In The Good Asian #2, Edison Hark continues his investigation on the disappearance of his surrogate father’s missing love interest, Ivy Chen. But what he discovers while diving deeper into the underbelly of Chinatown may put his own life in jeopardy in the process. It’s an informative issue that gives further insight and backstory on both Edison Hark and Ivy Chen. Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi bring us another fantastic chapter that you won’t want to miss.
No one ever said detective work was easy, and it’s even harder when you’re an Asian detective in racist 1930s San Francisco. The Good Asian #2 gives a shining perspective into the unspeakable things that Edison Hark must do to get closer to the truth — horrible things, like pinning the murder of a white man on an innocent father and child. Sad as it sounds, this leads Edison down a road that unlocks many other secrets going on in Chinatown, including an urban legend about a killer named Hui Long or Hatchet Man to others.
In terms of art, Alexandre Tefenkgi does another impressive job. His transitions from past to present and the story behind Hui Long is understandable with good pacing. Somehow he manages to make the imagery look like you’re reading a comic, reading a manga, and watching a TV show all at the same time.
The Good Asian #2 is a piece of comic gold. The story itself is content-heavy so you may have to read it more than once to get a sense of everything. It also raises more questions surrounding Ivy Chen’s disappearance and has a cliffhanger you won’t see coming.
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