Official Press Release
San Jose, CA – Your #1 source of kung fu comics in the U.S.A is at again! California based publisher ComicsOne has just announced that they will publishing the recent collaborative work of Andy Seto and Tony Wong – The Four Constables!
When it comes to creative team-ups, you can’t get more impressive than comic giant Tony Wong (Batman Hong Kong, Oriental Heroes) locking pencils with rising star – Andy Seto (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Shaolin Soccer). They have come together to produce the comic adaptation of The 4 Imperial Constables – the critically acclaimed novel by Wen Rui-An. Wen’s literary works jump-started today’s kung fu hysteria nearly 40 years ago.
Four of China’s supremely skilled assassin/detectives serve only their Master Zhuge Zhen-Wo – The Little Flower, who in turn is head bodyguard and advisor for China’s all-powerful Emperor. The Four constables include: Wu Chen – The Emotionless Cripple is a master of weapons and devices, Tie Sho – The Iron Hand possesses incredible chi and can stop the sharpest blades with his bare hands, Zhue-Min – The Life Snatcher is highly skilled in light-foot granting him undaunted legwork and kicks, and Len Hsueh – The Cold Blooded who was raised by wolves and has since learned to convert his pain into strength enabling him to defeat opponents much stronger than himself. Each man is entrusted by the Emperor with the power to arrest and execute any corrupt officials or lawless criminals within the Chinese Empire.
These Imperial Constables act as protectors. With their venerable skill as kung fu practitioners and meticulous sleuths, they root out potential usurpers and discern the cause of many strange occurrences during Sung Dynasty! Before Agatha Christie, Dick Tracy, or even Sherlock Holmes, the game was afoot in ancient China!
About Wen Rui-An: Although of Chinese descent Wen Rui-An was born in Malaysia. He published his first literary piece when he was only 9 years old and organized his own literary group when he was barely twenty. He had completed more than 200 fiction and nonfiction literary pieces before he was 30. His 49 martial arts series have been published under Wang-Sheng Pub. The novels mainly deal with the final years of the Northern Sung Dynasty (ca. 1100 A.D.) under Emperor Huei.