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Guide to the William F. Wu Comics Collection MSS.244


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Collection processed by Caitlin Klein, 2011

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 18, 2022
Description is in English

 Updated to include materials integrated from accession number 2018.062 by Kate Fisher  , May 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wu, William F., 1951-
Title: William F. Wu Comics Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1920-2001
Abstract: William F. Wu is an Asian American scholar and science fiction writer whose doctoral dissertation titled The Yellow Peril (1981) documents evolving depictions of Chinese and Chinese-Americans in American fiction. This archive represents his collection of nearly 600 comics featuring Asian characters.
Quantity: 11 Linear Feet in 10 record cartons and 2 flat boxes.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.244

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Biographical Note

William F. Wu is a Chinese-American science-fiction writer who has published thirteen novels and more than fifty short stories. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Wu attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, and later returned to earn his Ph.D in American Culture. During this time he became active in East Wind, an Asian American student group. His doctoral dissertation titled The Yellow Peril (1981) documents evolving depictions of Chinese and Chinese-Americans in American fiction.

Wu has been nominated for the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award and the Hugo Award, twice individually and once as a member of the Wild Cards. Hong on the Range, set in a futuristic version of the wild west, was chosen for the Wilson Library Bulletin's list of science fiction "Books Too Good To Miss" and was a selection for the American Library Association list of Best Books for Young People, the New York Public Library's Recommended Books for the Teen Age, and was also a Young Adult Editor's Choice by Booklist Magazine.

(Source: http://dlibdev.nyu.edu/tamimentapa/?q=node/106)

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of comic books with Asian characters, collected by William F. Wu over the course of several years. Spanning the years 1920 to 2001, the books contain an abundance of representations of Asians in popular American culture. Many stereotypical depictions of Asians and Asian Americans - such as "Chinamen" and martial arts experts - are present, as are characters with exaggeratedly "Asian" features. Many of the comics also contain advertisements for martial arts books and courses. Although most of the comics were published by well-known comic book companies such as DC Comics, Marvel, Atlas and Charlton, comics from smaller companies such as Wings Publishing Company, Real Adventures Publishing Company and Rotten Comics are also included. Titles include Superman, Iron Man, Spiderman, Batman, Jonah Hex, The Justice League of America, Yang, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Weird War Tales, Godzilla, Doctor Strange, and Starfire. The earliest comics in the collection are Pulp magazines, Captain Marvel, and Green Hornet. There are printed compilations of both Will Gould's Red Barry and Doctor Strange comics, as well as a number of original splash pages of the Master of Kung Fu and What If? comics.

Arrangement

The William F. Wu Comics Collection is organized into eight series, arranged primarily by publishing company. Subseries are arranged by character or comic. Many of the character subseries are pulled from titles written on cardboard dividers that Wu used in his own organization of the comics. Subseries based on comics contain multiple issues of the same title, and feature different characters.

The collection is arranged into eight series:

Series I: Marvel Asian (By Character)
Series II: Marvel Asian (By Comic)
Series III: DC Asian (By Character)
Series IV: DC Asian (By Comic)
Series V: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu
Series VI: Charlton Comics
Series VII: Various Comics
Series VIII: 2018 Accretion

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Wu, William F., 1951-

Document Type

  • Comic books.

Subject Topics

  • Asian Americans -- Ethnic identity.
  • Racism.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); William F. Wu Comics Collection; MSS 244; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William F. Wu in 2009 and 2018. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 2009.244 and 2018.062.

Processing Information

Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. Some anachronistic terms have been revised.

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Container List

Series I: Marvel Asian (By Character)

