Iron Man who? Meet Lin Lie, the star of Warriors of Three Sovereigns
Marvel get its first official Chinese superheroes
The first ever Chinese superheroes have officially entered the Marvel universe.
Aero and Lin Lie are just two of a batch of Chinese characters making their debut in graphic novels this week.
Co-authored by Marvel and NetEase, one of China's biggest online comic platforms, they are a clear push by Marvel to attract more fans across the lucrative Chinese market.
lucrative：(especially of a business, job, or activity) producing a lot of money （尤指生意、职位或活动）赚钱的，盈利的
The merger proved to be very lucrative for both companies.
We may even see them interacting with Marvel heroes like Hulk and Iron Man.
Who are these new superheroes?
Lin Lie is the main protagonist in one of the new comics, which loosely translates as Warriors of Three Sovereigns.
one of the main characters in a story or a play （故事或戏剧中的）主要人物，主角
The story revolves around the 18-year-old boy who picks up an ancient sword to fight against Chiyou - a reincarnated villain intent on destroying mankind.
revolve around sb/sth：to have someone or something as the main or most important interest or subject 以…为中心；以…为主题；围绕…
The conversation revolved around childcare problems.
1) If a dead person or animal is reincarnated as someone or something else, their spirit returns to life in that person or animal. 使投胎，使转世化身
2) If something is reincarnated, it appears in a different form, especially after it has disappeared for a period of time. 再生；（尤指消失一段时间后）以不同的形式出现
Compared to the old model, the reincarnated Mini Cooper has a more powerful engine and looks more streamlined.
The second comic, which translates to Cyclone, features Aero also known as Lei Ling - she's an architect by day, who happens to be able to control air currents.
By night, she uses her superpowers to save her city from various villains.
Aero, known also by her Chinese name Lei Ling, is able to control air currents
Will we see them alongside classic Marvel characters?
There's no official confirmation, but if you look closely there's an Easter egg in the first issue of the Warriors of Three Sovereigns - a picture of Iron Man's mask can be seen in Lin Lie's room.
A sign Tony Stark and his Avenger colleagues could show up some time?
Spot the Easter egg?
How did the collaboration come about?
Marvel first announced last year that it would be working with NetEase - one of China's biggest gaming and tech companies - to create its first ever Chinese superheroes.
Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief CB Cebulski had then said to AFP that the superheroes would be "heavily based on Chinese culture and mythology, but set in the modern world".
But it isn't just the superheroes that are Chinese. Artists and story writers from China were also heavily involved in bringing the creation to life.
Some of the other characters in the "Cyclone" comics are also visually stunning
Economically, the collaboration makes a lot of sense - Marvel has a huge fan base in China.
"It's a way to help Marvel reach more of the China market," Robert Koepp, director of the Economist Corporate Network told the BBC. "Disney [who own Marvel] must think there is a lot of untapped market potential [in China]."
And the fans also translate into real life. On Weibo, China's biggest social media site, Marvel's page has more than 3.5 million fans.
How has reception been?
Pretty good. Warriors of Three Sovereigns has already been read more than two million times since its release. Cyclone just in at just under 750,000 on NetEase.
"We finally have Chinese superheroes," said one commenter on NetEase. "We've made it."
"Maybe one day they'll be able to fight alongside The Avengers," another added.
For now, the comics are only available in Chinese and on NetEase's Comics website - the online comic platform, which already hosts other Marvel comics including Captain America and Spiderman.
According to a statement by NetEase, the characters are meant to appeal to more than just a Chinese audience, with the company saying it hoped they would "promote the diversity of the Marvel universe."