A three-part series that explores the origins, rise, fall, and rebirth of Marvel's master of kung fu.

Part One

How Marvel's Shang-Chi had to "destroy" its own racist origins

The first in a series about Shang-Chi’s origins, rise, fall, and rebirth.

Isip Xin

Shang-Chi was your favorite superhero’s favorite superhero

(Here's why he vanished.)

Yao Xiao

Part Three

How Asian American internet trailblazers gave new life to Shang-Chi

The final story in a series on Shang-Chi’s origins, rise, fall, and rebirth.

John Lee
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