Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1
Written by Gene Luen Yang
Art by Marcus To
Colors by Erick Arciniega
Letters by Travis Lanham
The Rundown: Shang-Chi finds himself the new owner of a dangerous weapon and everyone is coming after it.
After borrowing the powerful ten rings from the Jade Emperor, Shang-Chi will discover that he cannot seem to return them. A proposition that will force him to lock them away and attempt to return to his life. Unfortunately, a date with his girlfriend will be interrupted by the return of an old enemy and a call will bring him back home.
His return home will be just in time to face off against representatives of terrorist groups from all over including the Hand and HYDRA. All of the converging in Shang-Chi’s home for the same reason; to secure the legendary Ten Rings.
The Story: Gene Luen Yang crafts an entertaining new adventure for Shang-Chi. One that not only pits him against dangerous threats, but also takes him on a personal journey through his father’s legacy and what it means for the life he’s trying to live. The story has great action, mystery and humor within it and I love both the pacing and broadening of the story and its themes.
The Art: Marcus To delivers some beautifully detailed and stylish art throughout the issue. I love the visual look of the issue and the thrilling action throughout it.