Staff Picks :: Astro City #2 :: JULY 10, 2013

July 08, 2013 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

ANDY’S PICK :: ASTRO CITY #2: This is unofficially, the 61st issue of ASTRO CITY– the Kurt Busiek (writer) and Brent Anderson (artist) and Alex Ross (Covers and Design) ┬álove letter to mainstream super-hero concepts. Others have tried to offer an homage/pastiche to heroes from an earlier era, ┬ábut more often than not, they end up as either a parody (Tom Strong) or a blatant rip-off (Supreme) Where others have failed, Astro City succeeds because the creative team love comic books, they love their characters and above all they love their fictional town. ┬áYou will feel the tingle of nostalgia and the joy that comes when you read a well crafted and┬á(on its own terms)┬ábelievable super-hero comic book. You owe it to yourself to give this book a try–especially if you were once at home on the mainstream side of Heroes and have since ┬ámoved across to the other side of the store.