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Preview: Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #4

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #4

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Marcus To (CA) Dike Ruan
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE GAME OF RINGS STARTS HERE! Shang-Chi must compete in a martial arts tournament against some of his deadliest foes. The winning prize? The Ten Rings! But who has staged this contest? And does Shang-Chi truly want to win?!

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #4

Review: Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #2

Shang- Chi and The Ten Rings #2

There are times when it seems like the weight of the world is on you. This can make or break many people. As it how that person deals with that stress talks to how strong minded they are.  Some people would let it crush them and would wait too long to ask for help.

Other people would find it an opportunity to thrive. Sometimes, it is more than one thing that comes at you, and your problems do get compounded.  As the question then becomes , can you deal with more than one problem?  In Shang-Chi and The Ten Rings #2, Shang-Chi is still dealing with every villain in the Marvel Universe hunting him but he also has to help save an old friend.

We find Master Ling and Shang Chi at a hidden location, where he has decided to lock away the rings, hoping it would deter the villains searching for them, a plan Master Ling see fallacy in. We are taken back to the Five Weapons Society headquarters, where Leiko Wu is looking for help in finding her ex-husband, Clive Reston, who has enemies in every corner of the world. This leads the two to the grotto of Carlton Velcro, who wants revenge on Shang Chi and uses Clive’s kidnapping as a trap. Meanwhile, the Hand steals flight coordinates from Five Weapons Society headquarters.  By issue’s end, the rings have been stolen and a key betrayal leaves Shang, powerless and close to death.

Overall, Shang-Chi and The Ten Rings #2 is a twisted second issue that makes this series even more intriguing. The story by Yang is exciting. The art by the creative team is enthralling. Altogether, a story that shows that those closest cannot be trusted sometimes.

Story: Gene Luen Yang Art: Marcus To
Color: Erick Arciniega Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1

Shang-Chi and The Ten Rings #1

“With great power comes great responsibility”, is one of the most quoted lines made famous in comics that those who aren’t part of the fandom know. It’s an iconic line that feels like it’s been uttered in every iteration of Spider-Man onscreen.  Most people repurpose the quote to show the magnitude of the responsibility one may have. The responsibility isn’t just what you will do with your talents but also what you won’t do.

You can see firsthand the flipside of Spider-Man’s responsibility in his rogues gallery. It’s filled with individuals who also have amazing powers but instead of using them in altruistic ways, they use it for personal gain. This dynamic is also true for other heroes and the villains they face. In Shang-Chi and The Ten Rings #1, Shang-Chi finds out firsthand how just about anyone would want to possess those ten rings.

We’re taken to the headquarters of the Five Weapons Society, where Shang Chi now runs his father’s organization, also where the Ten Rings reside. Unfortunately, a few of Shang Chi’s men foolishly underestimated their power, but thankfully he was there to prevent any further damage. This incident only adds to his confirmation that he may be turning into his father, as he is well aware of the corruption that the Ten Rings brings its holder.  As he tries to find some semblance of normal, his girlfriend, Delilah looks for him to open up to her,  but their day out gets interrupted by an assassination attempt by Razor Fist.  We soon find out that  he is not the only one, as Hydra decides to come after the Ten Rings as well, as they invade the Five Weapons Society headquarters, and brings with him, Lady Iron Fan. By issue’s end, he finds out a key close betrayal has opened him to every threat in the Marvel Universe and that he must protect it at all costs.

Overall, Shang-Chi and The Ten Rings #1 is an action packed debut that shows the world who Shang Chi really is. The story by Yang is intricate and powerful. The art by the creative team is awe inspiring. Altogether, a fun story that will remind readers of Deadpool Vs Marvel Universe.

Story: Gene Luen Yang Art: Marcus To
Color: Erick Arciniega Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #2

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #2

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Marcus To (CA) Dike Ruan
RATED T+
In Shops: Aug 24, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE HUNT IS ON!
Now that the Ten Rings have become public knowledge, every villain in the Marvel Universe is coming for Shang-Chi! Not great timing then for old flame, Leiko Wu, to show up with a mission to save their old spy friend, Clive Reston. Can Shang-Chi save his friend while protecting the Ten Rings at the same time? The epic new era of Shang-Chi continues!

