The day Luke Cage died was one of the darkest in Marvel history... and he wouldn't have it any other way.
But dig this - just days after he bites it, some Hydra agents possessing the Amulet of Damballah (of Tales of the Zombie fame) jack my man Luke's body in hopes of using it to resurrect Baron von Strucker.
What's all that got to do with Cage's corpse? Well, the way they tell it, nothin' living can get into Hell and ain't nothing strong enough to make the trip without being torn apart in the process... 'cept, maybe, some kinda undead zuvembie with diamond hard skin.
Uh- huh, that's right - now you catchin' on.
And to make matters worse, ol' Strucker's got plans of his own. He's made a lot of friends in the pit, and if he's coming back, he don't plan on doing it alone - he's gonna blow the gates of Hell off there hinges, and bring back a mess of undead with him (and ain't ya'll had enough Marvel zombies?).
Soon, Luke's after-life's startin' to look a lot like his before-life, when he's paid a visit by the most unexpected client of all time - G - O - D. Big G asks Luke to do the unthinkable, and travel to the dark domain of hell and stop Hydra's plans. In return, God offers some pretty heavy compensation for the gig... in fact, if Cage can pull this one off, it'll be the biggest payday of his life - literally.
So fasten your chain-link seat belt, true believers, and get ready for the strangest adventure of
Harlem's #1 son - with guest-stars galore.
The Legion of the Unliving!
Balder, the Brave!
Ho Chi Minh!
... and MANY more!