In Review: The Good Asian #7 (of 10)

Edison Hark finally comes face-to-face with the Hui Long killer terrorizing Chinatown
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Synopsis: This month on The Good Asian. Edison Hark finally comes face-to-face with the Hui Long killer terrorizing Chinatown, but their action-packed confrontation will cost him more than he ever dreamed.

 

The Story

Picking the story up from last month’s thrilling cliffhanger. Edison Hark has finally come face to face with the Hui Long Killer only to learn that he is Ivy’s brother and illegitimate heir to millionaire Abraham Woodward. In a flashback sequence, we learn about how the killer was rejected by the family because he was part Asian but doesn’t look asian.  The Killer tells Edison who is handcuffed to some pipes his story and even goes as far as calling Edison out about his connection to the Carraways. However, unbeknownst to Hark is the fact that Victoria Carraway has pretty much betrayed him and more or less handed him on a platter to the killer.

Indeed, the final screw turns when Hark deals with the killer only to find himself in a shoot-out with Mr. Nash.

 

The Artwork

Alexandre Tefenkgi and Lee Loughridge continue to successfully create a film noir look and feel for this story. The sequences where the killer is ranting at Edison and telling his story is intense and riveting. Furthermore, the composition of these sequences feels very much like an old movie. I loved the close-up of the Killer’s burned face as well as the close-up of Edison’s handcuffed hands. It’s those little visual touches that drive up the tension. It’s quite Hitchcockian as in you are waiting for the other shoe to drop.

The final shoot-out at the end of the comic is fantastic. It’s almost as if the art team has pulled the pin on a grenade that has been simmering for ages.

 

Overall

The Good Asian continues to be a highlight of the month for me. Pornsak Pichetshote proves to be an excellent storyteller and brilliant at adding various twists and turns to his story at just the right times. With only three issues left to go I’m looking forward to learning how it will all play out, but am also not wanting the story to end as am enjoying the ride.

9.8
The Good Asian #7 (of 10)
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    10
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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