Another Day, Another Image Comic Sells Out: ‘The Good Asian’ #1 Gets A Second Printing
by Olly MacNamee
You’ve read the headline, right? And you’ve pretty much seen the new cover. So what more can we tell you?
Well, here’s the synopsis to the series:
“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.”
And, a reminder that the creative team for The Good Asian consists of Infidel writer Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Alexandre Tefenkgi (Outpost Zero)
But, you may not know that the series was originally planned to run for nine issues but has now had an additional issue added to round it up to a ten-issue series.
It’s a gratifying feeling for both creators too:
“For a person who makes a living stringing words together, I’m having a hard time finding ones that appropriately encompass how sincerely honored, grateful, and blown away I am by the book’s reception. A comic centering around Asian-American history was always going to be a risk, but the support the book’s gotten from Image, fellow creators, retailers, and especially the readers have really underscored why I love comics as much as I do,” – Pornsak Pichetshote.
“There’s nothing more gratifying than working with passion to give a distinctive voice to a story and seeing that this voice is heard by your audience. I’m beyond grateful. Can’t wait to continue the dialogue.” – Alexandre Tefenkgi
The Good Asian #1, second printing will be available on Wednesday, June 16th with The Good Asian #2 will be available prior to this second printing on Wednesday, June 9th.