Kurt Busiek returns to his epic superhero world of Astro City in a new series from DC Comics. In a universe full of famous super-powered heroes and villains, Astro City focuses on the people who live in this unique environment. Some of them have powers, others do not. Kurt Busiek explores many areas in Astro City, both past and present, through short stories and biographies of the characters who live there.
Or – “It’s Never About The Fighty-Fighty…”
The first issue of the relaunched Astro City helped to assuage any fear that I might have had about the book’s return, by being a great story, a great Astro City story and a callback to the first issue of the original ongoing series. Can #2 keep up the winning streak? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “OHMIGODOHMIGODOHMIGOD ASTRO CITY IS BACK, YOU GUYS!!”
Whaddaya waiting for??? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
DC is releasing fifty-two zero issues in an attempt to give a jumping on point for people that did not come on board with the New 52 from the get go, and as a way to re-tell the origins of those heroes who’s continuity was still confusing post-Flashpoint. In some cases, such as that of The Phantom Stranger, they are changing origins radically. Does the new origin work or is it a dud? Find out with this Major Spoiler’s review!
Or – “To Our Eternal Shame…”
Any longtime Astro City fan probably remembers The Silver Agent as a Captain America archetype (at least that’s how I remember him) whose fate was implied to be horrible, and whose statue in Astro City bears the insignia “To Our Eternal Shame.” The secret of what exactly happened to the Silver Agent has been one of the cornerstone unanswered questions in Astro City history, a question finally answered by the Dark Age miniseries over the last couple of years. Pulled to the future by a group of aliens inspired by him, Alan Craig is travelling backwards in time to stop a great tragedy, but what happens when he makes that final leap home?