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Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology

[edited by] Jeff Yang ... [et al.]
New York, NY : New Press ; [Jackson, TN] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2009.
Variant Title
Asian American superhero anthology
9781595583987 (pbk.), 159558398X (pbk.)
Synopsis: 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.
  • 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 Costume Co / 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
  • Editor in chief / Jeff Yang
  • Managing editor / Parry Shen
  • Editor at large / Keith Chow
  • Art director / Jerry Ma
  • Senior Artist Jef Castro.
194 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
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