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DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

Grab your favorite boba and pull a chair up to the dim sum table as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month with all your favorite Asian DC characters, old and new!

Join 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 as we present new tales of these characters from their thrilling history!

Plus, Cheshire Cat’s relationship to Cheshire is revealed as Shoes asks Selina Kyle to take her under her wing as Cat Girl.

And that’s just the start!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
103 pages
Amazon ASIN

11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    As a reader, I want more. I want more of these stories, more of these characters, and more of the beautiful art that takes over each page. This is quite honestly one of, if not the, actual best anthology DC Comics has ever put out, period.

  • 100

    DC Comics News

    Comics are a shared passion. One that forges a connection to new friends from backgrounds completely different than their own. In more than one story there is a hint that the narratives will continue. Some characters are slated to appear in upcoming issues of titles that already exist. Characters like the Monkey Prince will star in solo titles. DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration #1 is both a launching point and an introduction. In all ways, it is a new beginning.

  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    Easily one of the more important books DC has released in 2021, this celebration of Asian superheroes spotlights characters that aren’t typically the focus of marketing material.

    With the craziness going on with disgusting rising Anti-Asian sentiment it’s nice to see DC use its platform to honor this still too small contingent of its universe.
    The wild part is DC actually has some relatively high profile Asian characters headlined by Damian Wayne, Batgirl, Ryan Choi Atom and Katana.
    There’s actually so many that not all of them make the cut in this 100-page issue. That’s a strong sign for DC’s efforts to be more inclusive. The next step is bringing more up to top tier Justice League member status.

  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Please read DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration #1, but not only because it’s a celebration of the Asian Heritage. These stories showcase so many amazing things from the community and, in some cases, provide readers with a delightful learning experience for both young and old.

    I wish I could give higher marks, but my review alone honestly states my love for this one. This book’s definitely one to grab!

  • 95


    The DC Festival of Heroes #1: The Asian Superhero Celebration is truly a celebration of the many Asian characters that populate DC Comics, but also the cultures they come from and share with others. It’s a great success for that reason alone, but there are also tales that tie into ongoing stories and hopeful new starts to look forward to as well. This anthology is filled with unforgettable moments, great action, and richly rendered culture.

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Overall, this is an exceptional connection of stories paying tribute to some of DC’s most underrated heroes. The only weak spot is that some are very short and leave you wanting more, but this is a must-buy.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    DC Festival of Heroes The Asian Superhero Celebration Issue #1is an amazing compilation of the Asian and Asian-American heroes of the DC Universe. Through the presentation of their more intimate moments and personal adventures, readers old and new are given a fantastic look at characters they may not have known much about before, and be excited to see where they go next. While it also showcases that DC still has a ways to go on AAPI representation, this feels like a promising start for where they might go next. Hopefully a DC Festival of Heroes The Asian Superhero Celebration Issue #2has an even more diverse and comprehensive collection of AAPI superheroes of the DC Universe.

  • 84

    Forces Of Geek

    Representation in all media is extremely important and it is great to see DC doing something like this book. It has various stories in it and it is good to see the company taking it all seriously. This is a fine collection of comics.

  • 60


    DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration is a bit of a mixed bag, and most of that bag is on the less-than-stellar side of things. While I appreciate the initiative to feature Asian talent and characters, it also just seems to be for show. Other than one or two instances, are there actually any plans for the featured talent/ characters to move forward for regular, or semi-regular, issues? No. And beyond that, aside from Ram V’s story with Cheshire Cat and Mariko Tamaki’s story with Cass, most of these stories don’t really serve as a great introduction to who these characters are and why they’re worth your time.

  • 60

    The Batman Universe

    his story gives a good glimpse into the various Asian characters of the DC universe but I prefer longer stories to flesh out issues and themes.

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