|Title:||Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #02 (Tuska/Graham) (1972)|
George Tuska penciller
Billy Graham inker
|Media Type:||Pencil and Ink|
|Art Type:||Interior Page|
August 1972, Luke Cage, Hero For Hire #2, Page #4, George Tuska pencils/Billy Graham inks, "Vengeance Is Mine!" This is the 2nd panel page appearance of Claire Temple, Luke Cage’s love interest. Claire Temple is the ex-wife of Bill Foster aka Black Goliath, who died in Civil War. Claire ended up working for a health clinic with Noah Burstein, the man who put Luke Cage through the procedure that gained him his powers. She fell in love with Luke, and even left the east coast to see Bill in order to divorce him, implying that she was getting serious with Cage. In the end Claire left Cage because she was tired of the constant danger that came with loving him. Here is the modern connection. In Netflix’s Daredevil, Rosario Dawson is cast as Claire Temple, a nurse. She is always around to patch Daredevil up when he gets hurt. But it’s too dangerous and she did get beat up real badly just for being in his life. So Claire leaves Daredevil and I’m sure she will show up in the Netflix Luke Cage series that will begin in 2016. Claire is an intergral part of Luke Cage’s life and Rosario is a great actress so Im sure she will be back.