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Marvel First Look: Marvel's Voices: Identity #1 2022

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Marvel First Look: Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 2022

Just in time for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, comes a new spotlight on the best Asian super heroes in comics!

THE GREATEST ASIAN SUPER HEROES AND CREATORS RETURN! Just in time for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, comes a new spotlight on the best Asian super heroes in comics! Ms. Marvel! Shang-Chi! Wong! Mantis! Plus, more surprises to come from an amazing lineup of new and established AAPI creators!

Release Date: May 11, 2022
Cover Artist: Creees Lee

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Story A – “Secrets” starring Shang-Chi and Jimmy Woo

Writer – Pornsak Pichetshote 

“It was a complete honor being asked to contribute to Marvel Voices: Identity # 1, and I was surprised by how immediately I knew the story I wanted to tell. Jimmy Woo and Shang-Chi are two of Marvel’s highest profile, non-superpowered Asian heroes, and I was instantly drawn to the things they had in common as well as the surprising things that set them apart.”

Artist – Creees Lee 

“It was an amazing opportunity and honor to continue Jimmy Woo’s story in the Marvel Voices series. The main inspiration for this story definitely made it more fun and interesting as I am a fan of that as well.”

Colors – Brian Valenza 

Story B – “Fool Me Twice” starring Ms. Marvel and Shang-Chi

Writer – Sabir Pirzada 

“I could not be more excited to be back on a Marvel’s Voices issue, this time pairing Ms. Marvel with Shang-Chi, two of the most iconic heroes among Asian Americans who have very different life experiences, especially when it comes to relationships with their families. How that might inform their value systems at this specific point in their lives was a question I had to explore.”

Artist – Eric Koda 

“For me it’s an honor to draw these characters. In a way they’re outsiders in this universe and dang can I relate to that!”

Colors – Brian Reber

Story C – “The Primeval Paradox” starring Mantis

Writer – Jeremy Holt 

“When my editor asked me to write a story focusing on Mantis, I was excited for the opportunity to reintroduce an original Avenger to the fans. Forget what you know of her from the films, artist superstar Kei Zama and I are going to show you exactly how extraordinary this Guardian of the Galaxy truly is.”

Artist – Kei Zama 

“Usually I don’t have the opportunity to draw stories filled with nature, so I enjoyed drawing it with my favorite character Mantis. And, collaborating with Jeremy, who is a non-binary Asian creator like me was a very cool experience.”

Colors – Irma Kniivila 

Story D – “While You Were Out” Starring Wong

Writer  – Emily Kim 

“Wong is a fan favorite character. But we don’t actually know much about him. He hasn’t had a lot of story devoted to just him. Everyone thinks of themselves as the main characters of their lives and I wanted to explore that idea with a character who has always been known as a “sidekick.” I also realized that feeling like a sidekick is closely tied to Asian American themes so everything came together in a really special way for this one-shot. I also really enjoyed being able to work with such a great team on this.”

Art – Rickie Yagawa 

“Wong is one of my favorite Marvel characters and I always hoped he’d be featured more. So I’m really honored by the opportunity to be a part of Marvel’s Voices: Identity as an artist for this such a cute slice-of-life story with Wong and Bats by Emily Kim!”

Colors – Sebastian Cheng 

Marvel First Look: Marvel's Voices: Identity #1 2022

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