Enter the New Reader … Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon #1
Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon continues the story from the previously released Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises but does so in a self-contained tale. Just in case you missed that previous comic, Bruce Lee never died in this reality. But he has also not aged and his memories are missing. So the past 40 years are a blank for Bruce. Teaming up with a “fly BFF” from the 1970’s and a pair of teenagers that Bruce ran into, this new team have to figure out why there are thugs looking to challenge the mighty Bruce Lee at every turn.
“Philosopher/teacher/real-life superhero Bruce Lee is back. And, let’s be honest, the world needs him now more than ever. Taking a brief respite from battling an otherworldly evil, Bruce attempts to navigate modern-day Southern California despite still suffering from amnesia and having been “out of the loop” for over 45 years. Unfortunately, what was supposed to be a simple “lunch run” soon turns into a comedy of errors involving mistaken identity, a Film Festival, and the pokey. And despite never being one to initiate fisticuffs, Bruce continues to find it difficult to both hide his martial arts skills… and keep his shirt on.”
The story is a fun little tale as Bruce stumbles his way through the city trying to grab a bite to eat. Between catching the streetcar, to stopping a purse snatching and even getting confused for a Bruce Lee impersonator there is plenty of Kung Fu action. Written by Nicole Dubuc, who is better known for her work in animation such as My Little Pony, Star Wars: Rebels, and Transformers: Rescue Bots. The story has that same, light, all-ages cartoon feel. Brandon McKinney’s art matches the tone of the writing with a clean style and his action sequences work really well. Ditto for colourist Zac Atkinson. Everything just works in a very approachable way. A great comic to give to a young reader to introduce them to comics and Bruce Lee.
I’ll be grabbing a few copies of this book, one for myself and a few for my younger nephews. Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon #1 is coming to your Local Comic Shop March 28th so keep your eyes open for it shortly.
Issue: Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon | Publisher: Darby Pop Publishing
Writer: Nicole Dubuc | Artists: Brandon McKinney & Zac Atkinson
Lettering: Troy Peteri | Editor: Renae Geerlings
Price: $3.99 – 32 pages