The Shadow Hero: The tale of the first ever Asian superhero


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  • Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015

Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s graphic novel is a fascinating retelling of an almost forgotten character.

QUICK, off the top of your head, how many Asian superheroes can you think of? I got as far as Sunfire, Jubilee, Lady Deathstrike and Shang-Chi, before dredging up Cicakman and realising that compared to heroes of other, er, ethnic groups, there aren’t that many Asian ones after all.

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