Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kung Fu Week! Manhunter in "To Duel the Master"

While DC was slow in giving martial arts heroes their own titles, they had a cult hit in Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson's Manhunter back-ups in Detective Comics. While not a straight-out martial arts strip, Manhunter's martial arts training was an important part of his look and character. Detective Comics #442's (May 1974) "To Duel the Master" brought Manhunter's martial arts training and expertise to the forefront for an excellent action-filled mini-epic.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you,Mr Groove,for showing these
    wonderful pages.
    In my humble opinion the best art/storytelling (surely inspired by the lively script by Archie Goodwin) by Mr Walter Simonson (EVER!).
    And,yes,he was only 26 years old!
    /Mr Anonymous

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  2. the story which cause my life long love of the comic book

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