Kurt Busiek's Astro City: The Tarnished Angel

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Homage Comics, 2000 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 224 pages
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The fourth volume in the popular Astro City series introduces Steeljack, a down-on-his-luck supervillain who turns over a new leaf by trying to find out who's been killing small-time supervillains like himself in the run-down neighborhood of Kiefer Square. But even if he learns the truth, will the heroes of the Honor Guard believe him?

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Review: Astro City, Vol. 4: The Tarnished Angel (Astro City #4)

User Review  - Anchorpete - Goodreads

I am not sure how I missed out on Astro City. This book is gold. I think I said that in a previous review. Frank Miller writes the intro for this book, and says this is a good crime story and a very ... Read full review

Review: Astro City, Vol. 4: The Tarnished Angel (Astro City #4)

User Review  - Shannon Appelcline - Goodreads

Steeljack is probably my favorite character in the Astro City universe, for his deep desire to be an angel, tied with his earthy reality. Unsurprisingly, this is also my favorite Astro City arc to ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Multiple Eisner Award-winning superstar comic book writer Kurt Busiek has written everything from SUPERMAN to SPIDERMAN alongside his own creation, fan-favorite ASTRO CITY. In 2003, Busiek was picked by Marvel Comics and DC Comics to pen the best-selling JLA / AVENGERS crossover event; the first and only meeting between the two competing franchises. Daryl Gregory's first novel, PANDEMONIUM, appeared from Del Rey Books in 2008 and won the Crawford Award for 2009. It was also a finalist for several other awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. His second novel, THE DEVIL'S ALPHABET, appeared in November, 2009, and was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Scott Godlewski is co-creator of MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURE MAGAZINE and a freelance comic book illustrator and writer living in Mesa, Arizona.

Alex Ross was born in 1968. He attended St. Alban's School in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Harvard University in 1990. It was there that he studied under composer Peter Lieberson and was a D.J. on the classical and underground rock departments of the college radio station. He earned a Harvard A.B. in English summa cum laude for a thesis on James Joyce. From the years, 1992-1996, Alex Ross was a music critic at the New York Times. He also wrote for the New Republic, Slate, and The London Review of Books. In 1993 he started contributing to The New Yorker and became a staff writer in 1996. In 2007 his released his first book in the U.S. entitled The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, a cultural history of music since 1900. This book received widespread crritical praise in the U.S. and earned a National Book Critics Circle Award, a spot on New York Times list of the ten best books of 2007, and a finalist citation for the Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction. His second book - Listen to This- was published in September 2010. Alex Ross has also received a Holtzbrink fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.

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