After nearly a decade in the making, CAGE! #1, written and drawn by animation master Genndy Tartakovsky, is finally coming out. Is it worth the wait? If you’re a fan of an amped up verson of the blaxploitation era Cage, possibly yes.
Tartakovsky is best known for creating Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, and making the Clone Wars cartoon the only truly cool thing of the dark “Prequels Era.” He’s currently directing the Hotel Transylvania franchise.
Along with inker Stephen DeStefano, Tartakovsky brings his unique sense of power and dynamism to Luke Cage. Since this series was announced in 2007 (!!!!!!) many would have been forgiven chalking it up to the great Comics That Never Were scrap heap. But it’s coming in actual newsprint this October.
The wait is finally over! Award-winning animator Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Hotel Transylvania) charges headlong into Marvel NOW! to bring his long-awaited Luke Cage tale to life! Written by Tartakovsky with art by Tartakovsky & inker Stephen DeStefano, Marvel is pleased present a new look at the hard-hitting, action-packed CAGE! #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices this October!
Welcome to the mean streets of New York City – shoes are big, bottoms are belled and crime is rampant! But in the heart of the city, the world’s hardest-working, smack-talking, chain-wearing, tiara-sporting super hero is hitting the streets hard and hitting the bad guys harder. This Hero for Hire is on the case, and his rates are reasonable! He’s Luke Cage, and he’ll save your ass. Dig it!
At long last, the eagerly anticipated series returns! Be there when CAGE! #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices on October 5th!
CAGE! #1 (of 4) (AUG160854)
Written by GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY
Art & Cover by GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY & STEPHEN DESTEFANO
Hip-Hop Variant by MARCO D’ALFONSO (AUG160855)
Run the Jewels Variant by DAMION SCOTT (AUG160856)
Classic Variant by TREVOR VON EEDEN (AUG160857)
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA (JUL168645)
FOC – 09/12/16, On-Sale – 10/05/16
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.