Gene Luen Yang’s newest graphic novel The Shadow Hero proves once again what a master of this medium Yang has become. In The Shadow Hero, Hank, an unassuming Chinese-American teen, is prodded by his disappointed mother into becoming a superhero. Hank surprises everyone when he succeeds with the help of his father’s shadow spirit.
The strengths of this graphic novel are its solid plot, its sense of humor and danger, and the appealing artwork. Anyone aged 10 and up could enjoy this unique superhero’s story.