(2014)

First Second, 2014 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
17.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
176
On-sale date
2014-07-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Second
Brand
:01 First Second
ISBN
978-1-59643-697-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781596436978 51799
Editing
John Green (book design)
Color
Color
Dimensions
10.1 x 6.7 inches
Binding
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Graphic Novel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Turtle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sonny Liew
Inks
Sonny Liew
Colors
Charles Orr (cover design); Colleen AF Venable (cover design)
Letters
Charles Orr (cover design); Colleen AF Venable (cover design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Turtle

Chapter One: The Green Turtle Chronicles (Table of Contents: 1)

Green Turtle / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Luen Yang
Pencils
Sonny Liew
Inks
Sonny Liew
Colors
Sonny Liew
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Hank Chu; Anchor of Justice; Dragon; Phoenix; Tiger; Tortoise; Hua Chu
Synopsis
The spirit of the Tortoise takes up residence within a Chinese man who ultimately settles in San Incendio's Chinatown, running a grocery store, marrying Hua and raising their son Hank. After Hua's life is saved by the super hero Anchor of Justice, she resolves to turn Hank into a super hero.
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Chapter Two: Dawn of a Golden Age (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Turtle / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Luen Yang
Pencils
Sonny Liew
Inks
Sonny Liew
Colors
Sonny Liew
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Golden Man of Bravery [Hank Chu]; Hua Chu; Wun Too; Red Center
Synopsis
Hua tries to arrange "accidents" whereby Hank might gain super powers; he only winds up with skin which becomes very pink when wet. After learning to fight from his uncle Wun Too, Hank goes on his first costumed patrol as the Golden Man of Bravery, with his mother driving him in a borrowed car. Hank tries to save Red Center from two mashers, not realizing she's a capable fighter and in no danger.
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Chapter Three: Fathers and Sons (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Turtle / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Luen Yang
Pencils
Sonny Liew
Inks
Sonny Liew
Colors
Sonny Liew
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Golden Man of Bravery [Hank Chu]; Hua Chu; Wun Too; Mock Beak; Anchor of Justice; Tortoise; Detective Lawful
Synopsis
After the Tong leader Mock Beak robs a jade necklace from his father, Hank fights the Tongs to get the necklace back, but because he didn't wear a mask, Mock Beak recognizes Hank and murders his father in retaliation. At his father's funeral, Hank is contacted by the Tortoise, who asks to take up residence in Hank's shadow as he did his father's; in return, Tortoise grants Hank one wish - which is that Hank will never be shot.
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Chapter Four: Fights You Cannot Win (Table of Contents: 4)

Green Turtle / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Luen Yang
Pencils
Sonny Liew
Inks
Sonny Liew
Colors
Sonny Liew
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Green Turtle [Hank Chu]; Hua Chu; Wun Too; Tortoise; Detective Lawful; Mock Beak
Synopsis
Hank discovers bullets now dodge around him thanks to his bargain with the Tortoise. Although Hua no longer believes he should be a super hero, he redesigns his costume and begins a new identity as the Green Turtle. To begin, he sets off to the casino base of Mock Beak's master, Ten Grand, located within Coolie Hat Rock.
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Chapter Five: True Colors (Table of Contents: 5)

Green Turtle / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Luen Yang
Pencils
Sonny Liew
Inks
Sonny Liew
Colors
Sonny Liew
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Green Turtle [Hank Chu]; Hua Chu; Wun Too; Tortoise; Big Cookie; Red Center; Green Fortune; White Square; Ten Grand; Detective Lawful; Moe Bander
Synopsis
The Green Turtle encounters Red Center in Ten Grand's base, but he seemingly escapes with Ten Grand and delivers him to the police, only to learn this "Ten Grand" is a second-rate actor, Moe Bender. Later that night, Red Center confronts Hank at his home.
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Chapter Six: Enter the Green Turtle (Table of Contents: 6)

Green Turtle / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Luen Yang
Pencils
Sonny Liew
Inks
Sonny Liew
Colors
Sonny Liew
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Green Turtle [Hank Chu]; Red Center; Tortoise; Green Fortune; White Square; Ten Grand; Big Cookie; Mock Beak; Wun Too; Hua Chu; Anchor of Justice; Uncle Useless; Dragon; Detective Lawful
Synopsis
Red Center relates how her father, Ten Grand, became supreme leader of the Tongs. She forces Green Turtle to fight Big Cookie and Mock Beak for the right to marry her and succeed Ten Grand; Mock Beak kills Big Cookie, whereupon Green Turtle tries to leave with Mock Beak as his prisoner. Ten Grand refuses and reveals in his shadow dwells Dragon, who granted his wish that all his fights would end with victory. Green Turtle exploits a loophole in that wish by passing on the fight and takes Mock Beak away. Soon after Ten Grand dies and Anchor of Justice invites Green Turtle to join the war effort.
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Green Turtle / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Luen Yang
Pencils
Chu Hing
Inks
Chu Hing
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's start with the facts. Then we'll get to the rumors.
Characters
Green Turtle
Synopsis
Relates the history of the 1940s super hero Green Turtle and explains how this comic came to be.
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Green Turtle / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chu Hing
Inks
Chu Hing
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Turtle
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Green Turtle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Chu Hing
Pencils
Chu Hing
Inks
Chu Hing
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The venemous octopus that is Japan slithers over China...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Turtle; Burma Boy; Ra-Ting; Japanese army [Colonel Isato Hudnatu; unnamed soldiers]; Chin
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Keywords
Burma; China; Tibet

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Green Turtle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
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  2. 1. Chapter One: The Green Turtle Chronicles
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  3. 2. Chapter Two: Dawn of a Golden Age
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  4. 3. Chapter Three: Fathers and Sons
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  5. 4. Chapter Four: Fights You Cannot Win
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  6. 5. Chapter Five: True Colors
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  7. 6. Chapter Six: Enter the Green Turtle
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  8. 7. ["Let's start with the facts. Then we'll get to the rumors."]
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  10. 9. ["The venemous octopus that is Japan slithers over China..."]
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  11. 10. ["A vibrant homage to a classic comic from two masters of the modern graphic novel."]
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