Astro City #41

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Eric Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
9.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

It's our 100th issue celebration! This 40-page extravaganza introduces Astro City's most revered hero-the Astro-Naut! Learn his secrets! See him in action! And in the heat of World War II, see the stunning sacrifice that inspired a grateful populace to rename a city after its greatest hero. Also featuring the All-American, the Lamplighter, Zootsuit and the debut of the Gentleman, as our tour through Astro City's history continues!
This amazing anniversary issue features two covers: one by regular cover artist Alex Ross, and the other by the great Alex Ross!

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 23, 2017

    Every comics fan should be reading this series - it's earned its spot as comics royalty, and this issue is just further proof of that fact. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Feb 27, 2017

    "Astro City" is as consistently innovative as it's been since the beginning, and the Busiek/Anderson team show no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 23, 2017

    The tale of the Astro-naut is truly affecting, and it's another instant classic issue from a series that's almost always great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 22, 2017

    Astro City #41 is a landmark-worthy issue. Not many creator-owned comics have the longevity of Astro City, and what astounded me with this issue is how true to its roots this comic still is. Astro City is one of the most enjoyable comics youll find each month and this oversized issue is a great bang for your buck. You wont be disappointed to learn how Astro City got its name, and Im excited to see what Busiek, Anderson, Ross and the rest of the team have planned for the next 100 issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 25, 2017

    Totally accessible, the issue could be read easily by those who have followed the adventures in Astro City over two decades or someone picking up their first comic book. Nostalgic and wistful (two more trademarks of Busiek and Anderson's work), Astro City #41 in one comic you don't want to pass up about a hero who was more than just a cape and whose convictions helped him save the world (from both internal and external threats). Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 22, 2017

    This is a fine 100th issue that stands to remind us why Astro City serves as a love letter to comics and America. The creators infuse its pages with culture and heroism you should not miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 24, 2017

    There are hints of Howard Chaykin in Brent Andersons work, but it looks much better and is not as deformed as the other artists. In fact, I could detect some Gil Kane influence too. This is to say that the characters and their designs are fluid, dynamic and not stiff. Its the right fit for a Golden Age adventure. Read Full Review

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