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  Whizzer & Chips characters and strips...

    Karate Kid
    Karate Kid
No, no, no - not the guy from the movies - this chap came
    out way before his arrival. Karate Kid took his lead from
    the new wave of Kung Fu stars emerging into Western
    Pop Culture in the late 60's/early 70s.

    Our Karate Kid sported a basin-bowl haircut and had a
    penchant for disassembled proverbs spoken in a rather
    unfortunate "bloken eenglish". Stereo-typing aside, the
    stories offered little to offend. Each strip, Kid's Kung Fu
    skills would drop him into hot water...

    If anything, the character was of greater offence to those
    with a height inbalance. Poor old KK was frequently
    referred to as "titch" and bullied because of his short size.
    Karate Kid popped up again later in the 70s, in the Whoopee!
    Annuals, before disappearing into the East once more when the
    fashion for Kung Fu died down. His Funny Fortnightly Annual
    was, of course, a reprint...




  Karate Kid
  Facts & Figures

  1st appearance:
  & Chips #1
  18th Oct 1969

  Also seen in:

  1976 - 1978


  Funny Fortnightly
  Annual 1991


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