Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #32 - Marshall Rogers art


Deadly Hands of Kung Fu magazine v1 #32, 1977 - Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, supporting characters in both Power Man and Iron Fist series, make their debut as the "Daughters of the Dragon". Marshall Rogers illustrates these martial arts detectives with equal beauty and grace. Open panels and sound effect typography are generously used throughout, most effectively in the combat scenes. Pages 19 and 20 employ some of the largest panels and the most interesting layouts. The high point, however, has to be Rogers' full page portrait on the first page. The two women stand poised against a meticulously designed architectural backdrop while two gargoyle-like statues bookend the composition. This exemplary bronze age work by Rogers continues with the next issue. Other artists in this issue include Rudy Nebres, Joe Staton and Sonny Trinidad. This is number 2 of 3 Deadly Hands of Kung Fu issues with Rogers art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Rogers or Deadly Hands of Kung Fu issues. See also this blog's Rogers checklist or Top 10 Rogers comics.
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"Daughters of the Dragon" Rogers story pencils and inks 21 pages (black & white) = ****
"Enter the Letters" Rogers masthead illo pencils and inks (black & white) = ***
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