The Way of the Warrior offers inside look at Marvel’s kung fu heroes and more

Out this week from Dorling Kindersley is Marvel The Way of the Warrior, combining two of author Alan Cowsill’s main loves – comics and martial arts!

Released ahead of the new Shang-Chi feature film, inside, you can discover the fighting styles, training techniques, and secret disciplines of Marvel Comics’ mighty martial artists and hand-to-hand combatants.

From disciples of Eastern combat tactics and mixed martial arts, to superpowered street fighters and deadly weapons masters, this book pulls no punches in revealing Marvel’s ultimate warriors.

Learn about the distinctive skills, expertise, and classic clashes of Marvel’s most lethal martial artists. They are all here, beautifully illustrated with original comic art: Shang-Chi, Iron Fist, Elektra, Daredevil, Taskmaster, Gamora, Karnak, Black Widow, Bullseye, Master Izo, Fat Cobra, Steel Serpent, Mantis and many more.

Alan Cowsill

Alan Cowsill is the author of Zombie 18 and Punch Drunk Kisses. He hosts The Last Geek In Space podcast, recently chatting with artist Doug Braithwaite and CUD’s Will Potter.

Starting out as a comic dealer before becoming a writer and editor, he co-created Stormwatcher for Acme/Eclipse, Kilkane for Deadline magazine and was an editor at Marvel UK on Overkill, Biker Mice From Mars, X-Men, Action Man and the company’s Marvel line. He also wrote the first UK-originated Spider-Man strips for over a decade in Spectacular Spider-Man Adventures, for Panini UK’s Marvel line.

His other work includes Jackie Chan Adventures and the award-winning Classic Marvel Figurine Collection and DC Super Hero Collection. His books include Colin the Goblin, Warzone: Dark Eden, Chronopia, DC Comics: A Year by Year Visual Chronicle, Marvel Avengers Character Encyclopaedia, Avengers: The Ultimate Guide To Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Revolutionary War and the award winning graphic novel World War One.

Marvel The Way of the Warrior is on sale from Thursday 5th August 2021 | ISBN 978-0241467596 | Buy it from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

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