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DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration #1

8.8Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Grab your favorite boba and pull a chair up to the dim sum table as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month with all your favorite Asian DC characters, old and new! Join Cassandra Cain, Katana, Green Lantern Tai Pham, the Atom, Dana Tan (a.k.a. Batman Beyond), Red Arrow, Lady Shiva, Damian Wayne and the al Ghul clan, New Super-Man, and more as we present new tales of these characters from their thrilling history! Plus, Cheshire Cat’s relationship to Cheshire is revealed as Shoes asks Selina Kyle to take her under her wing as Cat Girl. And that’s just the start!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 12, 2021

    This is quite honestly one of, if not the, actual best anthology DC Comics has ever put out, period. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 11, 2021

    Easily one of the more important books DC has released in 2021, this celebration of Asian superheroes spotlights characters that arent typically the focus of marketing material. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale May 13, 2021

    I wish I could give higher marks, but my review alone honestly states my love for this one. This book's definitely one to grab! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton May 11, 2021

    Comics are a shared passion. One that forges a connection to new friends from backgrounds completely different than their own. In more than one story there is a hint that the narratives will continue. Some characters are slated to appear in upcoming issues of titles that already exist. Characters like the Monkey Prince will star in solo titles. DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration #1 is both a launching point and an introduction. In all ways, it is a new beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 11, 2021

    The DC Festival of Heroes #1: The Asian Superhero Celebration is truly a celebration of the many Asian characters that populate DC Comics, but also the cultures they come from and share with others. It's a great success for that reason alone, but there are also tales that tie into ongoing stories and hopeful new starts to look forward to as well. This anthology is filled with unforgettable moments, great action, and richly rendered culture. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 11, 2021

    A good introduction into the world, personality and conflicts of the character. I like the art style, the tone of the story and look forward to more adventures. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 11, 2021

    Overall, this is an exceptional connection of stories paying tribute to some of DC's most underrated heroes. The only weak spot is that some are very short and leave you wanting more, but this is a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Swara Ahmed May 11, 2021

    DC Festival of Heroes The Asian Superhero Celebration Issue #1is an amazing compilation of the Asian and Asian-American heroes of the DC Universe. Through the presentation of their more intimate moments and personal adventures, readers old and new are given a fantastic look at characters they may not have known much about before, and be excited to see where they go next. While it also showcases that DC still has a ways to go on AAPI representation, this feels like a promising start for where they might go next. Hopefully a DC Festival of Heroes The Asian Superhero Celebration Issue #2has an even more diverse and comprehensive collection of AAPI superheroes of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 12, 2021

    Representation in all media is extremely important and it is great to see DC doing something like this book. It has various stories in it and it is good to see the company taking it all seriously. This is a fine collection of comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald May 12, 2021

    DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration is a bit of a mixed bag, and most of that bag is on the less-than-stellar side of things. While I appreciate the initiative to feature Asian talent and characters, it also just seems to be for show. Other than one or two instances, are there actually any plans for the featured talent/ characters to move forward for regular, or semi-regular, issues? No. And beyond that, aside from Ram V's story with Cheshire Cat and Mariko Tamaki's story with Cass, most of these stories don't really serve as a great introduction to who these characters are and why they're worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde May 13, 2021

    This story gives a good glimpse into the various Asian characters of the DC universe but I prefer longer stories to flesh out issues and themes. Read Full Review

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