Growing up in Harlem Luke fell in with the wrong crowd, planning small time robberies with his buddy Willis Stryker. As they grew up though, Luke tried to go legit, doing oddjobs while Willis tried to get deeper into organized crime. They both loved the same woman and had a falling out over her. So this punk ass Willis plants a kilo of heroin at Luke's appartment and gets him busted. Doin time for a crime a nigga didn't even do, Luke was offered a way out, he could volunteer for a medical expirement and in return the doctor would try to get his name cleared. All was going well as planned then the racist cracker warden decides to screw things up. He knocks out the doctor and operates the machine, hoping to fuck up the experiment and Luke with it. INSTEAD, Cage gets super strength and bullet proof skin. He breaks out of prison and goes on the run. Runnin from the Man, Luke ends up saving a shopkeeper from some thugs. The guy offers him money and Luke starts his career as a Hero for Hire.
Eventually Luke gets his named cleared and ends up a part of the superhero community. Luke's not a sissy in tights (overlooking his old yellow silk shirt and tiara costume) he's a real black man and don't take shit from nobody. He's stood up to Iron Man, got married to the sexy Jessica Jones, and had a baby with her. He went up against the government and Iron Man's lackeys during the Civil War, and when it was all said and done and the real good guys lost, Luke went on the run with the New Avengers instead of pussying out and taking the amnesty offered for registering as a superhuman. He fought and helped lead the charge against the Skrulls in Secret Invasion and he's currently leading the New Avengers against the Norman Osborne controlled superhuman population.
Luke Cage is what a black superhero should be. Bulletproof Nigga LONG before 50 Cent.