If that headline got you anywhere near as excited as I was to learn about it on Newsarama
, you probably need to calm down. I mean, I'm a comicbook nerd by occupation... YOU should probably keep your composure! anyways, I wasn't just screwing with you... that dude Eric Canete (The End League, Cybernary, Iron Man:Enter the Mandarin) is drawing New Avengers: LUKE CAGE,
a new mini-series set to drop in April, starring soul brother #1 Luke Cage of the New Avengers
(but of course old-heads like ME know him best as the Power Man half of Power Man and Iron Fist!
). Normally, I would be ranting about how Luke Cage needs to have some pride and put a shirt on for the cover, but since Eric Canete drew that joint, it's okay! anyways, peep the preview pages below (click 'em to enlarge), and stay tuned for more news!
old school Luke Cage with Iron Fist!
According to series writer John Acurdi (Wednesday Comics, BPRD, Aquaman
), "Luke discovers that an old friend, or rather the son of an old friend, has been following in his own footsteps down in North Philadelphia in a kind of “Hero-for-Hire” business. The young man, Leodis, has set up in the worst part of the city to help out people who couldn’t find help anywhere else. For his trouble, Leodis is beaten to a pulp. So now Luke feels that since this poor broken kid tried to be like him, he’s got to do something about this, which is to say, go kick some ass. But once he gets there, the facts are revealed to be a bit more complicated than what I’ve just told you..."
so, what do you think? yeah, YOU! Canete is an artist that people tend to love or hate... I know MY vote, so which one are you? Do you think he will make a good fit for Luke Cage?
holla like ya know me!