Spider-Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1

Spider-Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1

Writer: Antony Johnston Artist: Sebastian Fiumara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 31, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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SPIDER-ISLAND TIE-IN! Beware the deadly hands of Shang-Chi, master of kung fu! Spider-Man and every hero in New York City fights to save Manhattan from a mysterious infestation...and in the middle of the chaos, Shang-Chi uncovers a deadly mystery surrounding Immortal Iron Fist and the Bride of Nine Spiders! Who's behind this will shock you...and heroes' lives hang in the balance as Shang-Chi faces this monstrous villain!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Sep 3, 2011

    For those with a gap in their heart for the great kung fu days of comics, this book is exactly what you need. The fights are worth the price of admission alone, but then Johnston weaves the hint of a story behind it that will have you coming back for more in 30 days. There's murderous kung fu afoot and Immortal Weapons versus just one man (now with Spider powers) is going to make for one hell of a brawl. The mystical arts are back and they're being told better than they have been in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 3, 2011

    This issue is the kind of story that I love to see out of Marvel, taking a character and placing them in the midst of universal chaos and making it all about the character, a very Astro City take on Shang-Chi. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Sep 4, 2011

    If you love Shang Chi or are an art nut, this is a must buy. Otherwise, you can probably skip it because the story itself doesn't seem that vital to Spider-Island. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Aug 31, 2011

    This issue reads like an issue of Immortal Iron Fist, which is possibly the best kung fu book of the modern age. Things like technique captions, strong art and a great cliffhanger makes this book a winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 31, 2011

    The plot in this tie-in is nothing to write home about so far. But the book is about as close as you can get to watching a badass martial arts flick without actually turning on the DVD player. That has to count for something. Read Full Review

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