Luke Cage: Gang War #1

Luke Cage: Gang War #1

Illustrated by: Ramon Bachs

Cover Art by: Caanan White

Written by: Rodney Barnes

Release date: November 29, 2023

Marvel Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

In the wake of the Anti-Vigilante Act, Luke has been trying to save the city from behind a desk. But a meeting with old friend DANNY RAND reminds him of the good old days when problems could be punched in order to solve them. As New York descends into a GANG WAR, Luke must use every power he has to protect the innocent and save his city!

Rodney Barnes takes readers on a gripping ride in “Luke Cage: Gang War #1,” a pulse-pounding tale that reignites the flame of vigilante heroism in a city plagued by chaos. With Ramon Bachs’ art bringing every punch to life and Caanan White’s cover art setting the intense tone, this issue is a standout in the world of Marvel.

The narrative unveils a post-Anti-Vigilante Act era where Luke Cage, confined behind a desk, grapples with the bureaucratic constraints that shackle his ability to make a tangible difference. However, a reunion with old ally Danny Rand sparks a resurgence of Cage’s vigilant spirit, reminding him that sometimes, problems need to be met with fists.

As New York descends into a storm of gang warfare, Cage finds himself at the epicenter, compelled to utilize every ounce of his formidable strength and unwavering determination to shield the innocent and reclaim the essence of his city.

Rodney Barnes, known for his stellar work in “Monarch” published by Image Comics, brings his A-game to this Marvel title, infusing it with a depth and intensity that promises an exhilarating ride for readers. The anticipation for what Barnes could bring to other Marvel characters in the future adds an extra layer of excitement to this already captivating storyline.

“Luke Cage: Gang War #1” marks a compelling return to the roots of superheroism, blending Barnes’ storytelling prowess with the artistry of Bachs and White. It’s a thrilling read that reignites the essence of a hero and promises an engaging exploration of the unwavering fight for justice in the face of escalating conflict.

Luke Cage: Gang War #1 is available on our weekly new comic book wall and can be added to your pull list, and remember to also check out The Amazing Spider-Man: Gang War – First Strike #1 and Spider-Woman: Gang War #1.


Rekindling Vigilante Justice!

Colors - 8.7
Design - 9
Illustration - 9.4
Narrative - 9
Subplot - 9.9


"Luke Cage: Gang War #1" is a Marvel comic book written by Rodney Barnes and illustrated by Ramon Bachs and Caanan White. The story takes place in a post-Anti-Vigilante Act era where Luke Cage, confined to a desk job, struggles with bureaucratic constraints. However, a reunion with ally Danny Rand reignites Cage's vigilant spirit as New York descends into gang warfare. The comic promises an exhilarating ride for readers as Barnes blends storytelling with Bachs and White's artistry.

Genre: Superhero
Series: Luke Cage: Gang War | Illustrated by Caanan White, Ramon Bachs
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