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Real Name: Luke Cage

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human mutate

Occupation: Crime-fighter

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: several children (names unrevealed), scientist (name unrevealed), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Mary Jane Watson (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: Plantman (Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#48/1 (September, 1980)

Powers/Abilities: Luke Cage has augmented strength; he is able to bend a steel pipe and easily lift another man. He also has tougher skin and is more resistant to injury.

Height: 6'8"
Weight: 300 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black


(Spidey Super Stories#48/1 (fb)) - Previously an ordinary man, Luke Cage was helped by a scientist and became part of a secret experiment that increased his strength and hardened his skin. He chose to become a crime-fighter, but kept his civilian identity relatively secret (although Peter Parker recognized him).

(Spidey Super Stories#48/2) - Luke Cage acted as a guardian for a group of children, taking them to a garden show. Inside the giant greenhouse, he noted several plant specimens missing and was told by a security guard that Plantman, hiding up high, was responsible for the thefts. Asking a nearby compliant Mary Jane Watson to look after the children, Cage dashed off to change into Power Man, and quickly teamed up with Spider-Man in trying to catch the crook. Plantman briefly escaped, but disguised himself as a plant doctor and trapped Spidey in quicksand. Power Man pulled him out and the chase led to the greenhouse roof. Power Man proved too heavy and fell through the glass; Spider-Man cushioned his fall with webbing. Plantman threw coconuts at them from a tree; Power Man shook it so the villain fell and was webbed up by Spider-Man. Quickly changing back into his civilian identity, Cage retrieved the children, thanking Mary Jane, who was impressed with the heroes' antics (but still oblivious to their real identities).


Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup &/or Michael Siporin (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks).

Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike (except eye color).

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Power Man of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:

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Spidey Super Stories#48, p4, pan4 (main image)
   p9, pan4 (headshot)

Spidey Super Stories#48/1 (September, 1980) - Jim Salicrup &/or Michael Siporin (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Deborah November & Anita Malnig (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#48/2 (September, 1980) - Jim Salicrup &/or Michael Siporin (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Deborah November & Anita Malnig (editors)

First posted: 04/08/18

Last updated: 04/08/18

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