WHITE DRAGON

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human, martial artist, presumably Chinese Citizen

Occupation: Leader of Dragon Lords

Group Membership: Dragon Lords;
formerly Hood's army

Affiliations: Kingpin;
pawn of Mr. Negative

Enemies: Bloodshed, Abe Brown, Philip Chang, Hood (Parker Robbins), Lightmaster, Moon Knight, Mr. Negative, Prowler (Hobie Brown), Shark (homeless man), Speed Demon, Spider-Man, Spot, Squid, Tiger's Claw, White Rabbit;
formerly Mr. Negative

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Chinatown, NYC

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#184 (September, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: Expert in martial arts. Shoots gas or fire from nostrils of mask. Later version of this mask allowed him to breath the flames. Steel claws.

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 160 lbs.

 

 

History: (Amazing Spider-Man I#184-185) - White Dragon, leader of the Dragon Lords in Chinatown, NYC, tried to force Philip Chang to join his gang. Philip was from Hong Kong and lived in NYC with his aunt and uncle who owned a restaurant. Spider-Man rescued Philip and in the end defeated White Dragon and delivered him to the police.

(Marvel Team-Up I#144) - A gang war began in Chinatown because White Dragon killed the leader of Tiger's Claw. The Tiger's Claw gang wanted Philip Chang amongst their ranks. White Dragon smoked him out of the restaurant of his uncle. Both Spider-Man and Moon Knight came to help. White Dragon beat up Philip who refused to fight. Spider-Man prevented a bombing and Moon Knight discovered that White Dragon was working for the Kingpin in order to seize control over Chinatown. Moon Knight then knocked out White Dragon.

 

 

 

(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#12/3) - In Hogan's Alley, the Prowler, working alongside his brother, Abe Brown, fought a gang of criminals attacking homeless people. Abe took a knife to the leg blocking an attack on the Prowler, and then sent the Prowler after the last gang member, who was fleeing on foot. The White Dragon stepped out of the shadows and attacked the injured Abe. The Dragon was about to use his fire breath, but he was shot in the arm by a homeless guy, Shark. He dropped his mask, igniting an incendiary device within it, to create a diversion and escaped.

 

 

 

(Dark Reign: Mr. Negative#1 (fb) - BTS) - Mr. Negative killed some of White Dragon's men in Sunset Park to gain control over Chinatown. Soon thereafter White Dragon joined the Hood's army. The Hood sent him to Chinatown to supervise all operations there with his Dragon Lords including Mr. Negative's business.

 

(Dark Reign: Mr. Negative#1) - White Dragon had a meeting with Mr. Negative to inform him about the takeover of his businesses and that Mr. Negative was going to pay 65% of all his earnings to the Hood. White Dragon was surprised when Mr. Negative agreed to it, but Mr. Negative then shook his hand to corrupt White Dragon. Sent back to the Hood the corrupted White Dragon attacked several of Hood's agents including Bloodshed, Lightmaster, Speed Demon, Spot, Squid and White Rabbit while informing the Hood that all Tong's stood united behind Mr. Negative to keep the Hood out of Chinatown. The Hood then shot White Dragon several times and the seemingly dead White Dragon returned to his uncorrupted state.

 

Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman and Ross Andru.

White Dragon has a one page profile (not very informative) as one of "Spider-Man's Forgotten Foes!" in Web of Spider-Man Annual#3. He has a full profile in the Spider-Man - Back in Black Handbook.
--Markus Raymond

by Peter Kroon

 

 

 

 

Clarifications: He has no known connection to:

The Dragon Lords gang has no known connection to:


 

 

The Dragon Lords

They were a gang in Chinatown led by the White Dragon. Many of them were trained in the martial arts. Tommy Li was a member of their ranks, but later became a lackey of the Smuggler (Erik Josten).
--Amazing Spider-Man I#184 (Amazing Spider-Man I#184-185, Spectacular Spider-Man II#49, Dark Reign: Mr. Negative#1

 

 

 


images: (without ads)
Amazing Spider-Man I#184, p12, pan1 (White Dragon body shot)
Amazing Spider-Man I#184, p12, pan3 (White Dragon head shot)
Marvel Team-Up I#144, p18, pan4 (White Dragon head shot, 2nd costume)
Dark Reign: Mr. Negative#1, p4, pan1 (corrupted by Mr. Negative)
Amazing Spider-Man I#184, p14, pan4 (Dragon Lords guarding Philip Chang)


Appearances:
Amazing Spider-Man I#184-185 (September-October, 1978) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Ross Andru (pencils), Frank Giacoia (inks)
Marvel Team-Up I#144 (August, 1984) - Cary Burkett (writer), Greg LaRocque (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#49 (December, 1980) - Dragon Lords only - Roger Stern (writer), Jim Mooney (pencils), Bruce Patterson (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Web of Spider-Man Annual#3 (1987) - Roger Stern (writer), Jim Mooney (artist), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#12 (1992) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Tod Smith (pencils), Don Hudson (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Dark Reign: Mr. Negative#1 (August, 2009) - Fred Van Lente (writer), Gianluca Gugliotta (pencils), Andy Lanning & Justice (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)


Last updated: 03/29/07

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