- Title: Kung Fu Panda #3 (of 4)
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- Writers: Matt Anderson, Eric Hutchins
- Artist: CV Designs
Even if it’s far too expensive for a comic aimed at younger readers, I’ve got to say I enjoyed the hell out of the latest issue of Kung Fu Panda. The main story finds Po and the Furious Five taking on the warriors known as the Five Elements (an ape, leopard, spider, crocodile, and pink flamingo) who have returned as foretold in legend.
We’re thrown right into the action as the Five Elements show up to claim their place as the rightful defenders of the valley. Although the first battle doesn’t go well for our heroes, they regroup and expose the con artist for what they are.
The back-up story by Deron Bennett gives us another tale of a great Kung Fu master: Master Rhino, Slayer of Ten Thousand Serpents. It’s not as good as the main tale but it still works well.
Once again the art is terrific and the detail on the various animals used and the intrinsic humor in their designs really helps sell how fun crazy and fun this series has become. Even given the cover price fans of the characters should try and track these issues down. Best of the week.
[Ape Entertainment, $3.95]