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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SHANG CHI, MASTER OF KUNG FU



SHANG CHI, MASTER OF KUNG FU:

Marvel Comics had sought to license the characters and title Kung Fu from the popular television series.  However it was impossible.  Instead, they turned to the works of Sax Rohmer and the universe of Fu Manchu.  The villain was an evil character, and while a variety of racist versions had been done, Marvel created an entirely able, brilliant enemy, who was fully fleshed out, and not a simple stereotype.  The character Shang Chi was a martial artist and son of Fu Manchu.  As such Marvel intertwined the worlds of Marvel Comics, British Intelligence, MI6 to fight Fu Manchu and his minions, (found in a vast number of enemies of the ancient and Asian variety).


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