"Gene Luen Yang (Chinese Traditional: 楊謹倫, Simplified: 杨谨伦, Pinyin: Yáng Jǐnlún; born August 9, 1973) is an Asian-American cartoonist. He is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of graphic novels and comics, at comic book conventions and universities, schools, and libraries. In addition, he was the Director of Information Services and taught computer science at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California. In 2012, Yang joined the faculty at Hamline University, as a part of the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC) program. In 2016, the U.S. Library of Congress named him Ambassador for Young People's Literature. That year he became the third graphic novelist, alongside Lauren Redniss, to receive the MacArthur Fellowship.
Exploding from the pages of the blockbuster DC Rebirth event, the second volume of New York Times best-selling writer Gene Luen Yang's bold reimagining of comics' greatest hero features art from Billy Tan and Viktor Bogdanovic in NEW SUPER-MAN VOL. 2: COMING TO AMERICA. He's got the powers of a Kryptonian, the fame of a celebrity and the gratitude of the biggest country on Earth. But high-flying hero Kong Kenan, a.k.a. the new Super-Man of China, is about to have a crash course in what it takes to be a Man of Steel. With his powers on the fritz and the truth of his mother's murder still out there, Super-Man turns to the tutelage of the mysterious I-Ching to get back on track. His path will take him from fighting side by side with Bat-Man, Wonder-Woman and the other heroes of the Justice League of China...to battling his rogue predecessor with the fate of the nation at stake...to a meeting in Metropolis with none other than Lex Luthor and the original Superman himself! Does Kenan have what it takes to go global? He's about to find out! New allies. New enemies. New Super-Man. Collects NEW SUPER-MAN #7-12.