What can I say about Gun Fu: The Lost City that hasn't already been said? Indianapolis writer/inker Howard Shum and penciller Joey Mason keep up the tradition of high quality and insane action in the penultimate issue of the limited series. Hip-hop hero cop Cheng Bo Sen and his jungle lovin' main squeeze, Jaguar Girl, continue their quest to save the day from Nazis in the name of queen and country. Plus: Cheng falls in luuuuuuv! It's sweet, really, in a cap-in-the-ass-bustin' sort of way. Put cutline text here
Consider this less a review and more a public service announcement to go out and buy this comic right now. If you've been reading Shum's stuff, you know what to expect; if you haven't, you damn well should be. It comes in two flavors: one with a Shum/Mason cover, and the alternate cover shown above by Robert Rhett.
It's just not a Howard Shum comic without a hot chick countdown in the back pages, and this time it's a rundown of his favorite supermodels, all of whom seem to have names ending with "A," which he swears is a coincidence. Next issue will feature actual interviews and photographs by Shum with the supermodels, which is surely the apex of Shum's longtime fixation on supermodels in comics.
For an added bonus of cartoony mayhem, check out the Gun Fu Animatic on Shum's Web site, www.howardshum.com. In addition to animated action, we get to hear Cheng Bo Sen voiced by both Bruce Lee and Shum himself. It's even funnier if you've ever met the normally laid-back Shum to hear him intone, "Don' make me bust a cap in yo ass, bitch!"
Gun Fu: The Lost City #3 is available in comic shops now; #4 should be available soon.