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Marvel's War of the Realms Tie-in Will Introduce New Asian Heroes

As all of Earth becomes engulfed by Marvel's comic crossover event, War of the Realms, this spring, a team of superheroes including some brand new faces step up to defend Asia in a tie-miniseries.

Spinning out of the pages of Malekith's invasion of Earth, War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas by Greg Pak and Gang-Hyuk Lim has S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo form a new incarnation of the Agents of Atlas to defend Asia from the dark elf's ally, Sindr, Queen of Muspelheim and commander of legions of fire demons. The cover of the first issue, illustrated by Billy Tan, is below.

While uniting Shang-Chi, Silk and Totally Awesome Hulk Amadeus Cho, the miniseries also introduces a plethora of new Asian superheroes into the Marvel Universe. Crescent and Luna Snow, all introduced through the popular mobile fighting game Marvel Future Fight and White Fox, introduced in Marvel's Contest of Champions, make their comic debut here while Aero and Sword Master from Marvel's Chinese digital platform, NetEase, similarly make their debut for North American audiences in the miniseries.

And, finally, a brand new character named Wave, hailing from the Philippines, will make her debut in the miniseries and is sure to play a pivotal role in the new team's desperate bid to defend Asia from Malekith's fiery allies.

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War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1 is written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Gang-Hyuk Lim. It is scheduled to go on sale this May from Marvel Comics.

(via Marvel)

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