Reviews City

Posted in Uncategorized on August 28, 2014 by sonnyliew


First some exciting news: The  Amazing Heroes Kickstarter got funded, which means that I’ll soon be able to get my grubby hands on a Shadow Hero Action Figure!


There was also a nice review in the Washington Post which claims that the book is “an inventive and culturally intelligent marvel“, and that “Liew’s beautiful line tips a cap to legendary comics artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.” (!)

Much meaner (and totally wrong and erroneous of course :p) is Paste Magazine, where it’s argued that the Shadow Hero is “a small piece of the larger picture” in Gene’s ouevre, and that the art’s “thick, black outlines and angular faces feel wrong for the subject matter.”

Humbug! :p

Kinder reviews back at the  Storytime Hooligans, as well as Reader of Fictions help dissuade me from Hulk Smashing and/or dissolving into a puddle of thick, black, angular tears :)


The Southeast Asian Anthology Liquid City Vol 3 gets a review too on Shelf Awareness, which says that the collection’s theme (“If you knew the world was ending, what would be the story you would most want to tell?“) has “received a lot of amazing responses, from the fantastical and apocalyptic to the realistic and personal.”

Buy it, buy it all!


Rant City

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18, 2014 by sonnyliew


The above comic by me and Gene appeared in the A.V. Club’s Comics Week

Here’s the uncensored panel….!


For more rants, check out the Rant and Raves on Today!




The 27

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2014 by sonnyliew


All the 27 Shadow Hero pinups compiled in one place!

A big thanks to Paolo Rivera, Roger Langridge, Jason Caffoe, Box Brown, MK Reed, James Kochalka, Jeffrey Brown, Steve Lieber, Dan Santat, Fabio Moon, Greg Ruth, Chris Schweizer, Leland Myrick, Thien Pham, Kazu Kibuishi, George O’Connor, Jonathan Hill, Robb Mommaerts, Lark Pien, Derek Kirk Kim, Chris Giarusso, Faith Erin Hicks, Tomer Hanuka and Ben Hatke!

I’ll get round to linking all those names to websites in the near future :p

The book is on its 3rd week on the New York Times Best Sellers list, thank to everyone who’s supported it!



Pinup City 2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2014 by sonnyliew


More incredible creators with their versions of the Shadow Hero to boggle your mind, including…  Faith Erin Hicks!


And there’s Derek Kirk Kim!


Lark Pien too!

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And Chris Giarrusso!


And Ben Hatke!


New York Timed

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 26, 2014 by sonnyliew


The Shadow Hero made the New York Times Best Sellers List for paperback Graphic Novels!

Get yer copy today, if not already! :p


Pinup City

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by sonnyliew


Here’s Robb Mommaert‘s Shadow Hero pinup! What a doozy!

Robb did a fantastic Malinky Robot one for the “Collected Stories and Other Bits” collection a while back too :)


At CBR, Caleb Mozzocco says that The Shadow Hero is “a must-read, and a contender for one of the best comics of the year.


And here’s Jonathan Hills snazzy Pinup!! As Jonathan says: “if you’re lucky enough to be in San Diego, go straight to the source and buy it from Gene Luen Yang at the First Second table at #1323” :p

Hank Chu Lives!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 24, 2014 by sonnyliew


Catch the Green Turtle at San Diego Comic Con and stand a chance to win some original Gene Yang art!

See more shots of the costume at the First Second Blog.

The Green Turtle

Meanwhile here’s a pinup by NYT-best selling creator George O’Connor!

And a review from Comic Book Resources, where Sonia Harris writes that the book manages “this crazy juggling act of being truly inspired and new, while also being packed with loving references to everything that has gone before in the genre.


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