Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Eskimartial Arts

"Eskimartial Arts" from Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #16 (DC, 1977) by Denny O'Neil and Ric Estrada
Oh Richard Dragon... You came in a bit late to profit from the kung fu craze of the early 70s, didn't you? You white bread Shang-Chi/Iron Fist wannabe? Not O'Neil at his best, though the series did give us Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva, so there's that. And Inuit martial arts. O'Neil first wrote him in a novel called Dragon's Fists in '74 and later incorporate him into the DCU, which I guess makes him FORMERLY creator-owned, and now DC's property. I don't know what to think about that. Sounds like there's a story there.

2 comments:

  1. I'd definitely want to ask O'Neill about this. He only co-wrote the book, and somewhere along the way Benjamin Stanley became Ben Turner, so I do wonder if all the rights were lined up. This was a fun series, especially when left field artists like Jack Kirby or Wally Wood showed up, definitely not known for the chop-sokey.

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  2. I'd certainly be interested in the answer.

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