(1975)

Marvel, 1975 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
tabloid
Binding:
squarebound

Savage Fists of Kung Fu (Table of Contents)

Master of Kung Fu / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane; John Romita (Shang-Chi's face)
Inks:
Dan Adkins; John Romita (Shang-Chi's face)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Shang Chi; Iron Fist; Sons of the Tiger [Bob Diamond; Lin Sun; Abe Brown]
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
various
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A gallery of covers reprinted from The Avengers (Marvel UK, 1973 series)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and inside back covers

The Master Plan of Fu Manchu (Table of Contents)

Shang-Chi, Iron Fist, and Sons of Tiger / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

prologue page

Chapter 1: Iron Fist (Table of Contents)

Iron Fist / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
Frank McLaughlin
Inks:
Crusty Bunkers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts; superhero
Characters:
Iron Fist; Fu Manchu
Reprints:

Chapter 2: The Sons of the Tiger (Table of Contents)

The Sons of the Tiger / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Herb Trimpe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; martial arts
Reprints:

Chapter 3: The Hands of Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu (Table of Contents)

Master of Kung Fu / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
Mike Vosburg
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Shang Chi; Fu Manchu
Reprints:

Epilogue (Table of Contents)

Master of Kung Fu / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Reprints:

Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu (Table of Contents)

Master of Kung Fu / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart; Alan Weiss (co-plot)
Pencils:
Alan Weiss
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Weiss's co-plot credit from the Steve Englehart web site as reported by Darrel McCann (November 17, 2004).

The Sons of the Tiger (Table of Contents)

The Sons of the Tiger / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Sons of the Tiger [Bob Diamond; Lin Sun; Abe Brown]; Master Kee; Silent Ones; Sui Ti Kama; ninjas
Synopsis:
Ninjas attack and mortally wound Lin Sun's adoptive father and kung fu master, Kee. With his dying breath, Master Kee gives Lin some magic tiger jewelry made from jade, and asks him to recruit two former students, Abe Brown and Robert Diamond, in order to stop the assassins. The trail leads to a ninja school/opium den owned by Sui Ti Kama. The three friends, "the Sons of the Tiger", stop Sui Ti Kama, but he is just the pawn of a larger organization known as "the Silent Ones".
Reprints:
Keywords:
ninja; origin; San Fransisco

Indexer Notes

This is the origin story of the Sons of the Tiger.

Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu (Table of Contents)

Master of Kung Fu / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart (plot and script); Jim Starlin (plot)
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Tom Orzechowski (pages 2-19)

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Shang Chi (first appearance); Fu Manchu (first appearance in the Marvel Universe); Dr. James Petrie (first appearance in the Marvel Universe, dies); Sir Denis Nayland Smith (first appearance in the Marvel Universe); McKay (in flashback, dies); Shang Chi's mother; Tak; assassins; a mutated gorilla
Synopsis:
Shang Chi is a master of martial arts and the son of Fu Manchu, a Chinese mandarin and scientist. Fu Manchu sends Shang Chi to England in order to assassinate the evil Dr. Petrie for the common good. Shang Chi reluctantly agrees, but after the deed is done he is confronted by Sir Denis Nayland Smith, a former British intelligence officer, who tells him the truth about Fu Manchu: that he is a nearly immortal, evil mastermind. Shang Chi travels back to his father's secret lair in New York and renounces him. Fu Manchu swears to kill Shang Chi for his defiance.
Reprints:
Keywords:
London; New York

Indexer Notes

Starlin's co-plot credit from the Steve Englehart web site as reported by Darrel McCann (November 17, 2004).

Fu Manchu (Table of Contents)

Shang-Chi / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Savage Fists of Kung Fu
    Master of Kung Fu
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Master Plan of Fu Manchu
    Shang-Chi, Iron Fist, and Sons of Tiger
  4. 3. Chapter 1: Iron Fist
    Iron Fist
  5. 4. Chapter 2: The Sons of the Tiger
    The Sons of the Tiger
  6. 5. Chapter 3: The Hands of Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu
    Master of Kung Fu
  7. 6. Epilogue
    Master of Kung Fu
  8. 7. Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu
    Master of Kung Fu
  9. 8. The Sons of the Tiger
    The Sons of the Tiger
  10. 9. Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu
    Master of Kung Fu
  11. 10. Fu Manchu
    Shang-Chi
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Haglund
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Nick Caputo
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