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The Good Asian: 1936 Deluxe Edition

The Good Asian: 1936 Deluxe Edition

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By Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi. Published by Image. 

Hardcover, 304 pages, Colour, 2023. 

Collecting the Eisner-award-winning hit in one complete volume alongside special bonus content. THE GOOD ASIAN follows Edison Hark – a haunted, self-loathing Chinese-American detective on the trail of a killer in 1936 San Francisco – in a noir mystery exploring the first generation of Americans to come of age under an immigration ban: the Chinese, as they’re besieged by rampant murders, abusive police, and a world that seemingly never changes.

Collects THE GOOD ASIAN #1-10.

SELECT PRAISE FOR THE GOOD ASIAN:

"The Good Asian mixes its many influences with its very modern stakes to create a unique brew." —Entertainment Weekly

"Has all the trappings of a noir tale, but also tackles questions of race, immigration, and 'respectability politics.' All wrapped up in a thrilling mystery." —Fortune

"Heavily researched and rooted in real life, the result is something that feels brand new and ground-breaking, while continuing to honor the traditions of the stories it draws on, both real and imagined." —Variety

"The surroundings will seem and feel instantly familiar to those who know the historic San Francisco neighborhood. But the comic’s title character, Edison Hark, a Chinese American detective who is trying to track down a missing person in 1936, is decidedly new." —The San Francisco Chronicle

"Rich with history, style, and emotion, Image Comics’ The Good Asian delivers noir excellence at every turn." —The AV Club

"What is great about this series—beyond nuanced characters, gorgeously mood-setting art, and an impressively layered story aided by historical consultants on the creative team—is that it's simply a good noir. The tone, the twists, the double-crosses... they would all fit among the best film noirs of the '40s and '50s. This is the kind of textured plotting you might expect from Raymond Chandler if he were writing today." —Thrillist

"Does not center around superheroes. It is instead a detective story with all the elements of a good noir...Tefenkgi’s drawings in sepia, orange, gray and black enhance the dark ambiance of the story." —Asian Review of Books

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