Astro City #49

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Eric Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

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The story of Resistor, who's making headlines all across the nation. And one reporter is determined to find out the truth - not simply to report it, but to find her missing father. A story of protest and power, love and loss, and an enigmatic, ever-changing hero.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 22, 2017

    Theres no real conclusion (I assume that will come next issue), so Lulu's investigation means for her, her dad, and those who seek to corrupt his research remains to be seen. It may be a card to be played (much) later, or we may see storys end in a month. But I enjoy the anthological nature of Astro City. Its stories with super-heroes, rather than the adventures of If you enjoyed Marvels (also by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross), Astro City is an enjoyable follow-up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 30, 2017

    There are several layers here. We have the reporter searching for the truth, a daughter looking for her father, a woman realizing how her father's abandonment of her is mirrored in her relationship to her husband, and the (highly-speculative) origins of one of the more unusual heroes in Astro City who manifests through different hosts to protect and defend those in danger. While I think ultimately that might be a bit too much to tackle and fully develop in a single issue, writer Kurt Busiek and artist Brent Anderson definitely provide an intriguing story that leaves the reader something to think about. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 23, 2017

    This isn't going to go down among the best Astro City stories, but as a single issue diversion, it's fairly solid. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Nov 22, 2017

    At times risking being a bit heavy-handed in its politics, this issue nonetheless pulls back from that brink to tell a more human story of leaving this world better than you found it. Read Full Review

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