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The Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang

The Shadow Hero

ICYMI: Shadow Hero Essays for Tor.com

By | October 6th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

This past July, First Second Books released The Shadow Hero, a graphic novel written by me and drawn by the amazing Sonny Liew. Together, we tell the story of the (arguably) first Asian American superhero. Lots has happened since then. The Shadow Hero stayed on the New York Times bestsellers list for a whole month! The [...]

We have a Winner!

By | September 16th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

I know it's been over a month since Comic-Con 2014, but man, I've been busy.  Secret Coders got announced, I just finished the script for the next Avatar: The Last Airbender GN, and a new school year began! Anyway, I finally got around to picking a winner for my Twitter contest, and it's Deb Aoki!  She [...]

Find The Green Turtle at Comic-Con!

By | July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

Pro cosplayer Alvin Duong has graciously agreed to help us promote The Shadow Hero by cosplaying the Green Turtle! When I first talked to Alvin, I told him we could find a way around the Green Turtle's bare-chestedness.  Alvin wouldn't hear of it -- staying true to the source material is key for him.  So here [...]

The Shadow Hero

By | April 28th, 2014|Categories: Books & Comics|Tags: , , |

illustrated by Sonny Liew lettered by Janice Chiang published by First Second Books recommended for Middle School and Up I've wanted to do a superhero book for a long, long time.  I finally get to in The Shadow Hero. Illustrator extraordinaire Sonny Liew and I tell the story of Hank Chu, a mild-mannered Chinese American teenager growing up [...]

The Shadow Hero #3 is Out!

By | April 17th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

The third digital issue of The Shadow Hero is out!  The Shadow Hero is the origin story of The Green Turtle, an obscure Golden Age character who is arguably the first Asian American superhero.  I did the writing, Sonny Liew did the art. Check out some reviews of The Shadow Hero #3 here: Comic Bastards Fanboy [...]

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 5

By | February 21st, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

All this week, Sonny and I are taking you behind the scenes of our new comic The Shadow Hero! Buy the digital first issue of The Shadow Hero on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or B&N Nook for a mere $0.99! Here are the previous posts, in case you missed them: Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero [...]

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 4

By | February 20th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

All this week, Sonny and I are taking you behind the scenes of our new comic The Shadow Hero! Buy the digital first issue of The Shadow Hero on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or B&N Nook for a mere $0.99! Here are the previous posts, in case you missed them: Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero [...]

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 3

By | February 19th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

All this week, Sonny and I are taking you behind the scenes of our new comic The Shadow Hero! Buy the digital first issue of The Shadow Hero on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or B&N Nook for a mere $0.99! Here are the previous posts, in case you missed them: Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero [...]

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 2

By | February 18th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

Today is the day!  Sonny Liew and I revive the Green Turtle, the first Asian American superhero! The Shadow Hero #1 hits the digital shelves of Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and B&N Nook! Buy it now for the low, low price of 99 cents! All this week, Sonny and I are sharing our behind-the-scene material with [...]

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 1

By | February 17th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , |

Tomorrow, First Second Books will release the first digital issue of The Shadow Hero, a six-issue miniseries written by me and drawn by the tremendously talented Sonny Liew! The Shadow Hero #1 will be available via Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and B&N Nook for the low, low price of $0.99!  A print trade paperback collecting all [...]