Official San Diego Comic-Con ‘Into the Badlands’ Trailer (featuring Daniel Wu)

Television company AMC, which brought stellar dramas such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, andThe Walking Dead, are back at it again with a new original drama titled Into the Badlands. First premiering during San Diego Comic-Con last Saturday, the trailer stars Daniel Wu as Sunny, a ruthless warrior outside of an America run by seven leaders and their respective personal armies. Sunny is accompanied by a young boy named M.K., played by Aramis Knight, and encounters action-packed adventures and conflict in this near-future adaptation of the classic fable “Journey to the West.”

The drama will consist of six one-hour episodes and will debut in November on AMC.

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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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Godzilla Official Teaser Trailer

First teased back in July of 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con with a buzzworthy poster and trailer – set to Oppenheimer’s eerie and now infamous recollection of 1945′s “Trinity” nuclear test – director Gareth Edwards’s 2014 Godzilla reboot has been blessed with its first “official” teaser trailer from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

Set to premiere in theaters this Friday, December 13 with the debut of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the two-and-a-half-minute teaser provides a glimpse of the immense scale taken on by Edwards’s interpretation of Toho’s iconic beast. Starring the likes of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe, the film “pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”

The highly anticipated Godzilla is due out on May 16, 2014.