The Good Asian #6
This is such a compelling series and shows how a well done a noir mystery can be can’t miss appointment reading each month.
Edison Hark has wrongfully been accused of killing his close friend/semi-step-brother and is now on the run. His only hope to avoid the cops, particularly racist Det. O’Malley, is by partnering with his ex, Victoria Carroway. Staying ahead of the cops is one thing. Edison still has to figure out what happened to Ivy Chen and the identity of the assassin Hui Long in order to clear his name.
Writer Pornsak Pichetshote has the tone and feel of a classic noir down perfectly constantly finding new angles and twists to keep the story moving. Pichetshote avoids clichés and predictable turns as he peels back more layers of Edison’s case.
Alexandre Tafenkgi’s art wasn’t as sharp as it’s been in previous issues with characters appearing somewhat softer and not as strongly defined. This is more of a case where Tafenkgi established such a high bar that just a slight let down is noticeable. Lee Loughridge’s colors continue to be striking with excellent gradients and uses of blacks to contrast with the reds, blues and yellows.
The Good Asian #6 raises the stakes and the mystery to another level making for one of the more riveting entries in the series. It’s set up in a manner that immediately made me want to read the next issue. It’s going to be a long month.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Photo Credit: Image Comics
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