Image Comics Announces New Noir Mystery Series ‘The Good Asian’

by Olly MacNamee

Bestselling Infidel writer Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Alexandre Tefenkgi (Outpost Zero) are bringing a new nine issue mini-series, The Good Asian, to Image Comics. The Good Asian.

Set in the well worn genre of noir mystery, but with a very different take, this meticulously researched new series from Pichetshote and Tefenkgi explores race through a genre lens and is scheduled to hit shelves in time for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Pichetshote told Comic Book Resources:

“The Good Asian isn’t just writing what I want to read—it’s writing what I want to exist: a story incorporating the Asian American history unacknowledged in textbooks to make a thriller that’s just as much about gangland murders, lust, and plot twists, as it is about immigration bans, police brutality, and Asian American identity.”

Tefenkgi told CBR:

“From Vietnamese descent, born in Africa and raised in France, I’ve always felt that I was somewhere in between different communities. One foot inside, the other outside, the narrative can easily become complex. That’s why this book has a special resonance to me.”

The Good Asian #1 will be available on Wednesday, May 5th from Image Comics with your preview below:

“The Good Asian introduces readers to main character Edison Hark—a haunted, self-loathing Chinese-American detective—on the trail of a killer in 1936 Chinatown. The Good Asian is Chinatown noir starring the generation of Americans to come of age under America’s first immigration ban—the Chinese Exclusion Act—as they’re besieged by rampant murders, abusive police, and a world that seemingly never changes.”

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