Blood Sword Dynasty 01-09
(English translation of 41 total issues)
scanned by Hedron What Has Gone Before:
Blood Sword Dynasty continues the story of Hero Hua and his son, Kim Hung. A child of destiny, Kim was separated from his twin sister at birth, and raised by the doctor Sanglo. In his younger days, Sanglo had been taught the Fathomless Sea Palm (Infinite Surge) by Infinite Seeto. Infinite Hedron kung fu consists of seven (known) moves. Sanglo's kung fu power is immense from this single move, yet he only uses it for self-defense.
Reaching the age of fifteen, Kim Hung fled the throne as the 17th king of China's Hell Clan. He adventured in America where he met his father for the first time. He refused his dad's offer to teach him Infinite Hedron kung fu, stating that he had to find his own way. The Founder of Hell Clan visited Kim in dreams through the sacred artifact of the Tino Umbrella, teaching him Butterfly Dream Palm/Dream Note kung fu. This allows him to control or weaken other fighters (think 'Jedi mind trick').
While in America, Kim was befriended by Zeo, the beautiful daughter of Ghost Server. Ghost Server and Hero go way back, it is interesting that fate should entwine their children. Believing his father killed by the Invincible Samurai, Kim Hung returns to mainland China, to rejoin Sanglo and his life there. Yet destiny has a way of catching up to the Hua family, and trouble comes looking for Kim Hung. The Art of Blood Sword Dynasty:
The artwork for Blood Sword Dynasty in one word: exquisite. Ma Wing Shing's artwork makes every person looks great, like Greg Land of today. Everyone looks gorgeous, and there is a sweeping, cinematic look to the kung fu that conveys movement and multiple actions beyond a static comic panel. The Smell of Jademan:
I wish I could convey what it was like to buy this comic new. Due to the foreign dyes and printing methods, each new comic had a unique smell. It smelled exotic and far away, conjuring images of distant Hong Kong, where it was printed. The smell has faded over time, but the memory of that experience remains. Scanning Note:
Comparing these new 2010 LIDE 210 scans to my 2006 Memorex scans, Blood Sword Dynasty was badly in need of a rescan. The colors are corrected, the text is no longer blurry, and bleed-through to other pages is much lessened. This is the scan this comic deserves. Issues 01-09:
Arrogant Kim Hung is very sure of himself, with consequences for friends and foes alike. Is he a worthy heir to his father's legacy? Time will tell.
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