Considered by many as evil and cruel; the lethally savage ripping, tearing, slashing, clawing and gouging techniques which comprise the POISON HAND ARSENAL are used to attack (by strike, touch or pressure) the nerve centers, pressure points, major blood vessels and vital organs of the body.
In two ads, the Count’s promises are capped, peculiarly, by a cut-out form in which the applicant promises to use his future powers to rend flesh and grind his opponent’s bones to make his bread only in self-defense. A necessary qualifier, I suppose, to forestall possible future lawsuits should Bobby thumb out Billy’s eye on the playground. (See the sidebar, “I Promise Not to Kill Anyone.”)
And in case you still have doubts about the potency of the World’s Deadliest Fighting Secrets:
…[W]e can make a $10,000 GUARANTEE that this book is DEADLIER than any other book, manual or course ever printed anywhere, at any cost and that it was, as mentioned before, refused past publication due to its extremely FEROCIOUS nature.
Danté, who liked to fight, must have had it in for Master Kung Fu and the other comic book senseis. In addition to his duties as the Crown Prince of Death, the Count served as the world’s deadliest consumer advocate: “DON’T BE FOOLED BY PHONIES. The undefeated Count Danté personally challenges to “Knock Out” (no holds barred) matches all other mail order “Masked Marvels,” Kung Fu (Killer) Muscle Men, Kung Fu Dragon Masters, Supposed Masters of Karate, Kung Fu or any other Fighting Arts!”
Count Dante was also available for movies. Apparently, the only screen test he had, he refused to pull any of his punches and kicks. Thus, injuring the other cast members of the movie. It was the end of his attempt at a martial arts movies career.
Was prone to boasts that furthered his reputation, his most notorious one being that he’d participated in secret “death matches” in Thailand and China, winning by killing opponent after opponent before crowds numbering in the thousands.
In the above add, he claims to be a famous Grand Master of about every Martial Arts that you can imagine. But more importantly, that he was the only person ever to be awarded the title of “The World’s Deadliest Master” after a 7 Day Contest in China in which 13 of the 34 Various Fighting Arts Masters were killed.