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The Shadow Hero - Sonny Liew, Gene Luen Yang
The Shadow Hero
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In the comics boom of the 1940s, a  legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity... The Green Turtle was the first Asian... show more
In the comics boom of the 1940s, a  legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity... The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero.The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.With artwork by Sonny Liew, this gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781596436978 (1596436972)
ASIN: 1596436972
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Her Fine Eyes
Her Fine Eyes rated it
0.0 The Shadow Hero
***Spoilers, as usual, but since this is a superhero origin story, you already know what happens, trust me.*** One-sentence review: A sensitive immigration story masquerading as a superhero origin story, but in the end I wish Gene Yang had invented his own character rather than reviving such a pro...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
4.0 Just Me and My Shadow
Gene Luen Yang’s newest graphic novel The Shadow Hero proves once again what a master of this medium Yang has become. In The Shadow Hero, Hank, an unassuming Chinese-American teen, is prodded by his disappointed mother into becoming a superhero. Hank surprises everyone when he succeeds with the help...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
4.0 Gene Yang brings us the story of the first Asian American superhero
Click the link to check out my review of this very good work. If you enjoy vintage comics, this may be for you. It certainly is a good read for any fan of comics and graphic novels.
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