Astro City: Life in the Big City - Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson

Another Astro City book; this one comes somewhere before "Confession" plotwise, but it's a simliar format: a collection of loosely-connected stories about life in Astro City, in a world where superheroes are plenty. I found Busiek's introduction particularly helpful in understanding how he thinks about comics and superheroes. He is not, in fact, striving for a realistic world in the way that some fiction makes a change in the universe and then extrapolates to see the consequences of the "what if?" question. His exploration is more of the emotional effects rather than the logical effects of a world filled with superheroes. Not tired of Astro City yet.

Fed to jonathan's brain | December 15, 2005 | Comments (0)


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