May Contest!  |  Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home


Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr

  Search by Cover Date

  Story Arcs
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Guidebook to the Marvel ...
  2. The Rise of the Antichri...
  3. Angeli Arbitrium (2015)
  4. Marvel Universe Ultimate...
  5. Ultimate Spider-Man Web-...
  6. Peanuts: The Snoopy Spec...
  7. Reuse@ (2015)
  8. Silk (2016)
  9. Venom Space Knight (2016...
  10. Dark Knight Universe Pre...
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Woo Dae Shim
  2. Shim Dae Woo
  3. Yohann Schepacz
  4. Michael Baytion
  5. Richard Healey
  6. Jeff Adams
  7. Brandon Russell
  8. Mark Castanon
  9. Andy McVittie
  10. Jenny Tran
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Stakeout (Transformers)(...
  2. Mane, Dr. Tyson
  3. Chairman (Top Cow)(Pre-R...
  4. Abraxis (Top Cow)
  5. Burch (Top Cow)
  6. The Crossblood™
  7. Lord Nin-Azu
  8. Nin-Azu
  9. Agent Ramirez
  10. Agent North
   View All

Master of Kung Fu (1974) - #17
"Lair Of The Lost"

Change this cover
or add a variant
Steve Englehart

Jim Starlin

Allen 'Al' Milgrom

George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Tom Orzechowski - 'Tom Orz'

Roy Thomas

Cover Artist(s):
Ernesto 'Ernie' Chan - 'Ernie Chua'
John Romita Sr.

Rating (out of 10):
from 4 votes

You must be logged in to vote!

Other members' collections
  This issue is in 66 collections.

  This issue is available for sale/trade

Edit this Issue
Clone this Issue
View this issue's contribution history
Clone the creators of this issue
Clone the characters of this issue
Suggest a podcast for this issue


Search for 'Master of Kung Fu' on Amazon

Cover Date: April 1974
Cover Price: US $ 0.20

Issue Tagline: They Call Him BLACK JACK! The Man Not Even Kung Fu Can Smash!!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

Story Arc(s):    Add/remove story arcs to this issue

Letters Column: Missives To The Master

On Shang Chi's new path, he seeks out sir Denise Nayland Smith's advise. He follows Smith to his Long Island Sound mansion, later called 'murder mansion' because of it's sophisticated hi-tech defense mechanisms. In the process, he fights Black Jack Tarr and gains Smiths trust.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Maitre du Kung Fu, Les Mains de Shang-Chi (1974) #3

OK, get ready 'cause this won't be easy! Altough the cover claims this is issue #17, it is in actuality (according to Marvel), number 3 of The Hands Of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Why 3? Well, Shang-Chi actually began in issue #15 of Special Marvel Edition which ran up to issue #16 and instead of making this issue his own premiere mag at number 1, they continued ( for reasons only Marvel can explain), with the next sequential number of 17 except with the new title of Hands Of Shang-Chi, Master Of Kung Fu. Therefore, this REALLY is Master Of Kung Fu number 1 not number 3 as Marvel claims which really is number 17 from here on,...oh, forget it! Just enjoy the mag!!

First appearance of Black Jack Tarr. Special cameos by Englehart, Starlin, and Milgrom as muggers that Shang defeats.

Characters:    Add/remove characters to this issue
Steve Englehart
An image for Fu Manchu (Marvel) exists Fu Manchu (Marvel)
An image for Allen 'Al' Milgrom exists Allen 'Al' Milgrom
An image for Peko exists Peko
  An image for Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu (Marvel) exists Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu (Marvel)
An image for Sir Denis Nayland Smith exists Sir Denis Nayland Smith
An image for Tak (Marvel) exists Tak (Marvel)
An image for 'Black' Jack Tarr exists 'Black' Jack Tarr

Groups:    Add/remove groups to this issue

Reviews: There are no reviews for this issue. - Add your review

Multiple Stories in this Issue

Add a story to this issue

Multiple stories do not exist for this issue.


© 2005-2015 - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy Special thanks to Brian Wood for the logo design