Astro City: Life in the Big City

by Kurt Busiek
Category: "Graphic Story"
Year of Publication:1996
Date Added:07/23/2014
Date Read:02/27/2016
Notes:A series of comics that take place in Astro City, home to several superheroes and super villains. Each story takes a different perspective on what it's like living in a world with super-powered beings. In one, the Samaritan is stressed out and wishes he could live a normal life. In another, he goes on a date with Winged Victory (think Wonder Woman). They hit it off but don't have time to do anything about it. One's from the perspective of a reporter, another from that of a petty crook and a third from the perspective of a woman rescued. One story is from the perspective of an alien sent to earth to determine whether it's a good candidate for being enslaved.
My Rating: 5

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Review - Astro City: Life in the Big City

I get what he's doing — looking at superhero stories from different perspectives — but I didn't find it very interesting. There's a whole pantheon of heroes but none of them are interesting because they just exist to create background for the perspective stories.
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