Marvel Set to Launch New Asian Superhero Series

By Yihan Chen, July 2, 2019

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Marvel Comics is set to release a new series of comic books featuring a team of Asian and Asian-American superheroes. Agents of Atlas is an exclusive five-issue series, which is set to be released in August. The story is designed by Greg Pak, a veteran comic book writer.

“It’s always been my dream to do a team book using a bunch of Asian and Asian-American heroes,” said Pak, who is half-Korean. “There’s literally never been a better time in my memory with more opportunities for doing work that specifically includes Asian and Asian-American characters.”

The 10 heroes that make up Agents of Atlas have already assembled at least once to fight against the Queen of Cinders in The War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas, which was published in May.

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The group of superheroes is convened by agent Jimmy Woo and consists of Korean-American hero Amadeus Cho (who previously replaced Bruce Banner as Hulk), super spy White Fox, heroine Crescent and her magic bear Io, ice controller Luna Snow, Spiderman-ally Silk, master of kung fu Shang-Chi, Filipina water manipulator Wave and two Chinese heroes Aero and Sword Master.

Aero and Sword Master made their debut in the Marvel universe last year. Aero, also known as Lei Ling in Cyclone, is a talented architect who can control air currents. Sword Master, on the other hand, is a descendant of the ancient Chinese god Fu His. He uses a magic sword to battle mighty foes, such as Chiyou.

You can see images of both characters below: 

Image via Sohu

Image via Sohu

Marvel has gained massive popularity among Chinese fans, as its latest movie Avengers: End Game has grossed around RMB4.24 billion and ranks as the third highest grossing film in the history of Chinese cinema. More recently, Spider-Man: Far From Home racked up a whopping USD98 million on its opening weekend at the end of June. 

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[Cover Image via Sohu]

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