In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, DC Comics will release a special one-shot anthology entitled DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration this May.
The 96-page comic book will be headlined by a story written by Gene Luen Yang with art by Bernard Chang and will also“…commemorate DC’s rich roster of Asian and Asian American characters, presenting new tales by some of the most lauded storytellers in comics. Ram V— the current Catwoman series writer—will at last unveil the long-seeded mystery behind Shoes in an action-packed tale that follows the character as she becomes Catwoman’s protégé, revealing her real name, secret origin, and who her mother is. Eisner Award-winning author Mariko Tamaki will continue her work on the Batman mythos and present an original Cassandra Cain story, marking the author’s first time taking on DC’s iconic Asian Batgirl. Joining these stories, Minh Lê—the acclaimed writer behind the smash-hit middle grade graphic novel Green Lantern: Legacy—will team with artist Trung Le Nguyen (author and artist of The Magic Fish) for an all-new story featuring Vietnamese American Tai Pham, DC’s newest Green Lantern co-created by Lê and Green Lantern: Legacy artist Andie Tong.”
DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration will contain additional stories (and portraits) featuring Katana, Lady Shiva, the Atom, and New Super-Man. Writers and artists such as Francis Manapul, Greg Pak, Alyssa Wong, Marcio Takara, Sumit Kumar, Phillip Tan, Jim Cheung, Sean Chen, Amy Chu, Dustin Nguyen, Cliff Chiang, Jae Lee, Jen Bartel, and Gurihiru’s work will be represented in the special as well.
DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration will be in stores on May 11, 2021. Check out Jim Lee and Alex Sinclair’s cover below. The comic will also be available with a variant cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.