back’s revenge against Luke, it seems to lack a bigger story here as far his plans. And with that, it makes me begin to rethink this entire season and wonder about it as a whole. Diamondback has been a gun dealer for the entire season but now there’s this weird switch and focus on his taking on Cage. If that’s the plan, this all seems to be a rather elaborate plan to do so and if it’s not, it all seems to be a rather odd “in addition to other stuff” plan that’s spinning out of control. And what Diamondback is up to definitely feels like it’s spinning out of control, and one sentence seems to confirm that’s the case, there was no plan.

Which makes the end of this season a bit out of control and an odd series of events and it feels like some of the characters are acknowledging that at least. It also continues Marvel’s Netflix series having issues sticking the landing.

The good with the episode is that it gives a lot of information about Diamondback, why he hates Luke so much, and what exactly happened between the two. I also really enjoy Diamondback’s use of the Bible, but I wish there was more of this and an overall greater biblical theme to it all. To explore religion within the African American community along with police relations would have been even more interesting.

There’s also something here that comic fans will raise an eyebrow to that involves Misty Knight.

The end is also a bit iffy and feels a bit tame to how reality would probably actually play out. With all we’ve seen in other episodes, it feels a bit unrealistic.

Again this is an episode that has its moments but doesn’t quite stand on its own, but as a whole is a fine chapter.

Overall Rating: 7.85

TV Review: Marvel’s Luke Cage S1E10 Take It Personal

Luke Cage PosterLuke gets closer to the truth about Reva and her part in his fate, while Mariah wrestles with the morality of her new role. Misty hunts for Luke.

Marvel’s Luke Cage gets back to its political roots in this episode which has Diamondback attempting to start a war between the cops and Cage.

Cops chasing down and arresting young black kids in their search for Cage is a striking image and the use of force is a gut punch of our actual reality. This sets the show into an interesting direction pitting the community against Cage and the police.

It’s the latter part of which I have an issue with. The solutions that Mariah throws out there doesn’t quite make sense and it’s odd that folks go along with it the way they do. It’s all a little odd and I’m not quite sure this sits well. There should be more action and more out in the open beyond Mariah. It’s a definite stumble in the show and it’s political themes.

The episode also has some really interesting revelations about Reva which I’m still debating how I feel, but we get an even better idea as to what’s going on when it comes to Cage’s origin. That is also explored more as Cage visits his home with some revelations.

The episode is an interesting one in that it gets the series back to its political roots and also trips up in a way by doing so.

Overall Rating: 7.95

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