Astro City #13

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

24 hours. 24 pages. A robot. A bank robber named Gundog. The Hanged Man. Jack-In-The-Box. The eternal, mysterious Dancing Master. And a whole lot of romance. One of ASTRO CITYs most unusual stories, of city-wide turmoil and changing lives, all in a single day.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Amy Beddoes Jun 12, 2014

    ASTRO CITY #13 is one more wonderfully fulfilling entry in a series of fantastic quality. If you're already a reader of ASTRO CITY, little more needs to be said in favor of this issue than that it is ASTRO CITY #13. But if you're a new reader, then this issue is as good a place to jump in as any. I assure you – you won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Chase Magnett Jun 12, 2014

    Astro City #13 is an achievement to be celebrated. It not only tells a story worth reading, re-reading, and then reading once more, but it does so by taking full advantage of its chosen medium. Busiek and Anderson have always told stories about the small pleasures of life and what it means to be human, and they have told them very well. But here they take a message about the value of human relationships, not matter their form or brevity and tell it in a way that ensures readers will concentrate on that message. Art is all about relating, whether it be an emotion, an idea, or a very specific message. Astro City #13 relates an idea and uses every tool at its disposal to do so. It's a testament not only to the value of human contact, but of comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 13, 2014

    That would be telling. But it's a really wonderful reveal, as the last page of the issue takes place first in chronological order, and makes what comes before that much more unique and special. There's really no sense in futzing around with this: Astro City #13 is another wonderful standalone story, albeit one that stands out even among its brethren, earning 5 out of 5 stars overall. What Busiek, Anderson and company have done with this book is simply extraordinary, and you owe it to yourself to read this one (three or four times, actually.) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 13, 2014

    The new series of "Astro City" has given readers a lot of great comics, and this one is no exception. What Busiek and Anderson do here isn't something that should be replicated down the line, but it doesn't need to be either. They've taken a charming story and made it that much more so; the fantastical mixed with the mundane, and the biggest conflicts being over the little things in life. I've been thrilled with the return of "Astro City" for the past year, and this is no exception. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing Jun 13, 2014

    Id like to declare “Astro City #13″ an instant classic, but this one definitely needs time and a few more reads to determine its status. The richness and depth of detail in this book are outstanding, only outshined by Kurt Busiek and Brent Eric Andersons ambition. Ive been on the fence about this relaunch of Astro City, but the last three issues have really rewarded this book staying on my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jun 13, 2014

    All in all this comic is okay. But this is a first time that I can say you can skip this issue. Shocking I know. Unless there's going to be a issue that follows up on the story then you won't feel so bad if you miss it. I won't stop you if you do want it to complete the collection. Take your time though as we won't see the next issue until August. So take your time and catch up on the series if your behind while we wait for the next issue of Astro City. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 17, 2014

    Although similar themes have certainly been developed and explored in more depth elsewhere, Astro City #13 still works by playing with the lives of normal characters and larger-than-life entities who don't always have the same needs or desires. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 14, 2014

    This is one of my favorite comic book series of all time, and the newly relaunched version has been just as good as past volumes. This is just such a delightful series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    LCC Nov 5, 2014

    It should be illegal how fast my emotions changed while reading this. The cut and paste approach to story-telling means you do have to read it a few times to catch all the details (preferably in order of the hours). It ends on a truly heart-rending moment though, and I think I stand with most Astro City readers when I demand MORE of Rover the robot.

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Jun 19, 2014

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