Kali in the Comic Books

Filipino martial arts have made many appearances in recent films, but a number of old school comics also involve Kali or Escrima, and superheroes who fight with sticks. Such as…

Mocking Bird, a member of Marvels’ Avengers who employ a combined form of Eskrima and kobudo, using two ‘battle staves’ for the escrima style, which she can attach together to make a single stave for kobudo.

Nightcrawler from the ‘X Men’ who fights with sticks or swords, with the added advantage of a long tail that can also be used as a weapon.

Nightwing from ‘Batman’ Defends Gotham City with sticks.

Grail from ‘Wetworks’ uses Arnis as energy-projection melee weapons.

Reproduced under fair-use and with credit.

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