Astro City #51

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Our three-part look into the lives of Astro City "survivors" continues. A woman coping with a devastating loss joins the support group Michael Tenicek has been running for years. But will Michael help her, or will she tear the group apart? For those damaged by life in Astro City, hope and wonder are elusive things. Featuring Honor Guard, the Hanged Man and more.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Apr 4, 2018

    Tolong-time comic readers, the source of the secret makes total sense, but thethe Friends " well, thats another matter. And here lies the strength of thestory, and the series as a whole. AstroCity isnt about the heroes, but more about the citizens, the collateraldamage. As a meta-human, believing the unbelievable is easy, but for usordinary folks on the ground, alien invasions and endless time-loops meannothing but fear and panic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 5, 2018

    This issue has a lot to deal with, and as a middle chapter, it doesn't quite resolve anything. But there's one issue left, and this arc has been the perfect contemplative, melancholy capper to a series that has consistently been one of the most human takes on superheroes ever written. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 4, 2018

    Two stories that do different things, but both capture a different angle on living in a superhero/supervillain world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 10, 2018

    The comic's next issue wraps up both this storyline and (sadly) the series. Although it's the longest run of an Astro City comic to date, it still feels far too early to say goodbye. Thankfully, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson will be continuing to tell stories less-regularly in graphic novel form. However, we'll only have one issue left to investigate more into Michael's odd story and whether or not he can find the support and solace he needs from those he's offered the same to week after week. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 4, 2018

    This is difficult material from start to finish, and the entire creative team handles it admirably. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spock's Brain Apr 17, 2018

    I missed issue #50 of "Astro City," but knowing it was shutting down soon, gave issue #51 a read; it does, after all, have a creepy old-school monster cover. This issue is just great. I should have known with a writer as skilled as Busiek I wouldn't miss a beat despite missing an issue, and this is certainly so. This is the story of the unknown victims of super-heroic exploits, the friends, relatives, lovers of the killed, missing, and disappeared. Having the story narrated by one of these victims is well done, as is the reveal of what happened on that fateful night. The host of a support group, Michael, is left with ghosts and the shadows of memories from a universe realignment that took the life of his love. This is certainly powerful stu more

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