Gene Luen Yang and Marcus To unleash the power of the Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings this July

This July, writer Gene Luen Yang and artist Marcus To will continue their Shang-Chi saga with SHANG-CHI AND THE TEN RINGS, a brand new ongoing series focusing on the fan-favourite character.

Here’s the official blurb:

Shang-Chi has gained possession of the powerful Ten Rings. But so much concentrated energy has not gone unnoticed. Now, every bounty hunter, assassin and evil syndicate in the Marvel Universe is coming to take the Rings from him! But will the responsibility and the truth of the Rings be too much to bear for the hero? The debut issue will see Shang-Chi in a striking showdown with Razorfist, more trouble for the Five Weapons Society, and the first appearance of a new foe—RED CANNON!

Yang’s recent run with the character has been a real success, packed with revelations about the hero’s origin and family, dangerous additions to his rogues gallery, and changes to his relationship with the wider Marvel Universe.  He has also gone a great job of introducing the Ten Rings into the narrative, revealing that they have power that potentially rivals the Infinity Gems themselves.

The first issue of this new series will serve as a rebranding of sorts, replacing the previous solicited SHANG-CHI #13 but continuing the same story with a greater focus on the Rings themselves.

Speaking about the series, Yang said “It’s been such a joy to work with Marcus To over the last couple of months. He’s a brilliant artist. His characters are vibrant and full of energy, and he’s so good at fight choreography! We’re all really excited about the new #1! And about bringing in ten of the most powerful items ever into the Marvel Universe!”

To was similarly excited, adding “Gene and I are gearing up to give the fans one hell of an action packed book. Shang-Chi is the greatest hand-to-hand combatant in the Marvel Universe, and we’re gonna show it in this story.”

SHANG-CHI AND THE TEN RINGS #1 hits shelves and digital platforms on 20th July 2022.

The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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