Or – “It’s An Old-School Hero History! That Is To Say, Several Weeks Later Than I Intended To Put It Up…”
As with any project, there are inherent problems when one undertakes a Hero History. The utilization of images on paper, some decades old, causes one to spend a lot of time balancing colors, adjusting white levels, saturation and blah blah blahs. With today’s entrants, an additional question arose, debating whether or not I needed to try and colorize their original black and white adventures. I tried a couple of things, none entirely successful, before deciding that it’s actually cooler to stay with the original. Indeed, black and white kind of adds to the street-level back alley mystique of this week’s entrants. Born out of the martial arts craze spawned by Bruce Lee (the flames of which were only fanned by Lee’s somewhat mysterious death) today’s entrants occupy a special place in the hearts of old-school Marvel magazine fans. When their mentor was killed by mysterious forces, three men from different backgrounds gave up their regular lives for a mission of vengeance. In their travels through the outskirts of the Marvel Universe, they encountered forces beyond their comprehension but still fought on using only their spirit, their bare hands and sheer determination. Though never as high profile as a Wolverine or a Spider-Man, their heroism was just as important in the greater scheme of things. This, then, is your Major Spoilers Hero History of Lin Sun, late of Chinatown; Bob Diamond of Hollywood; and Abraham Brown of Harlem, known collectively as the Sons Of The Tiger!