If you prefer physical comics over digital ones, you may have missed the new Luke Cage series as it debuted as a digital first title from Marvel Comics. The publisher will release a trade paperback collecting the single issues this month where the Hero for Hire grapples with a troubling diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), famous in the United States for its effect on professional football players.
Luke Cage: Everyman is written by Anthony Del Col, illustrated by Jahnoy Lindsay, and colored by Ian Herring. In addition to his medical woes, Luke Cage is tracking down a serial killer in the midst of Harlem’s worst-ever heatwave. The killer’s targets are the community’s richest people.
Del Col conducted a ton of research while developing this story, including consulting a top neurological researcher to make sure the symptoms of CTE are accurately depicted in the comic. This is an important disease that we’re only just starting to understand so it could not be more relevant.
Luke Cage: Everyman is set for release on November 21st, 2018 at your local comic shop, book store, and Amazon.