MARVEL VOICES : IDENTITY (collectif)

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Marvel Comics has announced an August 11 release for Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1, spotlighting its Asian characters.

The giant-sized one-shot will be including writer Gene Luen Yang continuing his work on the Shang-Chi mythos in a new tale with artist Marcus To. Writer Christina Strain and artist Jason Loo catch up with Jubilee. Greg Pak takes secret agent Jimmy Woo on a mission that will mark the Marvel Comics debut of artist Creees Lee. Also new to Marvel, artist Lynee Yoshii joins Maurene Goo to weave another unpredictable adventure in the saga of Silk. Plus, a tale starring Ms. Marvel drawn by Mashal Ahmed and some bonuses 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.

Jim Cheung provided the cover.

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Written by: Gene Luen Yang, Christina Strain, Greg Pak, Sabir Pirza, Alyssa Wong, Jeremy Holt, Maurene Goo, Ken Niimura.

Art by: Marcus To, Creees Lee, Jason Loo, Mashal Ahmed,. Whilce Portacio, Alti Firmansyah, Lynne Yoshii, Ken Niimura.

Covers by: Jim Cheung, Inhyuk Lee, Mashal Ahmed, Rian Gonzales, Peach Momoko.

Description: Some of the best Asian super heroes in comics are getting the spotlight in this special action-packed and heartfelt issue! Shang-Chi! Ms. Marvel! Jubilee! Silk! Jimmy Woo! Come celebrate these amazing and legendary heroes from new and established Asian creators that will surely expand « the world outside your window! » Plus: Be prepared for some big and special surprises that can only be told in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Pages: 48.

Price: $5.99.

In stores: August 25.

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