Subseries A: Ancient One/ Wong

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (1)
June 1974
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (2-7)
August 1974- April 1975
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (8-13)
June 1975- April 1976
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (14-17)
May- August 1976
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (18-21)
September 1976- February 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (25-26)
October - December 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (38,39,42)
December 1979- August 1980
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Marvel Premiere feat. Dr. Strange (3-7)
July 1972- March 1975
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Marvel Premiere feat. Dr. Strange (8,10,11,13,14)
May 1993- March 1974
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Strange Tales feat. Doctor Strange (182,184,185)
November 1975- May 1976
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Strange Tales feat. Dr. Strange (186-188)
July- November 1976
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Dr. Strange (King- Size Annual) (1)
1976
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Doctor Strange (22,23)
April- June 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Doctor Strange (43,44)
October- December 1980
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Doctor Strange (1)
March 1982
Box: 1 Folder : 16 The Essential Doctor Strange (1)
2001
Box: 1 Folder : 17 The Defenders (1-2, 4-6)
August 1972- June 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 18 The Defenders (8, 10-13)
September 1973- May 1974
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Marvel Feature Presents the Defenders (1-3)
December 1971- June 1972
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Giant-Size Defenders (1)
July 1974
Box: 1 Folder : 21 The Tomb of Dracula Lord of Vampires (44)
May 1976
Box: 1 Folder : 22 What if Dr. Strange Were A Disciple of Dormammu? (18)
December 1979

Subseries B: Fin Fang Foom

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Where Monsters Dwell (21)
May 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Fantasy Masterpieces (2,5,6)
April- December 1966

Subseries C: Philip Chang

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 25 The Amazing Spider-Man (184,185)
September- October 1978
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man (19)
June 1978
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man (36,38)
November 1979- Jan 1980
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Peter Parker the Spectacular Spiderman (49)
December 1980

Subseries D: The Mandarin

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Iron Man (9-11, 57-58)
January 1969- April 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Iron Man (99-101)
June- August 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Tales of Suspense feat. The Power of Iron Man (55)
July 1964
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Tales of Suspense: Iron Man and Captain America (76,77,85,86)
April 1966- February 1967
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Marvel Double Feature: Captain America and Iron Man (2-3)
February- April 1974
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Captain America (125)
May 1970
Box: 1 Folder : 35 The Inhumans and the Black Widow (3-4)
November 1970- January 1971
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Giant Size Avengers (5)
1975
Box: 1 Folder : 37 The Incredible Hulk (62)
January 1977

Subseries E: Sha- Shan

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man (3)
February 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider Man (4,5,7,8)
March- July 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man (10,12-14)
September 1977- January 1978
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Marvel Tales Starring Spiderman (87-88)
January- February 1978
Box: 1 Folder : 42 The Amazing Spider-Man (109)
June 1972

Subseries F: Silver Samurai

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Spiderman and the Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time Players (74)
October 1978
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Spiderman and Nick Fury (83)
July 1979
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Daredevil (111)
July 1974

Subseries G: Sunfire

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Iron Man (68-71)
June- November 1974
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Iron Man (98)
May 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 48 X-Men (94)
August 1975
Box: 1 Folder : 49 X-Men (118-119)
February- March 1979
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Giant Size X-Men (1)
1975
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Sub-Mariner (52-54)
August- October 1972
Box: 1 Folder : 52 The Avengers (117)
November 1973

Subseries H: Yellow Claw

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 53 Yellow Claw (1)
October 1956
Box: 1 Folder : 54 Avengers (204-205)
February 1981- March 1981)
Box: 1 Folder : 55 The Man Called Nova (16-18)
December 1977- March 1978
Box: 1 Folder : 56 What if the Avengers Had Fought Evil During the 1950's? (9)
June 1978
Box: 1 Folder : 57 Captain America And the Fallon (165- 167)
November 1973

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Series II: Marvel Asian (By Comic)

Subseries A: Daredevil

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Daredevil (175-176)
October- November 1981
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Daredevil and the Black Widow (92)
October 1972

Subseries B: Godzilla

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Godzilla King of the Monsters (1-3, 5)
August- December 1977
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Godzilla King of the Monsters (6-10)
January- May 1978
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Godzilla King of the Monsters (11-15)
June- October 1978
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Godzilla King of the Monsters (16-20)
November- March 1979
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Godzilla King of the Monsters (22-24)
May- July 1979

