Characters Appearing: Black Jack Tarr, Clive Reston, Dr. Petrie, Ducharme, Fah Lo Suee, Fu Manchu, James Larner, Leiko Wu, Shang-Chi, Sir Denis Nayland Smith, Ward Sarsfield
Master of Kung Fu #47
Issue(s): Master of Kung Fu #47
They are joined by MI-6 agents Reston and Larner. However, Suee's troops are wiped out by Fu Manchu's, and Shang-Chi makes an alliance with her since they are all after Fu Manchu. Of course, this is exactly what she offered Shang-Chi 2 issues ago.
Dr. Petrie is being deprogrammed by MI-6. Actually, it looks to me like they're just brainwashing him into being a 'good' guy.
It turns out that Ducharme is still loyal to Fu Manchu after all...
...and she provides him with info from inside MI-6. Being Fu Manchu, he already seems to know everything she tells him.
Fu Manchu's plan is to resurrect his dead ancestor (he whose skull came out of the oyster pearl last issue), Shaka Kharn (not to be confused with Chaka Kahn over in Iron Fist)(or any other Chaka or Shaka Kahns you may know).
Quality Rating: B
Chronological Placement Considerations: Pushing this back in publication time a bit to make room for Shang-Chi's appearance in Marvel Two-In-One #29.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Archie Goodwin takes over as EIC about this time and his comics career was very storied. He started out as a writer for Redbook, then became Warren's first editor from 1964-66, spent the next 7 years writing comic strips and for Marvel, became a DC editor from 1973-5, went back to edit for Warren again, then became Marvel EIC until 1978.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 21, 2011 11:23 PM
So how did he find time to work for Nero Wolfe?
Posted by: Chaim Shraga | June 7, 2012 5:58 AM
The use of "Fleurette" here is weird. That was the name of Dr. Petrie's daughter(and Moench definitely knew that), who otherwise never appeared in this series.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | January 20, 2013 3:12 AM
You might want to correct that reference to "Shaka Khan" to "Shaka KhaRn". Otherwise, you'll also need to add that we shouldn't confuse this character with the singer Chaka Khan!
Posted by: ChrisKafka | February 2, 2014 9:30 PM
Chaka, Chaka, Chaka
Posted by: fnord12 | February 2, 2014 10:43 PM
The character of Ward Sarsfield is a homage to Arthur Sarsfield Ward, which was the real name of "Sax Rohmer".
Posted by: Dan Spector | October 3, 2014 7:23 AM
Actually, the Iron Fist villain was just "Chaka" with no Kahn or Khan or Kharn. I think the similarity to Shaka Kharn's name, plus the similarity to Chaka Khan's stage name, plus the fact that Iron Fist had another villain called Master Khan has created a lot of confusion. I just checked the old Iron Fist issues, though, and it's Chaka.
Posted by: matthew baugh | November 17, 2016 10:52 PM
Thanks, matthew. You're right. The MCP and the Appendix both list the character as Chaka Khan, but i just went through his appearances and can only find him called just Chaka.
(Just to avoid confusion for everyone, this issue doesn't feature Chaka; matthew is just responding to the comments above.)
Posted by: fnord12 | November 18, 2016 8:17 AM
Legend has it that Shaka Kharn had a sycophantic man-servant named Rufus. In down times, Rufus would always "tell him somethin' good" :-)
Posted by: Brian Coffey | February 27, 2018 10:18 AM
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