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Origin story of Marvel's first Asian superhero released as Naver webtoon
  • September 07, 2021 | Cartoon

Origin story of Marvel's first Asian superhero released as Naver webtoon

Updated : 2021-09-03 16:28


By Park Han-sol

The origin story of Marvel's first Asian superhero Shang-Chi has been published as a webcomic on Naver, Wednesday, in time for the release of the action blockbuster "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," starring Tony Leung and Simu Liu, on the same day in Korea.

Based on the Marvel Comics series of the same title released last year, the webcomic "Shang-Chi," centers on the martial arts hero as he is named the successor of the Five Weapons Society, an evil clandestine organization previously led by his father Zheng Zu. It follows his adventure as he is forced to face the past he thought he left behind, including a rocky reunion with the siblings whom he never knew he had.

The eight issues of the webcomic series will be uploaded every Wednesday and Sunday on Naver Webtoon and Naver Series.

"Viewers can enjoy the story of Marvel's best hand-to-hand fighter Shang-Chi in both forms ― webtoon and film," the company said in a statement. "It will be an interesting experience to discover the similarities and differences in terms of the narrative between the two genres."

"Shang-Chi" is the second series in Naver Webtoon's "Marvel Webtoon Project," which was launched this July with "Black Widow" in collaboration with Marvel Comics and publishing company Sigongsa. The project will continue with the release of original comics tied in with the upcoming films "Eternals" and "Spider-Man: No Way Home" in November and December, respectively.