Monday, July 07, 2014

Bad guy Acey Turk may have gotten better in later issues, for all I know.

We've seen Richard Dragon comics here before, and despite featuring DC's kung-fu master, his buddy who would later become the Suicide Squad's Bronze Tiger, and superbad assassin Lady Shiva, they haven't been great. Maybe today's? Yeah, maybe not: from 1977, Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter #16, "The Doom Seer" Written by Denny O'Neil, art by Ric Estrada.

This issue features ice-skating eskimo assassins, and Ojo of R'as al Ghul's League of Assassins. He was actually on more than a couple episodes of Young Justice...and he was cooler there. We don't get to the meat of his evil plan this issue, but in the same vein, both Shiva and Ben aren't as cool as they would be later. Ben isn't even the Bronze Tiger yet, merely the sidekick: he'd have to get brainwashed and a bit evil to really come into his own as a character.

This was a cheap find at the comicon, that I kinda picked up because it's not a book I see every day. Still, not great.

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