Secret Identities: Updates And Promo #1

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You know I've posted in the past about Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology that's going to explore Asian American culture, identity, and history through superhero comics, and interestingly enough, as I was looking to do a blog post on The Gene Generation, I got sent out some info from Parry Shen that there are going to be seven new promos released each week up until the publish date.

Check out the first promo video which was put up last week (with the description following).

This story serves as the preface of SECRET IDENTITIES on page 7. It details a fun behind the scenes look into the how's & why's the book came to existence. It answers how the editors all met and explains why this particular anthology, right now?

A full pdf version of the preface is viewable here:

SECRET IDENTITIES will be available in stores, April 2009 from The New Press but you may pre-order your copy at today!

"In the Beginning" - Story by: Jeff Yang, Art by: Jef Castro -- is part 1 of 8 trailer story videos scheduled to be released.

Check for new preview videos every Sunday at - under "NEWS"
Here's a list of some of the contributors.

Greg Pak: (writer of “Planet Hulk”, “World War Hulk”, “Skaar – Son of Hulk”)

Bernard Chang: (artist on “Iron Man” and “Wonder Woman”)

Francis Tsai: (artist on “Marvel Comics Presents” and “Heroes for Hire”)

Greg LaRocque: (artist on “Marvel Team Up” and “The Flash”)

Sonny Liew: (Vertigo’s “My Faith for Frankie” and Image’s “Liquid City” Anthology)

Kazu Kibuishi: (editor of Image’s “Flight” anthology)

Christine Norrie: (artist on “Black Canary Wedding Special” and creator of “Breaking Up”)

Tak Toyoshima: (creator of first Asian American strip for United Feature Syndicate: “Secret Asian Man”)

Cliff Chiang: (artist on “Green Arrow/Black Canary” for DC Comics)

Dustin Nguyen: (artist on “Detective Comics” for DC Comics)

Jamie Ford: (“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” from Ballantine/Random House)

Gene Yang: (“American Born Chinese” - National Book Award finalist, Best Book of the Year: Publisher’s Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, School Library Journal,, NPR Holiday pick, 2007 Michael L. Printz Award winner)

Mike Kang: (director of “The Motel” and “West 32nd”)

Lynn Chen: (actress from “Saving Face” and “Lakeview Terrace”)

Keiko Agena: (actress from “Gilmore Girls” and “Major Movie Star”)

Yul Kwon: (winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands”)

Leonardo Nam: (actor from “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”)

Sung Kang: (actor from “Better Luck Tomorrow” and “Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”)

Kelly Hu: (actress from “X2: X-Men United” and “The Mummy Returns”)

Dustin Tri Nguyen: (actor from “21 Jump Street” and “Finishing the Game”)
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