Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
TV, Comic Books
Every Saturday, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.
Today we look at the death and “life” of Lightning Lad!
In Adventure Comics #304, Lightning Lad sacrifices himself to save Saturn Girl’s life…
Over the next eight issues, a recurring sub plot was “can they bring him back to life?” A lot of “finding a cure for seventeen stab wounds to the back” type of stuff.
Then, finally, in Adventure Comics #312, by Edmond Hamilton and John Forte, they succeed in bringing him back…
And so it went for over thirty years, until Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #3 (in a story by Tom and Mary Bierbaum and art from Brandon Peterson and Scott Hanna). Find out what happened on the next page!
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