Characters Appearing: Dr. Strange, Sara Wolfe, Wong
Doctor Strange #63
Issue(s): Doctor Strange #63
The story is that Dr. Strange goes to see a performance by a master of Kiai-Jutsu. Kiai-Jutsu is the art of shouting (Kiai!) and that shout can put out a candle flame...
...or knock a guy down...
...or even cure a bloody nose.
It is, in short, ridiculous. But Dr. Strange is impressed.
The problem is that on the way to the show, Dr. Strange stopped a bunch of guys from beating up another guy (by taking away their clothes)...
...and it turns out the guy he saved was actually a rapist, and he later rapes and kills the Kiai-Jutsu guy's daughter. And then Strange has to stop the Kiai-Jutsu guy from killing the rapist. Which is harder than it should be.
I may be being a little hard on Kiai-Jutsu. This is obviously the magical Marvel universe Kiai-Jutsu, so why shouldn't it be able to work this way. Just seems hard to buy some guy that shouts a lot being a threat to Dr. Strange. Nice mystical art from Carl Potts, though.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
At a stretch, I suppose the "screamer" sorceress in Stern's great Triumph & Torment Graphic Novel also uses Kiai-Jistsu.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | October 4, 2015 12:24 PM
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