Saturday, February 24, 2018

Iron Fist and Kwai Chang Caine


Getting home from school and watching an episode of Kung Fu was a regular ritual for my brothers and I when I was growing up. Poor Kwai Chang Cain was like Bill Bixby's David Banner - he just wanted to lead a peaceful life, but every time he moved on to a new town, there were some locals just stirring for a fight.  In both cases, the locals learned to regret their actions.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

you should have called this story "everybody was kung fu fighting"....lol.....and sorry to nit pick but it was BRUCE banner....lol

Alaric Shapli said...

Kung Fu was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid.

jack-el said...

... Anonymous above, on TV it was Dr. David Banner...
...Ross, another great kung-fu match-up masterfully mashed-up...

Marcus Burks said...

Another awesome cover. With all the coverage TMNT’s Muckman is getting lately, I was wondering if you ever thought of putting him with Man-Thing, and Swamp Thing as a team?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Kwai Chang Caine can ascend to being KING FU. (Get it?LOLXD)

Anonymous said...

P.S.: That's a language joke!

Anonymous said...

On the TV show it was David Bruce Banner. CBS thought Bruce soundedicated like the character was gay so they made that name change...heard this strsight from Stan Lee himself÷

Anonymous said...

I remember being astounded (maybe even shocked) when I learned it was BRUCE LEE who had developed both the character and the concept for the original series! But, in cynical retrospect, perhaps I shouldn't be surprised that lily-white Hollywood of the 1970's was totally against an Asian-American making it big in showbiz. Not unless, of course, he was willing to play pidgin-English-speaking servants or a super-villainous mad scientist (a la Sir Christopher Lee's version of Fu Manchu).

Bob Greenwade said...

Now that you've mentioned it, Ross, you'll now have to find a way to make a cover with Kwai Chang Caine and the Hulk.

As for today's cover, this is yet another of your better works -- though I agree with the first Anonymous about the title.

Count Petofi said...

Actually in the comic it was "Robert Bruce Banner". This came about because he was alternately call "Bob Banner" and "Bruce Banner" in the comics. So they settled the matter (of all places in the Hulk letter column) and declared the name to be Robert Bruce Banner.

Cary Comic said...

Personally, I like this title, just fine. But, if you honor Bob Greenwade's request, you could use Anon #1's suggestion for the title of that "issue!"

Glenn Host said...

One martial artist Iron Fist has not encountered is Karate Kid and since for a while he was in our era it is a natural.

Ross said...

Glenn, they met in STF #103

Anonymous said...

But, you could have Kwai Chang meet either Karate Kid or Shang-Chi. ;-)

Anonymous said...

What about Kato from 1949? He could team up with his guide to the future, Kato Kalen from 1989. Or Kwai Cane. Or Danny Rand. No, Dare Devil!

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