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Published February 27, 2023

Marvel Comics Celebrates AAPI Heritage with New Variant Covers by Inhyuk Lee and New Stories by All-Star Creators

This May, Marvel honors Asian and AAPI creators and characters all month long.

This Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Marvel Comics is proud to spotlight some of its most prominent Asian and AAPI Super Heroes, as well as acclaimed Asian and AAPI talent from throughout the comics industry in new stories and variant covers. 

This year’s AAPI Heritage Month Variant Covers were crafted by best-selling cover artist InHyuk Lee. Across four gorgeous pieces, Lee depicts some of Marvel’s brightest new stars including Iron Fist, Taegukgi, and Sister Dagger, as well as longtime fan favorite Sister Grimm (Nico Minoru) of Runaways fame, in his iconic, breathtaking style!

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!

 

DAREDEVIL #11

DAREDEVIL #11 AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee

DAREDEVIL #11
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY & JASON LOO
Art by RAFAEL DE LATORRE & LYNNE YOSHII
AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE
On Sale 5/10

DAREDEVIL #11’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Jason Loo and drawn by Lynne Yoshii. Before becoming the new Iron Fist, Lin Lie’s legendary Sword of Fu Xi was shattered! Now, Daredevil and Iron Fist find themselves face-to-face against a pair of water demons who’ve come to claim the shards of the sword that are embedded in Lie Lie’s body and soul!

GHOST RIDER #14

GHOST RIDER #14 AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee

GHOST RIDER #14
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY & JON TSUEI 
Art by CORY SMITH & TADAM GYADU
AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE
On Sale 5/10

GHOST RIDER #14's AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Jon Tsuei and drawn by Tadam Gyadu. Fresh off his thrilling adventures in TIGER DIVISION, Taegukgi—South Korea’s greatest Super Hero—comes to California to investigate a series of mysterious and supernatural deaths that have ties to his past. When a ghostly threat emerges, he’ll have to team up with Ghost Rider to take it down!

WOLVERINE #33

WOLVERINE #33 AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee

WOLVERINE #33
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY & GENE LUEN YANG
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP & PETER NGUYEN
 AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE
On Sale 5/10

WOLVERINE #33's AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang, known for his acclaimed work on SHANG-CHI, and drawn by Peter Nguyen. Yang will revisit his recent contribution to Shang-Chi’s legacy: Sister Dagger. Shang-Chi’s fierce younger sister is after a mysterious creature terrorizing the streets of Paris…and so is Wolverine! Witness their daggers and claws cross paths as two of Marvel’s deadliest fighters do what they do best!

DOCTOR STRANGE #3

DOCTOR STRANGE #3 AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee

DOCTOR STRANGE #3
Written by JED MACKAY & AMY CHU
Art by PASQUAL FERRY & TOKITOKORO
AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE
On Sale 5/31

DOCTOR STRANGE #3’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Amy Chu and drawn by Tokitokoro. Readers have seen Nico Minoru’s mystical skills grow in recent titles like STRANGE ACADEMY and MIDNIGHT SUNS. Now, flash back to her days as a teenage runaway and witness her first meeting with her future ally and mentor, Doctor Strange.

The AAPI heroes of the Marvel Universe take center stage all year long! Fans can also look forward to a brand-new SILK solo series launching in May from writer Emily Kim and artist Ig Guara, an exciting new development for Wong in the pages of Jed MacKay and Pasqual Ferry’s upcoming DOCTOR STRANGE series, and much more! 

Check out all four covers now and celebrate Marvel’s AAPI heroes and creators this May!

You can grab these comics and more digitally or at your favorite local comic book shop. Be sure to ask your local shop about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries, and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop at ComicShopLocator.com or by visiting Marvel.com/LoveComicShops.

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