May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Marvel Comics is celebrating by releasing new stories and variant covers featuring AAPI characters and creators. This year's AAPI Heritage Month variant covers were created by renowned cover artist InHyuk Lee, who used his signature style to depict Marvel's newest and most beloved heroes.
Iron Fist, Taegukgi, Sister Dagger, and Sister Grimm appear on the four stunning covers and will all appear in backup stories alongside the title characters in their respective series. A diverse group of creators will write and draw these stories, reflecting the many cultures, histories, and backgrounds of the AAPI community.
Daredevil and Iron Fist face a pair of water demons who seek to claim the shards of Lin Lie's shattered Sword of Fu Xi, which are embedded in his body and soul, in Daredevil #11's AAPI Heritage Month Story, written by Jason Loo and illustrated by Lynne Yoshii.
The AAPI Heritage Month Story in Doctor Strange #3, written by Amy Chu and illustrated by Tokitokoro, transports readers to Nico Minoru's teenage years as a runaway, where she meets her future mentor, Doctor Strange, for the first time.
Taegukgi, South Korea's greatest superhero, joins forces with Ghost Rider to investigate a series of supernatural deaths in California in Ghost Rider #14's AAPI Heritage Month Story, written by Jon Tsuei and illustrated by Tadam Gyadu.
The AAPI Heritage Month story in Wolverine #33 is written by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by Peter Nguyen. It brings together Shang-Chi's fierce younger sister, Sister Dagger, and Wolverine as they track down a mysterious creature terrorizing the streets of Paris.
In addition to these exciting stories, Marvel fans can expect a new Silk solo series by writer Emily Kim and artist Ig Guara, as well as new developments for Wong in the upcoming Doctor Strange series by Jed MacKay and Pasqual Ferry.
When Can Fans Buy The AAPI Heritage Month Covers?
AAPI Heritage Month covers will go on sale beginning May 10th, with the second set of covers available on May 31st.