Image Comics reviews 8/4/21 – Commanders in Crisis #11, The Good Asian #4
The Good Asian #4
The Good Asian is such a great read. This is a title that keeps getting better every issue and shows that a book doesn’t need a ton of flash so long as it’s got the right combination of writing and art.
Edison Hark continues his investigation into the disappearance of his surrogate father’s maid, Ivy Chen. More mysterious and secrets are being exposed the longer Edison spends in Chinatown and he’s not loving everything he’s learning about the potential suspects and his extended family.
Writer Pornsak Pichetshote keeps unfolding new layers of the mystery that don’t feel out of the blue. Character choices line up with their earlier portrayals and Pichetshote isn’t just throwing in shocks and swerves just for the sake of throwing off readers.
Alexandre Tefenkgi’s artwork brings such a unique animated style to what could have been a drab and boring gritty crime noir visual. There’s an energy and liveliness to his work that isn’t the norm for this genre, which is traditionally heavier on mood and shadows.
Colorist Lee Loughridge keeps utilizing a smaller color palette to tremendous effectiveness especially with Edison’s “detective vision” focus.
The Good Asian keeps delivering an immensely high quality story with fascinating character development and unexpected twists. It’s still not too late to get in on one of 2021’s best titles.
Rating: 10 out of 10
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