Marvel Reveals Five AAPI Heritage Variants By InHyuk Lee
by Brendan M. Allen
Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Marvel Comics is has announced a brand-new variant cover collection by InHyuk Lee. Coming to comics shop this August, Lee’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Variant Covers will highlight Marvel’s ongoing, ever-expanding representation of the vastness of all Asian, Asian American and Pacific Island with stunning depiction of Marvel’s most inspiring Asian heroes.
Blending their modern superhero looks with bold streetwear, traditional cultural elements, and more, these striking portraits will adorn the covers of your favorite Marvel titles and will star Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, Psylocke, Jubilee, Silk, Amadeus Cho, Jimmy Woo, and Armor.
“I’m very proud to draw these eight Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Variant Covers showing the iconic Asian heroes of the Marvel universe,” Lee said. “Silk, Ms. Marvel, Psylocke, Shang-Chi… I love all these heroes so much and since I’m an illustrator and character designer, I proposed to renovate their outfits in a modern or tech-wear style, and Marvel liked my suggestion. When Emily Newcomen asked me about these covers, I had to accept despite my busy schedule because it was so meaningful. I’ve been working with Marvel for 10 years now and I’m happy to say we can always have fun working together.”
Check out the first five covers now and look for all eight at your local shop starting on August 4th.
Immortal Hulk #49 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 11, 2021.
Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 11, 2021.
Wolverine #15 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee, on sale August 25, 2021.