Edison Hark is searching for Ivy in San Francisco’s Chinatown. But when his surrogate brother is murdered, he must change his approach. Check out The Good Asian #6 by Image Comics!

THE GOOD ASIAN #6 (OF 10)

Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote
Artist: Alexandre Tefenkgi
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Jeff Powell
Editor: Will Dennis
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 3rd, 2021 

Previously in The Good AsianEdison Hark came to San Francisco when his surrogate father, Mason Carroway, fell ill. He is searching for Ivy Chen who is missing and may be the reason Mason is in a coma. However, Hui Long is somehow connected to Ivy and has killed several people include Frankie Carroway. Now Edison is trying to figure out what to do when he runs into racist officer Detective O’Malley!

GOT TO DO WHAT YOU GOT TO DO

The Good Asian #6 starts with Edison throwing Frankie’s corpse at Detective O’Malley to catch him off guard. After overpowering O’Malley, Edison calls Victoria Carroway for help. She throws the police off Edison’s trail and patches him up. We even see them rekindle their romance for a brief moment before continuing with their business. Victoria is committed to helping Edison solve this murder and even gives him some information about her father. Mason was being blackmailed it seemed, as a lot of money has gone missing. Taking this evidence, Mason attempts to track down “Hui Long”. Looking on the burns on his face, he realized they were recent chemical burns and went to an abandoned factory. There Edison is shot and find himself face to face with Hui Long. Elsewhere, Victoria makes a critical phone call.

THE PLOT IS GETTING CRAZY

I really love The Good Asian series. It is relevant to me as a Chinese American whose ancestors lived in this time period (albeit in Los Angeles not San Francisco). The Good Asian #6 introduces complicated plot points that seem to take away from the theme of racism in the story. I was all in when Victoria and Edison seemed to rekindle a bit of their relationship and talk about Mason and Ivy. Then it slowly started to lose me when Edison went to this factory and Victoria made this mysterious phone call. And I am unsure why because the decision makes sense for the genre. I think I want to start getting more answers rather than having to ask more questions in this particular title. And that is a me problem rather than a book problem.

I do want to mention that I appreciate the art choices here. We have Edison bleeding into his bandage and is the brightest color on the page. Then it is contrasted with Victoria’s lipstick that is the same vibrant red. Great choice here by the creative team.

BOTTOM LINE: SOLID

The Good Asian #6 is a solid story that I really enjoy. But I think I am fatigued by the genre. I want to explore the setting more than I care about the mystery. And that is just personal preference. However, this is a 4 out of 5 stars and I will continue to read this series as it comes out!


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The Good Asian #6 (of 10)

80%
80%
Solid

The Good Asian #6 continues to explore the mystery of Ivy Chen and Mason Carroway but is still asking more question then it is answering.

  • Writing
    7
  • Art
    8
  • Coloring
    9
  • User Ratings (1 Votes)
    8.1
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Christopher Rondeau is a storyteller based in Tulsa, OK. Finding himself with little work, he ended up creating a job as a Game Master full time on the internet. Chris spends most of his days reading everything he can, writing bad fiction, and watching old Digimon cartoons with his daughter. Sometimes you can find him Dungeon Mastering a podcast or streaming on twitch. Recently, he has completed his Master's degree with a focus on collaborative storytelling. Find out more at https://rondeaucreator.com

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