What makes someone a hero? An Avenger? Is it super-powers? An indomitable will? An innate sense of right and wrong? For Luke Cage its one terrible mistake that has haunted him his entire life. But can a lifetime of good deeds make up for his years spent on the other side of the law? And will that past ever let him go, or will it tear him to pieces?

Story by Adam Glass & Mike Benson
Art by Dalibor Talajic
Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letters by Dave Lanphear
Cover by Marko Djurdjevic

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  1. The Vision issue was INCREDIBLE. Very curious to see how this turns out as I have never read an Origin story for Luke Cage before but have always loved the character.

  2. I really want this to be good. I loves me some Luke Cage.

  3. Question: Why do the other Avengers Origins covers feature classic version of the characters, but we get Bendis Cage for this issue?

  4. Say what you will about Bendis but you can’t deny that he has made “Luke Cage” a far more popular character than “Power Man” ever was. And I think it makes all the sense in the world to use this book as an opportunity to try to tell a definitive origin story for the more contemporary interpripitation of the character (and it’s not even written by Bendis)

  5. Wow. The Vision issue was AWESOME, and it led me to buy this (despite the fact that it is creators I follow, not titles–qnd this was a different team than the team that delivered last weeks steller Vision origin)
    Unfortunately, this book was definitely not great, the writing was incredibly awkward and the narrative felt forced and rushed. This was particularly bad when compared to how seamless and elegant the Vision origin was constructed, even though it too managed to cram a ton of story into one issue.

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