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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: 10
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

  • 5.5
    Spacey Medicine May 24, 2021

    This raises so many questions.

  • 8.0
    JS3620 Sep 19, 2021

    For anyone who’s just starting to get into comics and might be interested in the character of Shang-Chi, this comic is a great jumping on point for the character. While the plot of this one-shot is somewhat basic, it doesn’t mean it’s boring. Alyssa Wong and Andie Tong give us a an interesting story that may come into play in the near future. Tong’s art especially provides some great imagery and some nice fight sequences. And with the ending Wong gives us, there could potentially be a sequel of sorts coming our way. For anyone who’s getting into comics, and likes martial arts and the character of Shang-Chi, this one-shot comic may be the best place to start as a sort of warm-up.

  • 8.0
    the green death Sep 27, 2021

    This was a fun one-shot. The writing and art complimented each other really well and it gives a threat to take care of, some great martial arts action and a decent intro to Shang-Chi. These sorts of stories are often fully disposable but this was actually a great little one shot.

  • 7.5

    Surprisingly competent for a throwaway synergy issue.

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU May 15, 2021

    Shang-Chi stops Deathstrike from stealing a magic soul-sucking katana. That's an OK premise, and it's executed with OK storytelling. Truly, there's nothing wrong with this one-shot. Except for the fact it doesn't light a spark of desire to see more from the character or creators. While it has its own flaws, the recently completed Shang-Chi miniseries does much better at introducing the character and giving him a status quo to build on.

  • 10
    haha Mar 18, 2021

  • 8.0
    wesshamu Feb 10, 2021

  • 8.0
    Gustavocls Mar 18, 2021

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Feb 3, 2021

  • 7.0
    27danjel Jul 2, 2021

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