Hello everyone and welcome to the Nexus of All Realities – a Man-Thing podcast. Today on the program I will be discussing an appearance of Man-Thing in Master of Kung Fu #19. How does a master of Kung Fu come to be in a Florida swamp? You will find out the answers to this question and more on the program!
Also on the program I talk about the 1970s Kung Fu craze that engulfed the country producing movies TV shows, novels, novelty records and of course comics. Marvel, never one to miss out on capitalizing on a bandwagon jump, had two forays into the kung fu arena – Iron Fist and Shang Chi.
Shang Chi has a beloved but varied and at times problematic history which I address on the show. He is an Asian American lead in a 70s comic book – which is great – but the book also uses outdated language, tropes and characters from some questionable sources. So its a real mixed bag.
Anyway, he ends up in a Florida swamp hallucinating and battling a much monster…hoe bad could that be?
So join me as I dive in and over-analyze a weird, wacky, and the often wonderful 70s swamp-based monster comic with a really, really funny title.
Also: the Nexus of All Realities is now part of The Collective a group of like-minded podcasters who wanted to network in the most traditional sense. Its a great group and I’m proud to be a part of it.
And…keep it swampy (Still the worst tagline ever.)
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