Astro City Special: Supersonic #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Kingman Aug 22, 2004

    There is a beautiful full-page illustration by Anderson of Supersonic soaring enthusiastically over what appears to be Arizonas Monument Valley. Whether the sun is rising or setting Im not sure, but the scene took my breath away. Its an image of Supersonic in his heroic youth, while the thought captions placed beside and below him are from the present, where he is currently in battle and getting beaten quite soundly. But Supersonic is not giving up. Hes hanging in there, determined to triumph. And he does. As have Busiek and Anderson. This book is worthy of its special title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Craig Johnson Aug 22, 2004

    For the rest of you, theres this book. Its not perfect by any means you dont seriously expect the lead character to actually get killed, and hence loses a little bit of tension. But, Brent Anderson is once again on top of his form, Kurt Busiek writes deftly and with humour and when its over, you dont want it to be over. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 22, 2004

    Brent E. Anderson's work is a bit rough around the edges during the quieter moments, but he more than delivers when it comes to the big impact scenes, as the battle is full of magnificent visuals, from the wince inducing shots that Supersonic takes in the opening moments of the battle, to his equally impressive counterattack sequence. The art also manages to convey the important details of the story, from the anguish of Captain Robbins when it looks like he's sent his friend to his death, to his short-lived delight in the aftermath of Supersonic's victory. Read Full Review

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