All the way back in 2007, Marvel Comics announced the huge news that animation icon Genndy Tartakovsky would be writing and drawing a Luke Cage miniseries set in the character's '70s heyday. There was an initial promo image that showed Power Man in all his blouse-and-tiara glory, but slowly, time went by and the project drifted into the pile of teased but never completed comics alongside Kevin Smith's Daredevil/Bullseye: The Target and Jon Favreau's Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas.

However, there was some rumblings last year that the project may once again be heading towards completion, and today it has been confirmed that beginning in October, Marvel will publish Cage!, the delayed and much-anticipated mini by Tartakovsky.

Announced today in an exclusive interview with Birth Movies Death, Tartakovsky notes that he found pages from the project last year and spurred on by fans asking about its status, he reached out to Marvel to see if there was still interest in completing the project.

While set in its own continuity, Cage will also feature cameos from other Marvel Universe heroes and villains portrayed in the cartoonist's signature style, and he promises that although a throwback to Luke Cage's early comics career, it can be appreciated by fans new and old.

Head to Birth Movies Death for the full interview including interior pages. Here are the full solicitation details:


CAGE! #1 (of 4)


From the Award-Winning creator of Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Hotel Transylvania! On the mean streets of Harlem, shoes are big, shirts are large, bottoms are belled and crime is rampant! But in the heart of the city, the world’s hardest-working, smack-talking, chain-wearing super hero is on the street and on the case! And his rates are reasonable! He’s CAGE! and he’ll save your behind. Dig it!