Thursday, August 26, 2010

Batman and The Master of Kung Fu



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:

7 comments:

Lee Houston, Junior said...

Oh I loved the Master of Kung Fu, especially when written by Dough Moench!
This is another of those team ups that I was "really" happened in continunity.
Maybe when Disney decides to sell Marvel to Time Warner/DC? ;)

diceciper said...

This rocks MoKF was one of my favorite books. Wish they could somehow re-print them. And that Power Man/Iron Fist piece rocks as well. Have you ever done a Heroes For Hire/Brave and the Bold cover?

Michael said...

This one is done extremely well, you have to look pretty close to notice the difference in art styles and the contrasts (or lack thereof) are perfect.

Anonymous said...

it was cool my sugestions for other lost issues are welcome back kotter pokemon yugi oh and it living colossus

Ross said...

Diceciper - Power Man and Iron Fist have indeed made an appearance in these pages, back on June 26.

Anonymous said...

how about batman and tmnt power rangers smurfs or thundercats have mumra and either two face or dr phospherous be on cover

Anonymous said...

Bruce Lee also attributed to the Marvel Kung Fu movement.

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