Shang-Chi Taught Spider-Man Everything He Knows About Martial Arts

Once upon a time, Spider-Man lost his Spider-Sense, his precognitive awareness of danger that has enabled him to live so long. In fact, he has lost it a number of times. The last time, however, was during the Spider-Island event when everyone in Manhattan was getting Spider-powers – and Spider-Man was losing one of his own. So he found a replacement in Shang-Chi as a martial artist.

Yes, Shang-Chi Tault Spider-Man Martial Arts

Deadly Dagger ovr sister Dagger? Dropping the famial link to Shang-Chi?

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Madame Web recommended Spider-Man ask Shang-Chi for martial arts training to make up for it, creating a brand new martial art, the Way of the Spider, combining their mutual fighting styles. It looked like this.

Yes, Shang-Chi Tault Spider-Man Martial Arts

This included his experience of being bullied, watching Captain America in the field and his own acrobatic experiences.

Yes, Shang-Chi Tault Spider-Man Martial Arts

 

When his Spider-Sense returned he was able to combine the two, always handy when a superhero gets posessed by a bad guy. Happens so often.

Shang-Chi Taught Spider-Man Everything He Knows About Martial Arts

But it seems Spider-Man has been a little lax on that front of late. The new Shang-Chi Vs The Marvel Universe series launches today, with Spider-Man possessed (told you) and turnial bestail to attack Shang Chi. But it looks like he may have the chance to learn from Captain America in action again very soon…

SHANG-CHI #1
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Dike Ruan (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
SHANG-CHI VS. THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
Shang-Chi and his family are back! And this time, they're colliding head-to-head with the Marvel Universe's biggest heroes! Shang-Chi has finally taken his place as the leader of the Five Weapons Society. But using an evil secret organization as a force for good won't be easy. And it's about to get a lot harder when Shang-Chi's fellow superheroes, like the Amazing Spider-Man, start to see him as the bad guy! Gene Luen Yang and Dike Ruan return to bring you the next chapter of this Marvel legend! Rated T+In Shops: May 19, 2021 SRP: $3.99

Captain America
When Shang-Chi Taught Spider-Man Everything He Knows About Martial Arts

SHANG-CHI #2
MARVEL COMICS
APR210858
(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Dike Ruan (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
SHANG-CHI VS. CAPTAIN AMERICA!
•  There's a Cosmic Cube for sale, and everyone from Hydra to AIM to the Hand is ready to pay up for it.
•  But Shang-Chi and his Five Weapons Society might outbid them!
•  Unless a certain Star-Spangled Avenger has anything to say about it… Uh-oh…
32 PGS./Rated T+In Shops: Jun 30, 2021 SRP: $3.99

SHANG-CHI #3
MARVEL COMICS
MAY210583
(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Dike Ruan (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
SHANG-CHI VS WOLVERINE!
•  Shang-Chi discovers yet another sibling he never knew he had!
•  Even more surprising…she's a mutant!
•  You know what that means…Shang-Chi won't be the only one looking for her.
•  Enter: Wolverine!
Rated T+In Shops: Jul 28, 2021 SRP: $3.99

I bought my copy from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-west store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, and a larger south-east store in Bromley, with an extensive back issue collection and online store. With a new store planned for Watford, if you are in the neighbourhood, check them out. 

Shang-Chi Taught Spider-Man Everything He Knows About Martial Arts

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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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