The Apollo Celebrates ‘Harlem Week’ with Free Panel Discussion about Harlem’s Own Luke Cage




The Apollo Celebrates ‘Harlem Week’ with Free Panel Discussion about Harlem’s Own Luke Cage

On Saturday, August 14 at 11am ET, the Apollo Theater will celebrate HARLEM WEEK and Free Comic Book Day, the largest annual comic book event, with an exploration of Harlem-based superhero, Luke Cage. This free virtual panel of comic creators and television producers illuminates Luke Cage’s rise from the comic book page to Netflix series while tackling social justice issues.

Panelists include New York Times best-selling author Brian Michael Bendis; Cheo Hodari Coker, creator and former showrunner and executive producer of Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix; former Marvel writer and editor Jo Duffy; and award-winning comic book writer, filmmaker, journalist, and educator David F. Walker. Featuring analysis by Professor Jonathan W. Gray whose forthcoming project, Illustrating the Race, investigates the representation of African Americans in comics and moderated by Apollo Community Programs Director (and former comic book editor,) L. Adé Williams.

L. Adé Williams ~ Moderator. L. Adé Williams is the Apollo Theater’s Director of Community Programs. He was an editor at DC Comics and he writes comic-related articles and chapters in publications such as the Amsterdam News, the Daily News, and Black Panther: Paradigm Shift or Not?

Luke Cage: Harlem’s Super Hero will take place on Saturday,, August 14th at 11:00am. Tickets are free with an RSVP and suggested donation, available at

Luke Cage: Harlem’s Super Hero will stream on the Apollo Digital Stage, Apollo’s Facebook and YouTube pages, and Harlem Week’s Facebook page. This program will also be available on demand immediately after the broadcast. (
HARLEM WEEK and Midtown Comics are this program’s community partners.

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