Astro City #6

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The Ambassador, Cleopatra, The Ore-Masterwhat do they have to do with Thatcher Jerome, a mid-level mobster involved with business on Astro Citys rivers? And how does all-out Super Hero battle change his world? A tale of opportunity, ambition and family tiesin a world where even the skys not the limit.

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 18, 2013

    The only thing that has hurt this title over the years is that publication has been suspended a couple of times for various reasons - but happily, the creative team is cranking on all burners, and one of the industry's best titles is once again on a regular publishing schedule. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Nov 19, 2013

    I was also quite astounded at how much Busiek packed into this issue. We get to see the creation of a new super villain, by means of a completely new plot device, that could be interesting to see used in the future. We get a great new character, and we get a ton of well written dialogue, that in no way gets in the way of Brent Anderson's stellar artwork. Though this is the second part of another story, it reads much more like a one shot than anything else. It takes the current status quo of this universe, and uses that as a spring board to tell a seemingly self contained story, and a very good one. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Nov 16, 2013

    Pretty much this is a must read for any comic or non-comic reader who might be interested in reading a comic that doesn't always focus on the heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 20, 2013

    Although presented through the trappings of a sci-fi story, the latest issue of Astro City is a straightforward character study of a complicated man taking advantage of an unique situation. For a mobster Thatcher is rather pleasant, but he also knows how the world works and is always looking to take the next available opportunity to improve his situation. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Nov 13, 2013

    Astro City makes you care about characters, not use them as a plot point or a main characters crux; they all have their own stories and they each have a characteristic that most readers can relate to. You don't even notice a lack of action or an over-arching plot that may have taken a backseat one issue and then come front and center the next. This team of creators makes a story about a city that is told through all of the people who inhabit it, no matter how big or small their contributions may seem. Read Full Review

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