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Asian-Pacific American Week

Unlimited Highlights: Asian-Pacific American Week

See some of Marvel's Asian-American heroes serve up healthy doses of justice

By Ben Chabala

Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.

This week, in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Week here at Marvel.com, we've decided to spotlight some stories starring some of Marvel's very own Asian-American heroes.  Karma of the New Mutants, Jubilee of the X-Men, Jimmy Woo, Colleen Wing, and Amadeus Cho all make appearances, so be sure to check out these awesome issues!


NEW MUTANTS #1 (1983)
The Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters just got five new students: Sam Guthrie, Roberto DaCosta, Dani Moonstar, Xi'an "Shan" Coy Manh, and Rahne Sinclair. Professor X's young charges all share the X-Gene and each possesses unique abilities beyond those of their fellow man, but they couldn't be more different as people. Before they can hope to become a team they'll need to learn to control their tempers and their powers, and hope they don't tear each other apart in the process. Can Xi'an rise to the challenge as Karma to serve as their leader?

Totally over the X-Mansion, the X-Men, and being a super hero, Jubilation Lee packs her bags and takes her mutant light show on the road all the way to California. Now instead of fighting Sentinels and the Brotherhood, she lives with her rich aunt and a butler in some seriously swanky digs. But taking on some of the world's most dangerous mutants and saving the world must seem easy compared to her newest challenge: high school in LA.

In the 1950's, FBI Special Agent Jimmy Woo gathered a ragtag band of heroes together to save the President and defeat the dastardly Yellow Claw. After the mission, the government disbanded the team and classified all their files. Now, 50 years later, Jimmy leads an unauthorized S.H.I.E.L.D. strike force against unknown assailants for mysterious reasons and got them all butchered. Woo barely escapes with his life. S.H.I.E.L.D. wants some answers and so do Jimmy's old teammates; Ken Hale, Gorllia Man, aims to get them no matter the cost.

Who do you call when Rhino goes on a rampage? Well, most of the time you'd dial up your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, but if the baddie skipped his bail, you'd contact Colleen Wing and Misty Night of Knightwing Restorations. These two deadly and beautiful bail bondswomen know how to handle the metahuman crowd and they don't mind getting their hands dirty. So when they get warrants for a quartet of not-so-super villains, they roll up their sleeves and get ready to rock. But there's more to this situation than meets the eye and Knightwing Restorations will never be the same afterwards!

The seventh smartest person in the world just happens to be a boy named Amadeus Cho, winner of the Excello Soap young genius contest. On the run from the authorities and hoping to help The Hulk against those who shot him into space, Cho contacts the person most likely to help him do some serious smashing: the sensational She-Hulk. But while the two talk in a quiet diner, another gamma-powered hero hops into town: the one and only Doc Samson, and he's looking to bring in Amadeus. Unfortunately for the good doctor, the Jade Giantess stands between him and boy, and he'll have to fight her for him, all according to Amadeus' master plan.


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