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 old saying that goes, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” and within those proverbial words of wisdom lies the origin of Shang-Chi. Before the iconic comic book character came to be, Marvel Comics wanted to adapt the television series Kung Fu as a comic book, but with WarnerMedia (then Warner Communications), the property's owner, also owning Marvel's rival DC Comics, that was never going to happen. 

Instead of adapting the ABC action series, Marvel instead bought the rights to Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu character, which gave them the ability to use the villain and various scenarios that would eventually lead to the creation of Shang-Chi, but also a number of other issues down the road, as Marvel writer Jim Starlin revealed in an interview with Universo HQ years after the fact.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Joe Biden’s Town Hall Beats Donald Trump’s in Ratings
Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Shelby Bryan Break Up After 20 Years Together
Quibi Shuts Down Six Months After Launching
How to Watch Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s Next Presidential Debate
Best New Shows and Movies on Netflix This Week: The Queen’s Gambit, Sarah Cooper Comedy Special

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *