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2592: Master of Kung Fu #41

" Slain in Secrecy, and by Illusion! "
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Master of Kung Fu #41
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Dan Adkins
Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: Sal Buscema
Inkers: Mike Esposito
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Archie Goodwin
Cover Date: June 1976
Release Date: April 1976
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 125                 Times Rated: 84
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Shang-Chi last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #40. Shang-Chi next appears in Master of Kung Fu #42.
Supporting Characters
  Clive Reston
Clive Reston last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #40. Clive Reston next appears in Master of Kung Fu #42.
  James Larner
James Larner last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #40. James Larner next appears in Master of Kung Fu #42.
  Blackjack Tarr
Blackjack Tarr last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #40. Blackjack Tarr next appears in Master of Kung Fu #42.
  Cho Lin
Cho Lin last appeared in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #11a. Cho Lin next appears in Master of Kung Fu #64.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Kwan-Shu in the mainstream continuity.
  Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun last appeared in Giant-Size Avengers #3 (v1). Midnight Sun next appears in Iron Man Annual #4b.
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Issue Review
   September 22, 2014
Unexpected detour. A flashback issue in the middle of a story?! Never mind. Itís actually a very satisfying tale. With action and character insights. The ending is good, too. 9/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-03-07 09:56:35  
  -"Ancient Chinese secret, huh?" More like missed deadline filler. It was serviceable.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-08-18 16:52:39  
  Dreaded Deadline Doom, huh? Terrible art in this. Real rush job.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-03-15 18:18:56  
  Why is it? I'm really enjoying a storyline-bam! interrupt it with a filler issue.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-08-11 20:29:49  
  How many other siblings does Chi have?  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-10-24 15:18:49  
  I do hate it when they have these filler issue interrupting the storyline, but this story was a decent look into Shang-Chi's past.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-11-18 20:49:36  
  "The traitor may be anyone, even he who is least expected." What? The moment Kwan-Shu appeared I was like "Oh, here's the bad guy" and I don't think it's because I'm just incredibly smart.
Why is it that during the training section the only part of him covered in black is his head, then for the rest of the issue he's a literal shadow?

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2017-04-26 01:38:59  
  Really surprised we haven't seen more 'shadow' characters in the rush issues. Not having any features beyond a silhouette has to make things faster.  

  Russ Says:    
  2018-02-13 09:14:12  
  I didn't care for this at all. First off, the issue was sabotaged by the Dreaded Deadline Doom, as mentioned above. Second, the filler was basically a simple "catch the thief in the act" deal after Shang-Chi and Midnight spar a couple of times. And the thief being caught, you could see that a mile away. I thought this one was about at a level of one of the 60s Tales to Astonish stories.

1 star. Maybe the creative team should sit down in Lerner's apartment with Shang-Chi and meditate on how to put together a better story.

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Date User Name Update
   November 19, 2016 Drax Added Petra Scotese (Goldberg) creator listing.
   November 19, 2016 Drax
   December 3, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   November 23, 2015 fragsel Added Kwan-Shu to the issue.
   November 23, 2015 fragsel Added Cho Lin to the issue.
   November 17, 2013 Drax Changed comic details.
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