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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Great graphic novel with awesome retro artwork. - Goodreads
Well, Busiek's introduction hits the nail on the head. - Goodreads
Still a solid intro to the Astro City universe. - Goodreads

Review: Astro City, Vol. 1: Life in the Big City (Astro City #1)

User Review  - Courtney - Goodreads

At times incredibly cheesy, but at others I felt that there was a good message. There was commentary about region, time, what it means to be human, gender... Overall, very enjoyable; I was a bit surprised given the art style and the cliches. Read full review

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

User Review  - James - Goodreads

Probably my favorite Astro City collection, this trade paperback sees Colossus-like thug Steeljack released from prison after a big stint and struggling to rebuild his life without returning to crime ... Read full review

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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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