- Come now, Shang. By now you should be wise to the rules of our 'Games of Deceit and Death'.
- -- Leiko Wu
Appearing in "Weapons"
- Ward Sarsfield
Races and Species:
- Mordillo's robot assassins
Synopsis for "Weapons"
Shang-Chi and Leiko Wu discuss an incriminating audio tape, which proves that MI-6 ordered their execution. They intend on delivering the tape to the Ministry of Defense in the hopes of exposing the corruption inherent in MI-6. Leiko secures the tape in her boot pocket and prepares to meet Sir Denis in Scotland.
Meanwhile, Black Jack Tarr sneaks into Stormhaven Castle where he finds Sir Denis Nayland Smith, Melissa Greville and Clive Reston unconscious at a dining room table. Suddenly, two of Mordillo's robot assassins descend the staircase and attack him.
Meanwhile, Shang and Leiko are driving through the Scottish hills when their vehicle is overtaken by a large truck at an overpass. A mercenary named Zaran the Weapons Master exits the vehicle demanding the tape. Leiko throws the tape to Shang, and then attacks Zaran's men. Zaran intercepts the tape by hurling one of his sai, and the tape flies over the bridge onto a train. Shang-Chi and Zaran both leap on top of the train where they begin fighting one another. Leiko attempts to follow the train's path in her car. Zaran throws a blade at the car, puncturing the tire. Leiko's car tumbles off the road, and Shang-Chi rushes to her aid. Zaran collects the tape and makes his escape.
Meanwhile back at Stormhaven Castle, Ward Sarsfield enters the room shortly after Black Jack disposes of the robots. He pulls a gun on Black Jack and announces that he intends on killing anyone associated with him including Shang-Chi.
- This issue introduces the character of Zaran, the Weapons Master. Zaran made a behind-the-scenes appearance in issue #76, and appears again in Master of Kung Fu #78.
- The tagline for this issue is "Blood on the Tracks!"
- The letters column for this issue includes a letter by Kurt Busiek.
- Shang-Chi image gallery
- Shang-Chi appearances list
- Shang-Chi quotes page
- Black Jack Tarr chronology page
- Clive Reston chronology page
- Denis Nayland Smith chronology page
- Leiko Wu chronology page
- Zaran chronology page
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- Special Marvel Edition #15-16
Links and References
- Shang-Chi at Wikipedia
- Shang-Chi at the Marvel Directory
- Master of Kung Fu series index at the Grand Comics Database
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