Real Name: Wu Teh
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Journalist, TV anchorman
Enemies: The Cobra, Dr.Nhu
Known Relatives: Unnamed grandfather, Ling (brother)
Base of Operations: California
First Appearance: Hands of the Dragon #1 (Atlas Comics, June 1975)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled martial artist. His medallion seems to have healing powers.
History: Wu Teh and Ling were a pair of twin Japanese boys orphaned by World War II. Their grandfather took them from their decimated country and travelled with the infants into China. On route they are caught in a bomb blast near the summit of Mount Fuji, and the radiation from it scars Ling's face. In spite of this their grandfather eventually makes it to the Himalayan Mountains where he is met by his elder brother, who resides in a monastery there.
Growing to adulthood in the monastery the boys have become experts in the martial arts, with Wu Teh gaining the title The Dragon, and Ling, The Cobra. But his disfigurment has left Ling bitter and cruel, and he begins to take council from the evil Dr. Nhu. When Ling loses his temper during a training bout and tries to kill his brother, their grandfather tried to make peace between the men, only to take a fatal wound from a spear meant for Wu Teh. The Dragon swears vengeance as his brother flees.
Moving to Southern Califronia Wu Teh becomes a journalist and TV anchorman. Covering the planned visit of the Japanese Prime Minister, Wu Teh notices his brother and Dr.Nhu in the background of photos of the politician, and fears they may be planning an assassination. Sure enough an attempt is made on the man's life while he is giving a speech at a local university, but the Dragon intervenes, and although the P.M. is injured, the assassination fails.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Drago, French character
Dragon, Quality Comics' Golden Age hero
the Savage Dragon
Dragon, Southern Knights
Dragon, foe of the Dark
Dragon, member of the Potentate
Dragon, leader of Dragon's Claws
The Dragon, Charlton villain
Dragon's Claws, mercenaries in the far future
Dragonfly, Americomics heroine
Dragonforce, team of heroes with dragon powers
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