Subseries C: Iron Fist

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Iron Fist (1-6)
November 1975- August 1976
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Iron Fist (7-11)
September 1976- February 1977
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Iron Fist (12-15)
April- September 1977
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Power Man and Iron Fist (50-55)
April 1978- February 1979
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Power Man and Iron Fist (59-63)
October 1979- June 1980
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Power Man and Iron Fist (66,67,75,83)
December 1980- July 1982
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Power Man and Iron Fist (119)
September 1985
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Mavel Premiere feat. Iron Fist (15-21)
May 1974- March 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Marvel Premiere feat. Iron Fist (22-25)
June- October 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Hulk and Power Man and Iron Fist (3)
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Marvel Team-Up feat. Spider-Man and Iron Fist (31)
March 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Marvel Team-Up feat. Spider-Man and Iron Fist (63)
November 1977
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Marvel Two-in-One Presents The Thing and Iron Fist (25)
March 1977

Subseries D: Master of Kung Fu

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Master of Kung Fu (90-93)
July- October 1980
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Master of Kung Fu (94-96)
November 1980- January 1981
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Master of Kung Fu (97-101)
1981

Subseries E: Nick Fury Agent of S.H.E.I.L.D.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Strange Tales- Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (145)
June 1966
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Doctor Strange (160- 163)
September- December 1967
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Doctor Strange (164-167)
January- April 1968

Subseries F: Shogun Warriors

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Shogun Warriors (1-6)
February- July 1979
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Shogun Warriors (8-10)
September- November 1979
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Shogun Warriors (12, 14, 16-18, 20)
January- September 1980

Subseries G: The Tomb of Dracula

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 30 The Tomb of Dracula (21, 37-39)
June 1974- December 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 31 The Tomb of Dracula (20, 40-42)
May 1974- March 1976

Subseries H: Mantis

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Giant- Size Avengers (3,4)
February- June 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 33 The Avengers (114, 123, 124, 138, 131-133)
August 1973- March 1975

Subseries I: Spiderman

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Spiderman and the Black Widow
May 1977
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Marvel Team-Up feat. Spider-Man and the Daughters of the Dragon (64)
December 1977
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Marvel Team-Up feat. Spider-Man and Moon Dragon (44)
April 1976
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Marvel Team-Up feat. Spiderman and Sons of the Tiger (40)
December 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Marvel Team-Up starring Spider-Man and the X-Men (1)
1976

Subseries J: World's Finest

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 39 World's Finest (222,232)
1974-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 40 World's Finest (234)
December 1975

Subseries K: Various Comics

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Dragon Lord (5)
March 1980
Box: 2 Folder : 42 The Eternals (11)
May 1977
Box: 2 Folder : 43 The Hands of Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu (43)
August 1976
Box: 2 Folder : 44 The Invaders (26,38,41)
March- September 1979
Box: 2 Folder : 45 It! The Living Colossus (23,24)
April- June 1974
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Luke Cage, Power Man (1)
1976
Box: 2 Folder : 47 Marvel Triple Action (12)
August 1973
Box: 2 Folder : 48 Power Man (49)
February 1978
Box: 2 Folder : 49 Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos
October 1971
Box: 2 Folder : 50 Uncanny Tales from the Grave
June 1975

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Series III: DC Asian (By Character)

Subseries A: Chop Chop

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Modern Comics (79,89,94)
November 1948- February 1950
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Blackhawk (82, 107, 233, 236, 239)
November 1954- March 1968
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Blackhawk (241, 244, 245)
July 1968- April 1976
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Blackhawk (246- 250)
June 1976- February 1982
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Blackhawk (251, 252, 264)
October 1982- November 1983)
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Four Star Spectacular (Superboy) (6)
January 1977
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Batman and Blackhawk (167)
October 1980

Subseries B: Karate Kid

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Karate Kid (1-4)
April- October 1976
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Karate Kid (5-9)
December 1976- August 1977
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Karate Kid (10-15)
October 1977- August 1978
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Superboy (210)
August 1975

Subseries C: Korak, Son of Tarzan

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Korak... Son of Tarzan (55,56)
1974

Subseries D: Kung Fu Fighter

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Kung-Fu Fighter (1-4)
May- Novemeber 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Kung-Fu Fighter (5-8)
January- May 1976
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Kung-Fu Fighter (9-13)
June 1976- February 1977
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Kung-Fu Fighter (14-17)
April- October 1977
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Batman and Kung-Fu Fighter (132)
February 1977

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Series IV: DC Asian (By Comic)

