Anti-Asian-Male Books, Comics & Magazines

[This list is incomplete and needs heavy editing]

*Please note that the criteria for this list is not as well-defined as that of the movies list.*


The New Yorker (2017) – Disgusting cover
(2017) – Asian man is objectified as but a prop in the form of a sumo.
Perry Bible Fellowship Comics (2017), “Guntron Alliance Force” – The asshole gives only the Asian male glasses and a whispy stash. Completely unnecessary. The Asian male’s also next in line to be killed. Disgusting.
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (2017), “Neoliberal” – White male literally gives Genghis Khan a slit for eyes.
Blue Sky White Stars (2017) – Asian man given glasses (stereotype) (source; ignore the comments section). I blame this all on the artist, not the writer.
GQ“Matt Stonie Reveals What It’s Like to Eat for a Living” (2016) – Erasure of Straight (Half-)Asian Male Identity.
XCOM 2: Resurrection (2015) – Asian-male engineer goes into hiding, dies (source). Survived by daughter. (See extremely anti-Asian-male games XCOM: Uknown Enemies [2012] and XCOM 2 [2016].)
Everything I Never Told You (2014) – “‘Everything I Never Told You’ was a book based on the horrible tragedy of all [the Asian female author’s] WMAF friends. She wrote the story to involve an AMWF family.” 
Eleanor & Park
(2013) – Blurb coming soon.
GQ, “Just the Two of Us (and Ken Jeong)” (2011) – Link here.
Homefront: The Voice of Freedom (2011) – Blurb coming soon.
The Invincible Iron Man (2008-2012) – Yellow Peril character “Mandarin,” archenemy of Iron Man.
The Walking Dead (2003- ) – “Glenn Rhee” brutally killed by white man (source). Asian guy always dies. “Rhee” is also outdated. Possibly a L-R joke.


Batman: The Brave and Bold (Vol. 1) (2009-2010) – “Egg Fu.”

Y: The Last Man

Graphic novel. Antagonist “Dr. Matsumori” is a Chinese male scientist who is the father to “Dr. Allison Mann” who presumably married a white man. They have a rivalry between them (trope of dysfunctional Asian man-Asian woman family relations like in the games Horizon Zero Dawn or XCOM 2, shows like Heroes or Sense8, etc.) When Matsumori tries to kill the white male protagonist and kill himself, Allison ends up killing him.

Matsumori’s primary interest was in cloning research (because all Chinese look alike). also tried to abort a female clone fetus of his daughter (reference to the myth of the Chinese aborting female babies). But he has made other clones of his daughter (Asian men are creeps). Matsumori’s lover “Ming” dies (lovers of Asian men always die like in the game Bioshock Infinite, movie Grave Encounters 2, etc.) (Source.)

Side note: Asian families are always dysfunctional in white media. Here are a few select examples out of many: Movies like 21 & OverUpPicture Bride, Mr. Wu (1927), etc.; TV shows like Sherlock (2010- ), Sense8Heroes, BoJack Horseman, Glee, Lost, American Dad!, Criminal MindsBaywatch, Fringe, Futurama, etc.; games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Overwatch, Prey (2017), XCOM 2: Shen’s Last Gift, Just Cause 2, etc.; or novels like The Joy Luck Club.

The Amazing Spider-Man (debut 2008) –  “Mister Negative” or Martin Li operates a soup kitchen but is also a crime boss who smuggles Chinese people into the US. He is one of Spider-Man’s enemies.
52 (Vol. 1) (2006-2007) – “Egg Fu” returns as “Chang Tzu.” He appears in  Vol. 1, issue 6, “China Syndrome.”
John Dies at the End (2007) – White male protagonist’s name is “David Wong.” Despite it being based on a real life situation, in the film itself, an Asian man’s name is reduced to an accessory and quirk. The character’s odd name mirrors the white author’s adoption of the pseudonym of “David Wong” IRL. By using that name, he received racist hate mail (you can tell from this link that he associates Asian men with villains). For Asian men like us, we have to deal with this everyday, yet for this white male author it is but an experiment, a writing stunt, a mask he can take off at will. The white male in question, James Pargin, is now the editor-in-chief of Cracked.


Infinite Jest (1996) – Talks about a man with a yellow face.
The Other Side of Dawn (1999) – Blurb coming soon.
The Night is for Hunting (1999) – Blurb coming soon.
Burning for Revenge (1997) – Blurb coming soon.
Darkness, Be My Friend (1996) – Blurb coming soon.
The Third Day, The Frost (1995) – Blurb coming soon.
The Dead of the Night (1994) – Blurb coming soon.
Tomorrow, When the War Began (1993) – Blurb coming soon.
Spider-Man 2099 (1992- ) – Part-Latino Spider-Man rescues white woman from evil Asian man wearing traditional Asian clothes with lines for eyes (source). His throat is slit (source).


Wonder Woman (Vol. 1) (1942-1986) – “Egg Fu” debuted in 1965. “Egg Fu the Fifth” debuted a year later.
Metal Men (Vol. 1) (1963-1978) – “Dr. Yes.” (See: Dr. No [1962] on the films list.)


The Joy Luck Club (1989) – Blurb coming soon.
Strange Tales (1958-1988) – Yellow Peril villain “Yellow Claw.” Thanks, Marvel.


Captain America (1973) – Issues 164-167 featured Yellow Peril villain “Yellow Claw.” Thanks, Marvel.


Tales of Suspense (1958-1968) – Yellow Peril character “Mandarin,” archenemy of Iron Man. 
Yellow Claw
(1956) – The tagline for the titular Yellow Peril villain is “Who… or what is he…??!” Thanks, Marvel.


LIFE (1944) – “Picture of the Week” is a white woman writing “her Navy boyfriend a thank-you-note for the Jap skull he sent her” (source).


Flash Gordon (1934-2003) – “Ming the Merciless” is a Yellow Peril character. He rules planet “Mongo,” which is a reference to “Mongoloid.” His son, “Kang the Cruel,” has been the main antagonist for a bit. 
Detective Comics
(DC) (1937) – Villain “Ching Lung.”