- I would speak with you of this dagger. Of this death. Of this man.
- -- Shang-Chi
Appearing in "Confrontation"
Synopsis for "Confrontation"
Shang-Chi knocks over a television antenna and uses it to reach the roof of Fu Manchu's headquarters. He then pulls a rope from a flagpole, ties it to the antenna, and climbs down it. Why? He was walking through Times Square when a man in a robe stopped him and tried to give him a religious tract. A dagger flew out of an alley and hit the man in the back, killing him instantly. Shang-Chi recognized the dragon dagger as a Si-Fan weapon.
He smashes through a window and makes his way down through the building. In the bottom of an elevator shaft, he kicks through the wall. Fu tells his Council of Seven that his daughter Fah Lo Suee has found the ruby eyes of Seth-Amon; using their hypnotic power, she has begun to recruit Si-Fan assassins to her own service. A dragon dagger slams into the table. Shang-Chi will hold his father accountable for the death of an innocent man. The seven Si-Fan, of course, attack.
Shang-Chi levers the first one into the second and third. He leaps to a beam, breaks it, and lets the beam knock down the fourth and fifth, while he lands on the sixth. The seventh rushes at him and gets flipped onto the table.
Fu takes Shang-Chi to his laboratory. He says that the betrayal of his son (Shang-Chi) and then his daughter (Fah Lo Suee) has made him lonely. He says that Fah Lo Suee has weakened his control over the Si-Fan and that she was responsible for the recent attempt on his life. He says that a war is coming, but Shang-Chi can prevent that war by killing him. Shang-Chi cannot bring himself to do it. Fu says, "Nothing has changed between us. Nothing."
Later, Shang-Chi thinks, "I carry his last words into the cold night, and I walk long in their echo ... until I decide, at last, that once again ... my father has lied to me."
- A letter comments on Shang-Chi's gunshot wound at the end of issue #23 and his miraculous recovery in the next issue. The editor explains that Fu Manchu gave him a serum ... or it was a flesh wound ... or whatever else the reader can imagine ....
- Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1-33
- Master of Kung Fu #17-125
- Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu #1-6
- Special Marvel Edition #15-16
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