It's good to get Astro City on a monthly basis again, even if I know that next issue is the last one of this arc... Kurt Busiek manages to tell stories that remind me of classics like the Kree-Skrull War or the Justice League's battles in the Microverse, while being about more than the super-pants dancing around. The story of Charles and Royal's quest for justice has been going on for well over a dozen issues now, and while it's frustrating to see a near-miss like this, it's also impressive to note that the characters' don't feel like they've been spinning their wheels to get here. The return of the Silver Agent (prophesied in his last appearance) was a thread I had almost forgotten about, but it effortlessly tied into events that have been set up throughout this volume. Brent Anderson's art is as quirky as ever, with character designs like Encephalon (a cross between a flying squid and the Metaluna mutant) sharing an unlikely sense of reality and tangibility. It's no secret Read Full Review
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