Power Man has a bald reddish brown head printed with black sunglasses with a silver brim, cheekbones, and a smile. He has a orange yellow torso printed with black parts on his belly and collar, and the suit's cut on his body. The back printing features a mostly black torso with a orange yellow spot on the shoulder blades and the suit's cut on his back. He has plain black legs.
Luke Cage was born to S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists Amanda and Walter Cage. When a transport plane they were on was attacked by the Zodiac, they injected Luke with a version of the super soldier serum, granting him super strength and invulnerability, allowing him to survive the fall from the plane.
Taking on the name Power Man, he fought alongside Iron Fist before joining him as part of S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury's program for young heroes. He was placed on a team led by Spider-Man (originally Deadpool before he left S.H.I.E.L.D. to become a mercenary) and also consisted of Nova and White Tiger. As a member of the team he fought Sandman, Carnage, Venom, Doc Ock, Beetle, Lizard, Rhino, Dr. Doom, Electro, Kraven the Hunter and the Green Goblin.
He was reunited with his parents when Spider-Man helped him break into the Zodiac's base, held hostage there under the threat that they would kill Luke if they didn't assist in the Zodiac's plans.