Shang-Chi #5

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Dike Ruan, Philip Tan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 27, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 25
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

•  SISTER HAMMER launches her final attack on the Western world with her army of vampires!
•  Will SHANG-CHI and his family be able to stop her?
•  And will Shang-Chi finally accept the destiny laid out by his father?

Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Jan 27, 2021

    Shang-Chi #5 perfectly balances action and emotion for a satisfying-and game-changing-end to Shang-Chi's latest adventure. With the promise of more Shang-Chi stories on the horizon, as well as the premiere of Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringslater this year, the Master of Kung Fu's future has never looked brighter. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jan 31, 2021

    Hopefully, this mini-series, which is pretty much the new origin story for this character will lead to newer stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 27, 2021

    Diek Ruan and Philip Tan deliver some beautiful imagery throughout this issue. Both artists and their styles merge well with the emotion and tone of the story and there is a great energy to the panels and the action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 25, 2021

    Shang-Chi #5 wraps up a story arc that leaves the title character more interesting and with a more complex world to explore than before it started. Yang continues to be one of the best writers at pace and plot while never losing sight of the emotional journey along the way. The art for this series is darker than most superhero tales but managed to capture the kung-fu and complexities of ancient societies in a dark and naturalistic way. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 27, 2021

    Shang-Chi #5 wraps up this chapter of the new direction for Shang-Chi but sets up what's to come. The team has done a great job of resetting the character and delivering a fantastic groundwork to launch many more stories to come. There's a lot of potential here and it should be interesting to see where this goes and the impact on the rest of the Marvel Universe. Overall, a solid story that's worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 2, 2021

    Yang's Shang-Chi is an interesting new take, and this issue's ending proves to be an impressive setup for a new take on the Master of Kung-Fu. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Tanner Dedmon Jan 27, 2021

    Shang-Chi #5 may not be the series' most visually impressive chapter or its best paced, but it is a fitting end to an even better series. Read Full Review

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