Astro City: The Dark Age #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 2
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 30, 2005

    Alex Ross turns in a lovely cover on this issue, as not only is that a great looking shot of the always visually engaging Jack-in-the-box, but I rather enjoyed how the cover logo was worked into the actually visual design, as the character's streamers are allowed to interact with the logo. As for the interior art, Brent E. Anderson has been with this title right from the word go and I'm delighted that he's stuck with the title, even when it vanished off the face of the planet for long stretches. His style is a perfect match for the central idea that drives most if not all Astro City stories. His work isn't overly detailed, but he has a great eye when it comes to offering up ordinary characters who look like the people one passes on the street. He also does some nice work on the opening pages as the art is called upon to express the collective panic of the people that live in the city, and the double page shot in the bar that opens the issue does a wonderful job of it. The scene wh Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jun 27, 2005

    Id heard Busiek is using ideas in this series originally intended for his sequel to Marvels. (The attack by L.S.Deviant reminded me of Inferno; I must now wash out my brain.) Theres a reference to an anti-alien senator similar to the one in the Avengers Kree-Skrull war. Astro City: The Dark Age looks like it will take a publics anti-hero feelings to a farther degree than any other story. It certainly has to be better than DCs Legends. Read Full Review

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