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Appearing in "Masterstroke!"Edit
- Fu Manchu
- Lu Chang (Only appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "Masterstroke!"Edit
Spider-Man happens upon a robbery of the Guggenheim Museum, and when trying to stop the thieves, he finds that they are more than the run of the mill crooks when it turns out that they are experienced in martial arts. During the fight, one of the men tells Spider-Man that their employer is Shang-Chi before they are all killed by some sort of termination device, but not before he learns that the next target is the power plant at the 59th Street Bridge. In reality, these men are hired by Shang-Chi's father, Fu Manchu, who hopes that Spider-Man will go after his foe.
To further this end, Manchu sends men dressed in Spider-Man outfits, purporting to be hired by Spider-Man to attack an old man, prompting them in a battle with Shang-Chi.Taking the wounded old man back to Blackjack and Nayland Smith, they all hear how Fu Manchu has apparently hired Spider-Man to destroy the power plant on 59th Street Bridge. Naturally enough, both heroes arrive on the scene and get into a fight between each other due to the misdirections of Fu Manchu. After a length (and nearly equally matched) battle, Shang Chi and Spider-Man soon realize that something doesn't add up and decide to call a truce and see who is really behind pitting them against each other.
The two heroes learn of Fu Manchu's true plot: To install a mind control device on the radio tower at the top of the Empire State Building that is being replaced following a recent battle between Daredevil and the Mandrill. Spider-Man, and Shang-Chi arrive to stop Fu Manchu and his henchmen from completing this task. With the help of Blackjack Tarr and Nayland Smith, they manage to defeat Manchu's forces, however Fu Manchu himself manages to escape. After the battle, Spider-Man and the others congratulate each other on a job well done, but it's cut short when Spider-Man has to depart when he hears police sirens.
Appearing in "...To Become an Avenger!"Edit
- Captain America's Shield
- Captain America's Uniform
- Hawkeye's Bow
- Iron Man Armor MK IV
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
Synopsis for "...To Become an Avenger!"Edit
--For a full synopsis of this comic, please see the original publishing of this comic in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3.--
- This issue was published between Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #135 and Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #136.
- ...To Become an Avenger was originally printed in Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) Annual #3. It has also been reprinted in Marvel Tales #181, Marvel Masterworks Volume 22, Spider-Man's Greatest Team-Ups and Essential Spider-Man, Volume 2.
- Blackjack Tarr appeared last in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #11. He appears next in Master of Kung Fu #22.
- Denis Nayland Smith appeared last in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #11. He appears next in Master of Kung Fu #22.
- Fu Manchu appeared last in Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #1. He appears next in Master of Kung Fu #22.
- Shang-Chi appeared last in Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #1. He appears next in Master of Kung Fu #22.
- Spider-Man appeared last in Marvel Team-Up #24. He appears next in Marvel Team-Up #25.
- No trivia.
- Avengers (Volume 1)
- Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1)
- Deadly Hands of Kung Fu
- Marvel Team-Up (Volume 1)
- Master of Kung Fu
- Amazing Spider-Man cover art gallery
- Master of Kung Fu cover art gallery
- Denis Nayland Smith appearances list
- Fu Manchu chronology page
- Jack Tarr appearances list
- Spider-Man appearances list
- Shang-Chi appearances list
Links and ReferencesEdit
- Wikipedia:Spider-Man article at Wikipedia
- Spider-Man article at Marvel Universe
- Spider-Man article at the Marvel Directory
- Spider-Man article at Don Markstein's Toonopedia
- Amazing Spider-Man.Info
- Shang-Chi at Wikipedia
- Shang-Chi at the Marvel Directory
- Giant-Size Spider-Man series index at the Grand Comics Database (creator credits)
- The Marvel Chronology Project (character appearances)
- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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