Anderson's art is obviously a lot rougher in tone than the polished, photorealistic images that Alex Ross provides for the covers, but that grittier look works well with the larger theme of the story. The Dark Age is about a period in American history that wounded the country's ideals, that robbed a proud nation of its innocence. That's reflected in the sketchier leanings in Anderson's approach to the characters and action. He handles the Green Man adeptly as well, albeit in a different way than Ross did for the cover. He captures the immensity of the character's presence nicely, further reinforcing the thematic importance of that scene. Read Full Review
I've been a regular reader of Busiek and Anderson's "Astro City" since the very first issue hit the stands, but the "Dark Age" arc has gone on for too long, and the freshness of this series has worn off years ago. Busiek and Anderson are top-notch comic book craftsmen, and they can still produce solid storytelling even when the story has grown stale, but I hope for better comics from them once this arc has ended. Read Full Review
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