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Kickstart The Green Turtle and Other Amazing Heroes Action Figures

There is a Kickstarter ending in three days that will produce retro-style super hero action figures. Among them is The Green Turtle, the first Asian American comic book superhero. 204 more words


Weekend Shorts: Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang

It feels a little strange writing a “shorts” post about two entire books, but, I mean, I read them both over the course of about two hours. 402 more words


Enter the Turtle

There was nothing particularly memorable about the Green Turtle back in 1944 when he made his debut in the pages of Blazing Comics #1. Like hundreds of other comic book characters of the time, he wore a colorful mask and a cape, and he fought tirelessly against the Axis alliance. 411 more words

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Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Historical graphic fiction isn’t really on my reading radar. I keep forgetting how good graphic novels can be when you go slow and take in the illustrations with the same care as the text. 656 more words


Book Spotlight!

Today’s Book Spotlight is on Boxers by: Gene Luen Yang.

In the late 19th century, China was a very desirable place for foreign powers. Because of the country’s valuable resources, they started invading the land and attempting to stomp out the ancient traditions. 386 more words

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Boxers & Saints

by Gene Luen Yang
First Second, 2013
ISBN: 9781596433595 (Boxers), 9781596436893 (Saints)
325 pages (Boxers), 170 pages (Saints)
Graphic Novel

In 1900, there was an uprising in China by a group called the Right and Harmonious Fists that was an attempt to drive out foreign influence, specifically Chinese christians and western missionaries. 336 more words

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