16 Luke Cage Today we talk about Luke Cage, a.k.a. Power Man, a black superhero created during the blaxploitation era (check out that origin story, oof) who becomes a Hero For Hire, makes friends, and eventually ends up leading the Avengers. Media specifically mentioned in today's episode: Wikipedia on Blaxploitation About Luke Cage's Origin Bill Wurtz History of the World cw for sexual assault as a shorthand for colonization Luke Cage Hero for Hire 1 (it is Seagate Prison) Some Nicolas Cage Facts Black Power, Man... POWER MAN?? It's me, Bushmaster Just. The Outfit. Now I Gotta Be Responsible For This Water Bottle Heroes for Hire (2006) LITERAL STARS IN HIS EYES Give me a Dollar Defenders (2017) Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) Last Week's Squirrel Girl Domino (2018) Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle Support Capes and Japes by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/capesandjapes Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.