A wrongfully charged inmate in Seagate Prison named Carl Lucas undergoes a scientific experiment. When a racist prison guard tampers with the machine, Lucas develops some supernatural side-effects! Namely, enhanced strength and bulletproof skin! Luke Cage is born.
When his Hero for Hire service falls short, Luke Cage goes looking for an office. While searching, he is attacked by hit men hired by Diamond Back! Luke Cage exacts revenge. If he can bring Diamond Back to the authorities, he may be able to wipe his record clean and live as a fully free man. But Diamond Back won’t go down without a really good fight!
Luke Cage is visited by Owen Ridgley, a man who informs the Hero for Hire about a terrorist plot. Gideon Mace plans on blowing up each bridge and power station in Manhattan! His goal? To shake the very foundation of the United States! And Luke Cage is running out of time.
A supernatural being dubbed the ‘Phantom of 45th Street’ creeps into the Gem Theater! Luke Cage wakes to a fight he cannot win. The following day, Cage is hired to investigate the Phantom by someone else who has also been haunted. Can Luke uncover the secret of the Phantom before another night of midnight mischief?
Luke Cage learns about a band of criminals led by a woman named Black Mariah. Mariah’s thieves pose as ambulance drivers and steal corpses to loot them of possessions! Disgusted by these acts, the Hero for Hire decides to give the city a criminal shakedown on the house.
Luke Cage is hired by Catherine Forsythe, a young woman who believes someone is trying to kill her wealthy grandfather. But when Cage travels to the Forsythe mansion in the country, he runs into deadly robots wearing suits of armor!
On Christmas Eve, Luke Cage puts the kibosh on criminal activity, all of which has been orchestrated by a mad man named Marley! And this Scrooge plans on detonating a nuclear bomb on Christmas morning! Can Cage prevent this detonation? Or will the blast steal Christmas and millions of lives?
Luke Cage is hired by a mysterious businessman to track a couple of thugs who have stolen technology from the client’s personal cache. Cage accepts the job, but quickly finds out the ‘thugs’ are actually robots! Caught off-guard, Cage struggles put up a fight! Plus, the appearance of a surprise super-villain!
Luke Cage breaks into the Baxter Building, but the Fantastic Four are at the ready! A battle ensues, but once Cage explains his mission to receive payment from Dr. Doom, Reed Richards gives him an aircraft to fly to Latveria! Cage embarks on his quest to Castle Doom.
Luke Cage is fed up with fending off thugs on the late Frank Jenks account, so he decides to dig deeper into Frank’s personal affairs. An illegal casino operator named Señor Suerte learns of Cage’s probing, and decides to silence Cage no matter the cost!
Left to drown in a tunnel by Señor Suerte, Luke Cage breaks free at the very last minute! Determined to make Señor Suerte pay, Cage tracks the villain down to his secret hideout. But the Señor is ready for the attack…and has planted a series of gambling related traps! Luke Cage vs. the Wheel of Fate!
While Luke Cage was off fighting Spider-Man, a new villain emerged in New York City! Enter Chemistro, the inventor behind the alchemy gun! Cage is hired to defeat this new foe, but Chemistro won’t retire easily!
When a man is mauled to death by abnormally intelligent felines, the mayor of the city hires Luke Cage to investigate the crime! Cage follows a lead and gets attacked by wild cats. With their claws and fangs coated in poison, will the Hero for Hire survive this encounter to solve the mystery? A cat fight unlike any other!
Two of Cage’s old cellmates from Seagate Prison break out! At the Gem Theater, Big Ben Donovan pays Cage a violent visit. The two duke it out while Cage’s old cellmates make advancements towards exposing the hero as a felon!
Rackham has taken Mrs. Jenks hostage! To make matters worse, Claire Temple has been accused for the murder of Phil Fox! Luke Cage sets out to learn the truth and speaks with Claire, who assures him of her innocence. Cage vows to find the real killer, and clear Claire’s name!
Flea delivers Luke Cage to Comanche and Shades! After the convicts tell Cage how they escaped from prison, the four of them team-up to take down Rackham! Little do they know they are being stalked by a costumed man named Stilletto!