secret identities: "you are what you eat" and "the blue scorpion & chung"

Here are the latest installments in a series of video previews promoting Secret Identities, the upcoming Asian American comic book superhero anthology, boasting a variety of stories by Asian American writers and artists. Each week, they're posting a new promo (with movement and sound!) highlighting one of the stories.

The one above is for "You Are What You Eat," written by actress Lynn Chen and drawn by Paul Wei. The story follows a bulimic teenaged girl, Ting on her birthday. What she initially perceives as a "gift" from grandma to help with her eating disorder, in actuality begins to expose Ting towards discovering a healthy Yin/Yang balance of food -- with surprising effects.

This week's video is for one of my favorite stories in the anthology, "The Blue Scorpion & Chung," by acclaimed writer Gene Yang and artist Sonny Liew. The story obviously takes on the old Green Hornet/Kato sidekick dynamic... and completely flips it on its head. How cool would it be to see this story fully animated? Or better yet, live action?

The editors of Secret Identities -- Parry Shen, Jeff Yang, Keith Chow and Jerry Ma -- are taking their show on the road with a multi-city tour in support of the book this spring. For more information, go to the Secret Identities website here. The book will be available in stores on April 15.

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