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Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

Have you been reading the Cage series written and drawn by Genndy Tartakovsky? Issue #3 is on sale December 21, but we have an exclusive look at Art Adams' variant for issue #4, on sale in January.

CAGE #4

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(W) Genndy Tartakovsky (A) Genndy Tartakovsky (CA) Arthur Adams

It's the wrap-up, baby! Cage, Fist, Misty and a bevy of fellow travelers put the hurt on the big bad behind Luke's bad day! • It's dynamite - only more explosive!

Rated T+

NOV160881 In Shops: Jan 18, 2017 SRP: $3.99

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#1 Posted by Eto (5283 posts) - - Show Bio

I seriously throught it said Cage fists Misty. Dammit

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#2 Posted by daredevil21134 (15932 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully after this crap series ends they'll give him a series more serious and in tone with the Netflix series.

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#3 Posted by SlimeBeherit (188 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet Christmas indeed!

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#4 Edited by Eto (5283 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully after this crap series ends they'll give him a series more serious and in tone with the Netflix series.

This.

As long as Soule (and a few other names) isn't the writer I'd totally check it out.

Currently I don't read DD (it was meh for me), PM&IF (didn't like it). So I need a good series of them. I heard my man Danny is getting a solo? Btw, do you think we'll be getting a Defenders comic (since the tv show coming up)?

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#5 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

Why don't they have a modern Luke cage book?

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#6 Posted by FearTheLiving (8837 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

Why don't they have a modern Luke cage book?

Well they do have Power Man and Iron Fist but yeah if Iron Fist is getting 2 (not counting PM&IF) then Luke should probably get his own as well.

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#7 Edited by daredevil21134 (15932 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

Why don't they have a modern Luke cage book?

No clue.

@eto said:
@daredevil21134 said:

Hopefully after this crap series ends they'll give him a series more serious and in tone with the Netflix series.

This.

As long as Soule (and a few other names) isn't the writer I'd totally check it out.

Currently I don't read DD (it was meh for me), PM&IF (didn't like it). So I need a good series of them. I heard my man Danny is getting a solo? Btw, do you think we'll be getting a Defenders comic (since the tv show coming up)?

I definitely think we'll get a Defenders book at some point, hopefully written by Al Ewing. Soule's Daredevil is disappointing because it has a lot of potential and while I think it's miles better than what Mark Waid did I can't say I've been enjoying it a lot. After the whole Elektra having a kid tease I haven't really enjoyed it much. Luke Cage needs and deserves a damn solo already. I can't believe Marvel chose to push this 70's crap while his Netflix series was being launched. Iron Fist continues to get solo shots over and over while Cage is regulated to a team book or co star. Cage needs another shot now. I think the time is now so we'll see.

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#8 Posted by kalorama (252 posts) - - Show Bio

Cage is Bendis' pet character and he's married to Bendis' other pet character, so I doubt he'll get a solo series unless/until (A) Bendis finds time to write it or (B) he decides to split Jessica and Luke up.

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#9 Posted by Doc-Holiday (3850 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully after this crap series ends they'll give him a series more serious and in tone with the Netflix series.

Highly unlikely. Few characters get gritty, serious and dark stories that they deserve. I could see Cage in a few great series if they went more of the Punisher Max direction rather than traditional comic storylines. The problem is, the serious and the dark doesn't always sell as well as the normal cliche comic stuff.

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#10 Edited by daredevil21134 (15932 posts) - - Show Bio

@doc-holiday: It doesn't have to be overly series and dark like Daredevil, just keep it grounded and make Cage interesting and give him cool villains and relatable stories. Netflix was the most respectful and interesting version of Cage to date. They already have the blue print. I don't need a Luke Cage to talk and act like 2pac on steroids to be interesting. I think Cage max was awful and stereotypical as hell.

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#11 Posted by daredevil21134 (15932 posts) - - Show Bio

@kalorama said:

Cage is Bendis' pet character and he's married to Bendis' other pet character, so I doubt he'll get a solo series unless/until (A) Bendis finds time to write it or (B) he decides to split Jessica and Luke up.

Well currently they are split thanks to Bendis. It was the best decision he's made in years.

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#12 Posted by jesusdisciple001 (621 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully after this crap series ends they'll give him a series more serious and in tone with the Netflix series.

Is your tone the only problem with the series and would you have bought had they not released the 'Cage' series recently? Just interested to know because I feel it is a pretty nicely done comic if not all that "important" to the Cage character.

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#13 Edited by daredevil21134 (15932 posts) - - Show Bio

@jesusdisciple001: I am not a fan of the art, story or tone and the whole angry black man for hire gig. I mean, if you like it and feel that it's well written I'm not going to tell you you're wrong for digging it, but I think it's time to leave 70's Cage behind and give him a modern solo series like Iron Fist has repeatedly gotten. Cage is probably at the height of his popularity now and this series really hasn't generated any buzz.

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#14 Posted by jesusdisciple001 (621 posts) - - Show Bio

@jesusdisciple001: I am not a fan of the art, story or tone and the whole angry black man for hire gig. I mean, if you like it and feel that it's well written I'm not going to tell you you're wrong for digging it, but I think it's time to leave 70's Cage behind and give him a modern solo series like Iron Fist has repeatedly gotten. Cage is probably at the height of his popularity now and this series really hasn't generated any buzz.

Oh cool, I also feel he should get a new series in the present. I'm not the biggest fan of the Power Man and Iron fist series myself but I think this was just for Tartakovsky himself since he is a prolific creator and 70's Luke might not really be seen all that much anymore.

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#15 Posted by RegulatorJoe (66 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134: While I think Cage max was bad I always liked Luke Cage because he was kinda hood. Something I could relate to. So he being that way isnt all bad to me. Even though I think the new PM and IF comic is the best Marvel has right now, I would love to give him a title with a little more grit. See how he is balancing being a husband father, and hero. I think filling out his rogue gallery is also a very needed

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#16 Posted by daredevil21134 (15932 posts) - - Show Bio

@jesusdisciple001: I hope that's the case my friend.

@daredevil21134: While I think Cage max was bad I always liked Luke Cage because he was kinda hood. Something I could relate to. So he being that way isnt all bad to me. Even though I think the new PM and IF comic is the best Marvel has right now, I would love to give him a title with a little more grit. See how he is balancing being a husband father, and hero. I think filling out his rogue gallery is also a very needed

Well currently it seems like he isn't a father. But I'd like to see David Walker handle a solo series with more grit. I'm tired of Cage sharing the spotlight with Iron Fist.