Shang-Chi, Jubilee, Silk, more lead Marvel's Voices: Identity anthology preview

Marvel's Voices: Identity #1
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The anthology series Marvel's Voices returns this month with a new volume focusing on Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) cultures in the oversized one-shot Marvel's Voices: Identity (opens in new tab). Announced during AAPI Heritage Month, this special focuses on AAPI characters such as Shang-Chi, Jubilee, and Sik, with all the stories created by AAPI comic creators.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of Marvel's Voices: Identity #1," Shang-Chi writer Gene Luen Yang said when this book was announced. "Asian and Asian American superheroes are such a vital part of the Marvel Universe. Asian and Asian American creators, too. This book proves it."

Here's a preview of Marvel's Voices: Identity:

Here's a complete list of all the stories, their starring characters, and the creators behind it: 

  • Shang-Chi in 'What is. vs. What If?' by writer Gene Luen Yang, artist Marcus To, and colorist Sunny Gho
  • 'Jimmy Woo 1959' by writer Greg Park, artist Creees Lee, and colorist Brian Reber
  • Jubilee in 'That One Thing' by writer/colorist Christina Strain and artist Jason Loo
  • Ms. Marvel and Red Dagger 'Seeing Red' by writer Sabir Pirzada, artist Mashal Ahmed, and colorist Neeraj Menon
  • Wave and Bishop in 'Personal Heroes' by writer Alyssa Wong, artist Whilce Portacio, and colorist Jay David Ramos
  • Silhouette in 'Singular/Plural' by writer Jeremy Holt, artist Alti Firmansyah, and colorist Irma Kniivila
  • Armor and Silver Samurai in 'Traditional Pink Sushi' by writer/artist KenNiimura
  • Brawn and Silk in 'New York State of Mind' by writer Maurene Goo, artist Lynn Yoshii, and artist Sebastian Cheng (with co-editor Lindsey Cohick)

Filipino American cartoonist Rina Ayuyang (Blame This on the Boogie (opens in new tab)) has written a foreword in this, and consulting editor Angélique Roché has a feature interview with iconic Marvel writer/artist/editor Larry Hama.

Jim Cheung has drawn the main cover to Marvel's Voices: Identity, with variants by Inhyuk Lee, Peach Momoko, Phillip Tan, Mashal Ahmed, Rian Gonzales, and Junggeun Yoon. Take a look:

Marvel's Voices: Identity goes on sale on August 25.

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)