Dolla Dolla Bin Y'all! - Bruce Lee #6 from Malibu Comics

With the martial arts genre getting a revival of sorts in the early 90's, in no small thanks to fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter II as well as a successful Bruce Lee biopic released in 1993 and the Brandon Lee starring The Crow feature film adaptation, it probably shouldn't come as a surprise that this miniseries from Malibu Comics would see the light of day. A 6 issue mini, this book is actually the final issue which ties up loose ends and sees Bruce in Mexico shooting a film but getting embroiled with smugglers and criminals involved in contraband goods.

Set in modern day, this Bruce Lee character carries with him only a general understanding of the real man, but does a surprisingly adept job at referencing elements that only longtime Bruce Lee fans will pick up on in an instant; such as this familiar combo which is utilized in the book:

The book is also oddly prophetic with a producer looking to cast Lee in a third Lethal Weapon sequel which even name-drops producer Joel Silver: 

Of course, the film would later be released 4 years later with Chinese superstar Jet Li in his villainous breakout role. In all, the art is detailed but has a rough quality to it that seems almost a defining characteristic of art from independent publishers in this period.

With that I'll leave you with this icon of 90's advertising within the pages as well: 

Posted by Cesar
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