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.
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.
I've been a fan of Sonny Liew ever since he provided the art for My Faith In Frankie, a highly overlooked and underrated Vertigo mini-series about the nature of religion, romance, and how difficult it is to get your personal deity and your best friend into a threesome. There's an incredible expressi
On sale in August is Malinky Robot, a new collection of short stories created by Eisner-nominee Sonny Liew (Liquid City, My Faith in Frankie). Each tale stars Atari and Oliver, cute, imaginative kids who serve as our guides on a slice-of-life tour through a lavishly rendered, vaguely dystopian city of the future. The book is a charming and quite beautiful depicti
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