The Good Asian #2

Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote Artist: Alexandre Tefenkgi Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 9, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
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The Chinatown noir keeps flipping the genre on its head, as Edison Hark comes face to face with a killer - and more suffering, lust, and soul than he'd ever imagine in Chinatown.

  • 10
    Nine Panel Press - Hank Rea Jun 9, 2021

    'The Good Asian' #2 delves deeper into the mysterious disappearance of Ivy Chen. Hark pounds the pavement looking for clues and comes across the legend of exiled hatchet man Hui Long. Noir crime fiction is alive and well in the hands of Pichetshote, Tefenkgi, and Loughridge. 'The Good Asian' is a flawless piece of intrigue, suspense, and historical drama.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 16, 2021

    I love The Good Asian. Every issue offers a thrilling entry, a window to a past that can help parse what is happening in the world today, and I cannot recommend the book enough. This is going to be one of the foundational noirs in modern fiction in years to come, and you owe to yourself to keep current. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Jun 9, 2021

    The Good Asian #2 continues on a strong first issue with another lurid look into San Francisco during the 1930s. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jun 14, 2021

    Much like last month. Writer Pornsak Pichetshote writes a bit of a closing editorial in which he talks about the conditions that the Chinese lived in during the early part of the 20th century when this book is set. It's truly eye-opening to read about this and Pichetshote gives a brilliant commentary about it. Being that I was born and raised in the UK. I have very little knowledge of American History. So this is sort of a bit of education insofar as hearing a Chinese Perspective on this particular point in history. Whereas most hard-boiled Noir Detective stories are very much from a Western perspective. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 9, 2021

    Detective Hark reflects on a previous decision. He is then met by a representative of The Six Companies. The two later gather with Frankie Carroway for lunch and discuss the current affairs of Chinatown. Later, Hark continues to seek out information regarding his investigation. While visiting a local night club, he runs into Victoria Carroway. The two have a heated conversation that yields surprising information. The Story: This is a content heavy episode with some very interesting reveals. But, while the action and detective work is well done and entertaining, I am drawn to the internal conflict of Detective Hark. Pichetshotes delivery of the moral and psychological dilemma of a person of color in a white-centric environment is masterfully crafted. And I am once again impressed with the level of research used to recreate 1930s Chinatown. I also highly recommend reading the historical end notes of this issue. I am completely invested in this series, and eagerly await the next installme Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 9, 2021

    The Good Asian is an excellent read and has been a pleasant surprise. I'm looking forward to seeing where the investigation goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Jun 10, 2021

    In The Good Asian #2, Edison Hark continues his investigation on the disappearance of his surrogate father's missing love interest, Ivy Chen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jun 17, 2021

    The Good Asian #2 has a respectable approach to a complex topic while also respecting the genre that it is in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn Jun 14, 2021

    A well-written, hard-boiled look at an underrepresented people that is relevant to today's story. Read Full Review

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