Astro City #4

Astro City #4

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Mattie Sullivan isnt a super hero or a villainshe uses her telekinetic powers to do special effects for movies and television. But when shes forcibly recruited by a new criminal mastermind, Mattie faces a choice: Will she fight, or will she continue to stay on the sidelines? A look into the lives of super humans whove taken different paths, and how they manage.

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 17, 2013

    Of course when villains such as the ridiculous Majordomo show up to forcibly recruit those like Martha who have no interest in their conquest, the Sidelineres do know how to defend themselves. Once again writer Kurt Busiek and artist Brent Anderson find another niche in super-hero comics to explore with entertaining results. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 17, 2013

    The art is comfortable, though not ideal, but the scripting remains a treasure. Busiek may be the most cost-effective storyteller in the business, delivering more meaning and substance in one issue than most can in six. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Nov 22, 2014

    All in all Astro City #17 was a fun read and a fun little one shot that readers can get into. It shows a different side to characters who are not of this world who do wrong. You can't go wrong with having an enjoyable one-shot that might get you hooked to the series as a whole. Which is a good thing because next month we move on to the next big story arc for Astor City starring Quarrel and Crackerjack. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - AllThatJas Sep 15, 2013

    Speaking of the Majordomo, Anderson's design work really shines in this issue. The aforementioned villain's costume is appropriately ludicrous, with a Bison-like cape and a dashing sci-fi monocle. Despite the ridiculousness he wouldn't look too far out of place next to some of the more excessive mainstream characters. Martha's flashback forays are similarly revealing in terms of artwork. Excellent design and storytelling elements such as this make up for the occasionally slack figure and facial work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Sep 11, 2013

    This issue was probably the best one of the latest run and that says something because the last 2 issues were a very strong arc as well. The great thing about this series is you never know where the story will go next issue, it's always a pleasant surprise. Astro City is also one of those series that you don't really need to read previous issues to gain your bearings. You can usually pick up any issue and get an understanding of this world Busiek, Anderson & Ross have built. It has been a real pleasure to have Astro City back and anyone who hasn't checked this series out should really give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Sep 16, 2013

    Kurt Busiek's new Astro City series has not lost a step from its original concept. The individual short stories are great for both the casual readers and the hardcore fans. Brent Anderson's interior artwork for Astro City #4 lays a solid groundwork to a complex and detailed story. In a superhero world not bound by confining back stories and rules, Kurt Busiek's Astro City is the one of the most creative comic books in the industry today. Read Full Review

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