Marvel Celebrates 50 Years of Luke Cage with Variant Cover
He is not only one of the coolest, strongest, and most important Marvel characters that have been vital to the company in the five decades that he has been present, but he is also one of its most relevant, as Marvel celebrates 50 years of Luke Cage with a brand new Variant cover.
One look down the massive pantheon of Marvel heroes, and you come across some of the comic book industry’s most hallowed names, with heroes and villains who have a sacred place in the hearts of generations of comic book readers.
The medium has produced fictional characters that have become some of our most beloved allies, with attributes that we strive to assimilate into our own character, and perspectives that we all can understand and relate to.
Throughout that massive list of heroes, with some of the greatest inventions of the comic book medium, there is little argument to be found that Powerman doesn’t deserve to have a place on that list, with him being one of the most popular comic book icons of the 1980s.
With the character’s massive anniversary on the horizon, Marvel is celebrating 50 years of Luke Cage with a brand new Variant cover that depicts one of the coolest images of the beloved character in his earliest and most legendary look.
Celebrating 50 years of the Hero for Hire. See Luke Cage in a special anniversary variant cover by @JScottCampbell and pick up 'Daredevil' #4 on October 12: https://t.co/RGoRetOfqc pic.twitter.com/jXVwrlVNDY
— Luke Cage (@LukeCage) September 1, 2022
The cover was constructed by J. Scott Campbell, and will be available for the upcoming Daredevil #4 issue that arrives on stands this October 12th, With the brilliantly illustrated cover is a must-have for Luke Cage, and Marvel fans alike.
In a press release at Marvel.com, Campbell stated, “It’s a thrill and an honor to create cover art celebrating the anniversary of characters that have become so iconic and ingrained in our culture.”
Campbell added, “I really wanted to make images that would have a visual bridge from the pulpy 4 color origins of these monumental heroes to the modern-day slick coloring and production we are now all familiar with.”