from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a people inhabiting Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Cameroon.
- n. The Bantu language of the Fang.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A people of western Africa.
- proper n. The Bantu language of these people, also called Pahouin
- proper n. A second, only distantly related language of Africa
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"The Law of Club and Fang" is narrated by a man whose own account shows him to have been a poor excuse for both husband and father, but this is about as far as he can get by way of self-reflection:
Also very flattered to be mentioned as part of Rich Kreiner's Best of 2009 roundup over at the all-new Comics Journal website - and especially pleased for Fin Fang Four collaborator Scott Gray, who's getting some much-deserved attention lately.
Couple of things I should mention that won't wait: The Fin Fang Four Returns, a collection of Fin Fang Four short stories which have previously appeared on Marvel Digital, hit the stores today.
But being a cub, Fang is born into the world of the big moose, where an ambitious three-year-old suitor of Fang's mother meets exactly the same fate as Curly in The Call of the Wild.
In the beginning of the second story, before Fang is born, a similar ritualistic incident is pointed out:
In rapid order Fang is finally defeated, being nearly killed by a monstrous bull dog, and then quickly rescued by Scott, the love-master.
And when Fang is sold and forced to fight, the love which he has felt for the man-god degenerates and he becomes a fierce fighter.
But Fang is schooled not only for survival; he also lustfully relishes the idea of finding meat and of battling with the birds.
Predictably, Fang is rescued from the fiendish Smith by Weedon Scott (Fang's John Thorton) who takes him to civilization.
In this section Fang is sold to a “mad god,” Beauty Smith, who uses Fang in dog fights.