Marvel Debuts its New Chinese Superheroes

By Erica Martin, May 24, 2018

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In a collaboration first announced last year, Marvel Comics and online distributor NetEase have released the opening installments of two new comics starring the first Chinese superheroes in the Marvel Universe.

Warriors of the Three Sovereigns ( 三皇斗战士) tells the story of 18-year-old Lin Lie, a descendant of an ancient Chinese god who finds a mythic sword to help him defeat a tyrant named Chiyou. 

Lin Lie vs Chiyou
Lin Lie vs Chiyou. Image via Netease (h/t Quartz)

The second title, Cyclone (气旋), centers on a young architect, Lei Ling, who has the power to control the wind and create turbulence. She is the guardian of an “unnamed Eastern financial hub” (which has a very Pearl Tower-esque building in its skyline) and works with another hero, Ke Shangqi, who can control rocks and concrete. 

Lei Ling
Lei Ling in a city that resembles Shanghai. Image via Netease (h/t Quartz)

The comics are being released serially on NetEase in Chinese, and will see a US release in English at a later date.


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