Synopsis: In this final issue of The Good Asian. It’s blood, tears, and chaos as Hark finally uncovers the truth behind Ivy Chen’s disappearance and how it relates to his surrogate family, in the tense finale to one of the year’s most critically acclaimed hit books.
As seen in the last issue. Edison Hark now sports a new look. With his looks completely altered thanks to plastic surgery. Hark is able to investigate from the shadows and thanks to a few flashback sequences we get to see the whole conspiracy around the disappearance and murder of Ivy Chen get resolved.
The final reveal in this finale chapter of the story really packs a wallop when we learn that Ivy Chen’s murderer is a very close familiar of Edison Hark. And the cover-up basically boils down to a father trying to protect his daughter as well as a rich man trying to protect his reputation and fortune. It’s all rather messy.
As with previous issues. The art team does a great job of helping the story along. The color wash throughout is great and I really liked how the flashback sequences were almost monochrome.
I really enjoyed the sequence of panels where Victoria attacks Edison as it builds up to a pretty big plot twist.
Pornsak Pichetshote wraps his story up brilliantly and even takes some time to give fans the origins of Chop Suey in a very cool and stylish conclusion to his story. The final twist is an absolute knockout and it’s executed brilliantly. And if fans are wanting more. We get a very reassuring note at the end of the story, which promises a return for Edison Hark.
Overall. A satisfying conclusion to what has been a wonderful story with a lot of fantastic plot twists. I’d love to see The Good Asian adapted to film or television as it is definitely something that I’d watch. If Pichetshote were allowed control of how it was adapted to screen.