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Luke Cage

Appearing in "The Fire This Time!"

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Synopsis for "The Fire This Time!"

When the Simmons family is terrorized by a flame wielding costumed maniac named Wildfire (really their neighbor Harold Paprika, a bigot who wants the black Simmons family out of their all-white neighborhood) they hire Power Man to defend their home. When Wildfire appears one night, Luke is there to stop him, however even with the added help of Mr. Simmons, Wildfire manages to escape from them with the help of the crowd who seem to be favorable to Wildfire than the Simmons family.

After checking back in at the Gem theater and deflecting more questions from Detective Chase, Luke returns to stake out the Simmons home, where he finds that Chase has followed him there. When Wildfire attacks the Simmon's house again (after being worked up when his wife goes off on a feminist speech about equal rights) both Cage and Chase are there to fight him. While the two fight their foe, the villain manages to light the Simmons home on fire once more. This time, their youngest son Auggie dies in the fire, which shocks Wildfire (Who only wanted to scare them out of the neighborhood) enough for Luke to knock him out and turn him over to the police.


  • 30-cent variant editions of this book exist as well.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Comments to Cage. Letters are published from Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell. The letters page also contains a Series "B" Marvel Value Stamp #55 Thor.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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