Awesome: Luke Cage: Hero for Hire
- From issue #9 of Luke's first ongoing: Doctor Doom has left town to avoid paying Luke $200. Luke does what any self-respecting hero for hire would do in these circumstances: he breaks into the Baxter Building, punches the Thing, convinces Reed Richards to lend him a plane, flies to Latveria, gets caught up in a robot rebellion led by an alien, and beats up Doom until he gets his money, and helps quash the rebellion. Luke gets his $200 and Dr. Doom's respect. Moral of the story: do not welch on Luke Cage.
- In New Avengers, back before One More Day, the Avengers are having a training session. Upon Spidey attacking Wolverine, getting stabbed by him and explaining to everyone that Wolverine has been hitting on MJ, Luke simply turns to Wolverine and says this:
If what he says is true, I don't care what your bones are made of. They will break.