We still have to wait for a bit until Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is finally released. Luckily, Marvel is using the time to give us a brand new storyline featuring the master of martial arts. To celebrate the launch of a brand new ongoing series for Shang-Chi, Marvel has created a motion comic trailer for the first issue’s upcoming release. The new series will be written by Gene Yang and penciled by Philip Tan and Dike Ruan.
The secrets of his past will change his world forever.
A new chapter in the legend launches with "Shang-Chi" issue #1! pic.twitter.com/4JV7HhBzbi
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) September 3, 2020
As the trailer suggests, Shang-Chi will be hunted by an ancient secret society. After their leader, Zheng Zhu died, his son Shang-Chi was to take over the role of a leader. This forces the master of martial arts to return to a world he tried his utmost to leave in a past life. Of course, this release is to build up some hype towards Shang-Chi‘s film release. It’s also a perfect time to expand the iconic martial artist’s mythology.
It will be interesting to see if they will intersect Shang-Chi’s new secret society with the mythology that is being set up with the Ten Rings. While he won’t have the Mandarin connection, they might explore a similar dynamic with Zhu. He will be dead during this ongoing series but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any flashbacks. I also have to say that I love the art for this series. I cannot wait to get my hands on it. Personally, I am a huge fan of series that build up mythology so this is right up my alley.