skip to content
Secret identities : the Asian American superhero anthology Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Secret identities : the Asian American superhero anthology

Author: Jeff Yang; Parry Shen; Keith Chow; Jerry Ma; Jef Castro
Publisher: New York : New Press, [Jackson, Tennessee] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Appealing to both comics fans and Asian Americans seeking to claim their place in American culture, Secret Identities makes brilliant use of the conventions of the superhero comic book to expose the real face of the Asian American experience. This groundbreaking graphic anthology brings together leading Asian American creators in the comics industry including Gene Yang (National Book Award finalist for American Born  Read more...
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Superhero comic books, strips, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Yang; Parry Shen; Keith Chow; Jerry Ma; Jef Castro
ISBN: 9781595583987 159558398X
OCLC Number: 286490710
Notes: "Editor in chief, Jeff Yang ; managing editor, Parry Shen ; editor at large, Keith Chow ; art director, Jerry Ma ; senior artist, Jef Castro"--Page 5.
Description: 194 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface : in the beginning / Jeff Yang, Jef Castro --
Prologue / Jeff Yang, Jef Castro --
Driving steel / Jeff Yang, Benton Jew --
S.A.M. meets Larry Hama / Tak Toyoshima --
Section 1: War And Remembrance / Parry Shen, Alexander Tarampi --
9066 / Jonathan Tsuei, Jerry Ma --
Heroes without a country / Daniel Jai Lee, Vince Sunico --
Gaman / Jamie Ford, Alexander Tarampi --
Hibakusha / Parry Shen, Glenn Urieta --
Re-directing comics : Greg Pak / Keith Chow, A.L. Baroza --
Citizen / Greg Pak, Bernard Chang --
Sidekicks : Gene Yang & Michael Kang / Keith Chow, A.L. Baroza --
Blue Scorpion and Chung / Gene Yang, Sonny Liew --
James / Michael Kang, Erwin Haya --
Section 2: When Worlds Collide / Keith Chow, Chi-Yun Lau --
Now there's something : Greg LaRocque / Keith Chow, Alexander Shen --
Trinity / Greg LaRocque --
No exit / Naeem Mohaiemen, Glenn Urieta --
S.O.S. / Tanuj Chopra, Alex Joon Kim --
Wallpasser / Clarence Coo, Jerry Ma --
Section 3: Girl Power / Kripa Joshi --
You are what you eat / Lynn Chen, Paul Wei --
Sampler / Jimmy Aquino, Erwin Haya --
Learn to share / Keiko Agena, Ming Doyle --
A day at CostumeCo / Jeff Yang, A L Baroza --
Supergrrrls / Hellen Jo --
Section 4: Many Masks / Jason Sperber, Chi-Yun Lau --
Agent Orange / Dustin Tri Nguyen, Dustin Nguyen ---
Gaze / Sung Kang, Billy Tan, Walden Wong, Sean Ellery --
Flight / Ian Kim, Jeff Yang --
Shine / Leonardo Nam, Anthony Tan, Ruben De Vela --
Jia / Kelly Hu, Mark Allen, Cliff Chiang --
Cataclysm / Yul Kwon, Deodato Pangandoyon --
Go / Kazu Kibuishi --
Parallel Penny / Anthony Wu --
Section 5: Ordinary Heroes / Raymond Sohn --
Just ordinary / Nick Huang, Alexander Shen --
Twilight / Ted Chung, Anuj Shrestha --
David Kim / John Kuramoto, Christine Norrie --
Meet Joe / Koji Steven Sakai, John Franzese --
On the third day / Johann Choi --
Long / Martin Hsu --
Justified / Ken Wong, Tiffanie Hwang --
Section 6: From Headline To Hero / Parry Shen, Jeremy Arambulo --
16 miles / Parry Shen, Sarah Sapang --
Taking back Troy / Jeff Yang, Francis Tsai --
Peril / Keith Chow, Jef Castro --
Epilogue / Jeff Yang, Jef Castro.
Other Titles: Asian American superhero anthology
Responsibility: Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow, Jerry Ma.

Abstract:

Appealing to both comics fans and Asian Americans seeking to claim their place in American culture, Secret Identities makes brilliant use of the conventions of the superhero comic book to expose the real face of the Asian American experience. This groundbreaking graphic anthology brings together leading Asian American creators in the comics industry including Gene Yang (National Book Award finalist for American Born Chinese), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman), Greg Pak (The Hulk), and Christine Norrie (Black Canary Wedding Special) to craft original graphical short stories set in a compelling shadow history of our country: from the building of the railroads to the Japanese American internment, the Vietnam airlift, the murder of Vincent Chin, and the incarceration of Dr. Wen Ho Lee. Entertaining and enlightening, Secret Identities offers whiz-bang action, searing satire, and thoughtful commentary from a community too often overlooked by the cultural mainstream, while showcasing a vivid cross-section of the talents whose imagination and creativity is driving the contemporary comics renaissance.
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.