SHANG – CHI MAESTRO DEL KUNG – FU
PRIMA SERIE (formato gigante )
editoriale Corno, 1976
la memorabile collana corno che ha
fatto conoscere all’ ottuso e rozzo pubblico italiano la commovente ed incazzatissima saga nippo-americana, ispirata alle
capriole marziali di Bruce Lee, alle prodezze sushi di David Carradine,
ai capitomboli ninja di Itto Ogami, alle imprecazioni zen di David Sylvian e alla virilità bonsai di Carl
Questo numero pubblica una storia completa estesa di ben 40 pagine tratta dal terzo special gigante americano dello spaccaossa ammazzacristiani cinese
CONDIZIONI : BUONISSIME, PICCOLO SEGNETTO A BIRO A SINISTRA DELLA TESTATA DI COPERTINA, COPIA DI RESA CON GLI SPESSORI PAGINE INFERIORE E SUPERIORE COLORATI
a disposizione moltissimi numeri delle altre serie Corno , Star e Marvel, sono gradite le mancoliste.
- Sir Denis Nayland Smith
- Black Jack Tarr
- Clive Reston (First appearance)
- Doctor Petrie (First appearance)
- English policeman (name not given)
- New York
- elixir vitae
Shang-Chi (Earth-616) looks into a toy-store window on Park Avenue,
well aware that someone has followed him there. He confronts the man,
who shows him an identity card from the British Secret Service and says
that Sir Denis Nayland Smith sent him. Shang-Chi follows him to a sedan
and gets into the back seat. Gas begins to fill the compartment. He
punches through the roof, climbs atop the car, breaks the passenger-side
window, and grabs the man by his tie. The car veers off the street and
into a wall. Shang-Chi examines the man’s effects and finds a dragon
amulet—the sign of the Phansigars, an eastern Indian cult that handles
Fu Manchu’s most important jobs.
Smith’s Central Park West townhouse, the butler informs Shang-Chi that
Smith has left. He introduces Clive Reston, a British agent, who takes a
sudden interest in the amulet. Just as suddenly, three Phansigars burst
through the windows. Shang-Chi defeats two of them quickly, worried
about Reston. Even without his gun, though, Reston is still dangerous;
he pulls a curtain over his opponent and knocks him over a railing. In
the process he knocks an elephant statue off a stand. With the fight
over, Reston tells Shang-Chi that their destination is ….
Chapter 2: London / Capitolo II – LONDRA
Shang-Chi and Reston find Smith in the Orientology Hall at the
British Museum of Natural History. He and Black Jack Tarr are combing
through the debris from a break-in. Smith says that the Phansigars have
recently ransacked several such places, searching for something that
they have not yet found. He draws this conclusion because they have
taken nothing. No clues turn up, so they head out of the museum.
Shang-Chi asks why Smith has focused his efforts on England; Smith says
that a policemen found a note reading, “I am alive ~ Petrie” (Shang-Chi
apparently killed him in Special Marvel Edition #15 , in Italy in SCMKF # 1).
pass an exhibit of cavemen, who come to life and attack. Reston looks
for some deeper meaning behind this sort of attacker, but Smith assures
him that Fu Manchu is simply showing off.
Chapter 3: Crucible of Deceit / Capitolo III – CROGIUOLO DI INGANNO
English bobby guards a curio shop, following mysterious orders from
Scotland Yard. Out of the fog flies a bola that wraps around his neck.
Three Phansigars break into the shop to search it. The door swings open,
surprising them. A muffled figures says only, “Stop,” but then punches
through the opened door, stunning the Phansigar hiding behind it.
Shang-Chi drops his disguise and goes after the other two. He pins one
to the wall with two swords, because Smith wants someone to interrogate,
and sends the other through a window. On his way out, he finds the
bobby’s wallet lying on the steps; he had a wife, a son, a daughter.
Shang-Chi puts the wallet with the bobby’s body and drags the surviving
Chapter 4: Test of Loyalty / Capitolo IV – PROVA DI LEALTA’
At Scotland Yard, the Phansigar has been given truth serum. Smith
asks what Fu Manchu wants so badly. “Vengeance .. for the theft of life
….” Where will he go next? “Buckingham … Palace ….”
Fu meets with Shadow Stalker, his most trusted assassin, and
sends him on an unspecified mission. Shang-Chi, Smith, Tarr, and Reston
race toward the palace. A Phansigar flattens one of their tires with a
blowgun. Shang-Chi gives chase, but while he is gone, Shadow Stalker
knocks out Tarr and Reston and kidnaps Smith. When Shang-Chi returns, he
finds Tarr being loaded into an ambulance; he and Reston continue on to
the palace. There they guard the queen’s collection of antiquities.
Two Phansigars burst in. Reston shoots, dropping one and wounding
the other. Shang-Chi chases the wounded assassin through the halls to
the queen’s throne room. The Phansigar goes through a secret door behind
the throne. Shang-Chi realizes that stealth is paramount, so he pinches
Reston’s neck to knock him out and follows the secret passageway.
the end of the trail Shang-Chi finds Fu Manchu … and the real Petrie!
Only then does he realize how duplicitous his father can be and how
thoroughly he has been used. He is angry enough to kill … but Fu claps
once and a panel opens. Smith is strapped to a table, with two
Phansigars ready to stab him if Shang-Chi attacks Fu. Shang-Chi
reluctantly agrees to a bargain: if he can beat Shadow Stalker, Smith
will die quickly, but if he loses, Smith dies slowly. To make the fight
interesting, Shadow Stalker has two spiked balls on chains at the ends
of a bar run through his topknot, and both fighters are chained to a
pole. Shang-Chi uses one of the spiked balls to break his chain and
breaks the pole to knock out Shadow Stalker.
Fu orders a Phansigar to kill Smith. Reston appears and shoots the
assassin. Fu presses a button that drops him through a trap door,
escaping yet again. Smith releases Petrie, who tells him that Fu’s
object was an elephant statue filled with elixir vitae, his potion of
immortality, because his supply is low. Smith recalls that he took such a
statue from one of Fu’s bases years ago. Shang-Chi recalls that this
statue broke during the fight in Smith’s townhouse, which means that Fu
Manchu is desperate … and more dangerous than ever ….
Never look to the eyes of a Tiger’s Son…
Continued to next issue…
TEMPI IN CUI VIVIAMO SONO SEMPRE PIU’ DURI, E ANCHE SOPRAVVIVERE SU
EBAY STA DIVENTANDO OGNI GIORNO PIU’ DIFFICILE. SE VOLETE CONTINUARE A
DELIZIARVI O INFURIARVI LEGGENDO E USUFRUENDO DELLE NOSTRE ATIPICHE ED
INCONVENZIONALI INSERZIONI, VISTO CHE NON COMPRATE MAI NULLA, AIUTATECI
ALMENO CON IL VOSTRO APPOGGIO E IL VOSTRO SOSTEGNO, PER UNA VOLTA
TANGIBILE E COMMENSURABILE. ACCETTIAMO OGNI FORMA DI CONTRIBUTO E
SOVVENZIONE, AL LIMITE ANCHE DANARO, MA VANNO BENE PURE PROSCIUTTI,
FORMAGGI, SIGARETTE, BUONI PASTO, BIGLIETTI DEL TRAM, LIQUORI ,
POLLAME E ORTAGGI.