Character » Shades appears in 23 issues.

    Herman "Shades" Alvarez was a criminal that Luke Cage had once befriended and fought in his youth. He is the father of Victor Alvarez (Power Man) and partner of Comanche. He is the "brains" of the duo.

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    Shades was a Dominican criminal that Luke Cage had once befriended while incarcerated. He was killed during an explosion caused by Bullseye, after attempting to turn his life around. Shades is the father of Power Man and frequent partner of Comanche.


    Shades was created by Archie Goodwin and George Tuska in 1972 and first appeared in Hero For Hire #1.

    Other Media

    Theo Rossi will play Shades as part of Marvel's Luke Cage series on Netflix.


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