DC Database
Advertisement

"Sounds": While Cassandra Cain practices speaking, Oracle calls her up informs her that she has located the kidnapped scientist Dr. Chin. Cassandra heads out as Batgirl and easily defeats the men holding Chin hostage. Batgirl frees Ch

Quote1.png Knights of the so-called brotherhood. Your sophomoric attempts to hypersexualize me and my Asian sisters are pathetic at best. Be grateful I don't slay you where you stand. Quote2.png
Katana

DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of July, 2021. It was published on May 11, 2021.

Synopsis for "Sounds"

While Cassandra Cain practices speaking, Oracle calls her up informs her that she has located the kidnapped scientist Dr. Chin. Cassandra heads out as Batgirl and easily defeats the men holding Chin hostage. Batgirl frees Chin, who is young, good looking and extremely talkative. He thanks her but she is unable to respond to him. Later, while Chin is buying his favorite boba tea, Cassandra approaches him in street clothes and offers him a straw. He thanks her and she replies "You're welcome".

Appearing in "Sounds"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dr. Chin (First appearance)
  • Oracle

Antagonists:

  • Kidnappers

Other Characters:

Locations:


Synopsis for "Dress Code"

Tai Pham faces mockery for his traditional dress from both civilians and supervillains but it only reinforces his pride in his heritage.

Appearing in "Dress Code"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Arkillo (First appearance)

Locations:

Items:

Synopsis for "Hawke & Kong"

Connor Hawke's mother sends him out to pick up kimchi for dinner. As he makes his way home he bumps into The New Super-Man, who is fighting a giant robotic dragon. Connor struggles to prevent bystanders being hurt by Kong's reckless actions, and in the process his jar of kimchi is smashed. Connor slips away while the crowd thanks Kong and heads home. Kong arrives with a jar of pao cai from China as a replacement for the kimchi, and realizing he has nowhere to go, Connor invites him to stay for dinner.

Appearing in "Hawke & Kong"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Locations:

Synopsis for "Special Delivery"

Pizza delivery people are being murdered in Gotham City. Although his father gives him the night off, Robin decides to investigate. He tracks the killer to a pizza place where he is holding the staff hostage and defeats him, but realizes the restaurant is a front for the League of Assassins, who were planning to kill Gotham citizens using poisoned pizzas. Damian fights off the assassins and tries a slice of unpoisoned pizza, which tastes terrible.

Appearing in "Special Delivery"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Locations:

Synopsis for "Masks"

Shoes doesn't remember her family or childhood. The closest thing she has to childhood memories is a recurring dream of a woman in a mask rescuing her from a band of ninjas and carrying her away to leave her on the steps of a church. Now she is one of the Alleytown Strays, street kids who work for Catwoman. She has become a vigilante called "Cheshire Cat", wearing a mask based on the one from her dreams. She tries to take on a gang of robbers but they overpower her and almost take her mask off until Catwoman arrives to save her. Shoes is worried that Selina is mad at her for trying to fight crime alone, but Selina simply advises her not to rush to decide who she is going to be just yet.

Appearing in "Masks"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

Locations:

Synopsis for "What's in the Box?"

Cassandra Cain sits alone on a bridge in Gotham Harbor. Something Damian said has upset her deeply. Abuse arrives to comfort her, and eventually asks her what's in the box she has with her. It's revealed to be bao and the two happily eat in silence.

Appearing in "What's in the Box?"

Featured Characters:

  • Abuse (First appearance)
  • Orphan

Other Characters:

Locations:

Synopsis for "Family Dinner"

Grace Choi is nervous about having dinner with her girlfriend's family, especially her father, the living legend Black Lightning. Black Lightning disapproves of his daughters following in his footsteps as vigilantes and believes the unsophisticated Grace is not good enough for Anissa, but she is able to win him over when the group are attacked by Mammoth and Shimmer and must work together to bring the supervillains down.

Appearing in "Family Dinner"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Locations:

Synopsis for "Kawaii Kalamity!"

Red Arrow has a dream of cute animals and appreciates her stuffed animals all the more for it.

