I read several web comics and have been known to read comics and comic books when I was younger, but for the most part I've avoided graphic novels and comics. This is because I used to be incredibly anxious about people reading over my shoulder or teasing me for whatever I was reading. The idea of a graphic novel, where anybody could just look over your shoulder and see what was happening, was horrifying to me. I think this sense has stayed with me as an adult. I still tend to stray away from graphic novels and choose books with less flashy cover art, and I still obsessively hide what I'm reading.
Anyway, this is my review -- as a total graphic novel novice -- of The Shadow Hero.
|Chu Hing, author of the original comics which inspired this adaptation.|
You can read more about him and view his comics here.
|Cover for an issue of The Green Turtle comics.|