Monday, February 13, 2017

Bring on the Bad Guys: The Green Dragon Tong

Real name: N/A
A.K.A.: none
First Appearance: Detective Comics I#39 (May 1940)
Abilities:  not many
Weapons: hatchets
Quotes: "Capture him! You are many! He is one man!"
Worst Act: Smuggling opium and murdering Mr. Wong
Created by: Bill Finger (writer) and Bob Kane (artist-credited), Jerry Robinson (inks)

Bit of a let-down when compared to the previous subjects. The Green Dragon Tongs (no member's names are given, nor backgrounds) are pretty much generic Chinese gang#2. The most notable thing they do, aside from kidnapping and smuggling opium (because of course they deal in opium) is murder Mr. Wong. Wong only had appearance before this issue, but he was shown as an ally of Batman in Gotham's Chinatown. Pity they killed the character off, as there could have been some story potential.

Back to the gang. They have no motivation other than being criminals and even the fight scenes are pretty basic. Truly a forgotten footnote.

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