Subseries A: Batman

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Batman (242-244)
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Batman (253)
Novemeber 1973
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Batman (236)
May- June (1974)
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Batman (237)
July- August 1974
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Batman (284- 285)
February- March 1977
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Batman (330, 333- 335)
1980- 1981
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Detective Comics: Batman (354)
August 1966
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Detective Comics (The Batman) (439)
February- March 1974
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Detective Comics (Batman) (485, 487, 500)
1979- 1981
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Detective Comics Starring Batman (547)
1985
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Detective Comics Presents Batman and Batgirl (405)
Novemeber 1970
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Detective Comics: Batman and Batgirl (408)
February 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Detective Comics Presents: Batman and Batgirl (411)
May 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Batman with Robin (232, 235, 240)
1971-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Detective Comics Presents: Batman and Robin (399)
May 1970
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Batman and the Spectre (75)
January 1967
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Batman and the Spectre (180)
November 1981
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Batman and the New Wonder Woman (87)
January 1970
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Batman and the Demon (187)
October 1977
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Batman Family (9)
February 1977
Box: 3 Folder : 38 The Untold Legend of the Bat Man (2)
August 1980
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Batman and the Outsiders (1)
1984
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Batman and the Outsiders (11,18)
1984- 1985

Subseries B: GI Combat

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 41 G.I. Combat (22,118)
September 1980, July 1966
Box: 3 Folder : 42 G.I. Combat (174,177,186)
January 1976
Box: 3 Folder : 43 G.I. Combat (223, 239)
March 1982

Subseries C. Iron Man

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 44 The Invincible Iron Man (4)
1977
Box: 3 Folder : 45 The Invinsible Iron Man (30, 39-40, 47, 53)
October 1970- December 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Iron Man (72)
January 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Iron Man (73-76)
March- July 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Iron Man (77, 78, 81)
August 1975- December 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Iron Man (130)
January 1980
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Iron Man (144)
March 1981
Box: 3 Folder : 51 The Spirit (8)
1985

Subseries D: Jonah Hex

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Jonah Hex (42)
November 1980
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Jonah Hex (43-46)
December 1980- March 1981
Box: 3 Folder : 54 Jonah Hex (47-52)
April 1981- Septemeber 1981
Box: 3 Folder : 55 Jonah Hex (60-63)
May 1981- August 1982

Subseries E: Justice League of America

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Justice League of America (57)
November 1967
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Justice League of America (75, 82, 86)
November 1969- December 1970

Subseries F: Shadow

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 3 The Shadow (1-3)
October 1973- March 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 4 The Shadow (4-7)
April 1974- March 1975
Box: 4 Folder : 5 The Shadow (8-12)
April- September 1975

Subseries G: Shazam!

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Shazam! (12)
May- June 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 7 With One Magic Word: Shazam! (14)
September- October 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Shazam! (20)
October 1975
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Shazam! (25)
October 1976

Subseries H: Star Fire

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Starfire (1-5)
September 1976- May 1977
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Starfire (6-8)
July 1976- May 1977

Subseries I: Unexpected

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Unexpected (138)
August 1972
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Unexpected (216)
November 1981

Subseries J: Weird War Tales

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Weird War Tales (34, 43, 59, 75)
1975- 1979
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Weird War Tales (93, 96, 100)
November 1980- June 1981

Subseries K: Wonder Woman

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Wonder Woman (158- 166)
1956- 1966
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Wonder Woman (178, 180-183)
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Wonder Woman (184, 186-189)
1969-1970
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Wonder Woman (196- 200)
1971-1972
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Wonder Woman (201-203)
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Wonder Woman (214, 221, 237, 238, 241)
1974- 1978
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Wonder Woman (268, 283, 284, 285)
June 1980- November 1981

