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A Beginner’s Guide to Netflix’s Luke Cage

I wasn't the biggest fan of Power Man aka Luke Cage, but I do remember him and Iron Fist being some of the first comic books I ever read. Vulture has some required reading if you're tryna get down with the baddest superhero from Harlem!

What’s this show’s basic deal?

It centers around Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a man with a tortured past, incredible strength, and unbreakable skin, who lives in Harlem and reluctantly becomes a hero when he takes on the forces of organized crime. In his orbit, he finds a noble cop (Simone Missick), a corrupt politician (Alfre Woodard), and a mob boss (Mahershala Ali), among others. All the while, there are interrogations of blackness and gentrification.

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