|Yes, Stan Lee Presents The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1 IS as groovy as it looks!|
|From "Chapter 2: Sons of the Tiger!" Story by Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men) |
and art by Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk).
The photographs reflect the influence of the eras television (Kung Fu starring Keith Carradine) and film (Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon) on the development of the comic book characters who were clearly modeled on the actors. Ironically, this comic is an excellent example of an exploitation product cashing in on what was itself exploitative. That of course does not assure that it is entertaining, and Deadly Hands is nothing if not engaging: you are not very likely to see the deification of stereotypical performances by Caucasian men as Asians (Boris Karloff as Fu Manchu?) in a modern issue of People magazine anytime soon.
Even with a 1974 cover price of $1, Deadly Hands can still be purchased for $4 online. While Special Edition Albums were all the rage back in the 1970s, they are much less common now, and as a result, may be priced slightly higher at speciality shops.
|When is the last time your comic book had a Martial Arts tournament recap (with photos)?|