Astro City: Local Heroes #5

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent E. Anderson Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 5, 2004

    One hears of cases all the time where a jury makes a decision that makes one truly question what the heck were they thinking, so it's entirely possible that twelve people would be convinced by case our hero makes. There's also the fact that the element that swings the jury in his direction is the death of the Silver Agent, which is a plot element that has yet to be revealed to the readers, so perhaps when the story of his death is laid out I'll be more inclined to see what the jury saw in our heroes' case. However, the story makes it clear from the outset that the client our hero is defending is guilty, and as such watching him pull this legal trickery to free an unrepentant killer didn't exactly endear me to the character, even if it was to save the lives of his family, especially since he's perfectly willing to endanger their lives after he's won the case. In any event I found it difficult to really identify with our heroes plight, and instead of fleshing out the character Kurt Busie Read Full Review

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