Characters Appearing: Black Jack Tarr, Carlton Velcro, Cat (Shen Kuei), Clive Reston, Fah Lo Suee, Juliette (British Spy), Leiko Wu, Pavane, Razorfist II, Razorfist III, Shang-Chi, Sir Denis Nayland Smith
Master of Kung Fu #105-106
Issue(s): Master of Kung Fu #105, Master of Kung Fu #106
These two are smart enough to only have one hand each replaced with a blade, so they can still pick their nose without needing plastic surgery.
Like the original, they're working for Carlton Velcro, who seeks vengeance on dominatrix Pavane as well as Shang-Chi (recall that Pavane was actually working for Mordillo, not Velcro).
Velcro himself has also gone the bladed-arm route.
Shang-Chi still kicks his ass.
New artist Gene Day has been drawing since Mike Zeck left after issue #101. It's actually quite good, if a bit Gulacy-derivative...
...but this book hasn't been as compelling since Gulacy left.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Gene Day died while drawing this book, in part because of the stress caused by Shooter constantly complaining about his art(in the same manner Shooter was criticizing Gene Colan).
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 11, 2011 6:52 PM
Jim Shooter talks about Gene Day's death, and Day's brother leaves a comment as well, at his blog here:
Posted by: fnord12 | September 11, 2011 6:59 PM
After Moench quit Marvel, Denny O'Neil tried to get Jim Starlin on the last few issues of MOKF to kill off Shang-Chi.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 28, 2013 5:33 PM
According to Dan Day in Comics Journal #111, he provided art assists to Gene on MOKF, MTIO, and Thor.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | May 3, 2014 4:31 PM
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