He goes by Powerman, but we all call him Luke Cage in our hearts, and he’s celebrating his 50-year anniversary this year. To toast him, Marvel Comics has revealed a variant cover by comics artist J. Scott Campbell, which will grace Daredevil #4. Written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Rafael De Latorre, Daredevil #4 will be out in comic shops on October 12.
“It’s a thrill and an honor to create cover art celebrating the anniversary of characters that have become so iconic and ingrained in our culture,” Campbell said. “I really wanted to make images that would have a visual bridge from the pulpy 4 color origins of these monumental heroes to the modern-day slick coloring and production we are now all familiar with.”
It appears Campbell is creating anniversary covers for all of Marvel’s heroes, with the Ant-Man cover revealed back in July. The question then is, who is next?!
The cover features a retro style with Luke Cage standing on his logo in a cool way. Check it out below.
For more on this news, read the official press release below.
New York, NY— September 1, 2022 — Throughout the last year, superstar artist J. Scott Campbell has helped Marvel Comics honor the milestone anniversaries of some of comic book’s greatest icons including Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, and Ant-Man! Up next will be a cover for October’s DAREDEVIL #4 featuring Luke Cage who’s celebrating 50 thrilling years of defending the streets of the Marvel Universe as a solo fighter, a Hero for Hire, and an Avenger! The stunning piece depicts Luke in his iconic Power Man costume and, like all of Campbell’s anniversary covers, will also be available in a retro version and as a virgin cover.
“It’s a thrill and an honor to create cover art celebrating the anniversary of characters that have become so iconic and ingrained in our culture,” Campbell said. “I really wanted to make images that would have a visual bridge from the pulpy 4 color origins of these monumental heroes to the modern day slick coloring and production we are now all familiar with.”
After the shocking events of DEVIL’S REIGN, Luke Cage is undergoing one of his biggest transformations yet! Fans can see Luke tackle his duties as the newly-elected Mayor of New York City in the pages of various Marvel titles such as Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s Daredevil and Jim Zub and Sean Izaakse’s Thunderbolts. Check out the covers now and stay tuned for the reveal of more J. Scott Campbell Anniversary Covers in the coming months! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art by RAFAEL DE LATORRE
Cover by MARCO CHECCETTO – 75960620389500411
Anniversary Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL – 75960620389500471
Retro Anniversary Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL – 75960620389500461
Virgin Anniversary Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPELL – 75960620389500481
On Sale 10/12
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