Official Press Release
Hey, True Believer!
For all of you who monitor “mainstream” media coverage of comic books, the
April 2002 issue of The Source, known as “The Magazine of Hip-Hop Music,
Culture & Politics”, features a half-page feature on the new CAGE series
from Marvel’s adult imprint, MAX Comics. Journalist Edgardo
Miranda-Rodriguez calls Luke Cage “a hero to many urban youths” who’s
updated his look and now sports “bubble vests, baggy jeans and Timbs.” The
Source, which boasts the #1 circulation of any music magazine in America,
quotes Editor Axel Alonso as saying “The new Cage is going to look like the
kind of guy that’s all brawn and no brains, but that’s one of the things he
plays to his advantage.” And, in the face of an industry dominated by white
characters, Alonso states that “The fact that Cage hasn’t had his own book
in so long seems ridiculous to me… it’s time for a comic book that’s led
by a Black male for a change.”
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