Old 01-21-10, 04:57 AM   #85
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wow u just made my day....ive been searchn for these since 1990's i only have like 1 threw 8 of blood sword i mean i thought they were but u clarified that for me thank you....i was a huge fan of these jademan books n liked how they always use to show some tips on how they draw the excellent art thanXXXx mAN!!!!!!
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Old 01-21-10, 06:42 PM   #86
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Hi Manyskills.

I just scanned the Blood Sword Art Gallery, and the Iron Marshal Gallery Art album, as well as a few other things. I hope to start a new thread of exclusive Jademan uploads just for Tehparadox. Look for it in Alternative Comics!
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Old 01-23-10, 12:22 AM   #87
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they actually have some art gallery books!!!im a big fan of his art style cant wait till u upload em....HedrOn just made my day agaIn!!
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Old 01-25-10, 12:58 PM   #88
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I've just completed my latest scans, these are my first Jademan scans since 2006!


Blood Sword Art Gallery, Iron Marshal Art Gallery, Chinese Hero reprint volume samples, Hung's Kung Fu Special #1 (with added content).



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Chinese Hero sample scans
Jademan comics originally published Blood Sword in English from 1988 to 1993, issues 1-53. Over the past few years, DrMaster Publications (DGN Production) has seen fit to republish a majority of the issues, in eight volumes. They have completely redone the artwork to a standard I am pleased to see, with gorgeous computerized coloring, and a new translation. So this gallery is just a sample of what their reworking of this title looks like. Note the comparison from my original scan to the scan from the collection volume.

Jademan Kung Fu Special
This was originally scanned by Hung, but I included some poster inserts that were left out of his scan. Just Tony Wong posing with someone else's Ferrari in Hong Kong!

Oriental Heroes 748 (Dragon Tiger Door)
This is an original Hong Kong issue that takes place shortly after the English run of 55 issues. I thought I would include it here for a hint of stories beyond what was translated. Some interesting changes is that Lone Kwoon Tin appears to be working in the senior leadership of Global Cult, Chan Ou-Wan is still finding himself in intrigue, and Barbarian's sister Silver Chime appears to be entranced. Old Supreme, who was undergoing a progression of regaining his youth due to his kung fu, is even younger here, but appears to be paying a price for his efforts. His youngest son, Iron Teddy, appears to have moved up in Global Cult. He only had sporadic appearances until here.

Jademan Flyers
These were flyers shipped to my comic book shop back in the day, I asked if I could have them. Some of them show covers for issues that were never released.

The Blood Sword Album of Graphic Art - Jademan Comics (Hong Kong)

Origin
This gallery was never sold in an American edition, and was only available as an order from "Unicomics", the defunct California outlet for Jademan products shipped in from the Hong Kong headquarters from 1989-1993. It arrived through the mail with the cover crumpled and bent, gotta love the Post Office. So I am pleased that the material within looks as good as it does.

Calendar
As a wraparound beneath the cover, Jademan included a collection of Calendar bookmarks that you were supposed to clip out and use. Of course, I did not. They open and close the collection.

Advertisements
I included scans of the advertisements included in the album. These are a look at Hong Kong commercialism before Chinese reunification.

The Future
Most of the pages are of older Blood Sword and Blood Sword Dynasty comic covers. But a tantalizing number show "future" issues that were never published in America, giving hints as to the ultimate fate of Hero, his love interest Purple, his daughter Grace (Oops, forget you saw that), and some characters from the older Blood Sword series.

The Television Series
Jademan was very involved in television and movies, before the famous 2006 movie "Dragon Tiger Gate", which is available on DVD worldwide. The Blood Sword television series looks goofy, and the special effects probably weren't that good, but hey, it's still live action! The stills included in this gallery give a taste of what the show was like. I hope they offer the show to the rest of the world someday. :)

Mea Culpa
The Blood Sword Graphic Art Album is larger than my entire scanner. So, these scans are as much of an art as the original artwork itself (and I'm no artist). These scans are my best approximation of these huge art pages, all of which extend to the edge of the cardstock. So on the plus side, very little cropping was done on these scans.

