The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yuan and Sonny Liew

I won this in the spring readathon! I picked it because I really liked the idea of both a Chinese-American superhero and a re-imagining of an old (pre?)Golden Age comic, The Green Turtle. The back of The Shadow Hero talks about the original series (which was written by a Chinese-American) and its historical impact, and reproduces the original first issue.1 The re-imagining is MUCH better than The Green Turtle‘s first issue, if only because it’s Read More …

REVIEW: Primates by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks

I don’t know much about primates. Monkeys, apes, whatever: besides what little I know from watching a few specials on the Animal Planet channel I caught years ago, they’re basically a mystery. I know even less about the three women who researched primates SO HARD they’re still creating shockwaves. Primates is an adorable and informative biography of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas, with a mini-bio of Louis Leakey thrown in for kicks. It’s Read More …