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March 9, 2014


FFF Results Post #370 -- Martial Artists

On Friday, CR asked readers to "Name Five Comic-Book Practitioners of Martial Arts." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Shang-Chi
2. Howard The Duck
3. The Badger
4. Karate Kid
5. The White Tiger

*****

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John Vest

1. Jimmy Woo
2. Karnak
3. Yang
4. Batroc The Leaper
5. Merryman

*****

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Dave Knott

* Batroc the Leaper
* Kevin (from Sin City)
* Colleen Wing
* Richard Dragon
* Stick

*****

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Evan Dorkin

1. Yang
2. The Collective Man
3. Batroc
4. Judomaster
5. Fancy Dan

I double-checked Fancy Dan as a joke and holy-hole-in-a-doughnut, he really is considered a martial artist and not just a fucking putz doing fancy fucking things with his little skinny legs. I FUCKING LOVE COMICS.

*****

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Marty Yohn

1. Shang-Chi
2. Iron Fist
3. Richard Dragon
4. Kato
5. Black Canary

*****

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Ian MacEwan

1. Nine Continents - The Force of Buddha's Palm
2. The Kingpin- Daredevil
3. Ranma Saotome - Ranma ½
4. King Tiger - Comic's Greatest World
5. Silken Ghost - Way of the Rat

*****

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Michael Buntag

1. Kuririn
2. Dinah Drake
3. Bruce Lee
4. Yawara Inokuma
5. Lin Sun

*****

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Douglas Wolk

1. Stan Lee (the one who fought Judge Dredd; see attached)
2. Batroc the Leaper
3. Sonny Sumo
4. Ranma Saotome
5. Lady Shiva

*****

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Nathaniel G. McDonald

1. Daredevil
2. Batman
3. Iron Fist
4. Goku
5. Shaolin Cowboy

*****

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Tom Bondurant

1. Lois Lane of Earth-One (who learned the Kryptonian martial art of Klurkor)
2. Lady Shiva
3. Richard Dragon
4. Bronze Tiger
5. Black Canary

*****

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Marc Arsenault
Contributing photographer to Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine


1. Judo Joe
2. Jesse Sanchez - Street Angel
3. Dolly The Drunken Kid (Drunken Fist)
4. Paul Kirk Manhunter
5. Kagumaru - Igano Kagemaru (伊賀の影丸)

*****

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William Burns

* Ranma Saotome
* Fat Cobra
* Mantis
* Fancy Dan
* Badger

*****

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Matthew Craig

1. Bludgeon (Transformers)
2. The Kingpin
3. Modesty Blaise
4. Slaymaster
5. Kaito Best (Casanova)

(Bludgeon is a tank who becomes a robot disguised as a skeleton dressed as a samurai. Beat that.)

*****

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Eric Knisley

1. Natalia Romanov aka the Black Widow
2. Sonny Sumo
3. Ra's al Ghul
4. Blade
5. Karnak

*****

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David Baillie

* Usagi Yojimbo
* Jen Dik Seong (Dixie) from The Re-Gifters
* Batman
* Spider-Man (Dan Slott had Iron Fist develop and teach him Spider-fu a couple of years ago)
* Joe Matt (I've looked and I can't find it, but I'm positive he mentions attending a karate class)

*****

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Oliver Ristau

1. Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter (with my favorite German subtitle, hilarious. Useless info: The German publisher credited Jim Starlin as Jim Darlin.)
2. The Sons of the Tiger (From Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, found their pic in a thread named 'FRIDAY FIVE: THE Box Set You Most want Produced by Bowen Designs ', how fitting.)
3. Judomaster (From Charlton -- No Watchman, No Cry.)
4. Iron Fist (Kaare Andrews' Marvel Now version looks good but I bet they'll blew it with the next crossover which must be just around the corner.)
5. Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters (Protect your Chin from The Sons of the Turtle.)

*****

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Buzz Dixon

1. Howard The Duck
2. Leonardo
3. Michelangelo
4. Donatello
5. Raphael

*****

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Randy Clark

* Karate Kid
* Judo Master, the original Charlton character
* The Incredible I Ching
* and the new Wonder Woman
* Misty Knight

*****

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Justin J. Major

1. Bronze Tiger
2. Judomaster
3. Batroc the Leaper
4. Kato
5. Ramses Luther Smuckles, aka Rodney Leonard Stubbs, aka "The Man With The Blood On His Hands"

*****

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Charlie Ryan

* Late 1960's New Wonder Woman
* Colleen Wing and Misty Knight, Daughters of the Dragon
* Judomaster
* Hong Kong Phooey
* Blackhawk's Chop Chop aka Dr. Hands

*****

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David Brothers

1. Ranma Saotome
2. Cassandra Cain
3. The Question
4. Bronze Tiger
5. Iron Fist

*****

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Mike Palumbo

1. Kenshiro
2. Ranma Saotome
3. Iron Fist
4. Daredevil
5. Shang-Chi

*****

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Matt Emery

1. Stick
2. Modesty Blaise
3. Deadly Plum Blossum
4. Street Angel
5. Stan Lee (Judge Dredd)

*****
*****
 
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