I do not like
This issue is split evenly between Gerry Conway and Doug Moench, and it shows. The series is at its best when the previous stories weigh down on the current installment. Here a batch of nondescript characters and outlandish plot devices are introduced and tossed away in less time than it takes to mention, with Shang Chi exiting the scene unfazed and unchanged.
The artwork by Paul Gulacy, particularly the two panels shown above, remind me of someone else, possibly an artist from the Underground. I’m leaning toward Spain, though it may be one of the Canadian comix artists Gary is into. Either way, that’s one cracked out samurai.