Wow. Look at that title. It’s the longest Marvel Comic title ever (probably–this is an unscientific statement).
After a few issues of running away from dad, Shang Chi takes the fight to him after learning that Fu Manchu plans to poison the world’s oil supply with a hallucinogenic contaminant.
And above we see part of why this book is better than average. The conceptual art, the post-60s psychedelic influences, and the attempts (some will say that they’re racist or culturally appropriating, I suppose) to integrate Asian-cultural visuals.
Paul Gulacy has taken over for Jim Starlin, and he’s a solid fit for this book. Gulacy is an unsung pioneer of comic book art, having studied with Val Mayerik and Jim Steranko, and being responsible for several forward-looking projects like Sabre, one of the first Graphic Novels of all time.