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Marvel Celebrates Its Asian Superheroes in Marvel’s Voices: Identity

Marvel Comics is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the announcement of Marvel’s Voices: Identity, a one-shot featuring Asian superheroes and creators headlined by Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel and Silk.

Marvel’s Voices: Identity follows in the footsteps of Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices and Marvel’s Voices: Legacy by inspiring and uplifting stories reflecting “the world outside your window.” Stories in Marvel’s Voices: Identity will come from creators Gene Luen Yang, Marcus To, Christina Strain, Jason Loo, Greg Pak, Maurene Goo and Mashal Ahmed, with Creees Lee and Lynee Yoshii making their Marvel Comics debuts.

MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1

  • Written by GENE LUEN YANG, CHRISTINA STRAIN, GREG PAK, MAURENE GOO & MORE!
  • Art by MARCUS TO, JASON LOO, CREEES LEE, LYNNE YOSHII, MASHAL AHMED & MORE!
  • Cover by JIM CHEUNG
  • On Sale 8/11
  • The giant-sized one-shot will be full action-packed of stories told in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang continues his groundbreaking work on the Shang-Chi mythos in an all-new tale with artist Marcus To (Excalibur). Get ready for some fireworks when Generation X writer Christina Strain and artist Jason Loo catch up with everyone’s favorite mutant mallrat Jubilee. Greg Pak takes secret agent Jimmy Woo on another hair-raising mission that will mark the Marvel Comics debut of artist Creees Lee. Also new to Marvel, artist Lynee Yoshii joins critically acclaimed Maurene Goo to weave another unpredictable adventure in the saga of Silk. Plus, an amazing tale starring Ms. Marvel drawn by Mashal Ahmed and some bonus surprises that will be announced at a later date.

“It’s unreal to me that one of Marvel’s first Asian super heroes, Jimmy Woo, was first introduced in 1956. He predates the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the X-Men,” Editor Darren Shan said. “It just goes to show that Asians have been an integral part of Marvel’s history, both on the page and behind it. So I’m incredibly excited to celebrate that with all these amazing creators, new and established, featuring some of Marvel’s greatest (and dare I say it, best) super heroes!”

“I’m thrilled to be a part of Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1,” Yang said. “Asian and Asian American super heroes are such a vital part of the Marvel Universe. Asian and Asian American creators, too. This book proves it.”

“Jubilation Lee was an important character for me growing up as an Asian American kid in the 90s, so it’s an incredible feeling knowing that I’ve been able to directly contribute to the development of her character and history,” Strain said.