Astro City #47

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
9.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Meet G-Dog, possibly ASTRO CITY's most unusual superhero ever. Half man, half dog - but who's running the show? The answers will change a life, reveal another hero's deepest secrets, and possibly, just possibly, save the world. Oh, who are we kidding... they'll definitely change the world. Do you see that handsome face? Also featuring Honor Guard, with guest art by Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug).

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 25, 2017

    Itsa great story, but it only goes so far, as dogs notoriously have life spans 1/7ththat of humans. So what does that mean for our former-thief-now-hero? Well,thats a question to be answered nextissue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 8, 2017

    I just kept smiling through the whole story - so of course I wasn't prepared at all for that final page, which any dog owner can relate to. What a fun issue - one of the year's best! Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 19, 2017

    While the cliffhanger suggests the next issue may get far more serious for our characters, this one is pure magic and definitely worth picking up. Best of the Week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 7, 2017

    If you're a dog lover and a fan of superheroes, take yourself out for a walk and get Astro City #47. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 6, 2017

    A fun origin story dog lovers will love. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Sep 7, 2017

    Busiek has been writing comics since I was a kid in the 80s and it's clear that, just like me, he loves them. I said earlier that this issue could easily have become quite silly, but Busiek adroitly sidesteps some of the more obvious clichs and instead gives us a story whose central relationship is, despite its fantastical nature, utterly believable and incredibly affecting. Norton's art is clear and conveys both the warmth of that relationship and the dynamism of G-Dog's heroism beautifully. The subject matter might be a little off-putting to some potential readers, but I found the issue an exceptionally satisfying read. Read Full Review

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