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The shadow hero

Author: Gene Luen Yang; Sonny Liew; Janice Chiang
Publisher: New York : First Second, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 Gene Luen Yang has revived this character in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Superhero comic books, strips, etc
Parodies, imitations, etc
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Shadow hero (Comic strip); Chu Hing; Green Turtle (Fictious character)
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Luen Yang; Sonny Liew; Janice Chiang
ISBN: 9781596436978 1596436972 9780606355216 0606355219
OCLC Number: 857967535
Notes: Includes a [9] page excerpt from Blazing Comics no. 1 at the end of the text.
Chiefly illustrations.
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.

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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...

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Praise for "The Shadow Hero" *"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 *"There's Read more...

 
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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...
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