Monday, March 01, 2010

Poor Luke Cage.

They took his codename. They took his hair. They took his tiara. They took his bracelets. They took his yellow silk shirt, and forced him to start wearing off-the-rack street clothes to Avengers meetings and superhero battles.

Now they've taken those shirts, and, apparently, his nipples.

No wonder he's scowling. At this rate, he'll be fighting crime in the nude and hoping to hang on to the rest of his anatomy by this time next year.

13 comments:

Randal said...

The fact that his quote isn't "Sweet Christmas" simply tells me that this Heroic Age Marvel is not one that I want to be friends with.

Diabolu Frank said...

GAH! On one of my shelves is a well articulated, pissed off action figure of my childhood hero Power Man giving the finger. On another shelf is the handsome smiling face of my finely crafted Bowen Designs bust of that very same hero. On my computer screen is some dude claiming to be Luke Cage, but better recalling Mandingo. This is why the only book I'll buy featuring Cage at Marvel is the Noir mini-series (& where is my softcover trade paperback, anyway?)

#6 said...

As I just said elsewhere, they sure have de-Negro-ified him too. He was BLACK once upon a time, as in a proud African-American, not babyshit tan and bald. Horrible horrible stuff from the Out of Ideas House of Mouse comics.

Luis K. said...

"I Am a Nude Avenger."

Stacy said...

A superhero needs a costume. I don't care how 'realistic' it is, he needs to have something that makes him visually distinctive, even if it's just a yellow t-shirt and a C-shaped belt buckle. Something. I realize we're supposed to be more Sophisticated than the classic 'frilly yellow shirt/chains/tiara combo', but without it he just looks like either a professional wrestler or a male stripper. C'mon Marvel, you're better than this.

James said...

Who mis-colored the picture of the Absorbing Man?

mordicai said...

Why doesn't he have nipples? Is this like those pro wrestling posters?

jason quinones said...

NIPPLE-LESS CAGE!

tomorrowboy 2.6 said...

If I was a super villain I'd be pretty horrified by a naked, super strong, black (or any colour really) man chasing after me. I think I'd give up crime right away.

Though I suppose it could start a wave of crime from female super villains.

"O" the Humanatee! said...

Ah, but you see: This way no one can give him a titty-twister. It's a kind of invulnerability!

Caleb said...

"I Am a Nude Avenger."

I'd buy that series for $3.99 an issue.

Glenn and Robin said...

Why don't super-heroes have nipples, anyway?

Nick Ahlhelm said...

I'm not going to lie, when I first saw this preview page, I got really excited by the idea of the Absorbing Man as an Avenger.

And am I the only one pissed that Marvel & DC seem obsessed with making the skin of their black characters more and more light in recent years?