(August 1974)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD; 0.75 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-06-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co. Inc.
Brand
?
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor in chief); Tony Isabella (editor); Marv Wolfman (consulting editor); Chris Claremont (editor); David Anthony Kraft (editor); Don McGregor (editor); Roger Slifer (editorial staff)

Issue Notes

Expanded indexed information compiled 2002 by Steven Tice. On-sale date from Comic Reader (Street Enterprises, 1973 series) #107, June 1974.

Is Jim Kelly the New Bruce Lee? (Table of Contents)

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
martial arts
Characters
Bruce Lee; Jim Kelly
Reprints

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson ?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Interior front cover lists publishing and creative teams including indicia. Frontispiece features the actual Table of Contents. What combines both pages is the sequential fighting sequence that spills across the pages.

The Golden Gate of China (Table of Contents: 2)

Under the Pagoda / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Warner (credited as John David Warner)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

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The Trail of the Ninja! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
martial arts
Characters
Silent Ones (Villain); Lo Chin (Villain; Introduction); Sons of the Tiger [Lin Sun; Abe Brown; Robert Diamond]; ninjas
Synopsis
Just as quickly as the Sons of the Tiger came together, they disband after catching Master Kee's killer. Lin Sun continues to hunt after the Silent Ones. In the harbour, he is captured by ninjas working for the villain Lo Chin. Meanwhile, Abe Brown and Robert Diamond have had second thoughts and come looking for Lin Sun, just in time to save him from a potentially deadly fall. They destroy Lo Chin's sonic cannon, but Lo Chin escapes.
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Keywords
ninja; San Fransisco

Black Belt Jones (Table of Contents: 4)

Jim Kelly / photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Genre
martial arts
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Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of the plot of the movie "Black Belt Jones".

Angela Mao - a New Superstar Rises (Table of Contents: 5)

Angel Mao / photo story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John Warner
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Genre
martial arts
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Marvel Magazine Group / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Sweep Your Way to Victory (Table of Contents: 7)

Deashi Herai / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank McLaughlin
Pencils
Frank McLaughlin
Letters
typeset

Genre
martial arts
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Indexer Notes

Martial arts instructional article.

The Dragon Has Entered! Part Two (Table of Contents: 8)

photo story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don McGregor
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

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Web of Bleeding Vipers! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Paul Gulacy
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
martial arts
Characters
The Adder (Villain; Introduction; Death); Shang-Chi; Linda Fong; thugs; assassins
Synopsis
Shang-Chi tries to help a girl, Linda Fong, who is being chased by thugs. Linda has escaped from the Adder, the man behind the drug trade in Chinatown and Harlem. Shang-Chi frees Linda, defeats the Adder's assassins and kills the Adder. Linda reveals that she is in fact the daughter of the Adder, and that he would sooner have killed her than let her interfere with his illegal activities. A fate not dissimilar to that of Shang-Chi.
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Keywords
New York

Marvel Proudly Announces Its Newest Blockbuster Magazine (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Planet of the Apes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Take a Tour with Crazy (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Fighting Their Way through the Next Issue of The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Come: (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Master of Kung Fu / Shang-Chi / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Is Jim Kelly the New Bruce Lee?
    Deadly Hands of Kung Fu
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Golden Gate of China
    Under the Pagoda
  4. 3. The Trail of the Ninja!
    Sons of the Tiger
  5. 4. Black Belt Jones
    Jim Kelly
  6. 5. Angela Mao - a New Superstar Rises
    Angel Mao
  7. 6. ["Missed Any Monsters Lately?"]
    Marvel Magazine Group
  8. 7. Sweep Your Way to Victory
    Deashi Herai
  9. 8. The Dragon Has Entered! Part Two
  10. 9. Web of Bleeding Vipers!
    Master of Kung Fu / Shang-Chi
  11. 10. Marvel Proudly Announces Its Newest Blockbuster Magazine
    Planet of the Apes
  12. 11. Take a Tour with Crazy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Enter the Letters
  14. 13. Fighting Their Way through the Next Issue of The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Come:
    Master of Kung Fu / Shang-Chi
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Mark Boyer
  • David Bruce
  • Steve Coates
  • Michael Dagorath
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • David Haglund
  • Steve Jenner
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Steven Tice
  • Jim Van Dore