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Marvel unveils plans for AAPI Heritage Month stories


Marvel announced Monday some of its best AAPI talent will be coming together in May for AAPI Heritage Month to highlight its Asian and AAPI superheroes.

The covers from artist Inhyuk Lee will feature Iron Fist, Taegukgi, and Sister Dagger, as well as longtime fan favorite Sister Grimm (Nico Minoru) of Runaways.

“These special variant covers will run on four titles in May, with each one also containing a backup story starring these four breakout characters teaming up with the series’ titular character! Written and drawn by a diverse lineup of creators including established talent and rising stars, these stories reflect some of the many cultures, histories, and backgrounds from the AAPI community and showcase the home they have in the Marvel Universe!” CBR.com reported Marvel as saying.

Daredevil #11, Ghostrider #14 and Wolverine #33 will be released on May 10 with Doctor Strange #3 wrapping up the month May 31.

Daredevil #11 will be written by Jason Loo and drawn by Lynne Yoshii, according to Comic Beat. A pair of water demons will confront Daredevil who will be teaming up with Iron Fist.

Writer Jon Tsuei will join forces with illustrator Tadam Gyadu for Ghost Rider #14. A pair of mysterious and supernatural deaths bring up memories of the past for Taegukgi—South Korea’s greatest Super Hero. He teams up with Ghost Rider to conquer the ghostly threats.

Doctor Strange #3 will feature the writing of Amy Chy with the drawings of Tokitokoro. Readers will learn the backstory of Nico Minoru’s relationship with future ally and mentor, Doctor Strange.

Wolverine #33 will be written by award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang of Shang-Chi fame and drawn by Peter Nguyen. In it, Shang-Chi’s younger sister Sister Dagger takes on a mysterious creatures in the streets of Paris with Wolverine.

Also for AAPI Heritage Month, Marvel is hinting of new developments with Cindy Moon from writer Emily Kim and artist Ig Guara in new Silk solo series.

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  1. Which writer or artist is of Pacific Islander descent? Which story line features Pacific Islander characters or culture?


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