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2619: Master of Kung Fu #50

" The Dreamslayer! "
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Master of Kung Fu #50
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Editor-in-Chief: Archie Goodwin
Cover Artists: Dave Cockrum
Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: Paul Gulacy
Inkers: Mike Esposito
Colourists: Janice Cohen
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Archie Goodwin
Cover Date: March 1977
Release Date: January 1977
Story Arc: The Death-Day of the Golden Dagger! (7 of 8)
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.30
Times Read: 126                 Times Rated: 84
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Master of Kung Fu #48
Master of Kung Fu #49
Master of Kung Fu #50
Master of Kung Fu #51
Daredevil #130 (v1)
2617: Master of K...
#48
2618: Master of K...
#49
 
2620: Master of K...
#51
2621: Daredevil
#130 (v1)
 
 
Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Shang-Chi
Shang-Chi last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. Shang-Chi next appears in Master of Kung Fu #51.
     
Supporting Characters
  Blackjack Tarr
Blackjack Tarr last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. Blackjack Tarr next appears in Master of Kung Fu #51.
     
  Clive Reston
Clive Reston last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. Clive Reston next appears in Master of Kung Fu #51.
     
  Denis Smith
Denis Smith last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. Denis Smith next appears in Master of Kung Fu #51.
     
  Leiko Wu
Leiko Wu last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. Leiko Wu next appears in Master of Kung Fu #51.
     
  Fah Lo Suee
Fah Lo Suee last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. Fah Lo Suee next appears in Master of Kung Fu #78.
     
  Ward Sarsfield
Ward Sarsfield last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. Ward Sarsfield next appears in Master of Kung Fu #74.
     
  Ducharme
Ducharme last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #47. Ducharme next appears in Master of Kung Fu #55.
     
  James Larner
James Larner last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. James Larner next appears in Master of Kung Fu #51. His corpse is seen in this issue.
     
Villains
  Fu Manchu
Fu Manchu last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. Fu Manchu next appears in Master of Kung Fu #51.
     
  Shaka Kharn
Shaka Kharn last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49.
     
 
Group Appearances
MI6
MI6 last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. MI6 next appears in Master of Kung Fu #51.
   
     
Si-Fan
Si-Fan last appeared in Master of Kung Fu #49. Si-Fan next appears in Master of Kung Fu #51.
   
     
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RikerDonegal
   May 21, 2014
Superb stuff, action-packed and thought-provoking. 10/10
 
 
 
 
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  Calthor Says:    
  2013-03-07 12:56:09  
  'The world is FINITE, my son, but the greed of the western world is INFINITE.' - Fu Manchu

Nice - and really characterizes Fu Manchu's style/view of the world! Good stuff.
 
 
 

  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-03-16 14:59:01  
  -Fu Fighters triumphant! For now... This was a bit OTT, but still satisfying.  
 
 

  Kez Says:    
  2013-08-29 02:24:58  
  This has moved so far beyond being about Kung Fu.  
 
 

  Drax Says:    
  2013-11-26 09:48:36  
  Am I the only feeling like I just read a Kung Fu version of Moonraker?  
 
 

  gmonkey Says:    
  2014-09-19 06:15:18  
  both Gulacy and Moench hit their stride in this run. Very, very enjoyable.  
 
 

  metasynthie Says:    
  2015-01-26 07:33:05  
  "We must thin out the human race to a level where the earth can support it... But first I must make sure I have a worthy heir!!" Moench copies some Orientalist eco-terrorist genius super-villain motives onto Fu Manchu straight from Dennis O'Neil's construction of Ra's Al Ghul five or six years earlier.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-08-15 13:36:44  
  This was like Moonraker meets a Return of the Jedi.  
 
 

  phogbear Says:    
  2016-11-04 07:22:36  
  I'm going to miss Gulacy on this book. He had some of the best layouts and panel designs at Marvel. Only behind Steranko that I can think off.  
 
 

  duncanm @ metasynthie (original post):    
  2016-12-10 20:01:02  
  Seriously? You're going to try to claim that Marvel copied Fu Manchu's motivations from Ra's Al Ghul? Too major issues with this. First is that these motivations are taken from the Fu Manchu books. which span from 1913 to 1959, and second is that Ra's began as a blatant rip off of Fu Manchu. Even more blatant than the Mandarin.
I actually found this ending to be pretty disappointing. Shaka Kharn is defeated by his choice to not enter the rejuvenation bath (cutting it kind of close anyways, since he was only delayed by like 10 minutes) and Fu was MAYBE killed, but he was MAYBE right all along. I mean, it's not terrible... but it's decidedly meh.
That is the smallest and saddest McDonalds restaurant I have ever seen. They were even too small to support a second arch.
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2018-02-17 16:19:12  
  The ending was indeed relatively disappointing. Still, one of Fu Manchu's most ambitious plans in the Marvel Universe is over, and we saw some incredible character growth thanks to the point-of-view narrations. An overall outstanding arc. When the whole Agent of K.U.N.G.-F.U. direction started, I had no idea it would result in such high quality. Turns out it was all leading up to this. 3 stars.  
 
 

 
 
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   May 30, 2016 fragsel Added MI6 to the issue.
   December 3, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   November 26, 2013 Drax Changed comic details.
     
 
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