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GeekChew No. 23: Mr. Robot/The Shadow Hero

The power couple discusses The Shadow Hero, last year's graphic novel about the Green Turtle. Published by First Second, it's a superhero origin story written by Gene Luen Yang with art by Sonny Liew. The Green Turtle was originally created in 1944, had only a five-issue run in comics, and is rumored to be the first Chinese-American superhero in comics; Yang brings the hero back to life with this story. We also talk about the new USA Network show Mr. Robot, starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater. The show is about a cyber-security engineer/hacker who is recruited to help take down a huge corporation. As USA's first attempt at prestige television, Mr. Robot does a ton of things right and the intrigue continues to build as the season goes along. We highly recommend this show. Charlene's Notable this week is the end of Matt Kindt's MIND MGMT series and the one-shot follow-up conclusion, NEW MGMT. Eamon's Notable is Jason Reitman's live reading of the Big Lebowski, held at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.