In 2007, Marvel announced Cage!, a satirical new series for Power Man that went back to his days as a pulpy ‘70s hero by Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky. And then it got delayed, and delayed, and delayed. Many never expected it to ever come out. But now, nearly nine years later, it finally will.
Revealed by Birth Movies Death, Tartakovsky has gone back and refined all the work he did for the series when it was first announced, preparing it as a four-part miniseries to begin this fall. The plan has not changed, despite the years since Tartakovsky stopped working on the project: he’s still writing and providing the art, and it’s still going to be a weird and self-aware look back at Luke Cage’s roots.
According to Tartakovsky, the return happened pretty much because he kept getting asked about the comic during press for Hotel Transylvania 2—and when he learned that Marvel was still game for it, he got back to working on it:
Well I was doing press for Hotel Transylvania 2 and coincidently I found my thumbnails around the same time and thought that they still held up. Then on the press tour I kept getting questions about it so I thought for fun I would say “I’m willing to finish it if Marvel is still interested.” Sure enough it spread through the internet and the editor from Marvel contacted me.
I’m glad someone at Marvel was still interested. Cage! will hit store shelves this October.