|espanolbot (espanolbot) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-09-17 23:39:00
|Entry tags:||creator: adam glass, creator: mike benson, creator: shawn martinbrough, title: luke cage noir|
A Scene from Luke Cage Noir 1
Luke has been released from prison after serving a reduced sentence for beating up a police, but when he returns to his old neighbourhood it turns out that his girlfriend is dead.
This scene is Luke stopping off at a childhood friend's speakeasy afte getting the news,
This book has good art, and the story was interesting as it's covered a period of history that I'm not that familiar with: 1930s Harlem.
Admittedly it was covered in Sandman Mystery Theatre, though it was only briefly.
The plot of this first comic involves Luke being released from prison after being part of a medical experiment (whether it happened or not he won't admit), only to find that his girlfriend is dead and that his friend is now a successful gangster. On top of this, a weathy man has hired him to find out who murdered his wife, who was found strangled to death in an alley.
Not being that familiar with Luke Cage in anything other than Alias, the Pulse, Mighty Avengers etc. probably helped, as it allowed me to get straight into the story without being on the look out for cameos though Tombstone does appear, isn't he a Spider-man villain?
This book is definately one of the better ones coming out of Marvel's Noir line, with Spider-Man coming second and Punisher third (now that it's in its second issue).
The second issue is out at the moment too, and I recommend that as well.
Tags: title: luke cage noir, creator: mike benson, creator: adam glass, creator: shawn martinbrough