The Press Release:
Shang-Chi returns this month in a brand-new series by Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and acclaimed artists Dike Ruan (Spider-Verse, Black Cat) and Philip Tan (Uncanny X-Men). The former Avenger will be forced to confront his family’s dark history when the mysterious Five Weapons Society emerges from the shadows. With the group’s leadership in question, a bloody power struggle will erupt into a full-blown war and only the deadly fists of Shang-Chi can protect the Marvel Universe from the fallout. Founded by his father, Zheng Zu, this ancient group of warriors will reveal long-hidden truths about Shang-Chi’s past and drag the hero back into a world he thought he left behind forever. Get your first look at this shocking family reunion in the SHANG-CHI #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen art from the debut issue!
“We are keeping all of the big pieces of Shang-Chi’s backstory. He’s the son of a supervillain who dreamed of taking over the world. Shang-Chi grew up in a remote area of China, separated from modern society. He eventually made his way to America and joined forces with American superheroes. We want to flesh him out by adding to his supporting cast,” Yang revealed in a recent interview with SYFY Wire. “We’ve met some of his siblings in the past, but in this particular miniseries we’re going to meet a full set of them. Each is going to bring out a different aspect of Shang-Chi’s personality.”
Don’t miss this fascinating new take on the Shang-Chi mythos when this action-packed series kicks off on September 30th!
SHANG-CHI #1 (of 5): Written by GENE LUEN YANG, Art by DIKE RUAN and PHILIP TAN, Cover by JIM CHEUNG
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.
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!
The Press Release:
Announced earlier today by The New York Times in an exclusive interview with writer Gene Luen Yang, Marvel Super Hero Shang-Chi will be getting a brand-new limited series this June. Known for his Eisner Award-winning work, American Born Chinese – the first graphic novel ever to be nominated for a National Book Award – Yang will be teaming up with artists Dike Ruan (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man) and Phillip Tan (Black Order) to craft the modern adventures of Marvel’s beloved master of the martial arts, with an all-new costume designed by artist Jim Cheung!