Shang-Chi #2

Marvel Comics

Written by Gene Luen Yang

Art by Dike Ruan and Philip Tan

Colors by Sebastian Cheng

Letters by Travis Lanham

The Rundown: Shang-Chi’s hunt for his long lost sister will result in a potentially deadly family reunion.

A young Shang-Chi and his sister make a deadly discovery that will cement their relationship when their father seeks to teach a violent lesson. In the present day, Shang finds himself infiltrating a compound in hopes of finding out more about his sister and how he can find her. Unfortunately, he finds her waiting for him.

After confronting each other and Shang testing the skill of her guards, the two find themselves sitting across a table sharing a meal and memories. As they reminisce, Shang will discover that this reunion is not the friendly one he hoped for and his plan to help his sister escape will hit a snag in the form of poison. When he awakens, he finds that his mission to save his sister will start with stopping the monsters trying to kill him.

The Story: Gene Luen Yang delivers some great human drama in this new issue. There is intrigue and betrayal throughout that adds to the drama of the series. The dialogue is great and the story has some really interesting character moments culminating in an ending that is intriguing both in its premise and its repercussions.

The Art: Dike Ruan’s art is fantastic. There is some great energy to the panels and the fights are dramatic and filled with details. The flashback scenes by Tan are great as well and I love the contrast in styles.

Shang-Chi #2



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