Marvel's Voices: Identity #1

Writer: Maurene Goo, Greg Pak, Christina Strain, Gene Luen Yang Artist: Mashal Ahmed, Jason Loo, Whilce Portacio, Marcus To Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 18
9.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Some of the best Asian super heroes in comics are getting the spotlight in this special action-packed and heartfelt issue! Shang-Chi! Ms. Marvel! Jubilee! Silk! Jimmy Woo! Come celebrate these amazing and legendary heroes from new and established Asian creators that will surely expand "the world outside your window!" Plus: Be prepared for some big and special surprises that can only be told in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 25, 2021

    Marvel's Voices: Identityis a wonderful celebration of the House of Ideas' AAPI heroes, packed to the brim with stories that are heartwarming and emotional in equal measure. TheMarvel's Voices one-shots have been a great way to spotlight various creators across the spectrums of race and sexuality, with the upcoming Marvel's Voices: Comunidades slated to focus on Marvel's Latinx heroes, that tradition doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Aug 30, 2021

    An excellent introduction to the work of these creatives and fun stories in general even if you don't know much about a lot of these characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Aug 30, 2021

    Overall, Marvel's Voices Identity #1 is an entertaining set of stories which not only highlight these heroes but also the excellent creators. The stories by the different creators are wondrous. The art by the different artists are beautiful. Altogether, Marvel's Voices Identity #1 is a comics which introduces readers to these heroes and these talented creators. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 25, 2021

    Marvel's Voices: Identity #1 gives us a glimpse at the Asian experience in the Marvel Universe and gives us a new perspective. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Nicole Drum Aug 25, 2021

    It's a fantastic anthology overall, full of impressive work and stories. All of the Marvel's Voices comics should aspire to be this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 23, 2021

    This is a good anthology that highlights some incredible characters many casual fans may not know about, but you should. More impressive is how this collection gives lesser-known creators a chance to shine and show off their abilities as storytellers. Not every story is a home run but paired with the supplemental materials and some great stories touching on difficult topics, Marvel's Voices: Identity is a very strong addition to the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Vern Aug 28, 2021

    It's nice to see solidarity with the Asian community at a time when BLM protestors are calling Asians "goddamn cat eaters"

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  • 7.5
    Matsuro Sep 20, 2023

    What is vs What if - 8
    That one thing - 8
    Jimmy Woo 1959 - 5.5
    Seeing red - 6.5
    Personal heroes - 6.5
    Singular/plural - 5.5
    Traditional pink sushi - 8
    New York state of mind - 7.5

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Aug 28, 2021

    This was fine. Anthologies can be rough, but doing things like this is nothing but a net benefit for uplifting marginalized communities. Because this is about race, we've got some racist reviews here.

    Briton seems to think that publishing comics that celebrate an immutable characteristic is divisive. This is not the case. It's only divisive if you have a problem with people celebrating who they are. Nothing in any of these comics is at the expense of people outside of whichever group is being celebrated. The reason it's good to celebrate these groups is because society's treatment of them is not up to par with what it should be, and these people are looked down upon for it. We need to uplift marginalized groups instead of ignorin more

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 4, 2022

    It's the usual Voices drill, a grab bag of short strips produced by creators from a particular demographic box. This time it's Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders. There are a few regrettable strips, a few solid ones, and a few standouts. I felt the Shang-Chi and Ms. Marvel strips were well above average. As a whole, the collection is satisfying if (as usual for Voices) inessential.

  • 5.5
    Merlyn Aug 25, 2021

    I wanted to like this and at the beginning I really thought I would but after Yang and Strain's stories (Jubilee's was especially good) it just kept getting worse and worse all culminating in that cringey story at the end.

  • 4.0

    Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1, edited by Darren Shan (Marvel)

    I sought this book out after it received a 2022 Eisner nomination for “Best Single Issue/One-Shot” (I was surprised it wasn’t in the “Best Anthology” category). Needless to say, my expectations were high. I enjoyed the first story by multiple Eisner-winner Gene Luen Yang entitled “What is vs. What if”. I felt that we all could have benefited from more elaboration of Shang-Chi’s story. The rest of the content was marginal at best (and that’s being generous). Any reviewer should be able to acknowledge the value of a project that empowers traditionally marginalized groups, but it is irresponsible to mistake an excellent idea with excellence execution. C more

  • 1.0
    Briton Aug 28, 2021

    It is worry that comics can be published 'celebrating' a particular sexuality, race or gender. Stop this divisive poison.

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