Créé en 1944 pour Blazing Comics par Chu F. Hing, le Green Turtle, premier super sino-américain surnommé “le héros de l’ombre”, revient cette semaine chez le petit éditeur First Second (The Undertaking of Lily Chen, The Wrenchies) à l’occasion d’un “roman graphique” supervisé par le scénariste Gene Yang et le dessinateur Sonny Liew.
Si le premier volume est un succès, Gene Yang espère pouvoir revenir pour deux autres histoires supplémentaires.
[quote=“Gene Yang”]I looked it up to make sure he was in the public domain, and he is, and I think there’s something really awesome about that. There are other public domain characters that are sort of coming back. There’s the Black Terror, which Alex Ross and Alan Moore used, and I think that’s cool. There’s something satisfying about having a character that multiple people can do a take on.
I think the same thing happens with corporate characters. Batman isn’t just Batman anymore. Batman is 1960s Batman, he’s Tim Burton Batman, he’s Brave and the Bold Batman, he’s Bruce Timm Batman, and all these different versions of this character exist. I would love it if the Green Turtle got big enough that that happened, that people took the bare minimum that Chu Hing left us: The suit, the time period, the setting, and just ran with it. I think that’d be cool. He doesn’t even necessarily have to be Asian.
In my version, he is. But I think Chu Hing’s version is such a bare-bones character that you can kind of do anything with him.[/quote]
Le site de l’éditeur: firstsecondbooks.com