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Astro City: Life in the Big City

By Kurt Busiek, illustrated by Brent E. Anderson

What if comics could be mature, but not salacious? What if they dealt with life on a human scale as well as a superhuman one? What if that human scale involved people with families, with jobs, with bills to pay?

Busiek and Anderson don’t waste time with world building. They drop readers directly into a comics universe that is fully formed with characters who have depth and history right from the start.

This first Astro City book sets up a complex and multidimensional metahuman universe. This is a world where superheros go on dates, have messed up personal lives, and still manage to have fantastic fight sequences.

—Christian Zabriskie