(Summer [August] 1975)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD
Pages:
92
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Archie Goodwin
Color:
Color cover; Black and white interior
Dimensions:
Magazine-size
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Data for this index supplied by "Flash Jay" and Ted Watson via the GCD Error List (12-17 November 2008)


[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Shang-Chi; Iron Fist / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy (painted)
Inks:
Nick Cardy (painted)
Colors:
Nick Cardy (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
martial arts; superhero
Characters:
Iron Fist; Shang Chi

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bruce Lee
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
contents page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Enter the Letters / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Ancient Oriental Weaponry (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank McLaughlin
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Midnight Brings Dark Death (Table of Contents)

Shang-Chi / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart; Jim Starlin (co-plot)
Pencils:
Jim Starlin (layouts; credited as "artist"); Al Milgrom (finished art; credited as "co-artist")
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski (pages 1-15); June Braverman (uncredited, pages 16-31)

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Shang-Chi; Midnight [M'nai] (introduction, death); Fu Manchu; T'Maka (in flashback); police officers
Synopsis:
In New York, Shang-Chi is tracked down by his childhood friend M'nai, now known as Midnight, an assassin in the service of Fu Manchu. He means to kill Shang-Chi, and out of respect for their shared history, Shang-Chi holds back. When Shang-Chi finally engages Midnight with his full power, Midnight plunges to his death.
Reprints:
Keywords:
New York

Catching a Killer Red-Handed! (Table of Contents)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Warner
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
movie review
Reprints:

Heart of the Dragon (Table of Contents)

Iron Fist / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Len Wein
Pencils:
Larry Hama
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
martial arts; superhero
Characters:
Iron Fist; Lei Kung the Thunderer; Yu-Ti; Scythe; Shou-Lao the Undying; Wendell Rand; Heather Rand; Harold Meachum
Synopsis:
Danny completes his training in K'un-Lun and acquires the power of the Iron Fist but rather than partake of immortality, he decides to return to his own world and seek vengeance against his parents' killer, Harold Meachum; On arriving in New York, Danny faces assassins who are trying to collect a ten thousand dollar bounty against him.
Reprints:

What Makes the Martial Arts Work? (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank McLaughlin
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Lee's Life (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Wan Chang O'Shaughnessy
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
book review
Reprints:

Retreat (Table of Contents)

Shang-Chi / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Paul Gulacy
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Shang-Chi; Man-Thing; Jekin (dies); Dahar (dies); Lu Sun (first appearance); Fu Manchu; Sir Denis Nayland Smith; Black Jack Tarr; police officers; thugs
Synopsis:
Wounded and stalked by Fu Manchu's assassins Jekin and Dahar, Shang-Chi makes his way through the Florida swamps. He is saved by the wise man Lu Sun while the assassins meet their final fate when they try to attack the mysterious Man-Thing. Meanwhile, Sir Denis and Black Jack Tarr make an unsuccessful attempt at apprehending Fu Manchu.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Florida; swamp

Indexer Notes

Shang-Chi meets a David Carradine/Cain (from the TV show 'Kung Fu' ) lookalike.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Shang-Chi; Iron Fist
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Enter the Letters
  5. 4. Ancient Oriental Weaponry
  6. 5. Midnight Brings Dark Death
    Shang-Chi
  7. 6. Catching a Killer Red-Handed!
  8. 7. Heart of the Dragon
    Iron Fist
  9. 8. What Makes the Martial Arts Work?
  10. 9. Lee's Life
  11. 10. Retreat
    Shang-Chi
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