‘Luke Cage’ brings muscle, cool to Marvel’s new Netflix series

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Los Angeles(CNN) As superhero team-ups go, Marvel and Netflix continue to make a quite effective set. Go into, on the heels of “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” which carefully complies with that gritty formula and ought to win its own faithful legion of fans behind Mike Colter’s enforcing existence in the title function.

Moreover, there’s symbolic significance in “Luke Cage’s” arrival, representing a franchise developed around an African-American superhero– explained by newbie showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker as “a bulletproof black person”– prior to “Black Panther” can strike the cinema. (Disclosure: Coker is a previous associate from our overlapping stints at the Los Angeles Times.)
These streaming reveals constructed around lower-profile characters run on a parallel tier of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, referencing the theatrical world occupied by “The Avengers” however running in a far more extra, scaled-down environment.