A “Luke Cage” villain, Diamondback, has returned to the Marvel Universe and knows how to achieve success in the world of crimes. Diamondback (Erik LaRay) is Luke Cage’s best friend, and will be a part of Netflix’s new series, “Defenders.” It is inspired by a novel of the same name by David Marquez.

In the new show, Brian Michael Bendis and Erik LaRay introduce themselves as the potential clients of Jessica Jones’ firm. But their mission is to attack the city with a series of weapons. The complete story of the Defenders and Diamondback will continue in Defenders #1, on sale July 12, 2017.

‘Luke Cage’ – the televisions series

“Luke Cage” is one of the most popular series by Marvel. It is directed by Cheo Hodari Coker and premiered on Netflix in December 2014. The story is based on the MC (Marvel Comics) character of the same name, sharing the continuity with the famous film franchise.

“Luke Cage” is financed by Marvel Television, in collaborations with ABC Studios, with Coke and Mike serving as showrunners. The show features Mahershala Ali, Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Erik LaRay Harvey, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Alfre-Woodard. Following the success of its first season, Netflix ordered new episodes in July 2016.

The story revolves around a young man, Luke Cage, who tries to rebuild his life in Los Angeles.

But it is not an easy task as he has to fight against the criminals of the city for his survival. The most famous episodes of the first season are "Code of the Streets," "Moment of Truth," "Manifest," "Take It Personal," and "Soliloquy of Chaos."

In June 2013, Marvel acquired the rights to the show from Sony Pictures Entertainment for $50 million.

By November 2013, the studio prepared new miniseries, totaling 57 episodes. WGN, Amazon, and Netflix showed interest in video on demand services, and Marvel finally signed a deal with Netflix for $25 million.

Critical response and awards

Nathan Jackson, Kayla Cooper and Charles Murray serve as screenplay writers on the show, while Stephanie Maslansky is hired as costume designer.

Visual effects are completed by the famous company, FuseFX. Previously, Disney Consumer Products launched a line of toys to cater adult audiences, giving the show an edge.

The review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes, has given it eight scores out of ten based on 56 reviews. Metacritic has assigned a score of 65 out of 100 based on 403 critics. The first season received a number of awards, including two Hollywood Music in Media Awards, three People’s Choice Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Golden Reel Awards.