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Posted: 14 July 2007 at 5:26am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

…I thought Luke Cage's pants were blue…

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Here we go again!!
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Yeah, isn't Superman and Wonder Woman's hair blue, too?

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It's almost impressive that they got the color right on the Marvel
Legends action figure.



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I don't want to see this thread turn into another pointless "debate" over whether Spider-Man's costume is red and black, or red and blue, but it strikes me as curious that the painters of these little figures can look at, say, the Black Cat or the Black Panther and know that the blue on their costumes is not representative of the intended color, yet will look at Luke Cage and assume his tights are blue.

And it can't simply be because those first two have "Black" in their names. They got the color right for Storm, Venom, Namor, Nightcrawler and the Super Skrull (tho they did get it wrong on Nick Fury).

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What color is the furry Beast?
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Originally gray, then blue, As stated in the comics.

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Those aren't...blue? I'm aware of the whole blue/black thing, but I've seen way more Luke Cage like this above than the other way. Am I in the wrong here? Again? :0
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 Luke Cage can't change his pants from time to time?
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Nope. Ever.
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Posted: 14 July 2007 at 6:51pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

The issue immediately after the title changed from HERO FOR HIRE…

Simple reality, Luke's tights turned "blue" for the same reason the black parts of Spider-Man's costume and the original X-Men uniforms (not to mention Batman's cape and cowl, among others) turned blue ---- spotting blacks takes time, and in comics, with deadlines every chasing, it's all about time. Eventually, the version that is technically wrong becomes the norm, and we end up having discussions like this.

Wonder Woman's mother became a blonde for the same reason. Darkseid's arms and legs turned purple, and I actually had to fight to have them restored to their original grey. Northstar and Aurora end up with white hair, Storm with a white costume. Etc, etc.

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Luke Cage can't change his pants from time to time?

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Would Captain America? The costume is a costume, not street clothes. It's Luke's way of "branding".

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