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Luke Cage

Appearing in "Just a Guy Named X!"

Featured Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Bernie Steinsinger
  • Bruno Murphy (Death)
  • Mole (Photo)
  • Monocle (Photo)
  • Weasel (Photo)
  • Cap'n Stripes (Photo)
  • Marty




Synopsis for "Just a Guy Named X!"

One day while in his office Luke Cage is attacked by a washed up wrestler named Willie Dance, who went by the stage-name X. Willie attacked Luke in the hopes of proving his strength, however the fight is soon ended by Willie's manager Bernie, who explains the whole situation. An understanding Luke allows them to leave.

Later, when a criminal hides an experimental chemical in Willie's locker, Willie believes it to be a protein drink and drinks the entire container. Willie soon finds himself endowed with super-human strength, and so he decides to go and fight Luke Cage again.

However, during their fight Bernie ties to intervene again and is injured by flying shrapnel from the fight. Realizing that his best friend had been injured, Willie surrenders and turns himself over to the police. Everyone is shocked when Willie suddenly changes back to his normal physique, the chemicals having worn off.


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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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