Creator Spotlight


Celebrate AAPI Marvel history with a handful of comic runs and major moments from Asian American and Pacific Islander creators!


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She-Hulk’s First Appearance

In The Savage She-Hulk (1980) #1

Hawaii-born artist Irving “Irv” Watanabe was a prolific cover and interior letterer whose earliest work for Marvel was in 1975. See his signature splash on the cover of She-Hulk’s first appearance.

Classic Wolverine

In Wolverine (1988) #38

Longtime Marvel editor Larry Hama is also a renowned writer and artist, penning characters from Iron Fist to Wolverine. Try this team-up issue co-starring Storm!

'90s X-Men

In X-Men (1991) #1

The duo of Jim Lee and Chris Claremont divvied up the X-Men into two distinct squads following the X-TINCTION AGENDA event. The result? A game-changing issue #1 that still holds a record as a best-seller. With a 4-part gatefold cover that showcased the modernity of the Blue and Gold squads, Jim Lee’s art kicked off a Golden Age of X.

Uncanny History

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #267

Artist Whilce Portacio had a landmark run on the flagship X-title in the early 90s, along with notable work on X-FORCE, IRON MAN, and more. Read Gambit’s (second) appearance here.

Planet Hulk

In Hulk (1999) #92

An alien world of gladiators. A crash-landed warrior. A quest for freedom that becomes the legend of a king. Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan, Aaron Lopresti, and more deliver a blockbuster run that banishes the Incredible Hulk to the fallen planet of Sakaar. Read the epic in full.

X-23: The Killing Dream

In X-23 (2010) #7

Novelist and comic book writer Marjorie Liu took X-23 to Paris, New York, and the shores of Madripoor in this quickly-paced run starring the All-New Wolverine. On her road to redemption, X-23 and Gambit take to Madripoor’s streets to uncover secrets from “the Facility.”

The Totally Awesome Hulk

In The Totally Awesome Hulk (2015) #1

Pak, Frank Cho, and Mike Choi introduce readers to the Gamma-green version of Amadeus Cho. To save Bruce Banner from becoming the center of a radioactive meltdown, teen whiz Amadeus absorbed the original Hulk’s powers... without losing his mind. Read Amadeus’ monster hunting first arc now.

Silk Goes Solo

In Silk (2015) #1

Who is the super-powered Silk? Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee take Cindy Moon out of the bunker and onto the pages of her first solo series. No longer the girl who was “bitten by that same radioactive spider,” Cindy is now on her own in New York, searching for old connections, and webbing up wrong-doers along the way.

All-New Agents of Atlas

In War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas (2019) #1

As the Immortal Queen of Muspelheim (and her legions of Fire Demons) marched on Asia during WAR OF THE REALMS, a new band of heroes united to protect the Pacific Rim. Watch Brawn, Shang-Chi, Silk, Jimmy Woo, Wave, Aero and more save the world from incineration. But where is Ms. Marvel? Follow up this run by Greg Pak and Gang Hyuk Lim with 2019’s AGENTS OF ATLAS.

Ms. Marvel: Destined

In Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019) #1

Ms. Marvel is back! Only it's not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala Khan’s corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed and artist Minkyu Jung take the reins for this all-new era!

Shang-Chi: Brothers & Sisters

In Shang-Chi (2020) #1

Who is the extended family of Marvel’s greatest fighter? Writer Gene Luen Yang teams with artists Dike Ruan, Philip Tan, and Jim Cheung to take Shang-Chi back to a world of death and destruction he thought he left behind long ago.

Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate

In Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) #1

Science fiction, fantasy, and horror author Alyssa Wong delivers a new chapter for Vader’s (former) rogue archeologist, Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra. With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at Hoth, it’s never been a more dangerous time for scoundrels and outlaw credit-seekers. Good thing Aphra brought a team.