Sweet Georgia Brown!!!Holy shirt!!!!! MASTER of Kung Fu omnibus!!!!!! Huzzah!!!! #diamondsummit pic.twitter.com/TtEj382Giz— Heidi MacDonald (@Comixace) September 24, 2015
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!
After years of my railing at Marvel/Disney to get the rights back so they could do reprints of Master Of Kung Fu, it has finally happened!!
Well, first of all, I looove Master Of Kung Fu. For about a decade, it was one of the greatest books Marvel published.
What that means, is that a lot of people out there, unless they're old farts like me, have never had a chance to read these comics, unless they got lucky with some Quarter Bins, or shelled out for some increasingly-expensive back issues. So a large part of my joy is finally getting to have so many more people share in the experience of these comics.
many times--about why the book was so fantastic, especially once Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy found their groove of Kung Fu James Bond. The result was simultaneously literate and freakin' insane, which is a combination few comics could pull off--but MOKF did.
The series' main villain was far more evil than even Dr. Doom. Seriously. The series had a deep, rich supporting cast, including the best character to make only 3 appearances in the history of comic books. And also a secret agent who was the son of James Bond and the great-nephew of Sherlock Holmes.
The art on this series...oy, the art. Start with creator Jim Starlin...wander a bit, then throw in a lengthy (but frequently interrupted) run by Paul Gulacy. Follow that with a criminally under-appreciated run by Mike Zeck. Follow that will a run by Gene Day. What the hell!!
So, yeah--great book, hopefully cleaned up art, durable format...please, Marvel, take my money.
The announcement was obviously vague--will the omnibi include any of the Deadly Hands stories (none of which I own or have read!!)? Will it include the MAX mini-series by Moench and Gulacy? What about Shang's appearances in Marvel Two-In-One, or Marvel Team-Up? Or ROM?!? (OK, I know that's not happening...) What the hell does "Summer 2016" mean?!? Will there be later, more affordable priced smaller collections so even the brokest of us can enjoy? Single-issues or arcs on Comixology or Marvel Unlimited?