Subseries L: Various Characters and Comics

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Action Comics (363)
May 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Adventure Comics (Aquaman) (476)
October 1980
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Air War Stories (Kamikaze!) (6)
February 1966
Box: 4 Folder : 26 All- Star Squadron (42)
February 1984
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Anthro (6)
July- August 1969
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Arak: Son of Thunder (48)
September 1985
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Arion, Lord of Atlantis (1,20)
1984- 1985
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Blitzkrieg (2)
March- April 1976
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Captain Marvel (14)
1942
Box: 4 Folder : 32 The Creeper (4)
December 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Doorway to Nightmare (4)
August 1978
Box: 4 Folder : 34 The Flash (180, 181)
1968
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Ghosts (35)
1975
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Infinity Inc. (17)
August 1985
Box: 4 Folder : 37 The Mighty Isis (1-4)
November 1976- May 1977
Box: 4 Folder : 38 The Joker (1,3)
Undated
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Kung- Fu Fighter (12)
November 1976
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Legion of Superheroes (13)
August 1985
Box: 4 Folder : 41 The Losers (154, 170)
1976- 1976
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Metal Men (20, 27)
1966-1967
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Phantom Stranger (1,20,31,39)
1969-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Rag Man (2,3)
1976- 1977
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Secrets of Haunted House (32)
January 1981
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Secret Six (4)
October- November 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Our Army at War feat. SGT. Rock (257)
June 1973
Box: 4 Folder : 48 Sherlock Holmes (1)
October 1975
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Star Trek (20)
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 50 Strange Adventures (215, 216)
December 1968- February 1969
Box: 4 Folder : 51 Strange Sports (2,6)
1973- 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 52 Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes (238)
January 1978
Box: 4 Folder : 53 Supergirl (7) (Adventure Comics no. 418)
1972- 1973
Box: 4 Folder : 54 Superman (153)
May 1962
Box: 4 Folder : 55 Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (157, 159, 163)
March 1973- March 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 56 Sword of Sorcery (1-5)
March- December 1973
Box: 4 Folder : 57 Vigilante (19,23)
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 58 Tarzan Presents Edgar Rise Burroughs Weird Worlds (6)
August 1973
Box: 4 Folder : 59 Weird Worlds Presents Iron Wolf (8-20)
November 1973- November 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 60 Wings Comics (26)
1942

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Series V: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu: Special Album Edition (1)
1974
Box: 5 Folder : 2 The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1,2)
April 1974- June 1974
Box: 5 Folder : 3 The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (3-5)
August 1974- October 1974
Box: 5 Folder : 4 The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (6-10)
November 1974- March 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 5 The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (11-14)
April- July 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 6 The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (15)
Summer 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 7 The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (16-19)
September 1975- December 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 8 The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (20-24)
January 1976- May 1976
Box: 5 Folder : 9 The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (25- 29)
June 1976- October 1976
Box: 5 Folder : 10 The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (30-33)
November 1976- February 1977
Box: 5 Folder : 11 The Deadliest Hereos of Kung Fu (1)
Summer 1975

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Series VI: Charlton Comics

Subseries A: Doomsday +1

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Doomsday +1 (2-6)
September 1975- May 1976

Subseries B: House of Yang

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Yang (1,2,4)
November 1973- Spetember 1974
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Yang (5-9)
November 1974- September 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Yang (11-13)
January 1976- May 1976
Box: 5 Folder : 16 House of Yang (1-4)
July 1975- February 1976

Subseries C: Various

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Battlefield Action (69)
June 1981
Box: 5 Folder : 18 The Charlton Bullyseye (3)
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Fightin' Marines (116)
January 1974
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Ghostly Tales (113)
February 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Haunted (91)
October 1966
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Hong Kong Phooey (2)
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Six Million Dollar Man (9)
June 1976

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Series VII: Various Comics

Subseries A: Judo Masters

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Judo Master (91)
October 1966
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Judo Master (98)
1967

Subseries B: Atlas Comics

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 3 The Hands of the Dragon (9)
June 1975
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Men's Adventures (17)
December 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 5 SGT. Stryker's Death Squad (1-3)
February- July 1975

Subseries C: Dell Comics

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Andy Panda (404)
1952
Box: 6 Folder : 7 The Conquerer (690)
1956
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Mighty Samson (24)
June 1974
Box: 6 Folder : 9 The Sword and the Dragon (118)
1960

Subseries D: Gold Key Comics

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (4)
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Island at the Top of the World (27)
February 1975
Box: 6 Folder : 12 M.A.R.S. Patrol (8)
February 1969
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Mighty Mouse (109)
December 1966
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Star Trek (26)
September 1974

