The Shadow Hero is absolutely delightful. It’s funny, sexy, exciting, and sometimes very sad. It’s inspiring. It’s everything a superhero comic should be, completely with the important question of what a superhero should do with his power. 405 more words
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My mother once told me an old Chinese parable.
Gene Luen Yang is not our mother and his story is not old nor strictly Chinese but what he offers in his award-winning graphic novel is, at its heart, a parable about the hyphen. 446 more words
If 2014 had a theme, it was race. From all that happened in Ferguson, to the controversy at the National Book Awards, the topic felt inescapable. 761 more words
Normally I do not review graphic novels but after seeing many reviews on this book on fellow bloggers’ sites, I decided to take the plunge. Gene Luen Yang does not approach the Chinese immigrant story as other Chinese American writers, such as… 426 more words