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Monday, 3 July 2017

Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter 12 - Richard Dragon battles himself

Kraft, Estrada and Abel reveal what Operation Moonage Daydream is in Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter 12 (Oct/Nov 76).

This time around we start off on Ben Turner and Lady Shiva, who head to an ancient Chinese temple of animal sacrifice in search of the second half of the Tiger Tally.

But it turns out to be a trap. Two different sides are competing for the Tally, and using Richard, Ben and Lady Shiva to get them. Ben and Shiva get captured by Madame Sun.

Then finally we get to see the base for Operation Moonage Daydream. Great base of operations.

Madame Sun turns out to be the sister of the woman who died helping Richard Dragon in the previous issue. As for Operation Moonage Daydream, that turns out to be a holographic machine that creates solid images.

So it gets used to make a second Richard Dragon, and the two fight.

The real one triumphs, of course, shorting out the machine to get rid of his double. This also winds up killing Madame Sun and her rival. And although Operation Moonage Daydream is shut down, they still have no idea who wants Ben dead, and why.

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