Yesterday, Marvel announced a line of variant covers in honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May. Cover artist Inhyuk Lee will provide four unique covers featuring characters across the Marvel universe, for upcoming issues of Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange, and Wolverine. Each issue will also c
Each cover will spotlight and feature a backup story featuring the AAPI character depicted on the variant cover. The first story will feature Lin Lie’s Iron Fist and Daredevil fighting water demons in a story written by Jason Loo and drawn by Lynne Yoshii. Doctor Strange will flashback to Nico Minoru’s first meeting with the Sorcerer Supreme written by Amy Chu and drawn by Tokitokoro. Writer Jon Tsuei and artist Tadam Gyadu bring Taegukgi and Ghost Rider into a race to find ghosts thought to be in both character’s rearview. Sister Dagger and Wolverine clash claw and dagger as they hunt monsters in Paris in a story from writer Gene Luen Yang and artist Peter Nguyen.
Lee’s variants and descriptions for each APPI story can be seen below.
On Sale May 10, 2023
DAREDEVIL #11’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Jason Loo and drawn by Lynne Yoshii. Before becoming the new Iron Fist, Lin Lie’s legendary Sword of Fu Xi was shattered! Now, Daredevil and Iron Fist find themselves face-to-face against a pair of water demons who’ve come to claim the shards of the sword that are embedded in Lie Lie’s body and soul!
- Written by CHIP ZDARSKY & JASON LOO
- Art by RAFAEL DE LATORRE & LYNNE YOSHII
- AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE – 75960620389501121
GHOST RIDER #14’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Jon Tsuei and drawn by Tadam Gyadu. Fresh off his thrilling adventures in Tiger Division, Taegukgi, South Korea’s greatest superhero, comes to California to investigate a series of mysterious and supernatural deaths that have ties to his past. When a ghostly threat emerges, he’ll have to team up with Ghost Rider to take it down!
GHOST RIDER #14
- Written by BENJAMIN PERCY & JON TSUEI
- Art by CORY SMITH & TADAM GYADU
- AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE – 75960609979501421
WOLVERINE #33’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang, known for his acclaimed work on Shang-Chi, and drawn by Peter Nguyen. Yang will revisit his recent contribution to Shang-Chi’s legacy, Sister Dagger. Shang-Chi’s fierce younger sister is after a mysterious creature terrorizing the streets of Paris…and so is Wolverine! Witness their daggers and claws cross paths as two of Marvel’s deadliest fighters do what they do best!
- Written by BENJAMIN PERCY & GENE LUEN YANG
- Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP & PETER NGUYEN
- AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE – 75960609661903321
On Sale May 31, 2023
DOCTOR STRANGE #3’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Amy Chu and drawn by Tokitokoro. Readers have seen Nico Minoru’s mystical skills grow in recent titles like Strange Academy and Midnight Suns. Now, flashback to her days as a teenage runaway and witness her first meeting with her future ally and mentor, Doctor Strange.
DOCTOR STRANGE #3
- Written by JED MACKAY & AMY CHU
- Art by PASQUAL FERRY & TOKITOKORO
- AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE – 75960620534900321
The AAPI heroes of the Marvel Universe take center stage all year long! Fans can also look forward to a brand-new SILK solo series launching in May from writer Emily Kim and artist Ig Guara, an exciting new development for Wong in the pages of Jed MacKay and Pasqual Ferry’s upcoming DOCTOR STRANGE series, and much more!
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Marvel Celebrates AAPI Heritage With INHYUK LEE Variants, Team-Up Stories, New Titles
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