Marvel Comics Announces ‘Marvel’s Voices: Identity’ One-Shot For August 2021

by Brendan M. Allen

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Marvel Comics has announced that this Summer will see the launch of a brand-new one-shot spotlighting some of Marvel’s legendary Asian superheroes, Marvel’s Voices: Identity.

The issue will take readers across the Marvel Universe with a collection of tales written and drawn by new and established Asian creators. Following in the footsteps of the mega-popular Marvel’s Voices: Indeigenous Voices and Marvel’s Voices: Legacy, Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 will continue the tradition of featuring inspiring and uplifting stories reflecting “the world outside your window.” 

These new stories will celebrate Marvel’s ongoing, ever-expanding representation of the vastness of all Asian, Asian American and Pacific Island cultures and identities including South Korean, Chinese, and more.

The giant-sized one-shot will be full of action-packed stories told in the Mighty Marvel Manner. Writer Gene Luen Yang continues his work on the Shang-Chi mythos in an all-new tale with artist Marcus To

Get ready for some fireworks when Generation X writer Christina Strain and artist Jason Loo catch up with everyone’s favorite mutant mallrat Jubilee. Greg Pak takes secret agent Jimmy Woo on another hair-raising mission that will mark the Marvel Comics debut of artist Creees Lee

Also new to Marvel, artist Lynee Yoshii joins Maurene Goo to weave another unpredictable adventure in the saga of Silk. Plus, an amazing tale starring Ms. Marvel drawn by Mashal Ahmed and some bonus surprises that will be announced at a later date.

 “It’s unreal to me that one of Marvel’s first Asian super heroes, Jimmy Woo, was first introduced in 1956. He predates the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the X-Men,” Editor Darren Shan said. “It just goes to show that Asians have been an integral part of Marvel’s history, both on the page and behind it. So I’m incredibly excited to celebrate that with all these amazing creators, new and established, featuring some of Marvel’s greatest (and dare I say it, best) super heroes!”

Featuring a cover by Jim Cheung, scripts by Gene Luen Yang,, Christina Strain, Greg Pak, Maurene Goo, and art by Marcus To, Jason Loo, Creees Lee, Lynne Yoshii, and Mashal Ahmed, Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 hits the spinner racks on August 8, 2021. 

Brendan M. Allen

Brendan Allen has probably had more jobs than you would reasonably believe. Dog trainer? He’s done it. Flooring contractor? You bet! EMT? Army NBC specialist? Road dog for a Celtic rock band? Yes, yes, and och aye! Now he reads comics and writes about them. It's a rough gig. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @SaintAmish where he tweets about comic books and cystic fibrosis awareness.

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