MASTER OF KUNG FU #1 Cover Art by Francesco Francavilla
This just in, guys! I am providing covers for the upcoming MASTER OF KUNG FU mini that will start in April. Shang-Chi’s tales were some of the very first Marvel books I’ve read as a kid, so this is particularly exciting for me :)
Here’s Marvel’s Press release>
Can one man defeat an entire empire? Find out this May, as fists fly
on the surface of BATTLEWORLD and a victor will be crowned in MASTER OF
KUNG-FU #1, a new 4-issue limited series launching during Secret Wars!
Fan-favorite creators Haden Blackman (Elektra) and Dalibor Talajic
(Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe) team to take you inside the
mystical land of K’un Lun for a series of brutal trials by combat!
Welcome to K’un Lun, a land where the study of martial arts reigns
supreme. In a world where everyone is a master of their craft, what
becomes of the drunken, drop-out failure? Shang-Chi was the most prized
student at the most prestigious of K’un Lun’s many martial arts schools.
Now he’s a washed up has-been living on the streets.
Cast out and forsaken by society, Shang-Chi will join other outcasts
like him in a bid to dethrone the harsh and evil Emperor Zu. One problem
– Zu is Shang-Chi’s father! Things are going to get messy.
“I’m really looking forward to portraying Shang-Chi in ways that we
haven’t seen before,” says Haden Blackman in an interview with
Marvel.com. “He begins the story very down and out, an exile and an
outcast himself, which was very fun to write. I’m also hopeful that the
interactions with some of the supporting cast will show us different
sides of Shang-Chi, who finds himself a reluctant mentor.”
This May, can one beaten-down man become a MASTER? As Secret Wars
begins, step in to the arena and prepare to find out in MASTER OF
MASTER OF KUNG-FU #1
Written by HADEN BLACKMAN
Art by DALIBOR TALAJIC
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Coming May 2015!
Fun fact: While he’s best known as Jackie CHan’s teacher in “Drunken Master”, those of you not familiar with kung fu cinema will know him better as the father of Yuen Woo Ping; the guy that choreographed “The Matrix”.