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2394: Master of Kung Fu #23

" River of Death! "
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Master of Kung Fu #23
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Al Milgrom
Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: Al Milgrom
Inkers: Klaus Janson
Colourists: Linda Lessmann
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: December 1974
Release Date: October 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 158                 Times Rated: 108
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Marvel Super Action #1c (v1)
Master of Kung Fu #22
Master of Kung Fu #23
Master of Kung Fu #24
Master of Kung Fu #25
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2395: Master of K...
#24
2396: Master of K...
#25
 
 
Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Shang-Chi
Shang-Chi last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #22. Shang-Chi next appears in Master of Kung Fu #24.
     
Supporting Characters
  Blackjack Tarr
Blackjack Tarr last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #22. Blackjack Tarr next appears in Master of Kung Fu #24.
     
  Denis Smith
Denis Smith last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #22. Denis Smith next appears in Master of Kung Fu #24.
     
Villains
  Fu Manchu
Fu Manchu last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #22. Fu Manchu next appears in Master of Kung Fu #24.
     
  Wilhelm Bucher
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Wilhelm Bucher in the mainstream continuity. Wilhelm Bucher next appears in Master of Kung Fu #24.
     
 
Group Appearances
Nazis
Nazis last appeared in Thor #205 (v1). Nazis next appears in Master of Kung Fu #24.
   
     
Si-Fan
Si-Fan last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #22. Si-Fan next appears in Master of Kung Fu #24.
   
     
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RikerDonegal
   October 31, 2013
Good story, with interesting interaction between the characters (both the regulars, and the regulars & guest). Thereís lots of action, too, and a twist at the end that slightly undermines some of what went before. But the whole thing is still highly enjoyable.

Itís refreshing to see Shang-Chi on a mission, and not just wandering aimlessly from adventure to adventure (as he does in the Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu title). 7/10
 
 
 
 
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  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-07-18 16:08:50  
  Strawn being Wilhelm was extremely predictable.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-02-03 16:47:55  
  Pogrom...huh, I learned a new word today. Cool.
I can understand how the mask would cover up Bucher's scars and stuff, but how does it fix him bulging eye and mangled mouth? That mask needs to be handed over to medical professionals! Or the Vatican!
That was one giant mutant croc!
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2018-01-03 13:46:03  
  I'm telling you, Fu Manchu has been more active in the world domination planning and executing than the Mandarin, Red Skull and Yellow Claw put together! And the Si-Fan is huge; I wonder who in Fu Manchu's staff does the recruiting. You'd think this would attract the attention of the Avengers, or the Fantastic Four, or even.....nah, not Irving Forbush, he'd just faint.

This was really just more of the formula, but not bad on its own merits. It wasn't hard to determine who Strawn really was, the way he was acting.

2 stars
 
 
 

  grayrender Says:    
  2018-04-04 23:18:56  
  Now we're talking!

New villain, character growth for Black Jack, AND a cliffhanger! Ladies and gentlemen, we have returned to mediocrity, and that's saying a lot.
 
 
 

  cdolphy Says:    
  2018-04-05 13:11:27  
  The guy who recruits for Fu Manchu must be very persuasive since they need to replace a dozen people a month just for the Shangy kills  
 
 

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2018-04-23 07:27:06  
  I really liked this one. I did not expect Strawn to be the Boss. Yeah, the mask does wonders for him. I just thought he was another rabid-Son of the Serpent type, a bit like our friend Black Jack Tarr.

Three Stars--well earned this time.
 
 
 

 
 
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Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu Omnibus, Volume 1
 
This collection includes Special Marvel Edition #15, Special Marvel Edition #16, Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #1a, Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #1b, Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #1d, Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #2, Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #3, Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #4, Giant-Size Spider-Man #2, Master of Kung Fu #17, Master of Kung Fu #18, Master of Kung Fu #19, Master of Kung Fu #20, Master of Kung Fu #21, Master of Kung Fu #22, Master of Kung Fu #23, Master of Kung Fu #24, Master of Kung Fu #25, Master of Kung Fu #26, Master of Kung Fu #27, Master of Kung Fu #28, Master of Kung Fu #29, Master of Kung Fu #30, Master of Kung Fu #31, Master of Kung Fu #32, Master of Kung Fu #33, Master of Kung Fu #34, Master of Kung Fu #35, Master of Kung Fu #36, Master of Kung Fu #37
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   April 24, 2018 ViolentPhlegm
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   April 13, 2018 TStarnes
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   April 2, 2018 Neskit Changed comic details.
   July 1, 2016 fragsel Added Wilhelm Bucher to the issue.
   July 1, 2016 fragsel Added Nazis to the issue.
   December 3, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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