Last week I saw the Essential Power Man at the comic shop. Flipping through it I learned that Frank Robbins drew a few issues of Luke Cage in the mid 70's. I'm a big fan of Robbins inks especially his Johnny Hazard strips. Instead of buying the Essential which is full of other artists' work (some not so hot) I dug through the back issue bins and found the one issue that had the coolest splash page (see below, after my drawing).
I'd never really looked at Luke Cage comics before because I never liked the art. Now seeing him drawn by Frank Robbins I am in love. How could I have missed this costume? I was actually planning on doing a drawing of Iron Fist, who teamed up with Power Man for a well known run. That drawing will have to wait but in the meantime here is my two-fisted take on Luke Cage, Power Man!
This is the splash page that caught my eye. I love how much information Frank was able to compress into the drawing. And, of course, I love the open shirt! This and the image below are from issue #34 of LUKE CAGE, POWER MAN by Marvel comics.
Check out Luke's butt in this panel. Isn't that a lovely butt!? Oh, the things Frank Robbins could do with a simple brush and ink.
I encourage you to check out more of Frank's artwork. I don't have a checklist but I know he did some great stuff on the Shadow, Batman and Johnny Hazard!