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The Shadow Hero 1

The Green Turtle Chronicles

The Shadow Hero

Author: written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Sonny Liew

The Shadow Hero 1

The Shadow Hero 1

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About This Book

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...

Page Count
28
Genre
On Sale
02/18/2014

Book Details

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.

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The first issue of The Shadow Hero, "The Green Turtle Chronicles," introduces our hero, Hank. Living with his mother and father in Chinatown, Hank dreams of nothing beyond the small grocery his family runs. Little does he know that his mother has other ideas for her son's future!

Imprint Publisher

First Second

ISBN

9781466861718

In The News

"This is most certainly a superhero book unlike anything else being published today, filled with both genuine historical authenticity and pure whimsy."—Nerdist.com

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The Shadow Hero 1

The Shadow Hero 1

$0.99