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #2

SDCC 2022: Aaron’s Avengers Assemble, Moon Girl, and more during Marvel’s Next Big Thing Panel

Marvel’s famous panel Next Big Thing Panel at at San Diego Comic-Con is always filled to the brim with announcements, first looks, and teases about the future of the Marvel Universe! Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski, Executive Editor Nick Lowe, editors Darren Shan and Lauren Bisom and an incredible lineup of creators including Christopher Cantwell, Jonathan Hickman, Ram V, and Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing came together to reveal some of the hottest Marvel titles coming your way in the next few months. Here’s some of the panel’s biggest announcements!

Marvel Comics visionary Jason Aaron will unite his work on Avengers, Avengers Forever, and Avengers of 1,000,000 BC into one incredible epic in Avengers Assemble! Aaron will kick off the saga with superstar artist Bryan Hitch in November’s Avengers Assemble: Alpha one-shot before crossing over between issues of AVENGERS and AVENGERS FOREVER!

From throughout time and the far corners of the Multiverse, the Mightiest Heroes of All the Earths are assembling as never before for a battle beyond all imagining. A war that will take us from the prehistoric beginnings of an Earth under assault by the greatest villains who’ve ever lived to the watchtower that stands at the dark heart of the all and the always, where an army of unprecedented evil now rises. The biggest Avengers saga in Marvel history begins now.

Avengers Assemble: Alpha

From the fantastical mind of creator Tradd Moore comes a Strange story like you’ve never seen in Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise! Launching in November, the four-issue limited series sees Doctor Strange awaken alone in a distant world not his own. Lost of purpose and surrounded by danger, the wandering sorcerer must explore this land of blades and mystery to unravel arcane secrets and escape the deadly horrors that lie in wait!

November will also see an oversized celebration for the Golden Avenger’s 650th issue in Iron Man #25! It’s Iron Man Day in New York City, but not everyone is ready to celebrate the ongoing legacy of Tony Stark — least of all him. But a sudden crisis will once again test Tony’s heroism and challenge his commitment to the role he has assumed for himself. Must there be an Iron Man?  Christopher Cantwell concludes his thought-provoking and powerful run as writer, as illustrated by Angel Unzueta. PLUS! Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akande tell a tale of Iron Man’s quest to locate Thor amid the frozen wastelands of Niffleheim. Kurt Busiek and Ben Dewey pair up to provide an all-new vintage Iron Man adventure from the distant past featuring Madame Masque and the Radioactive Man! And get a special glimpse of what’s coming up next for the Armored Avenger! Check out the cover by Alex Ross.

Iron Man #25

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’s highly-anticipated new solo series will arrive in December! Written by Jordan Ifueko and drawn by Alba GlezMoon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 will begin a brand-new era for the breakout young hero as the smartest person in the Marvel Universe also takes her place as one of its greatest heroes! The cover for the first issue is by Ken Lashley and the comic comes to shelves in December.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

Check out more of what’s coming below!

Avengers and Moon Girl #1 Interior Artwork by Diogenese Neves
Written by Mohale Mashigo, the first in a three-part trilogy of Moon Girl Team-Up one-shots on Sale August 10

Venom #11 Interior Artwork by Bryan Hitch
Upcoming Issue of Ram V, Al Ewing, and Bryan Hitch’s Venom Run, on sale September 14

Carnage #5 Interior Artwork by Francesca Manna
Upcoming Issue of Ram V and Francesco Manna’s Carnage run, on sale August 24

Carnage #6 Interior Artwork by Rogê Antônio
Upcoming Issue of Ram V and Francesco Manna’s Carnage run, on sale September 21

