Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Black and White Wednesday: "Shall I Love the Bird of Fire?" by Claremont and Nebres

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! So, ya have all the color Iron Fist comics...Marvel Premiere numbers 15 through 25 and all 15 issues of IF's self-titled mag. Or maybe you have all those mags reprinted in glorious black and white in the Essential Iron Fist volume. You feel safe in knowing that you have all of the K'un-Lun Kid's solo Seventies adventures. Well, you're wrong. First there's the book-length saga in  Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #10 (which you can read a portion of here), originally intended for the first ish of the aborted b&w Iron Fist mag. Then, from issue 19 through issue 24 of DHoKF, Marvel ran a serialized Iron Fist adventure written by regular IF writer Chris Claremont and artist Rudy Nebres. Now, it's not Ol' Groove's way to leave your lives incomplete and unfulfilled, so here is the first chapter of Claremont and Nebres' minor masterpiece from Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #19 (November 1975)..."Shall I Love the Bird of Fire?" Who loves ya, baby?
Cover art by Bob Larkin

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