Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity. The Green Turtle was the first Asian-American super hero.

The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.

With artwork by Sonny Liew, this gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

Preorder before July 22 to get a signed copy! 


The Shadow Hero Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Sonny Liew (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596436978
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: First Second - July 15th, 2014

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.

A New York Times bestseller