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Marvel celebrates AAPI Heritage with May 2023 variant covers
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Marvel celebrates AAPI Heritage with May 2023 variant covers

This May, Marvel honors Asian and AAPI creators and characters all month long!

Press Release

Marvel Comics has revealed new Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month variant covers set to release in May featuring art by Inhyuk Lee. The AAPI covers will grace Doctor Strange #3, Ghost Rider #14, Daredevil #11, and Wolverine #33.

Each issue will feature a backup story will feature one of the characters featured on the cover, which include Iron Fist, Taegukgi, and Sister Dagger as well as longtime fan favorite Sister Grimmstarring these four breakout characters teaming up with the series’ titular character!

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Written and drawn by a diverse lineup of creators here’s a rundown of each:

  • DAREDEVIL #11’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Jason Loo and drawn by Lynne Yoshii. Before becoming the new Iron Fist, Lin Lie’s legendary Sword of Fu Xi was shattered! Now, Daredevil and Iron Fist find themselves face-to-face against a pair of water demons who’ve come to claim the shards of the sword that are embedded in Lie Lie’s body and soul!
  • DOCTOR STRANGE #3’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Amy Chu and drawn by Tokitokoro. Readers have seen Nico Minoru’s mystical skills grow in recent titles like Strange Academy and Midnight Suns. Now, flashback to her days as a teenage runaway and witness her first meeting with her future ally and mentor, Doctor Strange.
  • GHOST RIDER #14’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Jon Tsuei and drawn by Tadam Gyadu. Fresh off his thrilling adventures in Tiger Divison, Taegukgi, South Korea’s greatest super hero, comes to California to investigate a series of mysterious and supernatural deaths that have ties to his past. When a ghostly threat emerges, he’ll have to team up with Ghost Rider to take it down!
  • WOLVERINE #33’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang, known for his acclaimed work on Shang-Chi, and drawn by Peter Nguyen. Yang will revisit his recent contribution to Shang-Chi’s legacy, Sister Dagger. Shang-Chi’s fierce younger sister is after a mysterious creature terrorizing the streets of Paris…and so is Wolverine! Witness their daggers and claws cross paths as two of Marvel’s deadliest fighters do what they do best!

Check out the covers below.

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

New York, NY— February 27, 2023 — This Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Marvel Comics is proud to spotlight some of its most prominent super heroes as well as acclaimed Asian and AAPI talent from throughout the comics industry in new stories and variant covers.

This year’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH VARIANT COVERS were crafted by best-selling cover artist Inhyuk Lee. Across four gorgeous pieces, Lee depicts some of Marvel’s brightest new stars including Iron Fist, Taegukgi, and Sister Dagger as well as longtime fan favorite Sister Grimm (Nico Minoru) of Runaways fame, in his iconic, breathtaking style! These special variant covers will run on four titles in May, with each one also containing a backup story starring these four breakout characters teaming up with the series’ titular character! Written and drawn by a diverse lineup of creators including established talent and rising stars, these stories reflect some of the many cultures, histories, and backgrounds from the AAPI community and showcase the home they have in the Marvel Universe!

  • DAREDEVIL #11’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Jason Loo and drawn by Lynne Yoshii. Before becoming the new Iron Fist, Lin Lie’s legendary Sword of Fu Xi was shattered! Now, Daredevil and Iron Fist find themselves face-to-face against a pair of water demons who’ve come to claim the shards of the sword that are embedded in Lie Lie’s body and soul!
  • DOCTOR STRANGE #3’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Amy Chu and drawn by Tokitokoro. Readers have seen Nico Minoru’s mystical skills grow in recent titles like Strange Academy and Midnight Suns. Now, flashback to her days as a teenage runaway and witness her first meeting with her future ally and mentor, Doctor Strange.
  • GHOST RIDER #14’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by Jon Tsuei and drawn by Tadam Gyadu. Fresh off his thrilling adventures in Tiger Divison, Taegukgi, South Korea’s greatest super hero, comes to California to investigate a series of mysterious and supernatural deaths that have ties to his past. When a ghostly threat emerges, he’ll have to team up with Ghost Rider to take it down!
  • WOLVERINE #33’s AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORY will be written by award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang, known for his acclaimed work on Shang-Chi, and drawn by Peter Nguyen. Yang will revisit his recent contribution to Shang-Chi’s legacy, Sister Dagger. Shang-Chi’s fierce younger sister is after a mysterious creature terrorizing the streets of Paris…and so is Wolverine! Witness their daggers and claws cross paths as two of Marvel’s deadliest fighters do what they do best!

The AAPI heroes of the Marvel Universe take center stage all year long! Fans can also look forward to a brand-new SILK solo series launching in May from writer Emily Kim and artist Ig Guara, an exciting new development for Wong in the pages of Jed MacKay and Pasqual Ferry’s upcoming DOCTOR STRANGE series, and much more!

Check out all four covers now and celebrate Marvel’s AAPI heroes and creators this May! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

DAREDEVIL #11

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY & JASON LOO

Art by RAFAEL DE LATORRE & LYNNE YOSHII
AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE – 75960620389501121

On Sale 5/10

GHOST RIDER #14

Written by BENJAMIN PERCY & JON TSUEI

Art by CORY SMITH & TADAM GYADU

AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE – 75960609979501421

On Sale 5/10

WOLVERINE #33

Written by BENJAMIN PERCY & GENE LUEN YANG

Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP & PETER NGUYEN

 AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE – 75960609661903321

On Sale 5/10

DOCTOR STRANGE #3

Written by JED MACKAY & AMY CHU

Art by PASQUAL FERRY & TOKITOKORO

AAPI Heritage Month Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE – 75960620534900321

On Sale 5/31

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