A new Shang-Chi one-shot will be kicking its way onto shelves at the beginning of 2021 courtesy of the creative duo of writer Alyssa Wong, artist Andie Tong, and Marvel Comics.
This creative team will be taking the martial artist superhero Shang-Chi and pairing him with Leiko Wu, as they join forces to find a sword that devours people’s souls, and to keep the weapon from falling into the wrong hands of their competition, Lady Deathstrike.
In an interview with the website Polygon, writer Alyssa Wong said about her upcoming story,
I’m stoked to write Shang-Chi! My first introduction to the character was in War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas, written by Greg Pak and drawn by Gang Hyuk Lim. I think Shang-Chi’s super interesting: he’s a guy who goes toe-to-toe with superpowered metahumans every day, and his special ability is that he’s really, really good at martial arts. That’s it. But that’s all he needs; he’s fast, acrobatic, and literally the best at what he does. I feel like Shang-Chi radiates Good Older Brother energy. He’ll protect you AND buy you snacks afterward. What else do you really need?
For this adventure, I wanted to pit Shang-Chi against a villain with an equally agile, physical fighting style. Lady Deathstrike seemed like a natural choice. She’s got adamantium claws and an iron will. In the past, she’s faced off against Wolverine (many times!) and even been a reluctant hero. She’s a lot of fun. Lady Deathstrike is someone who can hold her own against Shang-Chi; if he wants to beat her, he’ll have to get creative.”
Legend of Shang-Chi #1
Deadly Hands vs. Deadly Blades!
• Someone has been stealing artifacts of WMD potential.
• It’s up to Shang-Chi to find this person and stop them.
• But is he prepared to go toe-to-toe with Lady Deathstrike?!
Legend of Shang-Chi #1 will hit shelves in January of 2021.
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