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Gene Luen Yang

The Shadow Hero

Gene Luen Yang The Shadow Hero
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Gene Luen Yang's first book with First Second, American Born Chinese, is now in print in over ten languages and was a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Award. Yang's other works include the popular comics adapation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and the New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints. The Shadow Hero, the story of the first Asian-American superhero is his most recent graphic novel. geneyang.com
 
Sonny Liew is a Malaysian-born comic artist and illustrator based in Singapore. He is best known for his work on Vertigo's My Faith in Frankie together with Mike Carey and Marc Hempel, and Marvel's adaptaion of Sense and SensibilityThe Shadow Hero, a graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang, is his most recent work. sonnyliew.com

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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 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.

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Praise for Boxers & Saints:
 
“Read this, and come away shaking.” --Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Schmidt
 
“Masterful.” --Dave Eggers 
 
"Remarkable.” --The New York Times
 
“At once humorous and heartbreaking.” --The LA Times
 
"Epic.” --The Washington Post


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