#16 – Luke Cage
16 Luke Cage
Today we talk about Luke Cage, a.k.a. Power Man, a black superhero created during the blaxploitation era (check out that origin story, oof) who becomes a Hero For Hire, makes friends, and eventually ends up leading the Avengers.
Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
Wikipedia on Blaxploitation
About Luke Cage's Origin
Bill Wurtz History of the World cw for sexual assault as a shorthand for colonization
Luke Cage Hero for Hire 1
(it is Seagate Prison)
Some Nicolas Cage Facts
Black Power, Man... POWER MAN??
It's me, Bushmaster
Just. The Outfit.
Now I Gotta Be Responsible For This Water Bottle
Heroes for Hire (2006)
LITERAL STARS IN HIS EYES
Give me a Dollar
Power Man and Iron Fist (2016)
Last Week's Squirrel Girl
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