Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Night Fights--Rising and Advancing Style!!

Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu, son of Fu Manchu, MI-6 operative, best pals with a dude who is the son of James Bond and the grand-nephew of Sherlock Holmes, trotting around the globe stopping eccentric billionaires from blowing things up...what's not to love? And he's equal or woman, he'll f you up.

Take, for example, whip-wielding, panther-commanding, thong-wearing Pavane:

Comics Code approved, folksNow, Shang-Chi at first takes her too lightly:

All jokes about Shang being 'whipped' are deleted for reader convenienceTo his credit, he realizes his error, but doesn't have a lot of time. So he decides to go all brier patch on her:

Never turn your back on a woman in a thongAnd it works:

The whipper has become the whipeeOUCH...the result:

The ground must be kinda cold when you're dressed like that...Another dizzyingly odd foe goes down for the count. Well, played, Shang...well played.

Most people, of course, don't realize that Bahlactus means "the rising and advancing of my foot up your backside, fool."

Moench, Gulacy, and Adkins brings us this quickie in Master of Kung Fu #31 (1975).

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