The Shadow Hero is based on golden-age comic series The Green Turtle, whose hero solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity…The Green Turtle was the first Asian American su
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The Shadow Hero by Chinese American writer Gene Luen Yang and Malaysian-born artist Sonny Liew revives an obscure Golden Age superhero called the Green Turtle, providing him with the origin story the short-lived original series never got around to. Why would Yang and Liew be interested in the Green Turtle, you ask? As it turns out, he was the first Asian American superhero.
Brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed, The Shadow Hero starts out as a simplistic, Golden Age-style origin story wi
We’re excited every time we get to publish a new book by Gene Luen Yang, and we’re super excited to be working on this book with him and the fabulously talented Sonny Liew, whose work we’ve admired for years and years!
This book is also great because it’s doing something by just existing: taking a problematic situation from the past and finding a way to make it right today.
Changing the world in action!
Hank wants nothing more than to work in his family’s grocery store, but his mother has more ambitious plans. She wants him to embody the excitement of their new country.
She wants him to become a superhero.
The first graphic novel that I ever read was American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang himself. So, when I saw The Shadow Hero at my local library I had to pick it up. I really enjoyed American Born Chinese. The art, humor, and over all story was really unique so naturally I exp