Hama, Chiang "Secret Identities" Signing at Midtown Comics

Official Press Release

SIUniverse Media and Midtown Comics in New York City are proud to present a special book signing event featuring the editors and contributors of the groundbreaking SECRET IDENTITIES: The Asian American Superhero Anthology at the Midtown Comics Time Square location on Saturday, May 23 at 3:00pm.

Joining Secret Identities Editor-at-Large KEITH CHOW, Art Director JERRY MA, and Senior Artist JEF CASTRO are three of the biggest names in the comic book industry:

- LARRY HAMA: The legendary writer/artist of Wolverine, Bucky O'Hare and Batman-and creator of the G.I. Joe universe-is currently writing G.I. Joe: Origins for IDW Publishing. In Secret Identities, Hama is the subject of Tak Toyoshima's interview piece "S.A.M. Meets Larry Hama" and contributed a one-page teaser for a story called "Her."

- CLIFF CHIANG: Hailed for his "fluid and confident storytelling" and "sweeping line work and nuanced style," Chiang has worked as an artist on several high-profile projects including Batman, Human Target, Green Arrow & Black Canary, and Grendel: Red, White, and Black. He is currently working on the Neil Young graphic novel Greendale for DC/Vertigo. In Secret Identities, Chiang illustrated "Jia," a character concept by X-Men 2 actress Kelly Hu.

- CHRISTINE NORRIE: Dubbed "a natural storyteller" by Publisher's Weekly, Norrie has earned two Eisner nominations, a Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Nomination, and a 9th Panel and New York City Comic Book Museum Award. Her most noted works include her original graphic novel Cheat, the Oni Press series Hopeless Savages, the Scholastic/Graphix teen drama Breaking Up, and DC Comics' Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding Special. Along with writer John Kuramoto, Norrie contributed the story "David Kim" to Secret Identities.

Midtown Comics Times Square

200 W. 40th Street (corner of 7th Avenue)

New York, NY 10018

For more info, visit http://www.secretidentities.org or http://www.midtowncomics.com

About SECRET IDENTITIES: Using the conventions of the superhero comic book to expose the real face of the Asian American experience, this groundbreaking anthology brings together top Asian American creators in the comics industry as well as new and established creators from film (Michael Kang), television (Keiko Agena) and literature (Jamie Ford), to craft original graphical short stories set in a compelling "shadow history" of our country: from the building of the railroads, to the Japanese American internment, atomic bombings, the murder of Vincent Chin and the groundless incarceration of Dr. Wen Ho Lee.

About MIDTOWN COMICS: Midtown Comics opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry's leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels and manga, with its online store as well as two landmark NYC locations in Times Square and Grand Central.

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