Thursday, August 26, 2010
Out of all of the martial arts characters that came out during the 70's, two really rose to the top: Iron Fist and Shang-Chi, The Master of Kung Fu. Iron Fist of course was a cross between a martial artist and superhero, so that was cool to me. Shang-Chi, on the other hand was a straight up martial artist, inspired by the likes of David Carradine's TV Kung Fu character. The neat thing was that he was still set firmly in the Marvel Universe and would appear with Spider-Man, The Thing and others.
I just read today that the first movie to come out of Disney/Marvel looks to be Iron Fist, that could be great if done correctly. In honor of this news, here's a pic of Iron Fist with his Partner, Power Man, done by Matt Haley for an article in Wizard magazine: