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Graphic Novel Explorers Club

An audio book club for fans of comic books and graphic novels

Graphic Novel Explorers Club is an audible book club for fans of graphic novels and comic books. Dennis, Johnny, and Aubrey take a humorous and in-depth look at the storytelling and art of graphic novels. Season 6 began
Latest Episode6/28/2022

The Good Asian

Season 6, Ep. 92
Episode 92Greetings, Explorers! Yeah, see. We’re takin’ a look atThe Good Asian. Image Comics published the comic in 2021. Yeah, see.Pornsak Pichetshotewrote the story with art byAlexandre Tefenkgi. Additional contributions as follows, ya mug: color by Lee Loughridge and lettering & design by Jeff Powell. Historical consultation by Grant Din.Set in 1936, Eddy Hark is a Chinese-American cop. Actually, he’s the first Chinese-American cop in the country. Eddy returns to San Francisco at the request of the wealthy Carroway family. He’s in town investigating the disappearance of a young woman employed by the family. The Carrowaysand Eddy Hark have a difficult relationship. His mother was their servant and they took him in after she was murdered.Eddy’s disliked by his fellow police and not trusted by the Asian-American community he serves. But no one hates Eddy as much he does for being a pawn in America’s anti-Chinese policies of the early 20th Century.Aubrey, Dennis, and Johnny begin things by looking back at their histories with noir and mystery novels.Next, they learn aboutChang Apana, the real-life inspiration for Eddy (and Charlie Chan). Finally, they delve into the author’s mix of real-world events like the Chinese Exclusion Act in The Good Asian. Additional topics include Eddy’s self-loathing; the language of the times the book takes place in; noir tropes; and if America will ever stop “othering” people. Last of all, but not certainly not least, they look at the storytelling and art ofThe Good Asian.
6/28/2022

The Good Asian

Season 6, Ep. 92
Episode 92Greetings, Explorers! Yeah, see. We’re takin’ a look atThe Good Asian. Image Comics published the comic in 2021. Yeah, see.Pornsak Pichetshotewrote the story with art byAlexandre Tefenkgi. Additional contributions as follows, ya mug: color by Lee Loughridge and lettering & design by Jeff Powell. Historical consultation by Grant Din.Set in 1936, Eddy Hark is a Chinese-American cop. Actually, he’s the first Chinese-American cop in the country. Eddy returns to San Francisco at the request of the wealthy Carroway family. He’s in town investigating the disappearance of a young woman employed by the family. The Carrowaysand Eddy Hark have a difficult relationship. His mother was their servant and they took him in after she was murdered.Eddy’s disliked by his fellow police and not trusted by the Asian-American community he serves. But no one hates Eddy as much he does for being a pawn in America’s anti-Chinese policies of the early 20th Century.Aubrey, Dennis, and Johnny begin things by looking back at their histories with noir and mystery novels.Next, they learn aboutChang Apana, the real-life inspiration for Eddy (and Charlie Chan). Finally, they delve into the author’s mix of real-world events like the Chinese Exclusion Act in The Good Asian. Additional topics include Eddy’s self-loathing; the language of the times the book takes place in; noir tropes; and if America will ever stop “othering” people. Last of all, but not certainly not least, they look at the storytelling and art ofThe Good Asian.