Astro City #48

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 18, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
9.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

A tale of redemption and farewell, as G-Dog learns the secrets of his origin, faces personal tragedy and joins a very unlikely superhero team. Featuring the return of Kittyhawk and Rocket Dog, and the debut of Ghost Ferret. Part two of a special two-parter with art by guest artist Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug).

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

    Itsa satisfying story, if not an altogether cheerful one. There is no happy endingfor all, though matters play out as perhaps they should. But it makes me sitand take greater notice of Astro City; or, as I sometimes call it, AsTROCity.What I believed to be just another universe of super-heroes has greater depththan I realized. The costumes are merely the window dressing for the narrative. Read Full Review

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    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 18, 2017

    On art duties this month is Mike Norton from Battlepug fame. Knowing his pedigree, it is no surprise that G-Dog is probably one of the cutter superheroes around. Aside from that, Norton’s art is superb throughout the issue. I’d like to also mention, his designs for the Pet Patrol were awesome. A Kittyhawk toy/plush would be greatly appreciated. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 26, 2017

    While it might be easy to dismiss the two-issue story as the ridiculous adventures of a canine hero, writer Kurt Busiek and Mike Norton tap into some wonderful Silver Age magic with the reflective touch of a more modern tale. It was a joy to read, and my only sadness comes from knowing G-Dog's adventure is done. Best-of-the-Week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Nov 11, 2017

    Allow me, then, to raise a metaphorical glass of something red and expensive in honour of Messrs Busiek and Norton. This issue concludes a really rather remarkable story and it's to their credit that, neither maudlin nor melodramatic, it manages to have the power that it does. Recommended for anyone who likes dogs and powerfully written stories about heroic redemption. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 18, 2017

    Great origin story with some big time feels. Read Full Review

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