Astro City #19

Astro City #19

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
9.1Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

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As her career may be ending, Quarrel looks back at her earliest days as a super hero, including the roots of her on-again/off-again romance with Crackerjack. Plus: Honor Guard and the Omega Rangers!

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 17, 2015

    All in all Astro City #19 was a great issue and a good example to show how this series is something readers should look into since it shows interesting new ways to tell stories about superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 19, 2015

    When it comes down to it, there are literally hundreds of superhero titles available every month, but Astro City provides more than just the latest crossover schmageggi or fistfight (not that there's anything wrong with either of those.) The story this issue gives us measured bits of progression, but most of the focus is on the woman inside the armored Quarrel suit, her life, her family, her loves and her drive, and it's a hell of a good read. Astro City #19 shows what you can do when you realize there's more to character than dead parents and a unique suit color, providing excellent story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 15, 2015

    "Astro City" makes you fall in love with characters you've only just met. That's very much the case here, thanks to Busiek and Anderson taking just the right amount of time to unspool Quarrel's story. Told as a single-issue story, this wouldn't have worked at all, but this story arc comes across perfectly paced and always provides more than enough to make us come back for the next installment. If you haven't read "Astro City" in a while, come and take a look at this story arc. Stories like this will make you a fan of "Astro City" all over again. Read Full Review

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