The Green Turtle by Chi Fook Hing
The Green Turtle (1944)

Chu Fook Hing was part of a small group of Asian Americans that were active in US comic books during the 1940s and early 1950s. He was born into a Chinese family on the Kauai island of Hawaii in 1897, and got his professional art training at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Hing has since worked as a commercial artist and watercolor painter in Hawaii, Chicago and New York City.

Red Seal Comics by Chi Fook Hing
Calling All Cars (Red Seal Comics #21, 1947)

He found employment with the Funnies Inc. comics studio in 1943, and contributed to comic books by companies like Novelty Press ( 'Dan'l Flannel' and 'Sergeant Spook' in Blue Bolt Comics and Target Comics), Consolidated Press (Key Comics), Superior Publishers (Red Seal Comics) and Eastern Color (Heroic Comics, Juke Box Comics). He created 'The Green Turtle', a Chinese-American superhero fighting the Japanese, for Rural Home's Blazing Combat title in 1944-45, and drew the 'Truth not Fancy' feature for Avon comic books..

He was later a staff artist at Timely, where he contributed (mainly inks) to titles like Lawbreakers Always Lose, Sports Stars, Suspense, Casey Crime Photographer, True Western, Love Secrets and My Love. Hing and his Danish wife lived in Honolulu, Hawaii, during the 1960s, where Hing eventually turned blind. He passed away in August 1967.

Truth not Fancy by Chi Fook Hing
From Avon's Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch (1951)

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