Jen Bartel pits SHANG-CHI against Sister Hammer

by Charles LePage

Marvel Comics has released a Jen Bartel variant cover for SHANG-CHI #1 that features his nefarious enemy Sister Hammer.

SHANGCHI2020001_Bartel_variant_cover Jen Bartel pits SHANG-CHI against Sister Hammer

The press release follows:

Media Release — One of the most popular comic book cover artists today, Jen Bartel is the latest superstar creator to deliver an incredible cover for SHANG-CHI #1, commemorating the return of Marvel’s greatest fighter with a depiction of his newest foe, Sister Hammer! Brought to life in Bartel’s iconic vibrant style, Sister Hammer is ready to take down anyone who gets in the way of her long-awaited vengeance—including Shang-Chi!

Written by award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and drawn by artists Dike Ruan and Philip Tan, Shang-Chi’s new era will expand his mythos like never before by introducing the Five Weapons Society. Founded by Shang-Chi’s corrupt father, Zheng Zu, these elite warriors have acted as secret protectors of China for centuries, but when Sister Hammer makes a vicious grab for power, the group is thrown into chaos and Shang-Chi is dragged back into a world he thought he left behind… Shang-Chi’s deep connection with the Five Weapons Society will forge a new destiny for the former Avenger, forever altering both his past and his future. To learn more about the distinct houses that make up the Five Weapons Society and to check out an exclusive lettered preview of the SHANG-CHI #1, visit And don’t miss the shocking debut of Sister Hammer when the latest adventure in the legend of Shang-Chi begins next month!

SHANG-CHI #1 (APR200837)
Variant Cover by JEN BARTEL (JUL208939)

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