Inspired by the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West, DC’s newest shape-shifting Super Hero, the Monkey Prince, a.k.a.Marcus Sun, is returning to headline his own series!
The news broke today during DC FanDome when a cover by artist Bernard Chang 張伯納with colorist Sebastian Chen鍾偉傑, and a variant cover by artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau劉丕政, debuted. The first issue of Monkey Prince will also have a special team variant cover by artist Zao Dao早稻.
Continuing from May’s DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration #1 anthology comic where the character was introduced, DC’s Monkey Prince will return in February 2022 in a new twelve-issue comic book series from writer Gene Luen Yang楊謹倫and artist Bernard Chang 張伯納. The series will kick off on the Lunar New Year, February 1.
For fans who can’t wait for February to read more about DC’s Monkey Prince, a new short story,“Apokolips in the Heavenly Realm,” just posted to dcuniverse.com and dccomics.com. In this new tale, available now, you’ll see the classic Journey to the West characters—Sun Wukong, King Bull Demon, Princess Iron Fan, Red Boy,and Erlang Shen—defending the heavenly realm against Darkseid and his parademons!
“Apokolips in the Heavenly Realm”is by writer Gene Luen Yang 楊謹倫, artist Bernard Chang 張伯納,artist (for flashback scenes) Billy Tan of Tan Comics 比利唐of 唐漫文化, colorist Sebastian Cheng 鍾偉傑,and letterer Janice Chiang 蒋慧珍. DC’s Jessica Chen 陳穎珊edits Monkey Prince.Follow DC on Twitter, Instagram,and Tik Tokfor more information about Monkey Prince.Fans can also discuss Monkey Princeon DC Community.
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