Characters Appearing: Black Jack Tarr, Clive Reston, Leiko Wu, Shang-Chi, Sir Denis Nayland Smith
Master of Kung Fu #54,56-58
Issue(s): Master of Kung Fu #4, Master of Kung Fu #56, Master of Kung Fu #57, Master of Kung Fu #58
A character dressing up like Robin Hood and the Red Baron is inherently goofy. Shang-Chi has had some goofy-but-awesome villains before, like Razorfist and Shadow-Stalker, but maybe without Gulacy, War-Yore comes across much less awesomely silly and instead just plain silly. I guess maybe if his name wasn't War-Yore i might have been more likely to take him seriously.
War-Yore is in the employee of some top-level guys in MI-6. They send War-Yore after Shang-Chi and the other agents (Clive, Wu, Black Jack) that recently quit the agency.
And the ex-agents discover a high tech war room at the top of MI-6's building.
Nayland Smith claims to not be involved.
Black Jack, at least, believes him, and leaves with him. Meanwhile, Reston and Shang-Chi have been bickering due to their rivalry over Leiko, and Leiko gets sick of it and leaves without them.
Leiko Wu is held as a prisoner for a good portion of these issues...
...but she does manage to mostly escape on her own.
Some sort of awkward action shots...
...but Craig's art is generally good, if maybe trying too hard to mimic Gulacy.
War-Yore's real name was Eric Slaughter, but there's no connection to the minor Daredevil crimelord (unless...).
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: Issue #56 is a direct continuation of #54. Issue #55 was a new-material fill-in which i've placed prior to this arc.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
J. Marc DeMatteis has a letter in #56.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 29, 2013 3:58 PM
War-Yore in that first scan sure looks a lot like DC's Green Arrow from the GL/GA series of the 1970s. Maybe that's only because both characters are drawn to look like Robin Hood.
Posted by: Holt | March 10, 2018 8:03 AM
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