Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Life in the Big City
Homage Comics, 1995 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
Welcome to Astro City, a shining city on a hill where super-heroes patrol the skies. Each chapter in this collection is a standalone story, highlighting different aspects or characters in the Astro City world. The city's leading super-hero tries to be everywhere at once, and berates himself for every wasted second as he longs for just a moment of his own. A smalltime hood learns a hero's secret identity, and tries to figure out how to profit from the knowledge. A beat reporter gets some advice from his editor on his first day on the job. A young woman tries to balance the demands of her family with her own hopes and desires. Despite the fantastic settings, the characters in these slice-of-life stories feel like real people, and that gives the stories real power.
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Review: Astro City, Vol. 1: Life in the Big City (Astro City #1)User Review - Kevin - Goodreads
I LOVE Astro City! Busiek and Anderson have created a world of classic Golden Age superheroes to rival the Justice League and Avengers. Great character development and cool stories with each issue ... Read full review
Review: Astro City Vol. 1: Life in the Big City (Astro City #1)User Review - Kurt - Goodreads
Alright, I'm finding the nostalgia thing a little more effective in this volume. I'm still not digging the throwback-style art, the panels are way too busy for my taste, although I appreciate the more ... Read full review