At WonderCon, writer Greg Pak announced he will be overseeing the English language editions of the Chinese Marvel/NetEase titles “Aero” and “Sword Master,” which will begin publication in July. Spinning out of the characters’ English language debut in May’s “War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas” (which was written by Pak), the comics will feature new adventures penned by the longtime Marvel scribe, as well as translations of the previously published Chinese stories.
Created by artist Xu Ming and writer Zhou Jiajun, Aero is a female architect named Lei Ling, who uses her ability to control air currents to protect her home city. The new content in her title will reteam her with Wave, the water-based Filipina hero created by Pak and Leinil Francis Yu for “New Agents of Atlas.”
“Sword Master” was created by artist Chen Xioyun and writer Xi Shanshan, and tells the story of Lin Lie, who is given a magical sword by his father, an archaeologist who excavated it from the tomb of one of the Three Sovereigns – a sword he will have to wield against an ancient evil that has slept since those times. The new stories will reunite Lin Lie with fellow “New Agents of Atlas” star Shang-Chi.
Marvel have yet to reveal who will be illustrating the new comics in both titles. For more on what to expect from the previously published material, head on over to Quartz.