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Shang-Chi comic book series set for June ahead of MCU film

Ahead of the characters debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Shang-Chi is set to get his own brand-new limited series this June!

Announced earlier today by The New York Times in an exclusive interview with writer Gene Luen Yang, Marvel’s greatest martial artist is set to return, with artists Dike Ruan and Philip Tan launch.

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!

In this new series, Shang-Chi’s fight for justice will collide with his past. When the hero finds himself pulled back into the fold, no one will be ready for what will be unleashed. With a target on his back after the revitalization of his father’s secret society, the balance of power will shift in an epic tale of succession, family, and betrayal.

“The basic idea that his father is a Super Villain is still there,” says Yang. “Zheng Zhu has been around a very long time. He has other kids besides Shang-Chi, so we’re going to explore some of those sibling relationships.”

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