COMMENTS: Kane and Romita Spidey vs Master of Kung-Fu battle cover (10/74) COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 5 (CBI)
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Kane and Romita Spidey vs Master of Kung-Fu battle cover (10/74) COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 5 (CBI)"Masterstroke!" Guest-starring Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Script by Len Wein. Pencils by Andru. Inks by Al Milgrom. Cover by Gil Kane (pencils), Romita, and Tony Mortellaro. It's the master plan of Fu Manchu! Make Spider-Man and Shang-Chi believe that each other is a criminal, and then set up a super showdown at the Con Ed Power Plant near the 59th street bridge! Even if the web-slinger and the Master of Kung Fu survive their epic battle with one another, the two heroes plus Black Jack Tarr must still stop Fu Manchu at the Empire State Building! A terrific action issue! Back up story: "To Become An Avenger!" Guest-starring the Avengers, Daredevil, and the Hulk. Script by Lee. Layouts by Romita. Pencils by Heck. Inks by Demeo (aka Mike Esposito). Spider-Man is offered membership into the Avengers, but he has to capture the Incredible Hulk first!
Ross Andru was an American comics artist and editor. He is best known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and The Metal Men, and for having co-created The Punisher. During Andru's long career he also worked on Sgt. Rock, the Suicide Squad features in the Brave and the Bold, Rip Hunter, Time Master and Sea Devils at DC. At Marvel Andru contributed to Marvel Feature (where he drew the 1st appearance of The Defenders) and Marvel Team-Up among others.
Gil Kane was a Latvian-born American comics artist whose career spanned the 1940s to the 1990s and virtually every major comics company and character. Kane co-created the modern-day versions of the superheroes Green Lantern and the Atom for DC Comics, and co-created Iron Fist with Roy Thomas for Marvel Comics. He was involved in such major storylines as that of The Amazing Spider-Man #96–98, which, at the behest of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, bucked the then-prevalent Comics Code Authority to depict drug abuse, and ultimately spurred an update of the Code. Kane additionally pioneered an early graphic novel prototype, His Name Is... Savage, in 1968, and a seminal graphic novel, Blackmark, in 1971. In 1997, he was inducted into both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Harvey Award Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.
John Romita was one of the driving forces behind Marvel's Silver Age, he took up the reins on Spider-Man following the departure of Steve Ditko with issue #38. Romita's run on Spider-Man would be long and significant, introducing characters including Mary Jane Watson, the Kingpin and many others. He would be a major contributor to the entire Marvel line throughout the 1970s including designing the look of The Punisher.
Al Milgrom is an American comic book writer, penciler, inker and editor, primarily for Marvel Comics. He is known for his 10-year run as editor of Marvel Fanfare; his long involvement as writer, penciler, and inker on Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man; his four-year tenure as West Coast Avengers penciler; and his long stint as the inker of X-Factor. He often inked Jim Starlin’s work. Milgrom is the co-creator of DC superhero Firestorm.