Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu!

The Dojo is closing out this month of martial arts madness with a cover gallery of one of the most audacious martial arts mags ever -- The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu. This one is a winner from its awesome title to the wildly kinetic covers, many of which were done by the amazing Neal Adams. Bruce Lee gets the cover spot many times in the many year run of this black and white bonanza. In addition to color-comics martial artists like Shang Chi and Iron Fist, the mag featured the Sons of the Tiger and later the White Tiger. This magazine bristles with action and lots of features on various aspects of the broad martial arts craze which swept through Western culture in my formative years. The issues have been collected in recent years in whopping big omnibus volumes, but here are the original covers.

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