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Marvel Reveals “Shang-Chi” First Issue Artist Variants

Back in March, we helped share the news about the upcoming “Shang-Chi” mini-series which was set for June. Then the pandemic happened and that series was delayed like so many other things. The original story I mention can be examined HERE for the interested. With the mini-series hitting the racks now in September, Marvel Comics has begun to release a series of Artist Variant covers for the first issue. I’ll start us off with the standard edition cover and then be editing this post as new reveals are made available to the press. Enjoy the ride.

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“Shang-Chi” #1

July 27, 2020: To commemorate Shang-Chi’s latest adventure, industry legend Arthur Adams has turned out a stunning cover depicting the longtime Avenger bravely facing off against a horde of warriors single-handedly! Outfitted in his new costume designed by superstar artist Jim Cheung, this action-packed cover is just a taste of the fight scenes you can expect as Shang-Chi embarks on a quest to discover long-hidden truths about himself, his family, and the secret society he thought he could leave behind… Check out Arthur Adams’ cover below and don’t miss SHANG-CHI #1 when it hit stands this September!

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“Shang-Chi” #1 (Arthur Adams Variant)


August 4, 2020: When an ancient and evil secret society calls upon him, Shang-Chi will be forced to return to a life of danger he thought he left behind and undertake an epic quest of family, betrayal, and justice. To get a taste of what’s in store for Marvel’s greatest fighter, check out superstar artist Ron Lim’s exhilarating variant showing Shang-Chi doing what he does best, and don’t miss SHANG-CHI #1 when it hits stands this September!

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“Shang-Chi” #1 (Ron Lim Variant)

August 6, 2020: When an ancient and evil secret society emerges from the shadows, Shang-Chi will be called upon to lead, forcing him to return to a dark and destructive world he thought he left behind. See him prepare for the fight of his life in acclaimed Korean artist InHyuk Lee’s stunning variant cover. Known for his incredible digital artwork and art style, the world-renowned artist’s new cover is oozing with intensity as Shang-Chi faces his dangerous new mission. InHyuk Lee’s cover joins more stunning Shang-Chi variants by top talents like Ron Lim and more – to be revealed in the coming weeks! Check the cover out below, and pick up the latest chapter in the legend of Shang-Chi when SHANG-CHI #1 hits stands next month!

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“Shang-Chi” #1 (Inhyuk Lee Variant)

August 25, 2020: Kim Jacinto, one of Marvel’s most popular cover artists, delivers an electrifying take on Marvel’s greatest fighter in his cover for SHANG-CHI #1! Known for his eye-catching work on 2018’s Avengers storyline “No Surrender,” the acclaimed Filipino artist celebrates Shang-Chi’s return by depicting the former Avengers in a heated battle. In this exciting new era, Shang-Chi will discover hidden secrets about his family that will rock his world as he goes up against dangerous new enemies, including the deadly Sister Hammer, a figure from Shang-Chi’s past who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Shang-Chi is in for the fight of his life in this action-packed adventure full of startling revelations, shocking betrayals, and pulse-pounding battles. Check out Jacinto’s cover below and don’t miss SHANG-CHI #1 when it hits stands next month!

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“Shang-Chi” #1 (Kim Jacinto Variant)

August 26, 2020: To celebrate Shang-Chi’s grand return, a host of all-star talents have showcased the hero in stunning variant covers, including artist Benjamin Su. The Pixar animator makes his Marvel Comics debut with a stunning cover depicting the Avenger assuming fighting stance as he bravely faces off against an army of new enemies.

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“Shang-Chi” #1 (Benjamin Su Variant)

August 27, 2020: Dike Ruan will soon bring these new characters to life in the action-packed pages of SHANG-CHI, but you can get your first glimpse at the warriors in his spectacular variant cover for the debut issue! Emerging from the shadows is the vengeful Sister Hammer, the wise Brother Staff, the fiercely devoted Brother Sabre, and the young and sharp Sister Dagger. Together, they will impact Shang-Chi’s world like never before when a vicious battle for control of the Five Weapons Society erupts. Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more information on these exciting new players in the Marvel Universe, and find out if Shang-Chi will take his rightful place among them when SHANG-CHI #1 goes on sale next month!

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“Shang-Chi” #1 (Dike Ruan Variant)

August 28, 2020: One of the most popular comic book cover artists today, Jen Bartel is the latest superstar creator to deliver an incredible cover for SHANG-CHI #1, commemorating the return of Marvel’s greatest fighter with a depiction of his newest foe, Sister Hammer! Brought to life in Bartel’s iconic vibrant style, Sister Hammer is ready to take down anyone who gets in the way of her long-awaited vengeance—including Shang-Chi!

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“Shang-Chi” #1 (Jen Bartel Variant)

September 1, 2020: Extraordinary cover artist Mico Suayan delivers the final SHANG-CHI #1 cover: an epic depiction of Brother Sabre done in Suayan’s incredible detailed style. Suayan joins superstar creators such as Inhyuk Lee, Jen Bartel, and Jim Cheung in commemorating the return of Marvel’s greatest fighter with this latest brilliant cover.

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“Shang-Chi” #1 (Mico Suayan Variant)

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I’ve done before with multiple cover reveals I tend to keep the commentary light because I never know just how long they will be serving these up. I think that “Fantastic Four” and “X-Men” had more than a dozen and the same applied for “War Of The Realms”. I do hope that you enjoyed this presentation and as I close up this post, I must share that I cannot get the song “Kung-Fu Fighting” out of my head. Chime in with whatever topical notions you might have about these reveals. See you next time.

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