Marvel’s Shang-Chi and Lady Deathstrike will team up this January

Image: Marvel Comics

Legend of Shang-Chi, a new Shang-Chi one-shot from Marvel Comics, is on the way! Writer Alyssa Wong and artist Andie Tong have teamed up for the adventure, which sees the superhero Shang-Chi and Leiko Wu join forces to find a sword that devours people’s souls. To keep the weapon from falling into the wrong hands, they’ll have to steal it, but they have competition: Lady Deathstrike.

From Wong:

I’m stoked to write Shang-Chi! My first introduction to the character was in War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas, written by Greg Pak and drawn by Gang Hyuk Lim. I think Shang-Chi’s super interesting: he’s a guy who goes toe-to-toe with superpowered metahumans every day, and his special ability is that he’s really, really good at martial arts. That’s it. But that’s all he needs; he’s fast, acrobatic, and literally the best at what he does. I feel like Shang-Chi radiates Good Older Brother energy. He’ll protect you AND buy you snacks afterward. What else do you really need?

For this adventure, I wanted to pit Shang-Chi against a villain with an equally agile, physical fighting style. Lady Deathstrike seemed like a natural choice. She’s got adamantium claws and an iron will. In the past, she’s faced off against Wolverine (many times!) and even been a reluctant hero. She’s a lot of fun. Lady Deathstrike is someone who can hold her own against Shang-Chi; if he wants to beat her, he’ll have to get creative.

Legend of Shang-Chi #1 will hit shelves in January of 2021. In the meanwhile, take a look at the cover below:

Image: Marvel Comics

Here’s the official summary, from Marvel:

Deadly Hands vs. Deadly Blades!

• Someone has been stealing artifacts of WMD potential.

• It’s up to Shang-Chi to find this person and stop them.

• But is he prepared to go toe-to-toe with Lady Deathstrike?!

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So . . . not really teaming up WITH Lady Deathstrike, but AGAINST her

Who knows where this is going..

So stoked!

I’d like to see more one shots of characters who’ve been lost to time.

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