#1 Posted by TheCannon (18800 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel Genesis: Luke Cage #1

It’s March 21, 1973. The Vietnam War continues to cause several deaths.

INT. Apartment, Trenton New Jersey

A phone rings...

CARL LUCAS

Hi Mom, how are you?

HIS MOTHER (un-seen)

Hello Carl. I have bad news.

CARL

What is it?

MOTHER

Your father died in Vietnam. Sacrificed his life to save his team.

CARL

Oh my God! Thank you for letting me know

He hangs up the phone, and sits down, and almost breaks out into crying.

Fade to

EXT. Graveyard on a rainy day

EULOGY

We will forever know Steve Lucas a hero. He saved the lives of several of his war team. Steve Lucas, may you rest in peace.

Carl Lucas walks up to the alter.

CARL

I won’t be up here crying about my dad dying. While he will be remembered, his fight still isn’t over. I am going to enlist in the army, and take over in my dad’s fight!

One week later...

EXT. inside a plane,

CARL

How long until we land?

PILOT

Patience. Patient people know better.

Suddenly, the plane started to go down.

VIET CONG SOLDIER

Sir, we got a direct hit!

GENERAL

Good. Move in and kill at once!

Lucas begins to load his guns, but hears fighting going on outside. He looks out the window to see Viet Cong soldiers being defeated by several people in different uniforms. They enter the plane.

CARL

Who are you?

MAN

Easy son. My name is Michael Sooth, founder and leader of heroes for hire

CARL

I’m Carl Lucas. What’s heroes for hire?

MICHAEL:

We do what’s right. For the right price. We’re always looking for new recruits Carl. How would you like to join Heroes for Hire?

CARL:

I don’t know, I was hoping to be near my father’s section.

MICHAEL:

Steve Lucas? He was our best man. He saved us all.

CARL:

If he served with you, so will I. You’ve got yourself a new member.

MICHAEL:

Terrific! Becky, get Carl a uniform.

It is handed to him.

CARL:

You expect me to wear this?

MICHAEL:

What would you rather wear? A yellow puffy shirt and a tiara?

CARL:

Look, I’ll wear it.

MICHAEL:

Terrific! Now, the Heroes for Hire stand tall!

As they stand heroically...

CARL:

When do we get paid?

#2 Posted by primepower53 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio

great story

#3 Posted by TheCannon (18800 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks.

#4 Posted by batkevin74 (10810 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon: Nice intro

#5 Posted by TheCannon (18800 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks.

#6 Posted by tomdickharry1984 (837 posts) - - Show Bio

Tpo quote the man himself "S'cool dog" Nice set up man

#7 Posted by The Impersonator (5483 posts) - - Show Bio

I just got caged. =P

Great chapter!

#8 Posted by GR2Blackout (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

Good. I almost laughed at this part:

"Fade to

EXT. Graveyard on a rainy day"

LOL Graveyard on a rainy day...

#9 Posted by batkevin74 (10810 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon: CASUALLY BUMPED!

#10 Posted by TheCannon (18800 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: Thanks.

Can't believe it's almost been a year since my first fan fiction.