Major Issues: First appearance of Luke Cage

Hundreds of comic book characters are being portrayed in film and television, and with each new day more are being announced.

Major Issues -- a ComicBook.com original video series -- will speak to true comic book hobbyists as well as new fans in a short, fast-paced digital series featuring the first appearances of characters we all love. Each episode will feature the actual comic book, info on the creators, and the backstory on the creation and legacy of the character.

Beginning with the SECOND episode of the show, our users will be able to win the actual issue used in the filming!

The first is our look at the introduction of Luke Cage.

The synopsis from ComicBookDB.com: Luke Cage is in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He agrees to undergo an experimental procedure in exchange for parole. He emerges with super strength and endurance. He escapes prison and vows to find Willis Stryker, the man he blames for framing him.

Origininally published in June 1972 -- and priced at $0.20 -- the origin story was 32 pages and titled, "Hero for Hire", it is now available for bid on eBay (in varying conditions) between $140-$999.