The year is 1936, the eve of World War II. The Queen of England enlists Cheng Bo Sen, a frenetic Hong Kong cop, to stop the Nazis from implementing a nefarious secret weapon that will overpower the world. This action-comedy is packed with kung fu, spectacular gun battles, spy intrigue, and hip-hop! Gun Fu is a combination of James Bond, Indiana Jones, Dirty Harry, Bruce Lee, Jay-Z, and super-intense Hong Kong action movies.
The first story appeared in the one-shot Gun Fu #1. The follow-up is the four-issue series "Gun Fu: The Lost City". In the new miniseries, England finds out that the Nazis are searching for a lost city rumored to be filled with treasure in the jungles of South America. The Queen sends Cheng and archaeology professor Dr. Eleanor Dumple to see if there truly is a lost city and to stop the Nazis' nefarious plans. On the prowl in the jungle is a beautiful and mysterious Jaguar Girl. Other dangers dwell in the jungle as well as evil secret Nazi experiments.
All four issues of the "Gun Fu: The Lost City" are in comic stores now. Gun Fu is published by AXIOM. Image Comics has collected the Gun Fu one-shot and Gun Fu: The Lost City #1-4 into a trade paperback. ISBN # 1582405212. Click here to order a copy from Amazon.com.
Gun Fu is written and inked by Howard M. Shum, pencilled by Joey Mason, and colored by Etienne Simon.
Kyle Baker, Artist and Writer of You are Here, I Die at Midnight, Cartoonist, and Plastic Man says this about Gun Fu, "Cool, simple graphics. Very 'Cartoon Network'. The way I like it!"
Dave Sim, Creator, Writer, and Artist of CEREBUS says "... Now 'Gun Fu' is a perfect comic book, beautifully crafted and laugh-out-loud funny. That is, Police Inspector Cheng Bo Sen is in the house. Dave Sim be chillin' in his crib with the Nazi monkeys and Jaguar Girl. Comic-book bling-bling and that be word, mo fo."
J. Scott Campbell, Artist and Creator of Danger Girl says, "Gun Fu is an explosive blend of the best films of John Woo, 007 and Indiana Jones with a wonderful graphic style, similar to some of the very best from the Cartoon Network. A tremendously fun read. I wish I had thought of this!"
Liberty Meadow's creator Frank Cho says, "Guns, beautiful blondes, giant Nazi robots, and a crazy Asian guy - Gun Fu is a fun book with a nice blend of Hong Kong action flicks and Dexter's Laboratory."
Chris Bailey, director of Disney's hit cartoon show Kim Possible says, "Gun Fu will scratch your fanboy itch for cartooning and action adventure. It's bold, designee and fun! If you're bored with the grim and gritty realism of other comics, Gun Fu is your ticket!"
Gun Fu: The Lost City #1, #2, #3 and #4 are full color, 32 pages, $3.50.
If you can't find Gun Fu comics at your comics shop, try Mile High Comics or mycomicshop.com or Howard's online store.
Click here to see the Gun Fu: The Lost City T-shirt and for ordering information. Click here to see and buy Gun Fu T-shirt design A and here for Gun Fu T-shirt design B.
Click below to see art from the Gun Fu: Showgirls Are Forever #1:
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Click below to preview art from "Gun Fu: The Lost City" #4. This issue also include interviews with fashion photographer Glen Luchford and Victoria's Secret models Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio:
Click below to preview art from "Gun Fu: The Lost City" #3:
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Click below to preview art from "Gun Fu: The Lost City" #1. An interview with Academy Award nominated director Fernando Meirelles ("City of God") is in Gun Fu: The Lost City #1:
Click here to view art from the one-shot.
Gun Fu™ is © and ™ 2012 Howard M. Shum