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Archive for January 6th, 2016

The following below are the graphic novels or comics I did finished but for one reason or another it wasn’t on my list of exceptional works, hence my delay in reviewing them earlier in 2015.  Just for the record there’s many comics and graphic novels that I didn’t finished because it was either not that good of a story or because it was inappropriate.  So for me to finish a graphic novel requires a lot, unlike my reading with non-fictions, which I typically can’t stand the idea of not finishing.  Also with all my discussions of worldviews, there’s time where the reading was just for enjoyment.  I’ve arranged the order of these reviews from what I most enjoyed to the least satisfied.

The Shadow Hero

The Shadow Hero

Gene Yang. The Shadow Hero. New York, NY: First Second, July 15th, 2014. 169 pp.

5 out of 5

It’s hard to find a good graphic novel involving superheroes that has good story telling, original, nice artwork, meaningful and also appropriate and clean that you can really recommend to people of all ages.  This is one of them.  It is not so childish that it’s beyond adults or teenagers reading them either.  I really enjoyed this book and I picked it up to read because of who authored it.  This book certainly didn’t disappoint.  I love this story about a hero and how it touches on the Chinese American experience: it has reference to Chinese immigrants coming to America, a son who is born in America and raised by traditional Chinese parents in an ethnic enclave of China town in an urban city.  Readers of Asian American descent will have a kick and the story is told in such a way that all can follow and appreciate.  I like how the author and illustrator also tells us the background to why they told this story and apparently there was a “Green Turtle” superhero during the 1940s that mysteriously died out as much as it mysteriously started.  Very fun read and I highly recommend it.

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This is our series on a Christian look at superheroes, comics and worldviews.

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