Subseries E: Various Comics

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 15 The Art of Neal Adams
1975
Box: 6 Folder : 16 The Badger (14)
August 1986
Box: 6 Folder : 17 The Best Warriors of Shaolin (1)
July 1987
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Betty and Me (1)
1967
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Captain Steve Savage and the Rockets of Death (5)
1952
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Capt. Storm
October 1966
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Challengers of the Unknown (61)
April- May 1968
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Charlie Chan (1,2,2)
1958-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Charlie Chan (1,2)
1989
Box: 6 Folder : 24 E-Man (22,23)
February- April 1985
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Fight Comics (48, 56, 81)
1947- 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Flash Gordon in the Mystic Realm (16)
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Green Hornet (19)
1944
Box: 6 Folder : 28 The Hard Way (53)
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Jumbo Comics (87, 101, 105, 109)
1946- 1948
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 A.D. (15)
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Ninja Funnies (1)
1987
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Orb (4,5)
1975- 1976
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Fantagraphic Books Presents Will Gould's Red Barry
1989
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Red Dragon (1)
November 1947
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Rotten Comics Fantastic Adventure Stories (1)
January 1975
Box: 6 Folder : 36 SGT. Rock (260, 265)
November 1973- February 1974
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Thrilling Adventure Stories (2)
August 1975
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Thunder Agents (18)
September 1968
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Tod Holton Super Green Beret (1,2)
1967
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Tzu the Reaper (Preview)
1997
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Uncle Scrooge (106)
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 42 The Unknown Soldier (173, 209, 221)
1973, 1977, 1978
Box: 6 Folder : 43 X- Men (64)
January 1970
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Zip Comics (44)
1944

Subseries F: Foreign Comics

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 45 Superman (Hong Kong)
1972
Box: 6 Folder : 46 World Fairy Tales Series: Legends of Chinca nd Mga Alamat ng Tsina
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Lian Huan Hua Bao (4)
1975
Box: 6 Folder : 48 Dragon Tiger Gate (106, 211)

General note

Series Title: Dragon Tiger Gate (Long Hu Men) Issue 106: "Subduing Dragon vs. Copper Lion" (Xiang Long Dou Tong) Author: Tony Wong (Huang Yulang)

Series Title: Dragon Tiger Gate (Long Hu Men) Issue 211: "The Misfortune of Ma Xiaoling" or "Ma Xiaoling's Misfortune" (Xiaoling Luo Nan) Author: Tony Wong (Huang Yulang)

Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 49 Bruce Lee (62, 63)

General note

Series Title: Bruce Lee (Li Xiaolong) Issue 62: "Yin Yang Double Fiends" (Yin Yang Shuang Sha) Author: Shangguan Xiaobao

Series Title: Bruce Lee (Li Xiaolong) Issue 63: "Running Amok in the Red Light District" (Da Nao Hong Deng Qu) Author: Shangguan Xiaobao

Undated

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OVERSIZE Series II

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 1 What If? (Splash Page) (9)/ Master of Kung Fu splash Page (19,29,30)
1974- 1975; 1978
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Master of Kung Fu (Splash Page) (31,34)
1975
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Master of Kung Fu (Splash Page) (46, 50, 71, 73)
1976-1979
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Master of Kung Fu (Splash Page) (76,84)
1979
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Master of Kung Fu (Splash Page) (87,97)
1980

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Series VIII: 2018 Accretion

Scope and Contents

This accretion to the William F. Wu Comics Collection contains comic books, pulp magazines, and books dating from 1920 to 2001. These publications consist of racist and xenophobic Asian stereotypes and include the comic Master of Kung Fu and reproductions of 1930s pulp magazines.

Arrangement

This series has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1-21 (Mixed Materials [31142063586344]) Master of Kung Fu
1974-1982
Box: 9 Folder : 1-2 (Mixed Materials [31142063586336])
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Batman and The Atom
1974
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Yellow Claw
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 15-18 (Mixed Materials [31142063586336]) Books
1920-2001
Box: 10 Folder : 1-6 (Mixed Materials [31142063586328])
Box: 10 Folder : 7-15 Pulp magazines
1934
Box: 11 Scrapbook
1973

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