Actually, it’s 13 COVERS AND SPLASH PAGES — starring Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu!
I think it’s a pretty safe bet that artist Paul Gulacy’s best-known series was his pairing with Doug Moench on Marvel’s Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu in the ’70s — a run that I’m diving into myself right now.
Anyway, it’s Gulacy’s 66th birthday — he was born Aug. 15, 1953 — so it’s time for a 13 COVERS salute. Thing is, he only did a handful of covers for the series, which is pretty amazing, all things considered.
What to do? Well, in the past, I’ve highlighted some of his covers for the six-issue series he and Moench did 15-20 years ago. But I really wanted to focus on the Bronze Age run.
Good thing Gulacy turned in some absolutely sizzling splash pages — one of the series’ hallmarks.
So dig these movie-posteresque 13 COVERS AND SPLASH PAGES.
I certainly do.
— Marvel’s SHANG-CHI and the JAMES BOND Connection. Click here.
Cover images and credits from the theatrical Grand Comics Database.
Splash pages from the blog Diversions of the Groovy Kind.