Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology

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Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology
Date April 2009
Page count
200 pages
Publisher The New Press
Creative team
Writers Various
Artists Various
Original publication
Language English
ISBN 978-1-59558-398-7

Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology is a comics anthology edited by Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow, and Jerry Ma that 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 (Hulk),[1] 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 Wen Ho Lee.[2]

In October 2010, the editors announced they had begun work on a second anthology entitled Secret Identities Volume 2: Shattered. Production on Volume 2 was due in part to a grant from the The Vilcek Foundation. Publication of Volume 2 is tentatively set for Fall 2012.[3]

Promotion[edit]

Creators Larry Hama, Christine Norrie, Jef Castro, Keith Chow, Cliff Chiang and Jerry Ma, who all contributed work to Secret Identities, appeared at a book signing at Midtown Comics Times Square in Manhattan, on May 23, 2009 to promote the book.[4]

Contributors[edit]

Creators (clockwise from upper left) Larry Hama, Christine Norrie, Jef Castro, Keith Chow, Cliff Chiang and Jerry Ma at a signing for Secret Identities at Midtown Comics Times Square in Manhattan, May 23, 2009.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brady, Matt (March 27, 2009). "Greg Pak: Creating an Asian American Hero with The Citizen". Newsarama.
  2. ^ "Secret Identities". The New Press. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Chow, Keith (October 11, 2010). "ANNOUNCING SECRET IDENTITIES VOLUME 2: SHATTERED!" secret identities: the asian american superhero blog. Blogger.
  4. ^ "Hama, Chiang "Secret Identities" Signing at Midtown Comics". Comic Book Resources. May 12, 2009.

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