Bestselling author Gene Luen Yang and illustrator Bernard Chang unveil the latest Asian superhero, Monkey Prince, in the lead story in the DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Edition. In this original story, a new superhero emerges as Monkey Prince teams up with Shazam to defeat both the evil Dr. Sivana and a Chinese deer demon spirit. Learn how Gene and Bernard worked together to create Monkey Prince and what lies ahead for this new hero.
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This event will be available to view on Crowdcast on Monday 19 July for one month, until 11:59 pm on Monday 18 August. Chinese subtitles will be added by 20 July.
DC FESTIVAL OF HEROES: THE ASIAN SUPERHERO CELEBRATION #1
DC's celebration of Asian Heritage Month features the first appearance of the all-new DC hero Monkey Prince! Alongside all your favorite Asian DC characters, old and new, join Monkey Prince, Cassandra Cain, Katana, Green Lantern Tai Pham, the Atom, Dana Tan (a.k.a. Batman Beyond), Red Arrow, Lady Shiva, Damian Wayne and the al Ghul clan, New Super-Man, and more!
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MEET THE CREATORS
Gene Luen Yang is a MacArthur "genius," the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and the author of the half-million-copy New York Times bestselling graphic novel and National Book Award finalist American Born Chinese, inspired by the legends of Monkey King.
Bernard Chang is an Asian-American artist/designer, best known for his work in the comic book industry and entertainment design. He has worked on some of the most iconic superhero books in America in addition to mainstream illustration projects, with his last 5 books hitting the NY Times bestseller lists.