The Shadow Hero. Gene Luen Yang.

The Shadow Hero

New York: First Second, 2014. Sonny Liew (illustrations). First Edition (stated), First Printing. Softcover. Used - Very Good/Fine. Wraps slightly wraps. Clean, unmarked, tight. Color illustrations throughout. 16.5 x 26 cm. 158 pp plus 11 pp reprint of vintage Blazing Comics issue. Item #12744

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.

A New York Times bestseller

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 Gene Luen Yang, the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, and Sonny Liew, the author of the New York Times-bestseller The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, have finally revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.

This gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

Price: HK$70.00

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