Four #1 issues lead the way this week, with Marvel scooping up the lion’s share of the releases, although the Dark Knight Detective also found a way to crack the top five.
Marvel’s entry into martial arts cinema with an MCU twist begins in Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings and the studio has just released their first trailer for the upcoming film based on the original Master of Kung-Fu comic series.
Black Widow’s movement to mid-summer does push Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to September 3, with the Eternals (November 5) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17) remaining in their previously readjusted release date slots.
Gene Luen Yang and Dike Ruan helped reestablish the Master of Kung-Fu, Shang-Chi, in the modern Marvel Universe in their recent mini-series, and now they will get a chance to tell his story on a monthly basis in a new on-going series this May.
The Legend of Shang-Chi comic is written by Writer Alyssa Wong with art by Andie Tong and will see Shang-Chi and Leiko Wu team-up to locate a sword that claims people’s souls.
Some weeks it is difficult to find five comics among all of the outstanding title on the racks at your local comic shop. And then some days, it is near impossible to cull the list down to five!