The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang

The Shadow Hero

The Shadow Hero #1-6

Gene Luen Yang with Sonny Liew (Illustrator), Janice Chiang (Illustrator)

176 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

fiction comics young adult adventurous funny inspiring fast-paced


A VIBRANT HOMAGE TO A CLASSIC COMIC FROM TWO MASTERS OF THE MODERN GRAPHIC NOVEL. The Shadow Hero is based on golden-age comic series The Green Turtle, whose hero solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero. But this mysteri...

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adventurous 100%
funny 70%
inspiring 60%
dark 30%
lighthearted 30%
reflective 30%
emotional 20%
hopeful 20%
mysterious 20%
challenging 10%
informative 10%
sad 10%
tense 10%


fast 66%
medium 25%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 37% | Plot: 37% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

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