The Shadow Hero
The Shadow Hero
"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." "This charming comic book embraces a mixture of non-traditional Chinese comics and traditional Chinese elements. The typical Chinese motif of a mother's high expectations is intermingled with the more western theme of the realization of a 'superhero'. A rich display of Chinese heritage runs through the whole Chinatown gangster stories and the maturing of the hero. Vivid and interesting characters are typical but not stereotypical, and they make you laugh heartily. You'll enjoy plenty of humor and bitter sweetness in this book, from the hero and from the secondary characters. The illustrations are inspired by the western comics and the Chinese spirit, and the use of red, green, yellow and gray colors seems to echo fight and charm, bravery and hope, power and humbleness and creates a very Chinese atmosphere." This book has won the 2014 CALA Best Book Award (Categroy: Non-Fiction). This book has won the 2014 CALA Best Book Award (Categroy: Juvenile Books).
Yang, Gene Luen; Sonny, Liew [Illustrator]
Is Referenced By
CALA Annual Best Book Award (CALA Website)
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Yang, Gene Luen; Sonny, Liew [Illustrator], “The Shadow Hero,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed January 28, 2023, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/614.