Sunday, January 24, 2010

Kung Fu Week! "The Master Plan of Fu Manchu"

HiiiiiYA, Groove-ophiles! Bet you were wondering if Ol' Groove was actually gonna leave Shang Chi and Iron Fist out of Kung Fu Week, weren't ya? Shame, shame. You should know better than that! I was just savin' this extra-special tale featuring Shang Chi, Iron Fist, and even the Sons of the Tiger teaming up (sorta) against the villainy of Fu Manchu. This epic was originally published in black and white in the Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Special Edition #1 (Spring 1974), reprinted in a few issues of the British Avengers weekly, and, finally, reprinted, this time in color and in the tabloid Treasury Edition format, in Special Collector's Edition #1 as "Savage Fists of Kung Fu".

In this hard-to-find classic, Iron Fist, Shang Chi, and the Sons of the Tiger each face the evil machinations of Fu Manchu in their own separate-but-intertwining chapters. Kinda like a Golden Age JSA tale without the meeting at the beginning and end. I hope you dig this martial arts epic by Tony Isabella and John Buscema (framing sequence), Doug Moench, Frank McLaughlin, and the Crusty Bunkers (Iron Fist), Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe (Sons of the Tiger), and Moench, Mike Vosburg, and Dan Adkins (Shang Chi)!


  1. I remember this story was published in Brasil. A pity all those B&W stories were not.
    By the way, the end of the IF sequence and the begining of the SoT sequence are missing!

  2. I dunno how I made such a mistake, Marcello, but I've fixed it. Thanks for the good eyes, my friend!



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