Astro City #23

Astro City #23

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Alex Sinclair, Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 13, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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What do you do when youre a talking gorilla, and all your life youve wanted nothing more than to be a drummer in a rock & roll band? Thats right, you go to Astro City. But from there, well, things are never all that simple. Also featuring the First Family, Honor Guard and more. Part 1 of 2.

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 16, 2015

    As always, writer Kurt Busiek and artist Brent Eric Anderson turn in fantastic, top-notch work. Surely every comics fan in existence would love this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 26, 2015

    As is true with almost all of the comic's best storylines, Astro City #23 leaves the reader wanting more of the central character's story and Sticks' adventures in his new home. Thankfully we will be getting at least one more issue with the simian hero/drummer, but from what we're given here I'm hoping that won't be all we see from the character for the foreseeable future. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones May 18, 2015

    Busiek and Anderson know their comics history through and through, and Astro City is the perfect vessel for their admiration and respect. What's this? A talking gorilla from a hidden gorilla city? Of course he's gonna wear a "Fox Broome" t-shirt. It's those kind of hat tips that make this book such a gem. And if you become compelled to reach back into the volumes that precede this issue, there's a good chance you may find yourself turning into a permanent resident. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 14, 2015

    Astro City #23 is a damn fine comic and Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson continue to hit my emotion buttons with their tales. Astro City is unlike anything else in comics and the addition of Sticks makes it even more of a must-read of a title than it was before. This issue is great, this new character is fun, and these storytellers know exactly what they are doing. Bring on part two, I need more Sticks in my life. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon May 16, 2015

    Astro City #23 is a must read for both long time and casual readers to easily jump in and quickly understand who the characters are and not feel lost. Long time readers will see a fresh take on classic stuff that make comics fun to read and casual readers will give them the kind of story that will have them think this is a good comic with a great message. The coloring is great and Anderson's art has shown great improvements. Astro City #23 is the iisue a lot of people can easily understand that this is awesome series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 15, 2015

    "Astro City" #23 looks great, and the story itself is even better. Hopefully the rest of this story arc will prove to be just as strong. Comics like "Sticks" are a good reminder of why "Astro City" has well-earned its beloved reputation, and Issue #23 is a huge success from Busiek and Anderson, as they give us your new favorite gorilla. Read Full Review

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