The Good Asian #3

Image Comics

Written by Pornsak Pichetshote

Art by Alexandre Tefenkgi

Colors by Lee Loughridge

Letters by Jeff Powell

The Rundown: Lucy Fan assists Edison Hark in his investigation of Ivy Chen.

Chinese immigration in the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century is discussed. Then, Lucy Fan is introduced. She meets with Edison and introduces him to some helpful members of the community. However, an encounter with one of his enemies provides Lucy with some devastating information. Later, Edison discovers something shocking.

The Story: I really don’t think I can give this series enough praise. Pichetshote once again delivers an entertaining and informative narrative that plays with the notion of the American Ideal. But this time, the story is told through a woman’s perspective. I was instantly invested in Lucy’s story. She has a mixture of weariness and naiveté that feels very familiar. Her desire to assist Edison, and her ultimate discovery, closely mirrors the disillusionment so many people of color feel as they learn the level of disenfranchisement that takes place against their community. As always, I encourage readers to pay special attention to the end notes of this edition. And I look forward to the next chapter of this saga.

The Art: This issue continues the series precedent of delivering a classic noir tone. The muted color palate changes to fit the mood of the scene. And a bold red illuminates the panels containing the most volatile action. This artistic style is deeply emotionally engaging. And I felt completely immersed in the story.

The Good Asian #3



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