Characters Appearing: Black Jack Tarr, Clive Reston, Fah Lo Suee, Fu Manchu, Shadow-Stalker, Shang-Chi, Sir Denis Nayland Smith
Master of Kung Fu #28
Issue(s): Master of Kung Fu #28
When Shang-Chi refuses to be swayed, she has her goons, including the ridiculous/awesome Shadow-Stalker, attack him...
...but Shadow-Stalker switches sides and joins Shang-Chi.
During the fight, Shang-Chi is able to swipe the ruby eyes that Fah Lo Suee acquired in her last appearance.
I have a feeling that the dialogue in this panel is Moench trying to reign back the degree of strength that Shang-Chi is demonstrating in the art. Shang-Chi's supposed to be a good fighter, but he doesn't have super-strength.
Another "art by committee" issue, but i'll take any story that involves a guy who fights with flails coming out of his head.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Doug Moench admitted in an interview later that he couldn't figure out how the flails wouldn't just rip out Shadow-Stalker's hair, if not tear off his entire scalp; so he didn't even try.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 4, 2012 7:32 PM
I wonder how he didn't just bonk himself in the head with them while walking down the street.
Posted by: Kveto from Prague | February 10, 2012 3:06 PM
Clearly, the man is a master martial artist. With great poise.
Posted by: fnord12 | February 14, 2012 9:16 AM
The penny arcade at the start of the story is apparently the same one we saw in the Jim Steranko Captain America issues--there are posters saying "Captain America" and "Steranko Magician Supreme".
Posted by: Mark Drummond | April 8, 2018 3:03 PM
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