We raise our children to be pillars of society, those stalwarts that stand the test of time. Like Luke Cage we hope for the best as Mike Colter shares in this excerpt from Emma Brown’s article–
“Luke is one of the more redeeming characters that I’ve played,” explains actor Mike Colter, star of Netflix’s new superhero drama Luke Cage. “He has his issues, but for the most part he’s a no-B.S. kind of character. He’s a straightforward kind of guy, and he doesn’t take a lot of nonsense, doesn’t suffer fools,” he continues. “I think there’s a lot of places we can go with him and I hope to develop him even more.”
As we grew up, and believe me we watched a ton of television, (remember way pre Internet) we had Adam West as the “Wham-Bop-Crunch” man of almost steel-
Or going way back in the day we had George Reeves as the television ‘Man of Steel’ (black and white version) Superman-
We had of all people Bill Bixby-
Seriously, Bill portrayed Bruce Banner playing the Incredible Hulk on the television series from 1977-82 (yep five years) national television.
Well of course everyone remembers that Bill somehow transformed himself into Lou Ferrigno-
Lastly we have Wonder Woman and that first honor actually belongs to a truly awful 1967 TV show starring Ellie Wood Walker that was taken in a campy sitcomy direction. Thankfully, things were destined to get better seven years later—but not by much!
No comparison to my favorite (even though Gal Gadot does a pretty solid job) Lynda Carter was the total bomb-
Our latest Super Hero, and this one is a ‘Man’s Man’ is, drum roll please Tyler, ‘Mr. America’ Swedburg,
Lord help me!