Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Shadow Hero

18465601Goodreads Synopsis:    The Shadow Hero is based on golden-age comic series The Green Turtle, whose hero solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity...The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero.

Now, exactly seventy years later, New York Times-bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has revived this nearly forgotten, pioneering character in a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the golden-age Green Turtle.

With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this hilarious and insightful graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics.

My Thoughts:

-    This was a fun read with a good story.

-    It almost felt like a Marvel comic.

-    The mom was funny. She reminded me of Amy's mom from Futurama. I laughed every time she said, "Ai-ya."

-    I enjoyed the illustrations, especially the facial expressions.

-    I liked seeing the character development in the main character. It was fun to see him become a hero.

-    This wasn't my favorite from Yang, but it was still good.


  1. Well, if it was like a Marvel...I might be interested.

  2. I bought my daughter this for Christmas and she loved it. Now I need to borrow it from her so I can read it too!