The DC Festival of Heroes anthology one-shot will feature creators addressing DC’s Asian characters for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
DC Comics is celebrating Asia Pacific American Heritage Month with the DC FESTIVAL OF HEROES: Celebrating the Asian Superhero a drink.
The anthology features stories from a roster of Asian and Asian-American creators, addressing DC’s Asian and Asian-American characters. A history of Ram V (Future State: Dark Justice League, Swamp Thing) will focus on Catwoman’s protected shoes, while Mariko Tamaki (Detective comics) writes a story about Cassandra Cain. Completing the anthology is an original story by writer Gene Luen Yang (Superman crushes the Klan) and artist Bernard Chang.
Minh Lê and Trung Le Nguyen will also contribute a story to the anthology, focusing on Vietnamese American Tai Pham, the most recent Green Lantern. Lê and artist Andie Tong co-created Pham for him Green Lantern: Legacy graphic novel.
DC Editor and Creative Director Jim Lee will provide the cover for DC FESTIVAL OF HEROES: Celebrating the Asian Superhero # 1. Pham and Cain appear on the cover, along with New Super-Man Kenan Kong and Ryan Choi, who currently has the mantle of the Atom. The Katana wielding the Outsiders sword also features prominently on the cover with Red Arrow / Emiko Queen and the villainous Cheshire.
DC FESTIVAL OF HEROES: Celebrating the Asian Superhero # 1 goes on sale May 11 from DC.
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