Sunday, October 20, 2013
Well, it has been announced that DC is cancelling Katana. I'm glad that they took a chance with her but maybe the timing was just off. Perhaps if DC had given Katana more time to shine in the pages of Justice League of America and in the Beware the Batman TV series, interest in a solo series would have been greater.
I wasn't a huge fan of martial arts comics growing up, but I did like Shang-Chi because he was rooted in the Marvel Universe and could interact with their heroes and villains. The great artwork didn't hurt either. Artists like Gil Kane, Mike Zeck and Paul Gulacy produced some very memorable covers for the character.