Astro City #26

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
9.1Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Its the big 20th anniversary issue! It all began in 1995 with a look at Samaritans dreams of flight. But whats Samaritan dreaming about nowand how will it affect Astro Citys future? This self-contained issue features a host of Astro City characters, setting the stage for major developments to come. Whether youre new to the book or youve been reading all along, this issue is not to be missed.

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Aug 21, 2015

    A quiet but resonant issue of Astro City; it's both nostalgic and forward-looking. The Samaritan can stand in for any of us who feel tired of fighting a good fight or simply nervous that a big Something might be around the corner. The themes as well as the artwork are rendered realistically enough to be a great example of what superheroes are to all of us. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Aug 21, 2015

    I highly suggest buying Astro City #26 as an anniversary special for fans who stuck with the series for so long, while keeping up with the current theme the series seems to be centered around. New readers will get an idea about the character without feeling lost in backstory. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 21, 2015

    Kurt Busiek (working with Anderson and cover artist Alex Ross) has built an amazing world of heroes with this series, managing to pay tribute to - and expand on - the mythology of comics, and the best the industry has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Aug 21, 2015

    Astro City is a book deserving of its clout. It explores the sides of superhero comics than most publishers will simply gloss because they think it won't make for good drama for fit nicely in a trade paperback. Yet through the darkness of early Image Comics, countless superhero reboots and retcons, and publishers chasing sale trends, Astro City has always found a home and I feel lucky to find it to be a part of this anniversary. Happy times Astro City, with many more to come! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 4, 2015

    When the nightmares begin to effect the hero's work he seeks out some super-human help. Although there's an explanation given for his experiences, and a villain to be caught, like most issue of Astro City the truth is never that simple. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 20, 2015

    "Astro City" #26 is a pleasant way to celebrate the series' twentieth anniversary and, as I said before, I want a follow-up down the line to see if Samaritan was able to take what he learned here and really apply it to his life. Surprise bad-guy portion aside (and one that admittedly isn't the bigger solution), this is a solid exploration of what it means to be the world's greatest hero, for good or for ill. Read Full Review

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