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Read A Preview For Gene Luen Yang And Sonny Liew’s Upcoming ‘The Shadow Hero’

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Following the immense critical and commercial success of his two volume epic Boxers and Saints, Gene Luen Yang announced his next project for First Second, The Shadow Hero. Written by Yang and illustrated by Sonny Liew, The Shadow Hero is an origin story for The Green Turtle, a golden age pulp hero who first appeared in 1944′s Blazing Comics #1.

Created by cartoonist Chu F. Hing, The Green Turtle was the first ever Asian-American superhero, and one of the first characters to have an Asian-American creator. The Shadow Hero will be a revival for the character, as he stars in new stories for the first time in decades.

But before its release, Yang and Liew created a preview for the book, first published in the pages of the Shattered Anthology, which Tor.com has just released in full color.

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Gene Luen Yang Unveils New Graphic Novel With Sonny Liew, ‘The Shadow Hero’ [Video]

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Gene Luen Yang is on a heck of a roll lately. Hot off the heels of his two-volume graphic novel Boxers and Saints, Yang has just announced his next project: A graphic novel with artist Sonny Liew about the first-ever Asian-American superhero.

The new book, The Shadow Hero, offers up an origin story for that character, The Green Turtle, who first appeared way back in 1944's Blazing Comics #1.

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Gene Luen Yang On The History And Art Behind ‘Boxers & Saints’ [Interview]

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Multiple Eisner Award winner Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Level Up, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise) is about to release his most ambitious comic project yet. Together they're Boxers & Saints, a pair of graphic novels (available both together and separately) that tell the story of China's Boxer Rebellion from two opposing, but connected points of view. For Yang, the son of Chinese immigrants and a practicing Catholic, it's a personal work of historical fiction that delves into a turbulent and deadly time in China's history when young kung fu-practicing peasants organized to combat colonial powers, Christian missionaries from the west and Chinese Christians who had converted. ComicsAlliance got in touch with Yang to see how he navigated this complicated history and what artistic decisions went into telling these two intersecting stories.

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Link Ink: Super ‘LEGO Movie’ Trailer, The Justice League Head To Target And Hulk And His Smashing Agents

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Today's links are yours for the viewing, after the jump.

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Link Ink: ‘Batman’ ’66 Mez-Itz, Chinese Opera And Goku Parties With Luffy And Toriko

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Toys: Mezco's Batman 1966 Mez-Itz Batmobile with Batman and Robin is now available for preorder at specialty retailers.

Interesting: Tom Spurgeon points to Gene Luen Yang's thoughtful piece examining the similarities between superhero comics and Chinese opera

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Gene Luen Yang Returns With Ambitious New Project, ‘Boxers & Saints’

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Gene Luen Yang -- the award-winning creator of American Born Chinese, The Eternal Smile and writer of Dark Horse's Avatar: The Last Airbender comics -- has announced his latest project: Boxers & Saints, an epic pair of graphic novels about the lives of two peasants during the Boxer Rebellion that took place in China during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Talking to Wired, Yang - who's been working on the project since 2006 - said that the books reflect his interest in and ambivalence about the historical event:

When I looked into the lives of the Chinese saints,

Official ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Continuation Comic To Be Penned By Gene Luen Yang

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Multiple Eisner Award winner and vocal Avatar: The Last Airbender fan Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Level Up) has announced his new gig as writer of Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender -- The Promise Part 1, the o

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Gene Luen Yang to Boycott ‘The Last Airbender’ Movie Over ‘Yellowface’

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"The Last Airbender" movie -- based on the much beloved, award-winning animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" about a young boy caught in the middle of an elemental war -- is coming to theaters on July 2nd in both 2D and 3D. And listen: We'

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