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Luke Cage To Save Harlem In NEW Marvel Series ‘City of Fire’

Marvel’s hero of Harlem returns in a new series from Martin Luther King Jr. biographer, Ho Che Anderson, that debuts this fall which once again has him defending his hometown. Luke Cage: City of Fire, will be created by Ho Che Anderson who partners with several artists on a three-issue story pitting Luke Cage against the mayor of New York City, Wilson Fisk. This series will also have a group of vigilantes called the Regulators.

Marvel’s description of Luke Cage: City of Fire #1 reads, “In the new series, a shadowy rogue group named the Regulators are terrorizing ordinary citizens in New York City, and Luke Cage is called to action when a Black man in his community is murdered by a crooked police officer”.

“Cage quickly crosses paths with Daredevil, who is determined to bring down the Regulators no matter the cost, but Mayor Fisk is equally determined to use them to tighten his grip on the city. There is unrest in the streets, and it’s up to Cage to keep the city from going up in flames.”

Luke Cage: City of Fire will be Anderson’s first long-form work for Marvel, after making his debut with the company in the recent Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 anthology. Anderson known for his biography, King, which revolved around the late Martin Luther King Jr. has worked with Marvel before on his anthology Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1. “I can’t express how excited I am to be doing a project with Marvel, and about the level of talent they’ve lined up to work on it with me,” says Anderson. Farid Karami is drawing Luke Cage: City of Fire #1 with Taurin Clarke illustrating the cover for the first issue., Ray-Anthony Height will be illustrating #2 and then Sean Damien Hill taking on the third / final issue.

“I have been given the freedom to explore a subject I’m so passionate about through the lens of characters I’ve loved since I was a kid, and I fully intend to work overtime to make sure the results are worthy of the trust I’ve been granted,” Anderson continue. “Fortunately, the heavy lifting will be accomplished by my incredible collaborators who’ll make me look better than I am!”.

Luke Cage: City of Fire #1 (of 3) goes on sale this October; let us know your thoughts!

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