Appearing in "Kawaii Kalamity!"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Momo-Chan (In dream sequence only)

Other Characters:

Synopsis for "Festival of Heroes"

At the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival in New York City, Blue Beetle and Cyborg accompany Katana to investigate a white supremacist cult threatening the attendees. The Soultaker Sword destroys the amulet empowering them and the bigots are easily apprehended.

Appearing in "Festival of Heroes"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Locations:

Items:

Synopsis for "Perceptible"

Ryan Choi extracts an alien villain from the brain of a young man being used as a vector for a biological weapon. When he's out of his Atom identity, he plans with Bruce Wanye how the duo can protect the Chinese community from being ignored.

Appearing in "Perceptible"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Dei Perfecta (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Ming-Chen (First appearance)
  • Yong Cheng (First appearance)
  • Justice League (Mentioned only)

Locations:

Synopsis for "The Monkey Prince Hates Superheroes"

Shazam is strapped down to a table in Doctor Sivana's lab. Sivana plans to cut out the hero's heart and eat it, much to the disgust of his henchman and henchwoman. Shazam correctly deduces that Sivana is possessed by a demon which he released from an ancient Yuan Dynasty gourd. Shazam breaks free and reveals that he is fact the shapeshifting Monkey Prince. Sivana's henchmen shoot at Monkey Prince but he deflects their blasts with his staff Jingu Bang, and the ricochets set off a nearby bomb. Monkey Prince carries the henchmen to safety and allows them to escape before the police arrive.

The explosion has knocked the demon out of Sivana, but unfortunately the demon is undefeated and now invisible. Monkey Prince's mentor Shifu Pigsy appears and blows Powdered Immortal Eye in his face, allowing him to see the demon, a deer spirit. While Monkey Prince fights the deer spirit, the real Shazam arrives to Monkey Prince's annoyance. Shazam and Sivana fight while Monkey Prince battles the demon, much to their confusion as to them he appears to be fighting empty air. The demon attacks Shazam, allowing Sivana to escape, and Monkey Prince destroys it while it is distracted. Shazam accuses Monkey Prince of being in league with Sivana and Monkey Prince, who already dislikes superheroes, is outraged. As he grows angry, his powers spike and he blasts Shazam away with a gust of wind. To prevent Monkey Prince causing mass destruction, Pigsy activates his "discipline device", a constricting band around Money Prince's head. In pain, Monkey Prince runs away, reverting to human form.

Monkey Prince, whose real name is Marcus, goes home to his beloved adoptive parents, who are revealed to be Sivana's henchmen. The next morning Marcus goes to Fawcett High School where he meets up with his only friend, Billy Batson. Billy is excited to show Marcus a clip of Shazam from the previous night, but Marcus is not interested, saying "Superheroes suck".

Appearing in "The Monkey Prince Hates Superheroes"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Dr. Sivana
    • Marcus' father and mother (First appearance)
  • Deer Spirit Demon

Other Characters:

Locations:

  • Philadelphia
    • Fawcett High School
    • Warehouse District
      • Dr. Sivana's Secret Hideout
    • Philadelphia Museum (Mentioned only)

Items:

  • Jingu Bang (First appearance)
  • Monkey Prince's Circlet
  • Monkey Prince's Mask
  • Powdered Immortal Eye
  • Wikipedia (Mentioned only)
  • Yuan Dinasty Gourd

Vehicles:



Synopsis for "Pinups"


Appearing in "Pinups"

Featured Characters:

Synopsis for "Character Bios"

Heroes of Asian heritage

Appearing in "Character Bios"

Featured Characters:

Notes

  • A two-page text piece by Jeff Yang begins the issue.
  • "Masks" and the Character Bios reveals that Shoes is Lian Harper.
  • In "Festival of Heroes", several people dressed as notable characters, including:
    • The Atom (Ryan Choi)
    • Rama Chandra
    • Gold Lantern
    • Grunge
    • O.M.A.C. (Kevin Kho)
    • Members of the Knights of the Brotherhood are seen as Ghost-Maker and Hourman
  • The Character Bios mislabel Element Woman's first appearance as Justice League (Volume 2) #16 instead of Flashpoint (Volume 2) #1.



See Also


Links and References

Advertisement