skip to content
The shadow hero Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The shadow hero

Author: Gene Luen Yang; Sonny Liew; Janice Chiang
Publisher: New York : First Second, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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 has revived this character in  Read more...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 1 with a review

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Young adult fiction
Comic books, strips, etc
Superhero comic books, strips, etc
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Luen Yang; Sonny Liew; Janice Chiang
ISBN: 9781596436978 1596436972 9781480661004 1480661007 9780606355216 0606355219
OCLC Number: 857967535
Notes: Includes a [9] page excerpt from Blazing Comics no. 1 at the end of the text.
Description: 158 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Green Turtle Chronicles --
Dawn of a Golden Age --
Fathers and Sons --
Fights You Cannot Win --
True Colors --
Enter the Green Turtle.
Responsibility: story by Gene Luen Yang ; art by Sonny Liew ; lettering by Janice Chiang.

Abstract:

Hank just wants to enjoy his quiet life running the family grocery store with his father, but his mother wants him to become a superhero, and to clean up their Chinatown neighbourhood.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

*Yang and Liew reinvent this character in a brilliant homage that finally allows the Green Turtle to get his long overdue face time. "BCCB, STARRED REVIEW on The Shadow Hero" *There's plenty of humor Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (1)

Determined to Be a Superhero

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2014-10-13) Excellent Permalink

There is this kid, Hank, who loves working in the shop with his dad in the 1940s.  When his mom is saved by a superhero, his mom decides Hank's fate is to become a superhero. Reluctant to become a hero, Hank eventually changes his mind when the bullying from a gang gets to be too much. Trained...
Read more...  Read more...

  • Was this review helpful to you?
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/857967535> # The shadow hero
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "857967535" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1822470283#Topic/asian_americans> ; # Asian Americans
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1765254> ; # Superheroes
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sj96004988> ; # Cartoons and comics
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007009593> ; # Superheroes
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/818620> ; # Asian Americans
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/741.5973/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85008644> ; # Asian Americans
    schema:audience <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/857967535#Audience> ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1822470283#Person/yang_gene_luen> ; # Gene Luen Yang
    schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/78497031> ; # Sonny Liew
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/41121608> ; # Janice Chiang
    schema:copyrightYear "2014" ;
    schema:datePublished "2014" ;
    schema:description "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 has revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle."@en ;
    schema:description "Green Turtle Chronicles -- Dawn of a Golden Age -- Fathers and Sons -- Fights You Cannot Win -- True Colors -- Enter the Green Turtle."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1822470283> ;
    schema:genre "Young adult works"@en ;
    schema:genre "Juvenile works"@en ;
    schema:genre "Young adult fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Graphic novels"@en ;
    schema:genre "Superhero comic books, strips, etc."@en ;
    schema:genre "Comic books, strips, etc."@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Science fiction comic books, strips, etc."@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The shadow hero"@en ;
    schema:productID "857967535" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781480661004> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781596436978> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780606355216> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB472006> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/857967535> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1822470283#Person/yang_gene_luen> # Gene Luen Yang
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Yang" ;
    schema:givenName "Gene Luen" ;
    schema:name "Gene Luen Yang" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007009593> # Superheroes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Superheroes"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85008644> # Asian Americans
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Asian Americans"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sj96004988> # Cartoons and comics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Cartoons and comics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1765254> # Superheroes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Superheroes"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/818620> # Asian Americans
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Asian Americans"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/41121608> # Janice Chiang
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Chiang" ;
    schema:givenName "Janice" ;
    schema:name "Janice Chiang" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/78497031> # Sonny Liew
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1974" ;
    schema:familyName "Liew" ;
    schema:givenName "Sonny" ;
    schema:name "Sonny Liew" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780606355216>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0606355219" ;
    schema:isbn "9780606355216" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781480661004>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1480661007" ;
    schema:isbn "9781480661004" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781596436978>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1596436972" ;
    schema:isbn "9781596436978" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.