Astro City #24

Astro City #24

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Its hard to be a talking ape in the big bad city. Especially when you set out to be a drummer and became a super hero instead. But will thatbe enough? Can fame and adventure replace lifelong dreams? Do we even have to ask? Featuring Reflex 6, Samaritan and a few surprises.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jun 24, 2015

    This is an example of good old classic Astro City stuff, the kind where extraordinary people (or, as the case may be, apes) struggle with doing ordinary things. The thematic resonance here is quite strong, as the main character, Sticks, is a talking, super-strong gorilla who dreams of being more than just a crimefighter. And so he does. There's a lot here about living your dreams, but there's more to it than that. It's also about feeling comfortable with yourself, and the power of friendship to spur one another on. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jun 20, 2015

    All in all Astro City #24 was an enjoyable read. I love things that were goofy I thought the ending was clever. Astro City continues to be one of the best and most consistent superhero ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 7, 2015

    As with the opening issue to this two-part tale Astro City #24 offers some twists and turns as Sticks struggles to find his role in Astro City where it's too dangerous to be a drummer and too hard to be a hero. His solution, thanks in part to an unexpected pep-talk from the Samaritan allows the character to create an unorthodox solution that not only allows him to live the life he's always wanted but still find a way to put his obvious skills to use. And if he's got to occasionally dress up in a monkey suit, so to speak, well that's a small price to pay for finding the freedom to play beautiful music. Isn't it? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Jul 8, 2015

    We've all gone through stages where we don't know what we want with our lives and we make changes even though it's not the best decision. This is when we Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jun 18, 2015

    Overall it's a fun yarn with enough talking monkeys and alien speak easies to stay impressive while the more grounded and human narrative helps the weird elements feel all the more unique. Read Full Review

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