The Shadow Hero

The Shadow Hero

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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 the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by Sonny Liew, this gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.Popular titles like Action Comics and Whiz Comics sold in the millions each month, making their publishers overnight tycoons. ... In 1944, right in the middle ofthat frenzied decade, an unknown publisher named Rural Home asked an unknown cartoonist named Chu Hing to create a lead feature for their series Blazing ... For Rural Home, Chu Hing created a World War II superhero called the Green Turtle.

Title:The Shadow Hero
Author:Gene Luen Yang
Publisher:Macmillan - 2014-07-15


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