Fukui San April 21, 2014 Share April 21, 2014 Kurt Busiek's ongoing masterpiece. He basically creates and lovingly simulates 70 years of a fully formed comic universe's continuity just so he can insert character pieces in the margins and blind spots of that universe. What does a super hero battle mean to the average joe whose house gets knocked down? How does Superman go on a date if he's needed to save the world every moment of the day? It's many trades into it's stop and start run. Busiek's health sometimes delays production. For my money, Confessions is the single best trade of this series, though the events it covers was set in motion in the first trade, Life in the Big City. There's a mini-issue titled "The Nearness of You" which is incredible in its economy and which packs an emotional punch. There are a lot of Superhero with a Twist types of series out now, tweaking the formula in various ways. Astro City is the most thoughful of them all, and really a lot of fun. Link to comment
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