I only recently read Gene Yang’s THE SHADOW HERO. I was able to borrow a review copy just before his visit to KungFuMagazine.com. As with most of his other graphic novels, once I started it, I could not put it down. It will make a nice addition on the book shelf once I get around to ordering a copy for my library. The Green Turtle, protagonist from The Shadow Hero has since been popping up as a subject among many excellent artists, many of whom I follow for inspiration, and motivation for improvement. As I had decided to skip this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (I just couldn’t get all my ducks in a row in time), I found I had a bit of extra free time with no last minute preparations or travel required. So I thought I would peel off a bit of that time to have fun with my own version of The Green Turtle.
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.