Real Name: Luke Cage
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
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
Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#48/1
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.
Weight: 300 lbs.
(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:
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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