Written by Gene Luen Yang
Art by Dike Ruan and Philip Tan
Colors by Sebastian Cheng
Letters by Travis Lanham
The Rundown: Shan-Chi trains to stop the undead warriors being dispatched by his half-sister.
Shang-Chi has been rescued by more half-siblings and as he gets closer to his half brother, he continues to fight against their belief that he needs to lead their family. As they continue to needle him about his being chosen by his father’s spirit, Shang-Chi continues to feel the effects of the experiments done on him.
Shang finds himself getting another message from a deceased family member and this message sends him on a quest in Paris that gets interrupted by an attack on the Louvre by his sister. An attack that brings family together for another twisted reunion.
The Story: Yang continues to move the story in some interesting and entertaining directions. While I would like to learn more about what is affecting Shang-Chi and what it means for the story, I enjoy the fact that the characters and their interactions are given a prominent focus. I enjoy the pace of this story and how the mysteries within it grow and evolve.
The Art: Dike Ruan and Philip Tan bring some beautiful imagery to this issue and to the characters especially. There is a sense of energy to the visuals in this issue and that energy translates to the pace of the story.