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The Shadow Hero 5

The Shadow Hero 5

True Colors

written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Sonny Liew

First Second


ePub, Fixed Layout


First Second

First Second


ISBN: 9781466861770

28 Pages, Ages 12-18
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. 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 superhero.

Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics.


The fifth issue of The Shadow Hero, "True Colors," brings the action to a boil! Our hero Hank strikes out to destroy the shadowy head of the Tong of Sticks crime syndicate, but as usual he's way over his head…and even the advice and aid of his invisible guardian may not be able to save him!

Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!


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About the author

written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Sonny Liew

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 adaptation 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.

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 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. The Shadow Hero, a graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang, is his most recent work.

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