Three years after the booklet of the groundbreaking Asian American comics anthology Secret Identities, a similar workforce is again with a brand new volumebigger, bolder, and extra breathtaking in scope.
While the 1st assortment all for the conventions of superhero comics, this new e-book expands its horizon to incorporate edgier genres, from hard-boiled pulp to horror, event, myth, and technology fiction. utilizing this darker variety of colorations, it seeks to subvertto shatterthe hidebound stereotypes that experience obscured the Asian snapshot because the earliest days of immigration: the stoic brute, the prodigious mind, the unique temptress, the inscrutable alien, the devious manipulator. The eclectic and bold lineup of individuals comprises best Asian American comics creators Bernard Chang (Supergirl), Sean Chen (Iron Man), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), Sonny Liew (Malinky Robot), Takeshi Miyazawa (Runaways), Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages), Greg Pak (The Hulk), G.B. Tran (Vietnamerica), Gene Yang (American Born Chinese), etc, in addition to such movie and literary standouts as Tanuj Chopra (Punching on the Sun), Michael Kang (The Motel), Jamie Ford (Hotel at the nook of sour and Sweet), Gary Jackson (Missing You, Metropolis), and Bao Phi (Song I Sing). Their unique picture brief tales hide issues from ethnic kiddie indicates, China’s AIDS coverage, and airline defense methods to the untold backstory of Flash Gordon’s nemesis Ming the cruel and the gritty fact of an afternoon within the lifetime of a tender Koreatown gangster.
Shattered comprises thrills, chills, and delights whereas exposing the hidden concerns and very important truths of the nation’s fastest-growing and such a lot dynamic community.