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Published May 13, 2021

Marvel Celebrates Asian Super Heroes and Comic Creators in 'Marvel's Voices: Identity' #1

Gene Luen Yang, Greg Pak, Maurene Goo, and more lead an all-star lineup of Asian talent in new MARVEL’S VOICES one-shot this August!

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Marvel Comics is proud to announce that this summer will see the launch of a brand-new Marvel's Voices one-shot spotlighting some of the most legendary Asian super heroes: MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1! This thrilling issue will take readers across the Marvel Universe with a collection of tales written and drawn by new and established Asian creators. Following in the footsteps of the mega-popular MARVEL’S VOICES: INDIGENOUS VOICES and MARVEL’S VOICES: LEGACY, MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1 will continue the tradition of featuring inspiring and uplifting storytelling that truly reflect “the world outside your window.” These new stories will celebrate Marvel’s ongoing, ever-expanding representation of the vastness of all Asian, Asian American and Pacific Island cultures and identities including South Korean, Chinese, and more.

The giant-sized one-shot will be packed with action-packed stories told in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang continues his groundbreaking work on the Shang-Chi mythos in an all-new tale with artist Marcus To (Excalibur). Get ready for some fireworks when Generation X writer Christina Strain and artist Jason Loo catch up with everyone’s favorite mutant mallrat Jubilee. Greg Pak takes secret agent Jimmy Woo on another hair-raising mission that will mark the Marvel Comics debut of artist Creees Lee. Also new to Marvel, artist Lynne Yoshii joins critically-acclaimed Maurene Goo to weave another unpredictable adventure in the saga of Silk. Plus, an amazing tale starring Ms. Marvel drawn by Mashal Ahmed and a bonus surprise story that will be announced at a later date.

MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1 cover by Jim Cheung
MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1 cover by Jim Cheung

MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1
Written by GENE LUEN YANG, CHRISTINA STRAIN, GREG PAK, MAURENE GOO & MORE!
Art by MARCUS TO, JASON LOO, CREEES LEE, LYNNE YOSHII, MASHAL AHMED & MORE!
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
On Sale 8/11!

“It’s unreal to me that one of Marvel’s first Asian super heroes, Jimmy Woo, was first introduced in in 1956. He predates the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the X-Men,” Editor Darren Shan said. “It just goes to show that Asians have been an integral part of Marvel’s history, both on the page and behind it. So I’m incredibly excited to celebrate that with all these amazing creators, new and established, featuring some of Marvel’s greatest (and dare I say it, best) super heroes!”
 
“I'm thrilled to be a part of MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1,” Yang said. “Asian and Asian American super heroes are such a vital part of the Marvel Universe. Asian and Asian American creators, too. This book proves it.”“Jubilation Lee was an important character for me growing up as an Asian American kid in the 90s, so it's an incredible feeling knowing that I've been able to directly contribute to the development of her character and history,” Strain said.
 
Check out Jim Cheung’s cover above and we're excited to unveil variant cover collection by renowned and best-selling variant cover artist, InHyuk Lee in a gallery below! 

Coming to comics shop this August, Lee’s ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVERS (AAPI COVERS) will highlight Marvel’s ongoing, ever-expanding representation of the vastness of all Asian, Asian American and Pacific Island with stunning depiction of Marvel’s greatest Asian heroes. Blending their modern super hero looks with bold streetwear, traditional cultural elements, and more, these striking portraits will adorn the covers of your favorite Marvel titles and will star the following heroes: Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, Psylocke, Jubilee, Silk, Amadeus Cho, Jimmy Woo, and Armor.

HELLIONS #14 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER)  by INHYUK LEE
HELLIONS #14 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER) by INHYUK LEE

“I'm very proud to draw these eight ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVERS showing the iconic Asian heroes of the Marvel universe,” Lee said. “Silk, Ms.Marvel, Psylocke, Shang-Chi… I love all these heroes so much and since I'm an illustrator and character designer, I proposed to renovate their outfits in a modern or tech-wear style, and Marvel liked my suggestion. When Emily Newcomen asked me about these covers, I had to accept despite my busy schedule because  it was so meaningful. I've been working with Marvel for 10 years now and I’m happy to say we can always have fun working together.”
 
Check out the first five now and collect all eight ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVERS (AAPI COVERS) starting on August 4th!

On Sale 8/4
AVENGERS #47 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER) by INHYUK LEE
IMMORTAL HULK #49 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER)  by INHYUK LEE
HELLIONS #14 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER)  by INHYUK LEE
X-MEN #2 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER)  by INHYUK LEE
 
On Sale 8/11
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #72 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER)  by INHYUK LEE
CAPTAIN MARVEL #11 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER) by INHYUK LEE
MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER) by INHYUK LEE
 
On Sale 8/25
WOLVERINE #15 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER) by INHYUK LEE

Stay tuned for more information on MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1 including new story details, variant covers, and more!

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InHyuk Lee's Variant Covers
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #72 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER) by INHYUK LEE

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