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Book REVIEW: Shang-Chi Vol.1: Brothers & Sisters - ★★★★★

The Marvel Universe's greatest fighter returns to a world of death and destruction he thought he left behind! An ancient and evil secret society has remained in hiding since the death of their leader, Zheng Zu. But now a successor has been chosen to shift the balance of power in the world: Zheng Zu's son, Shang-Chi! In a fractious family reunion, Shang-Chi gets to know the siblings he never knew he had, including the deadly Sister Hammer! But who among them can he trust ― and who is trying to kill him? Shang-Chi will find out the hard way as his life ends up on the line ― and the only one who can save him is…his father? But isn't he dead?!

You can buy Shang-Chi Vol 1: Brothers & Sisters by Gene Luen Yang at the Mix Up Theatre SHOP






'The Shang-Chi graphic novel is a really good read. It has all of the great fights and secret societies but it keeps everything grounded, with only some magical or out-there concepts. The magic is not the focus of the story but it is still acknowledged. I like the way the secret society differed from its movie counterpart, giving it different motivations that still end up with a similar result. *SPOILER ALERT* I like seeing Shang-Chi trying to live a life away from his father’s society but being pulled back in and forced to take charge to stop it from going down a dark path. Overall, the novel is enjoyable and fun to read, I would recommend it to anyone interested in martial arts based movies or books.'



'Fans of the recent Shang-Chi movie should really check out this excellent graphic novel that tells a similar tale of our hero being tied back to his troubled family criminal empire. The artistry is excellent throughout the book and the story is great. Definitely a 5 star for me!'


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