Shattered : the Asian American comics anthology : a secret identities book

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Beechview Graphic Novels PN6720.S53 2012x
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  PN6720.S53 2012x
 
 
Summary
Three years after the publication of the groundbreaking Asian American comics anthology Secret Identities, the same team is back with a new volume that is bigger, bolder and more breathtaking in scope. While the first collection focused on the conventions of superhero comics, Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology expands its horizon to include edgier genres, from hard-boiled pulp to horror, adventure, fantasy and science fiction. Making use of this darker subject matter, Shattered seeks to destroy antiquated stereotypes of Asian culture.
Contents
The sacrifice / story, Jeff Yang, Parry Shen & Keith Chow ; art, Jerry Ma
Burn / story, Jimmy Ma ; art, Jerry Ma
Driving steel : the breaking / story, Jeff Yang ; art, Krishna M. Sadasivam
Master Tortoise & Master Hare / story, Howard Wong ; art, Jamie Noguchi
Showtime / story & art, Bernard Chang
Solitary / story, Michael Kang & Edmund Lee ; art, Glenn Urieta
Clean getaway / story, Jamie Ford ; art, A.L. Baroza
Bai bai, bai tsai / story, Jeff Yang ; art, Martin Hsu & Sophia Lin
Ching Shih : queen of pirates / story, Natalie Kim ; art, Robin Ha ; lettered by Janice Chiang
The regrets we talk about / story & art, Fred Chao
Heroes without a country : Tokyo Rose / story, Daniel Jai Lee ; art, Dafu Yu ; lettered by Janice Chiang
The date / story, Amy Chu ; art, Larry Hama & Craig Yeung ; lettered by Janice Chiang
Adam Warrock / story, Eugene Ahn ; art, Ming Doyle
Revolution shuffle / story, Bao Phi ; art, GB Tran
Tempest / story, Kai Ma ; art, Eric Kim
The walkman / story, Aaron Takahashi ; art, Mukesh Singh
Angry Asian man / story, Phil Yu ; art Jerry Ma
Mei the alien / story, Koji Steven Sakai ; art, Deodato Pangandoyon
Camp mech / story, Eric Nakamura ; art, Sara Saedi
The death stalker / story, Thenmozhi Soundararajan ; art, Saumin Suresh Patel
Hide and Sikh / story, Parry Shen ; art, Jeremy Arambulo
The power of Petunia / story, Joy Osmanski ; art, Yasmin Liang
Drones and droids / story, Paul Wei ; art, Chi-Yun Lau
Camden's revenge / story, Keiko Agena ; art, Louie Chin
Metatron / story & art, Stuart Ng
Los Robos, Arizona / story, Greg Pak ; art, Takeshi Miyazawa ; lettered by Simon Bowland
A cut above / story, Jamie Ford ; art, A.L. Baroza
Peril : welcome to the terror / story, Keith Chow ; art, Jeff Castro
Mis Moti, shattered / story & art, Kripa Joshi
The stranger / story & art, Johann Choi
Personal monstrs / story & art, Traci Honda
Weightless / story, Tanuj Chopra ; art, Alice Meichi Li
A dream of flying / story, A. Veronica Wong & R. Suarez ; art, Christine Norrie & Craig Yeung ; lettered by Janice Chiang
Fashion never dyes / story, Jamie Ford ; art, A.L. Baroza
Hibakusha : secrets / story, Parry Shen ; art, Sean Chen ; lettered by Janice Chiang
Push / story, Jennifer S. Fang ; art, Ace Continuado & Julian San Juan ; lettered by Janice Chiang
Persons of mass destruction / story, Gary Jackson ; art, Cesar P. Castillo Jr. ; lettered by Janice Chiang
The merciful / story, Ren Hsieh ; art, Bryan Lee ; lettered by Janice Chiang
Qi la!! / story, Roger Ma ; art, Dheeraj Verma & Tak Toyoshima ; lettered by Janice Chiang
Occupy ethnic foods / story & art, Tak Toyoshima
Shadow hero / story, Gene Luen Yang ; art, Sonny Liew
The sealing / story, Jeff Yang, Parry Shen & Keith Chow ; art, Glenn Urieta ; lettered by Janice Chiang
The Vilcek story / story, Jeff Yang ; art, Wendy Xu.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The editorial team that assembled the acclaimed Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology (2009) teams up again here. While Secret Identities used the conventions of superhero comics to feature Asian American heroes (whether or not they had superpowers), Shattered cleverly organizes its stories by the five demons, or stereotypes, it wishes readers to conquer: the Asian as stoic brute, mindless brain, exotic temptress, mysterious foreigner/alien, and master manipulator. Many of the characters and intertwining plotlines here were first introduced in Secret Identities, so it makes sense to be familiar with the first collection before diving into this one. As with any anthology, some of the stories are more successful than others, but all of them speak the international language of heroism in discussing identity as a sum of values, not ethnicity. Coupled with its predecessor, this title is a must-have for libraries serving Asian American communities in addition to those with a large comics fan base.--Mack, Candice Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This second anthology of comics by Asian-American creators focuses on genres from science fiction to fantasy, superhero to historical, slice-of-life and more-a few stories stand out, and a prologue and epilogue tie some of the individual stories together, but the overall quality is uneven. Contributors include such mainstream mainstays as Cliff Chiang, Larry Hama, Sonny Liew, and Sean Chen. The more polished pieces are often a five-to-10-page introduction to a setting and new characters rather than a complete story with an ending.The variety of styles of art is impressive, with some influenced by American comics from all eras of the 20th century, some more evocative of manga, and some more cartoonish. Overall, the impression is more of a collection of portfolio pieces than a tightly edited anthology despite the talent on display. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Asian Americans -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :New Press :2012
Distributed by Perseus Distribution,
Other Titles Shattered
Contributors Yang, Jeff.
Language English
Description 210 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781595588241 (pbk.)
1595588248 (pbk.)
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