Review: Shadow Hero

Today’s review of Graphic Novelist finalist Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang comes from our former blog editor, and current go-to-person (when we need an extra helping hand), Sarah Stevenson. She blogs with friend and fellow author Tanita Davis at Finding Wonderland, where last summer they discussed this graphic novel. They wrote:

Of course, readers all want to look for characters that in some way reflect ourselves, and that’s what Yang and Liew have found (and elaborated upon) in the Green Turtle: a chance to build the mythology of such a character. It’s both a what-if reimagining and an homage, and in many ways a pastiche, too—because of course those Golden Age comics were in many ways silly, with the innocence and jingoism of an earlier era.

Read the rest of the review here.