REVIEW: 'The Good Asian' #6 by Pornsak Pichetshote, Alexandre Tefenkgi, and Lee Loughridge

 


 
THE GOOD ASIAN #6 

Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote
Artist: Alexandre Tefenkgi, Lee Loughridge
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Cover Price: $3.99

On the run from the police, Edison Hark heads to the only person he can for help - and
confronts a long-avoided past. Featuring a variant cover by renowned fine artist and star of
FX's Choe Show, DAVID CHOE

Score: 
★★★★1/2 (4.5/5)

QUICK REVIEW: After taking issue five back in time with a look at Edison Hark's time in Hawaii and his rise in law enforcement to his eventual move to San Francisco, issue six picks up where issue four left off and things just get messier from there. What remains from issue five is Edison's unbreakable bond with Victoria Calloway. Growing up together, becoming close, dating, and then spitting up has connected them, but now she's his only hope to avoid the cops and find Frankie's killer. 

Time is running out for Edison as the death of Frankie could be pinned on him but he's still investigating the disappearance of Ivy Chen and looking for Hui Long. Things get complicated as he and Victoria try to piece together the suspects and discuss the hows and whys. It's a little convoluted and at least for me, had to reread it a time or two to get the gist of what was going on. Anyway, Edison finds more danger while looking for answers only to raise more questions in the process. 

Alexandre Tefenkgi and Lee Loughridge continue to do tremendous work illustrating this noir thriller. As always, the versatility of both artists to present scenes in the past, the present, as memories or flashbacks using distinct color choices to separate them is quite a feat as much as keeping the traditional noir aesthetic full of shadows and dramatic staging. This remains one of the best-illustrated comics in any genre. 

'The Good Asian' doesn't let up as issue six delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Ivy Chen and Hui Long. There are no easy answers as this noir thriller raises new questions while Edison and Victoria reconcile their past. This is as intricate and complicated as any prose crime novel you've read and equally as absorbing. 


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