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Hero for Hire (1972) - #1
"Out of Hell...A Hero!"
Marvel


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  Writer(s):
Archie Goodwin
John Romita Sr.
Roy Thomas

Penciller(s):
George Tuska

Inker(s):
Billy Graham

Colorist(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Letterer(s):
Skip Kohloff

Editor(s):
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

Cover Artist(s):
John Romita Sr.
 

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Cover Date: June 1972
Cover Price: US $ 0.20

Issue Tagline: Sensational Origin Issue!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
Hero for Hire (1972) #1 Marvel Legends Printing

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Synopsis:
Luke Cage is in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He agrees to undergo an experimental procedure in exchange for parole. He emerges with super strength and endurance. He escapes prison and vows to find Willis Stryker, the man he blames for framing him.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Essential Luke Cage, Power Man (2005) TPB vol. 01
New Avengers: Luke Cage (2010) TPB

Notes:
First appearance of Luke Cage.

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