Enjoy!

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Old 01-25-10, 05:48 PM   #89
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Really appreciate your work Hedron!
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Old 01-26-10, 06:27 PM   #90
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To Hedron and everyone else who has contributed: just wanted to let you know from another Jademan fan that your hard work and willingness to share is very much appreciated! I was a fan of all these titles back in the day, and as it has been stated before, these titles are nearly impossible to find these days, so it's so great to read them again -- both for the nostalgia experience as well as the fact that they are just plain fun titles.
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Old 01-26-10, 07:00 PM   #91
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Thankyou Hedron
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Old 01-27-10, 09:26 AM   #92
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Thank You

Guys i don't know if you already know
but here they sell jademan comics specially the ones missing from blood sword



cheers

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Old 01-27-10, 02:48 PM   #93
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You are welcome, everyone.

Akuma, it was milehighcomics (and another online outlet) that helped me complete my collection, save Drunken Fist #45. I also bought some hard to find Marvel issues from them, as well. Support your comic book shops, I do!
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Old 01-27-10, 03:02 PM   #94
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Jademan Collection (1989-1990)
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Jademan Collection issues 1,2, and 3 (complete)



Jademan Comics was known in America for its kung fu comic books, with kung fu styles replacing superpowers (as in American comic books).

But that wasn't all they published. Hong Kong readers also knew Jademan for comics full of humor, ghost stories, real life stories, and romance. The Jademan Collection was a way of introducing English readers to these other forms. They are a nice mix.

While it can be said that humor translates poorly across cultures, I believe most can grasp these stories. Some of them are very good. And all are drawn with the beautiful assembly-line style that Jademan was famous for.

Enjoy!

Note: This series continued into the horror anthology The Gates of Night, issues 1-4. I wonder, could someone be scanning those, too?
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Old 01-31-10, 04:17 PM   #95
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The Gates of the Night (1990-1991) - Jademan Comics
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using: Canon LIDE 200 Scanner

The Gates of the Night was a continuation of Jademan's previous anthology series (Jademan Collection). But this one focused exclusively on Chinese horror stories, usually involving Chinese ghosts. (These are not nice ghosts like Casper or Patrick Swayze).

Many of the stories are very short, although one is full-length. (That would be issue#2, featuring a demonic doll a lot creepier than Chucky.)

These issues were printed on high quality paper, and featured Jademan's accustomed beautiful artwork from their assembly-line team.

(Oh, and check out my attempts at Scan watermarks at the end of each issue!)

Enjoy!


The Gates of the Night 1,2,3, and 4 [complete]

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Old 02-01-10, 12:55 PM   #96
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I must say, Hedron, your collection is impressive.
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Old 02-07-10, 08:40 AM   #97
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Wow...it really is a big shock for me to be able to find some art works by Tony Wong...I remembered reading the oriental heroes and the force of budha's palm when I was a little kid...I really love his drawings!!! BUT most of them have been buried by my mom since they are too old...and the papers begins to rot... T___T
Thanks a lot for sharing xoxoxoxo
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Old 02-09-10, 01:08 PM   #98
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It is unfortunate that people's Jademan collections have ended up destroyed or lost.

My Jademans have moved with me to 5 different addresses over the years. I even took them with me to Afghanistan, in digital form.

I hope to have some new Force of Buddha's Palm scans up soon. They take some time, as each issue is 64 pages. These scans are big, too, each issue coming in around 35 megabytes. I am pleased with the resolution and the appearance, so far.

I have received a couple PMs asking about other upload services. I upload using Megaupload because of the speed at which their upload service works. Rapidshare takes hours to upload what Megaupload takes only a brief time. For those who are blocked from using Megaupload, hopefully someone else at Tehparadox can take the time to reupload using one of those other services. As for me, the scanning (and real life) takes priority, please understand.

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