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Flashback: Jademan Comics

A few weekends ago, I was visiting my parents and happened to come across a few shoe boxes (British Knights anyone?) full of Jademan comic books as I was rummaging through the closet in my old bedroom.

I was…stunned. I haven’t thought of these titles in such a long time. How long you ask? I think gas was just over dollar a gallon.

The Force of Buddha’s Palm. Drunken Fist. Oriental Heroes. These English versions of the popular Hong Kong comic books, were full of fantastical kung-fu action and soap opera like drama.

Having grown up “Making Mine Marvel,” Jademan Comics, from 1988 to around 1993, represented an opportunity to experience comic books from a different cultural and artistic perspective.

The covers, always beautifully illustrated, the inside pages, sometimes absurdly translated. I used to get lost in the heroic exploits of Nine Continents, Chek-Fai and Gold Dragon after coming home from high school classes – while I was supposed to be “studying.”

However, having just randomly opened up Oriental Heroes #41 (Gold Dragon is about to get a nifty power up from The Old Supreme), I’ll have to write a more in depth post about Jademan Comics at a later time. I’m curious about what ever happened to Tony Wong, Jademan’s “Stan Lee” – especially after he went to jail for forgery in the early 1990’s.

But for now, it’s time to study.

Aaron Nabus

Aaron Nabus

After being trapped on Earth for a number of years, Aaron Nabus grew to enjoy watching anime and Godzilla movies, reading comic books, eating kimchi, and playing 80's and 90's arcade, Nintendo and SNES games. When not roaming the galaxy, interviewing talented creators, he is a full time Graphic Designer, Brand Ambassador for the International Mobile Film Festival and a #ComicConFit motivator.

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