Shang-Chi and his family are at each others throats in #8 preview

Shang-Chi #8 excerpt
Shang-Chi #8 excerpt (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

While Xu Xialing took over the family business in Marvel Studios' Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, in comic books it is her brother Shang-Chi that has taken over their father's evil empire. And as you can imagine, the other members of the family have some issues with his management.

In February 2's Shang-Chi #8, Shang-Chi is in the midst of a family feud worse than anything even Steve Harvey could imagine. Between his sister Zhilan (Sister Staff), his recently-returned mother Jiang li, and his maternal grandfather Chieftain Xin, he is the last person they want to be in charge.

Even his other sister, Esme (Sister Dagger, whom his MCU sister Xu Xialing is based on), doesn't think he's right for role - but she's loyal to the job, whoever fills the position.

Check out this preview of Shang-Chi #8 by Gene Luen Yang and Dike Ruan to see the words and the action:


Shang-Chi #8 is the finale of the current 'Family of Origin' story-arc, before heading into a new arc with a new series artist in Shang-Chi #9. Excalibur's Marcus To will be joining Yang on Shang-Chi as Marvel's Master of Kung Fu (and his warring family) must come together to ward of an evil mastermind that wants to take the whole group down.

Leinil Francis Yu and Sunny Gho have drawn the main cover to Shang-Chi #8, and are joined with a 'headshot' variant cover by Jim Cheung. Check them out here:

Shang-Chi #8 goes on sale on February 2.

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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)