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Hip-hop and a simmering Mike Colter help 'Marvel's Luke Cage' put the human in 'superhuman'

Hip-hop and a simmering Mike Colter help 'Marvel's Luke Cage' put the human in 'superhuman'

It takes only about 90 seconds for “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” the latest Netflix series set in the Marvel Comics universe, to address the idea of what it means to be a hero in the black community.

The drama opens at a barbershop in Harlem run by Pop (Frankie Faison), a kind of neighborhood patriarch.  The lively conversation has turned to a sign on the wall listing the few highly accomplished, widely revered men -- Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, Michael Jordan -- eligible for free haircuts at the establishment.

Little do most of them know that Luke Cage (Mike Colter), the quietly intense guy sweeping up hair in the corner, has the potential to...

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