Love Unlimited: Viv Vision
Weekly arc starts in Issue #7, written by Marieke Nijkamp with art by Federico Sabbatini

Ghost Rider #5 Interior Artwork by Cory Smith
Upcoming Issue of Benjamin Percy and Cory Smith’s Ghost Rider run, on sale August 3

Ghost Rider #8

On sale November 2022 
Written by Benjamin Percy 
Art by Cory Smith 
Cover by Kael Ngu 
JOHNNY BLAZE AND TALIA WARROAD — WORKING TOGETHER?!  
As part of a splinter unit within the F.B.I., they will map out the shadow highways that crisscross the country, uncovering the larger design of an underworld conspiracy!

Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever #1 Interior Artwork by Juan José Ryp
Special Ghost Rider anniversary one-shot by Benjamin Percy and Juan José Ryp, on sale August 10 

Captain America Sentinel of Liberty #3 Interior Art work by Carmen Carnero 
Upcoming issue of Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing and Carmen Carnero’s Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty run, on sale August 10

Captain America Sentinel of Liberty #6

On Sale November 2022 
Written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing 
Art by Carmen Carnero 
Cover by Carmen Carnero
Captain America has misjudged his place in the battle against the elusive Outer Circle…and it’s about to cost him everything. The Century Game has been turned upside down. And when the dust settles, Steve Rogers’ world will never be the same again.

Shang Chi and the Ten Rings #2 Interior Artwork by Marcus To
Upcoming issue of Gene Luen Yang and Marcus To’s sun of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings, on sale August 24

Shang Chi and the Ten Rings #5

On Sale November 2022 
Written by Gene Luen Yang 
Art by Marcus To 
Cover by Dike Ruan
THE ORIGIN OF THE TEN RINGS REVEALED! Shang-Chi finally discovers their tragic history… 

Shang Chi and the Ten Rings #5

Dark Web

Upcoming Crossover, Prelude issues begin in November 2022 
Written by Zeb Wells 
Promotional Artwork by Ryan Stegman
Variant Cover by Peach Momoko

Dark Web

Gold Goblin

New Limited Series launching in November 2022 
Written by Christopher Cantwell 
Art by Lan Medina 
Cover by Taurin Clarke  
IT’S NOT EASY BEING…GOLD? Norman Osborn’s sins may have been cleansed, but his memories weren’t and he’s done plenty of horrific things to remember. Norman’s worked hard to avoid all things “Goblin” and to stay on the straight and narrow. Consequences in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN pushed him to try super-heroing, and he liked it. But when the media dub him the Gold Goblin, he has to start wondering – can he ever get away from the Goblin inside? 

Preview: Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Marcus To (CA) Dike Ruan
RATED T+
In Shops: Jul 20, 2022
SRP: $3.99

A BOLD NEW ERA STARTS HERE!
Shang-Chi has gained possession of the powerful Ten Rings. But so much concentrated energy has not gone unnoticed. Now, every bounty hunter, assassin and evil syndicate in the Marvel Universe is coming to take the Rings from him! But will the responsibility and the truth of the Rings be too much to bear for the Master of Kung Fu? Find out as the true origin of the Ten Rings starts here from Gene Luen Yang (SHANG-CHI) and Marcus To (EXCALIBUR)!

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1

Shang-Chi Masters the Ten Rings in the Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1 Trailer

Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang’s redefining adventures of Marvel’s premiere martial artist continue next month in Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1. Joined by acclaimed artist Marcus To, Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1 will kick off a new saga for the hero now that he’s inherited the powerful and mysterious Ten Rings.

The legendary weapon is revealed to rival the might of the Infinity Gems, and now, every villain in the Marvel Universe want their hands on them! Shang-Chi will have to take on Razor Fist, the Hand, A.I.M., Hydra, and more, all while continuing to lead his secret organization: The Five Weapons Society! See the battles that await in the all-new Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork.

Discover the truth behind the Ten Rings and witness Shang-Chi’s most legendary showdowns to date when Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1 hits stands on July 20.

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