Astro City #8

Astro City #8

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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When the Confessor investigates the criminal charges against Winged Victory, it leads to open combat-with Samaritan! Can Astro City's three greatest heroes find a way to work together? And even if they can, will it be too late to save her career? The 4-issue story arc continues as the threat against Winged Victory is revealed and her past is explored.

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 17, 2014

    For long time Astro City fans this is a treat on seeing the big three heroes of Astro City working together while learning more about Winged Victory and her backstory. Which is something a few fans have been waiting for a long time. While new readers can jump with this to get into the series and maybe go and buy some of the previous issues while waiting to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Chase A Magnett Jan 16, 2014

    Astro City #8 continues to tell a great story about comics most iconic trinity, using analogs not constricted by continuity or the whims of editors. Deeper concerns about feminism and the role of women in comics (both as characters and creators) bubble under the surface and may manage to transform this storyline into a highlight of 2014. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Jan 17, 2014

    This story is a prime example of everything that is great about Astro City and why's it's so great to have it back on the shelves. You can get so many layers of enjoyment out of this series no matter how familiar you are with Astro City‘s history or even comics in general. Busiek and Anderson have spent years building this series which reflects off the page onto the reader but they never stray away too far from being impossible to a new reader to pick up and enjoy. Hopefully new readers will enjoy this latest series and be convinced to go back and read the previous collections if they feel they want to know more about all the inhabitants of Astro City. Many people write comics where they build their own super powered characters while throwing in subtle homages to familiar heroes but Astro City was always one of the first who did it right and made a series that can stand alone as its own entity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 17, 2014

    "Astro City" #8 continues a strong and engaging storyline, and I appreciate the fact that how it will end is anyone's guess. It's topical and exciting, and it makes me all the more happy that "Astro City" is back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 20, 2014

    With the help of The Confessor the group begins to narrow potential suspects, but Winged Victory appears dangerously close to throwing in the towel. However, I'm betting she's got at least one good fight left in her. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 21, 2014

    Astro City has always had a somewhat confusing relationship to its superhero side, which reveals itself in this issue. Still, there's enough of Busiek's usual spirit here to make the story worthwhile. Read Full Review

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