Astro City #14

Astro City #14

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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A roadside killer-robot sanctuary and museum? Only in Astro City. Meet Ellie and her very unusual friends. Plus: Samaritan, Cleopatra, Reflex 6 and more!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Amy Beddoes Aug 14, 2014

    I can say with no exaggeration that ASTRO CITY may be the best series on the shelves right now. If you have any interest in the nitty gritty details of a world with superheroes, if you have ever thought too much about the logistics of comic book universes, if you have ever wanted to see more than the usual perspectives on superhero worlds, or if you just want a good story, then ASTRO CITY is for you. If you're already reading, you won't be disappointed. If you're curious, then please, jump in – Astro City welcomes you. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 17, 2014

    So I'll just say that it's a terrific comic - one of my all-time favorites! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson Aug 16, 2014

    This issue is really about trust and family. Sometimes the people you place your faith in let you down, whether by their own fault or other circumstances. Ellie's internal problem comes from choosing where to put your faith, and who to trust. Aside from the appearances by Samaritan and the very cool looking Mirage this issue is short on the action but nonetheless provides a really nice story. I'm interested to see how it turns out because, like many Astro City stories, the ending for regular people isn't always so black or white. We all have to make choices in life and while most of us don't have robots to rely on, we all can have inner strength. This comic was fun and I recommend it to everyone, especially long time fans of Astro City. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Chase Magnett Aug 14, 2014

    Astro City #14works because it's a story focused on its characters. Its themes concerning greed, disability, or even something as specific as the 2008 financial crisis may function, yet the comic only truly succeeds by providing readers empathy for Ellie, her friends, and even her enemies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 19, 2014

    The slimy nephew taking advantage of the old woman is a bit pretty easy to see coming, but writer Kurt Busiek hints that there's far more to Ellie's story than we've seen so far. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jordan Glazer Sep 17, 2014

    Astro City issues fourteen and fifteen is probably my favorite story since the relaunch of the title. It's not as grand as the Winged Victory story or as fun as the Gentlemen Bandit story, but it is Astro City doing what Astro City does best. It looks at a superhero universe in an interesting and unique way that many people probably haven't thought about. Read Full Review

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