Shadow Hero #1

Shadow Hero #1

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Sonny Liew Publisher: First Second Release Date: February 26, 2014 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 22, 2014

    Lastly here's something to think about. Superheroes started off representing the repressed, the little guy that dreamed of the power to stand up for themselves. The represented the people there were defending. I can't say that's true anymore with modern superheroes, but with The Shadow Hero I see it" and it's really good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Jul 9, 2014

    This graphic novel is insanely powerful. The weaving of stories is creative and unique. I almost cried during the first true moments we see The Green Turtle. I am so glad that Yang and Liew got a hold of this comic and told the backstory of a real hero. I think everyone will find as much joy in this novel as I did. The Green Turtle just may be my favorite hero of The Golden Age. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jul 21, 2014

    Finally, this book will be especially valuable to comic scholars and historians as it relates to the back matter. Yang includes a brief but detailed analysis of "The Turtle," including information about its creator, Chu Hing, as well as color copies from the first 11-pages of Blazing Comics #1, which covers the first adventure of this groundbreaking – if unpopular and long forgotten - superhero. This is a superb graphic novel where fans and non-fans of the superhero genre alike will find something to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Feb 24, 2014

    If you're interested in reading The Shadow Hero be aware that each individual issue will only be released digitally. First Second will release an old-school trade in July 2014. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Feb 27, 2014

    Overall, “Shadow Hero” #1 is an exciting sneak peek at what'll probably become another classic from Yang and Liew. Yang's writing is heart-warming yet uncompromised and Liew's art breathes life into this world. If I had to describe “Shadow Hero” #1 in a word, it'd be honest. It's a heart-felt superhero story that focuses less on the cape and spandex and more on the bond between family and heritage. Though this is only just a preview, “Shadow Hero” #1 has shown that it's going to be one of the must-read graphic novels of 2014. Read Full Review

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