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Astro City: Local Heroes #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Anderson Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 14, 2003

    After a very long wait Astro City is back on the stands, and while this opening issue doesn't really knock it out of the park, it's a fairly enjoyable read, and I expect new readers will get more out of this issue, as a large part of it is devoted to explaining just what Astro City is, as well as offering up pretty much a guided tour of the city's more notable heroes. However, having the main character so far removed from most of the action does rob the material of some of its impact, as the most interesting sections of the issue would have to be the flashback material, where we learn why our lead decided to remain in Astro City. Still, the present day material is interesting in that it touches base with most of the book's main heroes, and it's message about people either loving or hating the city is a pretty solid idea. The final page revelation about why that teenage girl is so important to our main character is also a rather clever finish to the story. Read Full Review

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