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Luke Cage, Hero For Hire Masterworks Vol. 1
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Vol. 222: Luke Cage, Hero For Hire Masterworks
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Marvel Masterworks: Luke Cage, Hero For Hire Volume 1

Reprints: Hero For Hire #1-16

(Vol. 222 in the Marvel Masterworks Library)

First Print
Release Date: August 19, 2015

REGULAR EDITION ISBN: 978-0-7851-9180-3 • List Price: $75.00
VARIANT EDITION ISBN: 978-0-7851-9181-0 • List Price: $75.00

336 Pages

Written by Archie Goodwin & Steve Englehart with Tony Isabella, Gerry Conway & Billy Graham

Penciled by George Tuska & Billy Graham

Introduction by Steve Englehart

Collection Editor: Cory Sedlmeier
Color Reconstruction: Michael Kelleher & Kellustration
Art Reconstruction: Michael Kelleher & Kellustration

Bonus Content
• May 1972 Bullpen Bulletins page promoting Luke Cage's debut
• Hero for Hire 33 unused cover sketch by Billy Graham
• Hero for Hire #4 record negative photostat
• Hero for Hire #3, pg. 14 record negative photostat
• Hero for Hire #3, pg. 16 record negative photostat
• Hero for Hire #3, pg. 17 record negative photostat

On Sale:


HFH #1: Page 1
HFH #3: Page 12
HFH #4: Page 5
HFH #5: Page 4
HFH #7: Page 8
HFH #8: Page 1
HFH #9: Page 11
HFH #10: Page 11
HFH #13: Cover
HFH #13: Page 5


Luke Cage burst onto the comics scene in 1972 as the “Hero for Hire.” Equal parts Marvel Method and Blaxploitation boldness, he was a new kind of hero for a new era. Now, the Marvel Masterworks proudly present the complete Luke Cage, Hero for Hire—the historic first title to headline an African-American super hero—in one hardcover volume. Cage’s adventures depicted New York City’s 1970s grit and the plight of its people unlike any other, all while incorporating larger-than-life villains including Black Mariah and Dr. Doom. From Cage’s origin story to his first exploits as the hard-as-steel hero, each issue has been painstakingly restored and collected here in color for very first time.

Collecting HERO FOR HIRE (1972) 1-16

(From official Marvel solicit)

Issues Reprinted
Hero For Hire #1-16


HFH #1

HFH #2

HFH #3

HFH #4

HFH #5

HFH #6

HFH #7

HFH #8

HFH #9

HFH #10

HFH #11

HFH #12

HFH #13

HFH #14

HFH #15

HFH #16


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