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Astro City: That Was Then...

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Eric Anderson, Alex Sinclair Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 30, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
9.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

ASTRO CITY returns with an all-new special! Who were the Jayhawks? How did they inspire five teen sidekicks looking for answers to hit the road in a rickety crime mobile in 1969? And how will this affect Astro City in the present? This one-shot special features new and existing heroes and launches a mystery that will drive the forthcoming ASTRO CITY series. And don't miss the ASTRO CITY METROBOOK, collecting the first three years of the acclaimed series!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 31, 2022

    Busiek, Anderson, Ross and company have once again opened a new chapter in Astro City's history, touching on classic Silver Age themes and setting up a new run. If only we could have gotten the N-Forcer's story first. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 3, 2022

    The Astro City: That Was Then Special is a fantastic declaration that Astro City is back, and it's as great as it always was. I can hardly wait for the new ongoing series to arrive. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 30, 2022

    The only downside to this issue is the uncertainty of when the next installment will arrive. In every other way, the That Was Then special feels like an obvious reminder of what's missing in too many modern comics heart and a larger sense of purpose. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 30, 2022

    Astro City: That Was Then... is a perfect comic for new readers and old fans alike, flawless in every way. If you only buy one comic this week, month, or year - make sure it's this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 22, 2022

    The first new Astro City comic in nearly four years is a fantastic reminder of why this book is one of the great superhero stories of our time. I highly recommend this one to new readers and old fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Apr 4, 2022

    An emotionally engaging, fresh angle on teen superhero life Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 30, 2022

    Astro City: That Was Then... Special is a clear indicator that Busiek and Anderson haven't lost a step since the last trip into their brightly colored world of superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 29, 2022

    Astro City: That Was Then... Specialis a good reminder of how impactful and emotional this series can be. This is a strong one-shot although it does take some patience to find its meaningful layers. Casual fans should likely start with the new Astro City Omnibus also out this week, but make no mistake, the creative team has not lost a beat in their return to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 7, 2022

    As a kick-off point, Astro City: That Was Then feels a bit odd. It's really more of a teaser of things to come. Along with the introduction of several new heroes we do see some familiar faces as well and are teased that although the Jayhawks may be dead that doesn't necessarily mean they are gone. Read Full Review

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