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Luke Cage burst onto the comics scene in 1972 as the "Hero for Hire." Equal parts Marvel Method and Blaxploitation boldness, he was a new kind of hero for a new era. Now, the Marvel Masterworks proudly present the complete Luke Cage, Hero for Hire - the historic first title to headline an African-American super hero - in one hardcover volume! Cage's adventures depicted New York City's 1970s grit and the plight of its people unlike any other, all while incorporating larger-than-life villains including Black Mariah and Doctor Doom. From Cage's origin story to his first exploits as the hard-as-steel hero, each issue has been painstakingly restored and collected here in color for the very first time! Collecting LUKE CAGE, HERO FOR HIRE #1-16.
Maxinor flies the Justice Machine to New Atlantis. Douglas and Carolyn continue to secretly monitor and psychoanalyze the team. Douglas remotely blows one of the starboard engines to see how the team will react to a life and death situation, being the Justice Machine, they pass naturally. Arriving on New Atlantis, they are greeted by Douglas Hamilton and given a tour of the facilities. Meanwhile Zarren continues the search for the Justice Machine and is determined to catch them...even if it means going to Earth!
Collecting MARVEL PREMIERE #15-25 & IRON FIST #1-2.
Collects material from Marvel Preview #3, 7-8, 12, 16; Haunt of Horror (1974) #1-2; Monsters Unleashed (1973) #3-9; Bizarre Adventures 2#5, 33. Marvel's supernatural superstars star in lavishly illustrated tales of horror! And many of these bizarre adventures from the age of the black-and-white magazine are collected here for the very first time! Blade hunts, Dracula stalks and the Zombie shambles! Meanwhile, night brings the daughter of the diabolical Satana! You'll meet Gabriel, Devil Hunter! Discover the magic of Lady Daemon! Fear the Death-Dealing Mannikin! And brave the Haunt of Horror and the Vault of Evil! They're rarely seen creepy classics filled with werewolves, vampires and monsters unleashed - read them if you dare!
All-new mini-series by original creator Tony Isabella teamed with superstar artist Clayton Henry! Black Lightning is back and things are not the same! In his home town of Cleveland, high school teacher Jefferson Pierce is a role model for his students. As Black Lightning, he’s fighting to keep them safe, even as his city’s streets are invaded by local gangs with deadly super-weapons. And wait until you see who their supplier is! Real-world issues in a super-hero world! Expect the unexpected!
Meet Marvel's most eclectic super hero team! With the Avengers defending the East Coast, the Champions rise to defend the West. The team assembles for the very first time…amidst a skirmish of the Olympian Gods! Hercules and Venus are being hard-pressed into a plot to overthrow Zeus. Will Black Widow, Ghost Rider, Iceman and Angel, join Hercules in this battle for Olympus?
Will Doctor Doom and Sub-Mariner continue to be partners in crime? Their recent heists have fizzled in failure, and the two baddies have an ugly falling out. But will their alliance be renewed when Sub-Mariner falls into trouble and requires Doom's aid?
Despite encountering his old Silver Age foes Shadow thief, Lion Mane and Gentleman Ghost (not to mention an appearance by Zatanna - again in issue#4), this incarnation of the Winged Wonder lasted a mere 17 issues.
Black Lightning vol. 2 starring Black Lightning taking on the enemies of Brick City. Writer Tony Isabella returned to his prized character, Black Lightning, in an ongoing series with artist Eddy Newell. Updating the classic 1970's hero and Outsiders Alumnus with a new costume, Isabella threw teacher/ hero Jefferson Pierce into the gritty new surroundings of Brick City, an area seemingly devoid of hope and in need of a guiding light. Black Lightning began to clean up the town with the help of familiar faces such as Gangbuster and later Batman himself. The comic was short lived and ended at issue # 13. However, Black Lightning's new costume went on to gain a bit of immortality in plastic as this series inspired Black Lightning's first action figure courtesy of the Kenner to company.
The origin of Black Lightning starts as many other superheroes do with a tragic murder. Black Lightning is a teacher at Garfield High when he crosses some drug dealers who retaliate and end up killing a young talented teenager by the name of Earl Clifford. This puts Jefferson Pierce on the path of becoming Black Lightning. With the help of a humble Tailor, Peter Gambi makes his costume and the Black Lightning is born. Black Lightning goes after the ones responsible until he comes to the thug Joey Toledo and gives him the ultimatum of turning him and his cohorts in or facing Lighting himself. Joey not one to turn rat is going to set up an ambush and put an end to the career of a new superhero.