Shangi-Chi: The Crazy History Behind Marvel's Martial Arts Hero

by Jeremy Spirogis
Shangi-Chi: The Crazy History Behind Marvel's Martial Arts Hero

Shang-Chi Was Born From Marvel’s Failed Plan To Adapt The Kung Fu Television Series

There’s an previous saying that goes, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” and inside these proverbial phrases of knowledge lies the origin of Shang-Chi. Before the long-lasting comedian guide character got here to be, Marvel Comics wished to adapt the tv sequence Kung Fu as a comic book guide, however with WarnerMedia (then Warner Communications), the property’s proprietor, additionally proudly owning Marvel’s rival DC Comics, that was by no means going to occur. 

Instead of adapting the ABC motion sequence, Marvel as a substitute purchased the rights to Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu character, which gave them the power to make use of the villain and varied eventualities that will ultimately result in the creation of Shang-Chi, but in addition a lot of different points down the street, as Marvel author Jim Starlin revealed in an interview with Universo HQ years after the actual fact.

Leave a Comment