I don't think it's a good idea to have Dragon and Bronze Tiger pair up as a direct parallel to Power Man and Iron Fist, they should be more unique. Team up sometimes, but not always appearing as a duo. I really liked Bronze Tiger's appearance on Batman: The Brave and the Bold (my first exposure to the character), and feel like he should be a bigger hero in the DCU. Also, Lady Shiva is always cool.
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Majorjoy, BlueBeetle & Jabare, u fellas r very damn fanny.
Wat do u think of BT being upgraded 2 Steel Tiger with sum wushu/buddist/shaolin mystical martial arts making him d 'Iron fist' of DC & Richard Dragon can b d 'Shang Chi' with Shiva being their 'Elektra'x 10 den put all 3 in a buk.
Richard Dragon has to still be around given what he means to the Bat-family.
I don't know where Bronze Tiger sits given recent issues of Batman, Inc. I'm not sure if he's still directly responsible for Batwoman's death or not.
But the real problem is most writers---like most people---treat martial arts in one of two ways; a) they regard it almost like a super power or something mystical and it's not, or b) have a resentment of it because unlike all the other abilities of superheroes it's one anyone can have if they really want it and their not having it is revealing some kind of weakness and again, it's not (this is my theory behind Keith Giffen's hatred of Karate Kid). And don't get me started on how few artists know how to draw proper technique. It's painful to see that crap. I'd almost rather not see martial arts in comics than see it so poorly displayed. God forbid they do their jobs as artists and look at actual bodies to see how it should be. I tolerated it with Shang Chi because Doug Moench wrote such great stories, but no more.
The other day I was thinking that now would have been a much better time to launch the Dixon/ McDaniel 'Richard Dragon' book featuring the more streamlined and youthful approach to Mr. Dragon. Only 7 years ahead of its time! :P
War and western got covered in the new 52 launch, unfortunate that the martial arts genre was overlooked.
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Last edited by Guicho; 10-19-2011 at 10:05 AM.
That's a huge part of why I usually don't care for these characters that should appeal to me. If they bring Richard Dragon back they should at least have someone talk to Mike Baron.