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The Legend of Shang-Chi #1

Writer: Alyssa Wong Artist: Andie Tong Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Deadly Hands vs. Deadly Blades!
•  Someone has been stealing artifacts of WMD potential.
•  It's up to Shang-Chi to find this person and stop them.
•  But is he prepared to go toe-to-toe with Lady Deathstrike?!

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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Feb 3, 2021

    The Legend of Shang-Chi #1 is a perfect standalone tale for the Master of Kung Fu, featuring plenty of martial arts action and a premise perfect for Shang-Chi. If you loved the previousShang-Chi miniseries or want to know more about the character, this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Feb 10, 2021

    The Legend of Shang-Chi displays everything you need to know about why he's been such an enduring character, just straight up solid martial arts action with a dash of roguish spy intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 3, 2021

    Andie Tong delivers imagery with beautiful style and energy. The action is brilliantly paced and there is a fluidity to it that almost brings it to life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 4, 2021

    I would 100% recommend anyone to pick up this comic. Some seeds were planted in the issue that may yield some interesting results. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Feb 3, 2021

    Legend of Shang-Chi is a good fight comic. It's a strong premise executed with skill; this will make a fine portfolio piece for all of the creators. But it is neither a good introduction to Shang-Chi nor a particularly memorable adventure for him. Die-hard completionists will have to read it, and they won't be disappointed, but more casual fans can safely give this issue a pass. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Logan Moore Feb 3, 2021

    What's here isn't anything groundbreaking, but it feels like a classic comic book story. As such, it's pretty hard not to like. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 4, 2021

    "The Legend of Shang-Chi" #1 is a solid done-in-one martial arts tale to introduce readers to an underrated Marvel mainstay. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 9, 2021

    Shang-Chi is a decent action book, but it lacks the depth I want from my comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 2, 2021

    This is a perfectly fine one-shot, but it doesn't offer enough to be truly great. The Legend of Shang-Chi is an easy access point for casual readers who may not know Shang-Chi and don't want to get involved in the complexities of comics stories. Whether you pick this up or not will depend on how interested you are in a fight scene involving Shang-Chi and an unexpected villain. Read Full Review

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