- Series: Astro City
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics; Revised ed. edition (April 14, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140123531X
- ISBN-13: 978-1401235314
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,470,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Astro City: Family Album Paperback – April 14, 2015
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Praise for Kurt Busiek's Astro City:
"Kurt Busiek's brilliant series Astro City tries to answer that question by focusing on the ordinary people whose lives are affected by epic battles fought in the skies. Busiek's stories, vibrantly illustrated by Brent Anderson, focus on such unlikely subjects as a bellman at an Astro City hotel, or a superhero's ex-girlfriend, or a young reporter who stumbles on a superheroic scoop."—SLATE
About the Author
Kurt Busiek is the acclaimed author of DC'S 2008 weekly series TRINITY, the ASTRO CITY graphic novels, as well as JLA/AVENGERS, SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, Marvels and many others.
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This,the third volume in the series,Introduces us to a divorced dad and his daughters,newly arrived in Astro City,as they experience how potentially dangerous living in a city of superhumans can be...we then meet ten-year-old Astra Furst,who possesses formidable powers like the rest of the Fantastic-Fouresque First Family,yet her discovery of the children's game hopscotch takes her on her mission of discovery...an elderly inventor,forced into retirement,turns supervillain but soon learns there may not be such a thing as the perfect crime...the clown-like hero Jack-In-The-Box is confronted with unsettling visitors from the future,shortly before receiving monumental news from his wife...this collection concludes with the poignant tale of Looney Leo,a cartoon character accidently brought to life.
Busiek,Anderson and Ross are certainly in fine form here,creating a collection of tales that,in many ways,hearken back to the Silver Age of Comics,yet are still enthralling enough to appeal to the generation brought up on graphic novels and the deconstruction of the superhero.