MARVEL's SHANG-CHI Back (and Redesigned) for New Series

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Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

A new Shang-Chi limited series will debut this June. MacArthur 'Genius Grant' winner Gene Luen Yang will write this five-issue series, teaming with artists Dike Ruan and Phillip Tan - with a cover and redesigned costume by Jim Cheung.

"In this new series, Shang-Chi’s fight for justice will collide with his past," reads Marvel's description. "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 supervillain is still there," Yang said. "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."

In Marvel Comics lore, Chi is already known to have several established siblings sharing Zheng Zhu as their father. His half-brother, Moving Shadow, was groomed by their father to be his successor but was killed by Zhu after failing to beat Shang-Chi. He also has an adopted brother, Midnight Sun.

The June debut date is almost certainly timed for a new collection to be in stores for the anticpated February 12, 2021 opening of Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

In that movie, Simu Liu plays Shang-Chi and the father character is melded with the Mandarin, played by Tony Leung

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