secret identities: "peril"

All right, time for one last video preview for Secret Identities, the Asian American superhero comic book anthology. The eighth and final trailer is for the superhero "Peril,", written by co-editor Keith Chow, with art by Jef Castro.

In the story, a young man named Mason Wong learns that his father has been incarcerated and accused of spying on the United States. His father, Dr. Benjamin Wong, was a research scientist who helped develop a series of nanotechnology prototypes that gave people superhuman abilities. Mason is sent on a quest by his father's partner, Dr. Malcolm Eady, to retrieve a weapon before it gets into the wrong hands.

"Peril" was partially inspired by the real life case against Dr. Wen Ho Lee, a Chinese American scientist who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 1999, he was indicted on 59 counts of espionage, jailed in solitary confinement for several months, and released on time served after the government failed to prove its case against him.

Secret Identities hits shelves next week, on April 15. I received my copy in the mail last week, and it smells good. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.com. To learn more about the book, head over to the Secret Identities website here.

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