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2085: Master of Kung Fu #20

" Weapon of the Soul / Poison of the Soul "
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Master of Kung Fu #20
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Gerry Conway, Doug Moench
Pencilers: Paul Gulacy
Inkers: Al Milgrom
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: David Hunt
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: September 1974
Release Date: July 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 161                 Times Rated: 105
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Savage Tales #7a (v1)
Savage Tales #7b (v1)
Master of Kung Fu #20
Master of Kung Fu #21
Giant-Size Spider-Man #2
2083: Savage Tale...
#7a (v1)
2084: Savage Tale...
#7b (v1)
 
2086: Master of K...
#21
2087: Giant-Size ...
#2
 
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Still in Florida, an assassination attempt sends Shang-Chi searching for answers. Meanwhile, a strange new figure is enlisted to put the Master of Kung-Fu down.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Shang-Chi
Shang-Chi last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #19. Shang-Chi next appears in Master of Kung Fu #21.
     
Supporting Characters
  Bufford Jones
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Bufford Jones in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Diana
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Diana in the mainstream continuity. Diana next appears in Master of Kung Fu #21. Dies in this issue.
     
Villains
  Demmy Marston
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Demmy Marston in the mainstream continuity. Demmy Marston next appears in Master of Kung Fu #21.
     
  Korain
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Korain in the mainstream continuity. Korain next appears in Master of Kung Fu #21. Dies in this issue.
     
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  Kez Says:    
  2013-05-27 18:58:32  
  The art in this is pretty bad.  
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-04-15 11:16:38  
  Gulacy and Milgrom are not a good combination, they don't harmonize at all.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-20 13:45:31  
  For once, I wish the arsehole who has the galls to hit a female would end up dead instead if the abused female.  
 
 

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-07-19 23:21:54  
  This was a sad decrease in quality for this character.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-10-18 17:54:19  
  I honestly had no idea that Christopher Walken spent the 70s as a gambling gangboss in the Marvel U.
Samurai was a big disappointment. Death by heart attack is not what I was expecting from the cover.
 
 
 

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2016-06-01 07:34:52  
  Cardiac Village People Samurai? Yeahhhhh...  
 
 

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-10-24 05:15:15  
  Yeah, quite a drop in quality, but still okay except for the ending. Completely rushed conclusion on a single page...  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-11-11 13:52:32  
  I sort of wanted to run a sword through my monitor screen, like the way poor Diana was, after reading this horrible story. And we never really got to see Shang-Chi square off against Korain the Samurai skill for skill.

1 star. Absolutely nothing redeeming about this one at all; it just reinforces how anti-female Marvel was at the time.
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2018-01-27 07:10:29  
  I really wish they'd stop having guys beating up women for apparently no reason other than to point out that they're the bad guy - yeah, because putting out a hit on someone doesn't give that away. But if they are going to beat up women, at least get your directions correct! He swung right to left and she flew to his right. Damn it Marvel, go hit a ball or something and see where it goes.  
 
 

 
 
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Updates
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   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   January 17, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Bufford Jones.
   January 17, 2016 fragsel Added Diana to the issue.
   January 17, 2016 fragsel Added Korain to the issue.
   January 17, 2016 fragsel Added Bufford Jones to the issue.
   January 17, 2016 fragsel Added Demmy Marston to the issue.
   December 3, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   March 16, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
     
 
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