In Review: The Good Asian #8

Alexandre Tefenkgi and Lee Loughridge continue to give this book a true film noir feel with the subdued color pallet. Indeed, the muted tones and colors continue to give this book a unique feel.
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Synopsis: This month on The Good Asian. Chinatown is gripped by terror and violence as Lucy Fan fights the powers that be in search of answers. But what she uncovers might leave her—and her home—forever changed.

 

The Story

Picking up from where the last issue left off. Eddison Hark has been assumed to be dead after the explosion that killed him and Silas Woodward. As a result of the deaths the police have beefed up their presence in China Town and the various businesses have adopted a policy of chaperoning the female and older workers home from work. In the absence of Eddison Hark. Lucy Fan who worked with Hark a few issues back is continuing his investigation into what happened to Ivy.

 

The Artwork

Alexandre Tefenkgi and Lee Loughridge continue to give this book a true film noir feel with the subdued color pallet. Indeed, the muted tones and colors continue to give this book a unique feel. Every issue feels like am looking at storyboards for an old Humphrey Bogart movie, but with Asian American characters in the lead roles. I loved what the artists had Lucy Fan dressed in for her investigation as it kind of put me in mind of a number of lady detectives.

 

Overall

Another solid issue. I really enjoyed seeing this world through Lucy Fans eyes and hearing her voice in my head while she narrated how things have gone down from her point of view. Admittedly, it was a little jarring at first, but the issue quickly came together. I also enjoyed how the issue gave us a little more of Silas Woodward’s backstory via the various interviews and anecdotes that Lucy picks up while on her investigation.

Overall. This is a pretty big issue with some fairly big reveals that will no doubt help to resolve the story over the next two issues. I can’t wait to read them.

9.7
The Good Asian #8
  • Covers
    9.4
  • Story
    9.8
  • 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: [email protected]
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