From DC Comics
By Jana Monji, AsAmNews Arts & Culture Writer
DC is publishing a 96-page one-shot issue, DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration, to commemorate DC’s roster of Asian and Asian American characters.
The special edition will include new tales from some of the best storytellers in comics. The comic book anthology debuts May 11, 2021.
The writers include Ram V, the current Catwoman series writer. Ram will at last unveil the long-seeded mystery behind Shoes in an action-packed tale that follows the character as she becomes Catwoman’s protégé. Revealed will be her real name, secret origin, and who her mother is.
New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan) and artist Bernard Chang will collaborate on a very special story fit for this celebratory month.
Eisner Award-winning author Mariko Tamaki will continue her work on the Batman mythos and present an original Cassandra Cain story, marking the author’s first time taking on DC’s iconic Asian Batgirl.
Minh Lê, the writer behind the graphic novel Green Lantern: Legacy teams with artist Trung Le Nguyen (author and artist of The Magic Fish) for an all-new story featuring Vietnamese American Tai Pham. Pham is DC’s newest Green Lantern co-created by Lê and Green Lantern: Legacy artist Andie Tong. This anthology marks Nguyen’s first work with DC.
Additional stories and portraits star the DC characters Katana, Lady Shiva, the Atom, and New Super-Man, among others, and will be written and drawn by fan-favorite writers and artists such as Francis Manapul, Greg Pak, Alyssa Wong, Marcio Takara, Sumit Kumar, Amy Chu, Dustin Nguyen, Cliff Chiang, Jen Bartel, Gurihiru and many more.
DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration will have cover art by Jim Lee with Alex Sinclair and a variant cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and costs $9.99.
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