Astro City #3

Astro City #3

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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In the midst of all-out battle between Honor Guard and the Skullcrushers in the mountains of Ecuador, we see the human cost, as HG support staff member Marella Cowper wades into the middle of it. Why is she there? What will she find? And why does she consider it all her fault? The award winning ASTRO CITY continues to explore life in a superhuman world. Featuring the second half of a diptych cover by Alex Ross.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Elijah Williams Aug 19, 2013

    Its incredibly refreshing to read a book that makes me feel just genuinely optimistic. A book that really delivers on just a great tale, set in a super hero universe, that never tries to be anything more than it is. To me, Astro City, always has been, and continues to be, a perfect superhero story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 31, 2013

    You can pick up #2 and #3 as a standalone story without any need for having read other issues of the series. The heroes follow familiar archetypes and knowing their specific histories, powers, or back-story is not necessary to enjoy this story. If you love a great story that focuses on the human element while still having some good action sequences, check your local shop for Astro City. I think you'll be glad you did. Drop me a note to let me know what you think! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 14, 2013

    Brent Anderson more than holds up his end of the issue, as his art is perfectly suited towards capturing that human element of Busiek's writing. His characters are brimming with emotion and varied facial work. Anderson is able to convey the scope of the superhero characters and their battles, but all of that is ultimately just window dressing in service of the more down to earth elements. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 19, 2013

    Although it may not be as good as Astro City #2 (which is easily one of the best comics I've read this year), it's a joy to see a comic delve into this side of super-hero comics again. Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 19, 2013

    A little preachy and obvious with its message, but otherwise another terrific glimpse into an oft-ignored area of the superhero genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 15, 2013

    Any trip to Busiek & Anderson's Astro City is a trip I am happy to make, and issue #3 solidifies this as a brilliant resurgence for this series. I cannot wait to see what these two veteran creators have in store for readers next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 15, 2013

    It's a real pleasure to have "Astro City" back on the stands once more. Busiek and Anderson continue to charm readers with their stories of heroism and sacrifice. But of course, that doesn't just apply to those wearing a costume and using a codename. With a comic like "Astro City," it's a reminder that the superhero genre isn't dead. You just need the right creative team telling the stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 17, 2013

    If you're wondering why I didn't grade the comic any higher, it's because I didn't find anything overly special or gripping about the issue. It's just a very well-made comic telling a fascinating and fun story, but I didn't really connect with it any deeper than surface level. Astro City #3 is by no means a bad comic. Far from it. I'm just hoping to see a little more emotional investment is all. I'm picky like that. Read Full Review

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