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Subj: Re: Shang-Chi #7: Is Marvel a master of kung fu reboots?
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 at 02:25:11 pm EST (Viewed 49 times)
Reply Subj: Shang-Chi #7: Is Marvel a master of kung fu reboots?
Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 at 09:48:15 pm EST (Viewed 87 times)

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Way better than Jungle Man reboots.

Shang-Chi 007

It felt as though Marvel was plainly strategically(?) synergizing some of MCU Shang Chi elements and some Marvel/Netflix Iron Fist elements with the new retconned origin/land of his mother Jiang Li of K'un LunTa-Lo and his "not so bad afterall" father Fu ManchuZheng Zu. And now it's revealed another MU unknown/hidden island of ThemysciraQilin Island as a new remote location for future stories.

Any revamps to OG MU character concepts feel far less obtrusive or offensive than for other A-listers (or is Shang still a B?) with this run so far. With this ish, we also revisit the Xian who seem to become downgraded Chinese/Taoist gods. And for cliffhanger, readers are teased by more of the ominous supercharged grandfather Chieftain Xin and how he MAY fit in to a mandatorynew arch enemy dynamic.

Your take?

I miss Dad & Dan.

What's Jungle Man? Or do you mean the Red Hot Chili Peppers song?

As for Shang Chi, I'll watch his movies on Disney+ (at no additional charge) but I won't spend any money on the modern comics. My interest in him is nostalgic, and that impulse is short-circuited by what's been done to his story line and character in recent times. It simply isn't the same guy, so I have no reason to bother with it, at least on the printed page.

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