Gene Luen Yang's New Super-Man has been one of the most refreshing examples of how new life can be breathed into legacy characters by remixing traditional elements of their origins into wild new formulations. In last week's New Super-Man #13, he introduces the Chinese analogue to Gotham City's Bane in a single panel with a clever bit of wordplay.
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When MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang revived the Green Turtle in his 2014 book The Shadow Hero, he both reimagined the little-known hero's origins to truly make him the first Chinese American superhero and breathed new life into the character. Now, thanks to a collaboration between Yang, artist Sonny Liew, and Panda Express, the Green Turtle is back with an all-new adventure in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.