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Action Force's solo title, AKA GI Joe - European Missions! Also featuring Transformers!
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Re: Back Up Strips

Postby Red Laser » 03 Sep 2009 19:51

Shang Chi incorporates characters from Fu Manchu as in the guy Christopher Lee used to play. I never did get the whole run of Shang Chi but it was very good. Here is more info on him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shang-Chi
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Re: Back Up Strips

Postby fuzzchile » 04 Sep 2009 01:36

Thanks ..I really need to reread these again especially The Gulacy and Gene Day stories both are Masters of Comic Art as is Jim Starlin I didn't realise he created him :)
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Re: Back Up Strips

Postby Caboose » 12 Sep 2009 06:20

Yeah, AF is what introduced me to Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. The story included there is one of the best that Moench and Gulacy did. Reading through AF, I was amazed to see how unpopular it was! I believe they finished up the arc, then in the letters page it said something like "well, people either hate Shang Chi or don't care, so we're dropping him". I've finally pieced together that whole series. For a concept I thought had a lot wrong with it (Fu Manchu didn't interest me, the karate genre didn't interest me, the weird looking costumes didn't interest me..), holy crap is that some good spy stuff, some good character stuff, some good action stuff, and some AWESOME art!
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Re: Back Up Strips

Postby fuzzchile » 18 Sep 2009 02:05

Can't understand why it could be unpopular .. maybe coz it weren't a toy ?...who knows i'm a comic fan and a story fan so I knew this was awesome stuff ..what actually replaced Master? can't even remember?
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Re: Back Up Strips

Postby Red Laser » 18 Sep 2009 18:54

Shang Chi had a guest appearance in an X-Men story after Onslaught which was very good it got me thinking about the guest spot in Action Force as Clive Reston also guest starred in X-Men but was crippled by then so I would like to read more Shang-Chi to find out more about both characters.
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Re: Back Up Strips

Postby DAMartin » 18 Sep 2009 21:42

That X-Men story was the first thing I read about Shang Chi, even though I had heard about him before.
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Re: Back Up Strips

Postby Caboose » 19 Sep 2009 05:17

I'll have to dig up that X-men story--you've piqued my curiosity! I love Reston, Black Jack, Nayland Smith, and Leiko are almost just as interesting as Shang Chi though! Do any of them make it to the more modern stuff?
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Re: Back Up Strips

Postby Red Laser » 19 Sep 2009 16:26

The last series Shang was in was Heroes for Hire the most recent run none of his supporting cast was in it as far as I know. Reston was retired in the X-Men arc I think others were mentioned in it the story centred round the Elixir Vitae Fu Man Chu developed and Kingpin and Sebastian Shaw making comebacks as crimelords.
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Re: Back Up Strips

Postby DAMartin » 20 Sep 2009 19:10

In that story, Kingpin had some ninjas working for him, and he said they had previously worked for Shang Chi's father (never said Fu-Manchu explicitly). Did those ninjas appear in Shang Chi's classic adventures?
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Re: Back Up Strips

Postby Red Laser » 20 Sep 2009 23:45

I don't think Master of Kung Fu has been reprinted in trades DA I was looking this up the other day. I would buy an Essential Master of Kung Fu maybe Marvel will do it eventually.
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