Hero For Hire #1 6.5 FN+


Available for sale is Hero For Hire #1 graded in 6.5 FN+ condition by CGC. This is a key bronze age issue featuring the first appearance of Luke Cage.

With the popularity of Netflix’s Luke Cage and Defenders series, demand for this comic has gone up substantially. With Season 2 of Luke Cage scheduled to drop in 2018, you can expect prices for this book to go up accordingly. Grab this one today while you still can!

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Key Facts:
  • First Appearance & Origin of Luke Cage

  • First Appearance of Diamondback

  • Newly Slabbed

  • SOLD!

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At Seagate Prison, Lucas is a prisoner who has been abused by those who warden over him. However, when he explains to prison physician Noah Burstein that while he wasn’t the most law abiding citizen, he was framed for cocaine possession by his friend Willis Stryker, who then moved in on their criminal racket, and his girl, which eventually led to Reva’s death. Burstein offers Lucas an early chance at parole if he helps with a scientific experiment. [more about Hero For Hire #1]



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Main Character

Diamonback, Luke Cage

Publish Date

June 1972

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Cover Artist

John Romita


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