20: Luke Cage – Show Notes

DSRA

First Segment

  • Luke Cage’s Origin
    • Creators
      • Archie Goodwin
      • John Romita Sr.
      • George Tuska
    • First Issue
      • Luke Cage: Hero for Hire – June 1972
    • Origin Story
      • Willis Stryker
      • Reva Connors
      • Seagate Prison
      • Dr. Noah Bernstein
  • Blaxploitation
    • Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song (1971)
    • Shaft (1971)
    • Series with Iron Fist in 1978
  • Hero Resume
    • Avengers
    • Secret Avengers
    • New Avengers
    • The Defenders
    • The Fantastic 4
    • Married to Jessica Jones
      • Daughter, Danielle Cage
  • Nannied by Squirrel Girl

Second Segment

  • Luke Cage’s Debut in Jessica Jones
    • Strong fan reaction
    • Marvel Delayed Iron Fist to make Luke Cage 
    • Jessica Jones Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg on writing Luke Cage
  • Cheo Hodari Coker
    • Career as a music journalist
      • Worked for The Source, Rap Pages and LA Times
    • Previous film and TV work
      • Southland
      • Almost Human
      • NCIS
      • Notorious B.I.G
  • Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed
    • From a Tribe Called Quest
    • Wrote the score and recruited artists
  • Show Episodes Named After Gang Starr Songs
  • Making the Show
    • Blaxploitation = Hip Hop Western
    • Diverse writers in ‘The Danger Room’
    • Controversy in the show
  • Mike Colter
    • Film and TV resume
    • Desire to avoid Black tropes
  • Popularity
    • Metascore
      • Userscore
    • Rotten Tomatoes

Third Segment

  • Reactions
    • Uneven episode quality
    • Character story arcs
  • The Continuation of the Marvel Universe
  • Marvel TV vs Marvel Film
  • The First Black Super Hero Show
    • The Black Harlem Experience
  • The First Marvel Super Hero Where Music is a Presence
    • 11:4