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Marvel Comics reveals Amadeus Cho as “Totally Awesome Hulk”

Entertainment Weekly:

An Old Man Hawkeye, a new Doctor Strange series and Ms. Marvel joining The Avengers are just some of the reveals Marvel has unleashed since unveiling its All-New All-Different initiative a few months ago. But with over 60 new titles, there’s still mystery surrounding some of Marvel’s most popular characters — such as the much-anticipated new Hulk that’s going to take over Bruce Banner’s mantle when Totally Awesome Hulk #1 hits stores in December.

So who is the new man in green? He’s different, he’s totally awesome…and he’s none other than kid genius Amadeus Cho.

A fixture of both the Marvel Universe and the Hulk stories for ten years, Cho seems like a natural choice, given that he mirrors his predecessor in a variety of ways — from his smarts to his impulsive nature. But the character serves a more significant purpose: crowning Cho with the Hulk title will mark the first time in Marvel history that the company will have a Korean-American lead character written and drawn by a Korean-American creative team (Greg Pak and Frank Cho, respectively.)

27 artists celebrate the first Asian American superhero

Epic fan art gallery dedicated to Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s ‘The Shadow Hero’


Angry Asian Man:


Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew‘s fantastic new graphic novel The Shadow Hero is the revival of an obscure Golden Age comic book character known as the Green Turtle. Originally created by artist Chu Hing for the short-lived Blazing Comics, he is arguably the first Asian American superhero. In The Shadow Hero, the Green Turtle is given a proper origin story and re-imagined as a young Chinese American crimefighter.

To celebrate the recent release of The Shadow Hero, Gene and Sonny enlisted the help of twenty-seven different artists who each offered their own awesome, unique take on The Green Turtle throughout the month of July. So, I present this gallery compiling all of their Green Turtle fan art.


Check it out:


Tuesday, July 8
Paolo Rivera

Wednesday, July 9
Roger Langridge

Thursday, July 10
Jason Caffoe

Friday, July 11
Box Brown

Saturday, July 12
MK Reed

Sunday, July 13
James Kochalka

Monday, July 14
Jeffrey Brown

Tuesday, July 15
Steve Lieber

Wednesday, July 16
Dan Santat

Thursday, July 17
Fabio Moon

Friday, July 18
Greg Ruth

Saturday, July 19
Chris Schweizer

Sunday, July 20
Leland Myrick

Monday, July 21
Thien Pham

Tuesday, July 22
Kazu Kibuishi

Wednesday, July 23
George O’Connor

Thursday, July 24
Jonathan Hill

Friday, July 25
Robb Mommaerts

Saturday, July 26
Lark Pien

Sunday, July 27
Derek Kirk Kim

Monday, July 28
Chris Giarusso

Tuesday, July 29
Faith Erin Hicks

Wednesday, July 30
Tomer Hanuka

Thursday, July 31
Ben Hatke

The Shadow Hero is available everywhere now. For further information, visit Gene Luen Yang’s website.




Comic Book news: Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew’s six-issue miniseries revives the Green Turtle, the first Asian American superhero


Angry Asian Man:

Look out, criminals! Beware evildoers! Fear the fist justice. This city is protected by the Green Turrrtllllle! Wait… um, who? The Green Turtle. Believe it or not, he’s the first Asian American superhero, sort of.

Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew‘s graphic novel The Shadow Hero re-introduces the Green Turtle, an obscure Golden Age comic book character that has fallen into public domain. Created by Chu F. Hing in the 1940s, and first appearing in the pages of Blazing Comics, he is arguably the first Asian American superhero.

Legend has it, Chu Hing wanted the Green Turtle to be a Chinese American superhero, but his publishers didn’t find that idea very marketable. So Mr. Hing conveniently got around this by drawing the character so that we never saw the Green Turtle’s face — we could imagine the hero as the artist intended: Asian American.

The Green Turtle’s original run only lasted a few issues, but Gene and Sonny have revived the character with an all-new Asian American origin story, exploring the immigrant experience through the genre of superheroes. I was fortunate enough to receive an early look at the book, and it’s thrilling, hilarious and moving. The story of the first Asian American superhero is so much better than I could have even imagined.

The first issue of The Shadow Hero debuts this week, and will be released over the next six months as digital editions, available from AmazonBarnes & Noble and Apple iBooks for $0.99. A trade paperback collecting all six issues will be available from First Second Books on July 15, just in time for San Diego Comic-Con.

In honor of The Shadow Hero’s debut, Gene has been sharing some really cool behind-the-scenes material from the making of book on his blog. Check out this links to see side-by-side comparisons of the script, thumbnail sketches, as well as Sonny Liew’s final art:

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 1

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 2

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 3

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 4

Shadow Hero Character Sketches Set#1

Shadow Hero: The Backgrounds Strike Back

Shadow Hero: Enter Mr.Han?

For further information about The Shadow Hero and Gene Luen Yang’s other books, visit his website.

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Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew’s six-issue miniseries revives the Green Turtle