Shang-Chi Gets His Ten Rings In The Marvel Comics As Well As The Film

Ten Rings time! When Bleeding Cool finally gets round to publishing the Top 100 Power List I worked on over Christmas and the New Year, you will note Kevin Feige and the Marvel Parliament's position entrenched, as his influence on the comic book side of the business has dramatically increased. Synergy is the word, and the comic books reflect the movies and the TV shows far more than they used to.

The movie, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings merged the comic book backstories of Shang-Chi: Master Of Kung-Fu and Iron Man's The Mandarin into one. But in the comic books, Shang-Chi still stubbornly refused to sport the Ten Rings on his wrists or on his fingers. That may be changing in April 2022. Here is the blurb…

Shang-Chi Gets His Ten Rings In The Marvel Comics As Well As The Film
Shang-Chi Gets His Ten Rings In The Marvel Comics As Well As The Film

A new weapon that could rival the might of the Infinity Stones will emerge this May in SHANG-CHI #12! In this crucial issue, Shang-Chi's greatest enemies have gathered under his vengeful grandfather and in order to protect his bloodline, Shang-Chi will have to confront his dark side and unleash the power he was destined to wield… THE TEN RINGS! The devastating consequences of this action will have a major impact on Shang-Chi's role in the greater Marvel Universe and further complicate his already tense relationship with the Avengers.

The legend of Marvel's greatest fighter has been redefined for a new age in acclaimed writer Gene Luen Yang and superstar artist Marcus To's hit run on SHANG-CHI. Since the very beginning, Shang-Chi's ongoing solo series has revealed long-hidden secrets about his origins, introduced readers to his warrior siblings, and saw him sacrifice his good standing with Marvel's heroes in order to honor his newly found family. Now, Earth is under attack from Shang-Chi's grandfather and the forces of Ta Lo! To save his world, Shang-Chi must succumb to his late father's wishes and inherit the deadly Ten Rings. But will he be able to wield its power, or will its temptations be too much? Find out when SHANG-CHI #12 arrives in May!

SHANG-CHI #12
Written by GENE LUEN YANG
Art by MARCUS TO
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
On Sale 5/4

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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