While the mention of jade can conjure up Chinese jewelry and figurines, the award-winning writer and graphic novelist Minh Lé transposes this cultural artifact into the realm of science fiction. A jade ring passed down from family generations serves as an antique object that inspires a reimagining of a longstanding icon in the DC Comics universe. In his first graphic novel, Green Lantern Legacy, Lé takes a new cultural spin on Green Lantern — a superhero who draws incredible powers from the aid of a magical ring.
An ordinary college-aged underpaid sushi busboy finds himself landing in extraordinary situations in Fred Chao's latest graphic novel.
How does a Chinese American who has never set foot
in Mississippi write an entire novel featuring black characters set in the Deep
South during the early 20th century?