Marvel Reveals Five AAPI Heritage Variants By InHyuk Lee

by Brendan M. Allen
Amazing Spider-Man #72 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 11, 2021

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Marvel Comics is has announced a brand-new variant cover collection by InHyuk Lee. Coming to comics shop this August, Lee’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Variant Covers will highlight Marvel’s ongoing, ever-expanding representation of the vastness of all Asian, Asian American and Pacific Island with stunning depiction of Marvel’s most inspiring Asian heroes.

Avengers #47 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 11, 2021

Blending their modern superhero looks with bold streetwear, traditional cultural elements, and more, these striking portraits will adorn the covers of your favorite Marvel titles and will star Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, Psylocke, Jubilee, Silk, Amadeus Cho, Jimmy Woo,  and Armor.

Captain Marvel #11 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 11, 2021

“I’m very proud to draw these eight Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Variant Covers showing the iconic Asian heroes of the Marvel universe,” Lee said. “Silk, Ms. Marvel, Psylocke, Shang-Chi… I love all these heroes so much and since I’m an illustrator and character designer, I proposed to renovate their outfits in a modern or tech-wear style, and Marvel liked my suggestion. When Emily Newcomen asked me about these covers, I had to accept despite my busy schedule because it was so meaningful. I’ve been working with Marvel for 10 years now and I’m happy to say we can always have fun working together.”

Hellions #14 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 11, 2021

Check out the first five covers now and look for all eight at your local shop starting on August 4th.

X-Men #2 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 11, 2021

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Immortal Hulk #49 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 11, 2021.

Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 11, 2021.

Wolverine #15 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 25, 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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