Comic Book Character Of The Month - SHANG-CHI - Special Marvel Edition Vol 1 Issue 15

Angus puts on his platform shoes and bell bottom jeans to travel back to 1973 to uncover the comic book origins of Shang-Chi and discover how this character would anchor Marvel's martial arts comics for decades to come. Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to

Special Marvel Edition (1971-1974) #15

Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu, in his first ever comic appearance!

Our Comic Book Character Of The Month for June is Shang-Chi. We are reading:

Master of Kung Fu Epic Collection: Weapon of the Soul

One of the most groundbreaking Marvel comics of all time! The series that captured the kung fu craze starts here! Born to be the world's most fearsome fighter, Shang-Chi's life takes an unexpected turn when he discovers the truth about his father, the villainous Fu Manchu. So begins the epic story of the Master of Kung Fu! In his quest to end the reign of his malevolent patriarch, Shang-Chi pits his deadly hands and unstoppable spirit against incredible foes like Midnight, Tiger-Claw...and even the Amazing Spider-Man! He's joined by Sir Denis Nayland Smith and "Black" Jack Tarr of the British secret service, who will stop at nothing to end the devil doctor's reign.


Shang-Chi by Gene Luen Yang Vol. 1: Brothers & Sisters

The Marvel Universe's greatest fighter returns to a world of death and destruction he thought he left behind! An ancient and evil secret society has remained in hiding since the death of their leader, Zheng Zu. But now a successor has been chosen to shift the balance of power in the world: Zheng Zu's son, Shang-Chi! In a fractious family reunion, Shang-Chi gets to know the siblings he never knew he had, including the deadly Sister Hammer! But who among them can he trust — and who is trying to kill him? Shang-Chi will find out the hard way as his life ends up on the line — and the only one who can save him is…his father? But isn't he dead?!

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