Shadow, a key role in A Man Called Hero, is a swordsman under Pride, Hero Wah’s master. Wearing a mask all the time, Shadow had his face disfigured and lost both his arms. Despite his apathy and reticence, he follows Hero Wah after Pride’s death and is a loyal comrade.
Ma Wing-shing was locally born in 1961. Gifted in painting, he entered the comic industry in 1976 when he was only 14 and published his debut title at the age of 15. He started composing and drawing A Man Called Hero in 1982, an early work that saw him rise to fame. It is also one of the bestselling comic books in Hong Kong with over 200,000 copies sold locally alone. Apart from achieving this second-to-none circulation, Ma also innovated Hong Kong comics by introducing realistic technics, delicate touches and cinematic expressions, making a far-reaching impact on subsequent works and securing his leadership in the industry and in art.
In 1989, Ma founded Jonesky Limited and released Storm Warriors, which has been topping the selling chart since its release 23 years ago. Ma also published a number of well-known comics including Black Leopard, Bipolar, The Heaven Sword and the Dragon Sabre, Heroes Shed No Tears, Snow Fox, Hero and Brilliant Century, which made him a prominent figure in local comics.
Ma Wing Shing