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Luke Cage (Character)
from "Luke Cage" (2016)

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Luke Cage (born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man) is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr., he first appeared in Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1 (June 1972). Imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, he gains superpowers in the form of unbreakable skin and superhuman strength. The character frequently teams up with fellow superhero Iron Fist, and is married to Jessica Jones, with whom he has a daughter. In 2005, writer Brian Michael Bendis added Luke Cage to the lineup of the New Avengers, and he has appeared in various Avengers titles since. Mike Colter will play the character in Jessica Jones, a live-action television series set to premiere in 2015, before headlining his own series.

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