We're delighted to present Gene Luen Yang (oft mentioned here) introducing his forthcoming graphic novel The Shadow Hero in the video above, and, below the jump, the exclusive reveal of the cover of the aforesaid book, which will be in the stream of commerce as of July 15, 2014.
In the U.S. comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green
Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comic
book 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 Green Turtle 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 this forgotten character. Hank just wants to enjoy his
quiet life running the family grocery store with his father, but his
mother has other ideas for him... she wants him to become a superhero,
and to clean up their Chinatown neighborhood!
With artwork by Sonny Liew, this dazzling, funny comics adventure for
teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.
And also! Gene and Sonny’s first partnership involving the Shadow Hero
came in a short story they did together for Shattered: The Asian
American Comics Anthology, in case you want to mention that as well.
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