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Marvel to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage with InHyuk Lee covers

Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, Psylocke, and more get the spotlight in new variant covers coming this August!

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Today, Marvel Comics has revealed a new variant cover campaign to help celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The covers are portraits of some of your favorite Marvel characters all by InHyuk Lee. Covers will go on sale throughout August and feature modern streetwear. Marvel is also celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month with Marvel’s Voices: Identity in August.

“I’m very proud to draw these eight ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVERS showing the iconic Asian heroes of the Marvel universe,” Lee said in a statement sent to AIPT. “Silk, Ms. Marvel, Psylocke, Shang-Chi… I love all these heroes so much and since I’m an illustrator and character designer, I proposed to renovate their outfits in a modern or tech-wear style, and Marvel liked my suggestion. When Emily Newcomen asked me about these covers, I had to accept despite my busy schedule because it was so meaningful. I’ve been working with Marvel for 10 years now and I’m happy to say we can always have fun working together.”

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They include:

  • Shang-Chi
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Psylocke
  • Jubilee
  • Silk
  • Amadeus Cho
  • Jimmy Woo
  • Armor

For more on this news, read the official Marvel press release below.

New York, NY— May 14, 2021 — Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Marvel Comics is proud to announce a brand-new variant cover collection by renowned and best-selling variant cover artist, InHyuk Lee! Coming to comics shop this August, Lee’s ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVERS (AAPI COVERS) will highlight Marvel’s ongoing, ever-expanding representation of the vastness of all Asian, Asian American and Pacific Island with stunning depiction of Marvel’s most inspiring Asian heroes. Blending their modern super hero looks with bold streetwear, traditional cultural elements, and more, these striking portraits will adorn the covers of your favorite Marvel titles and will star the following heroes:

  • Shang-Chi
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Psylocke
  • Jubilee
  • Silk
  • Amadeus Cho
  • Jimmy Woo
  • Armor

“I’m very proud to draw these eight ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVERS showing the iconic Asian heroes of the Marvel universe,” Lee said. “Silk, Ms. Marvel, Psylocke, Shang-Chi… I love all these heroes so much and since I’m an illustrator and character designer, I proposed to renovate their outfits in a modern or tech-wear style, and Marvel liked my suggestion. When Emily Newcomen asked me about these covers, I had to accept despite my busy schedule because it was so meaningful. I’ve been working with Marvel for 10 years now and I’m happy to say we can always have fun working together.”

Check out the first five now and collect all eight ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVERS (AAPI COVERS) starting on August 4th!

On Sale 8/4

AVENGERS #47 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER) by INHYUK LEE

IMMORTAL HULK #49 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER)  by INHYUK LEE

HELLIONS #14 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER)  by INHYUK LEE

X-MEN #2 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER)  by INHYUK LEE

On Sale 8/11

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #72 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER)  by INHYUK LEE

CAPTAIN MARVEL #11 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER) by INHYUK LEE

MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER) by INHYUK LEE

On Sale 8/25

WOLVERINE #15 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERTIAGE VARIANT COVER (AAPI COVER) by INHYUK LEE

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