Power Man

Real name: Luke Cage

First appearance: Hero For Hire 1

Powers: Luke has steel hard skin, with super-human strength and endurance.

History: After being framed for a crime he didn't commit, Luke agreed to be part of a medical experiment in prison. When a prison guard interfered in the proceedure it went awry, giving Luke super-dense muscle and bone mass. Escaping from prison, Luke set up the "Hero for Hire" enterprise to use his new-found abilities for profit. Eventually teaming up with Iron Fist, Cage spent years on the run after Iron Fist's supposed death. After several brittle reunion attempts, Cage and Iron Fist slowly patched up their personal and professional relationship.

Current status: Despite initial relunctance, Luke has rejoined Heroes for Hire.