Astro City #46

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Eric Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 16, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The final chapter in the Broken Man's century-spanning revelations about Astro City, music, rebellion, heroes and the threat of the Oubor. The Broken Man is mounting a defense-but does it stand a chance, or is it as cracked as he is? Featuring Honor Guard, the First Family and more, in a story that sets the stage for everything that is to come for Astro City.

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 24, 2017

    I'll admit being surprised by the reveal of the Broken Man's creation. Plus, we get some classic Jack-in-the-Box action thrown in for free. While the comic does give us hard facts about the odd character, the truth about the Oubor remains largely a mystery. It's obviously opposed to the Broken Man and what he stands for, but what does it want? And how can we, the audience, help? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 25, 2017

    Creatingthe spirit of music as a person is novel, but not necessarily new. After all,Barry Manilow was music, and he writes the songs. But as an ever-evolvingsuper-hero, it may or may not be an effective weapon against the forces ofevil. But the concept is interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Aug 16, 2017

    It is impossible to deny the very personal nature of this title – and issue – and it's difficult for this comic fan, who can remember picking up Busiek's first ever DC story in Justice League of America 224, to be all that objective about it. For inventiveness, great characterization and a warmth that clearly comes from the creators' genuine love of the genre, it's hard to beat a visit to Astro City and this issue, despite its somewhat overly talky – and inconclusive – ending, is a stylish and enjoyable vehicle to take you there. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 Aug 31, 2017

    I'm really enjoying the broken man saga. It's still what we come to expect from Astro City, but feels very different from previous stories in AC and other Kurt Busiek work the years. Here's hoping when all is said and done it achieves its potential.

  • 8.0
    Simon DelMonte Aug 18, 2017

    No one talks about Astro City anymore. Maybe it's the frequent delays due to Busiek's health. Maybe it's how old school this series is. Maybe after 20 years there isn't much left to say. No matter. It's still a great series, and Busiek is trying hard to do something different with the rather strange and expansive arc surrounding the Broken Man. It teeters here and there as Busiek occasionally sounds like a middle aged white man trying to be progressive and hip without understanding how. But for the most part, the series and this particular issue satisfy.

  • 8.0
    Briton Sep 6, 2017

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