This best hth whatever pops up every couple of years. Dc did it with shiva, karate kid, bronze tiger, Wildcat, Cassandra Cain etc. It's always some no-lister being pushed hard with popular a-listers doing the jobbing.
And yet he is still lame.
We are talking about a guy who has been around since the 70s and could not hold a monthly for a sustained period that lifted him to the big time.
He has done well for a 70s karate Bruce Lee inspired (clone) character. But even his biggest supporter cannot claim he is an upper echelon character. Nobody thinks of Shang Chi when they think of Marvel.
outside of his own books, when has he beaten anyone? The last time there was a major crossover, when was Shang Chi the first guy the Avengers called? The last 10 crossovers?
This is just Marvel saying he is SUPPOSED to be important and the masses responding with a yawn. Like they always have with Shang Chi
- 2021-02-20 @ 3:50 am
@McHogan Shang chi has been confirmed to be the best hand to hand martial artist in the entire marvel universe several times over decades. Iron fist, spiderman and even wolverine have all gone to him to be trained. He has taken down many powered people, including deadpool., captain America and iron man.
Never a huge fan of this type of story. Maybe Deadpool.... maybe.. could take on the entire MU but Shang Chi?
Ok these a out of canon, suspend all beliefs, one off that is supposed to raise the stock of whichever character is the main event this time.. but SHANG CHI?!? There are 10 martial artists I can name without googling that Marvel themselves has said are better hand to hand combatants..
i guess for those that love this character the exposure is a good thing, and I know that Marvel raises the profile of future MCU stars but efforts like this and the general announcement that this lame-o is getting a movie has me concerned about the next MCU phase
Dike Ruan has really dynamic quality about his art which is perfect for action comics but even more perfect for martial arts comic book. I'm not familiar with the writer tho.
Fun idea, I liked the punisher and deadpool versions of this idea
Agents of Atlas: Shang Chi Edition
I'd take this current look in Legend form, as well as Sister Dagger and Brother Sabre
Meh, maybe it could be a good series but I don't think I'll run out to grab these books, I have since last year, limited my comic buying to only getting the TPB, instead of every issue, just couldn't warrant the additional spending each week when I was spending like 100 on comics (since who knows when), covid really crushed that in the beginning of last year, also they got rid of some books I was really liking. I had to pull the plug, I'm sure this is like the other books, ______ insert name vs. the marvel universe or ____insert name kills the marvel universe. I am happy to see them giving Shang Chi a push before his MCU debut.
So this concept again with, but with Shang-Chi should be interesting.
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