Astro City: Astra Special #2

Astro City: Astra Special #2

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Wildstorm Release Date: November 4, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 9, 2009

    In fact, one thing she's deciding on doing is committing to a life's work of service at this crucial juncture and boyfriend Matt seems way out of his element as she lets him closer than she ever has before. But she has her reasons and they're revealed this issue in a stunning sequence that uses cosmological energy as a backdrop to the sort of conversation that any two young people might have when an issue of trust comes up. Busiek writes a story of young hopes and dreams clashing with the crass and exploitative interests of popular media culture and, if he fashions no real surprises in the story beats, he does fashion a compellingly heroic character in Astra. She's strong and wise beyond her years, and while that doesn't save her from human emotional pain, it does make her story a bright and hopeful display in the often shadowy firmament of Astro City. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 8, 2009

    In a word: Cathartic. Read Full Review

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