Luke Cage. He is a bad mother fucker. Created in the early 70's Luke busted on to the superhero scene in Marvel Comics' Luke Cage, Hero For Hire #1. Who is this man who kicked ass in a gold shirt and silver tiara? Luke was a man who was locked up for a crime he did not commit. While in the joint, he went through an experiment that made his skin super strong as well as increasing his muscles abilities.
Unlike most heroes, Luke did not go in for the common good...well, at least not as first. He became a hero to get paid. After awhile he began teaming up with another 70's creation, martial arts master; Iron Fist. Together they formed Heroes For Hire. Since, Luke has gone on to join The Avengers.
One of Luke's catch phrases is "Sweet Christmas!" And so is the name of this tribute to one of comicdom's most badass superheroes. Welcome to the 12 Days of Sweet Christmas.
Luke Cage, Hero For Hire #15
The cover is incredibly impactful. Our hero, Luke, is chained but not for long! As his past has come back to haunt him, it can't keep him down. And chained he may be....He's busting out! You can see the rage on Luke's face, this is it man. Things are going to go down. Great cover and my choice for number twelve.