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The shadow hero

Author: Gene Luen Yang; Sonny Liew; Janice Chiang
Publisher: New York : First Second Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : 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
Juvenile fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Luen Yang; Sonny Liew; Janice Chiang
ISBN: 1596436972 9781596436978 9780606355216 0606355219
OCLC Number: 857967535
Notes: "Turtleback books bound for schools and libraries"--Page[4] of cover
Includes a [9] page preview from Blazing Comics at the end of the text.
Description: 158 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
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" "The insight into Chinese mafia and 1940s American superhero comic book culture is wonderful." - "VOYA" "Award-winning author Yang and artist Liew tackle a lesser-known Read more...

 
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