This column contains mild spoilers for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The spoilers are mostly just things that were in or can be deduced from the movie’s various trailers, but be forewarned.
By Michael Robinson ~ PhD
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the latest successful entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin, Shang-Chi first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 in 1973. From his very first cover, Shang-Chi was billed as the “Master of Kung Fu.” His initial adventures centered around fighting his evil father, Fu Manchu, a sinister criminal mastermind with racist “yellow peril” overtones that Marvel had licensed after failing to obtain the rights to the popular television show, Kung Fu.(more…)