In Review: Luke Cage (2017-) #170

Luke is home at last, and all he wants to do is read a bedtime story to his little girl, Danielle. But is there something more to this fairy-tale than meets the eye?

Synopsis: Luke is home at last, and all he wants to do is read a bedtime story to his little girl, Danielle. But is there something more to this fairy-tale than meets the eye?

Review: The final issue of the ‘Caged’ mini-series sees Luke return home to his wife and daughter. Having survived another term in prison returning home offers much respite for Luke. Especially after having dealt with some pretty hard time.

In this issue, David F. Walker gives us a fun story in which Luke tells his young daughter a story, which turns out to be a team effort between father and daughter and is really quite sweet. The way in which Walker writes the young girl is really nice especially having her use “Frozened” as opposed to “Frozen”. When she is telling Luke about what is happening in their shared story experience. We get a nice character known as Hate Face who is surrounded by poop birds that have magic poop. It’s all very sweet and child-like.

The artwork from Guillermo Sanna starts off a little rough in terms of some of the initial panels of Luke sitting around his house relaxing with Jessica, but when he transitions into showing the characters and events of Luke and Danielle’s story. He really goes to town. I really liked the way in which he drew the Princess with hands that turned into snakes as well as the character of Hate Face.

Overall. This is a nice final issue of the ‘Caged’ mini-series, which would work just as well as a stand-alone issue. Given that other than Luke returning home. It had very little to do with the story arc, which really closed out in the last issue. But as its own thing. This issue works well and offers up some nice respite from the intensity and action of the previous 4 issues.

9.2
Luke Cage (2017-) #170
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    9.0
  • Artwork
    8.8
  • Lettering
    9.0
  • Colours
    9.6

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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