Zheng Shang-Chi is a fictional character that appears in Marvel Comics and was created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. Jim Starlin. Shang-Chi debuted in Special Marvel Edition #15 in 1973. He is among the most iconic martial artists in the Marvel Universe and proved to be among the most iconic characters. Shang-Chi was adapted into numerous forms of media, including a standalone movie that is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity.