ÒAnother instant classic.ÓÑIGN A deep dive into Astro CityÕs history, from comics masters Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson and Alex Ross. Music hath charms. The song of the Broken Man, Astro CityÕs most mysterious figure, is revealed at last. From the Old West to the Roaring Twenties, the Swinging Sixties and beyond, music has played a hidden role in the cityÕs heroic history. But is that music now...broken? Acclaimed creators Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson and Alex Ross tell a story of life, loss...and the power of music. Also featuring the story of the spacefaring Astro-Naut and how he gave the city its name, the origin of the ageless hero known as the Gentleman, and more. It all begins with an enigmatic drifter named Silverstring, and the strange power of a music... Collects issues #37, #38, #41, #43, #45 and #46. Issue #41 is the double sized 100th issue!
The final run of ASTRO CITY comics (for now) includes the tale of G-Dog. HeÕs half man, half dog-Ñbut whoÕs running the show? The answers will change a life, reveal another heroÕs deepest secrets, and possibly, just possibly, save the world. Then, itÕs the story of Resistor, whoÕs making headlines all across the nation, and a reporter determined to learn the truth and find her missing father. Plus, discover the truth behind the citizens of Astro City whose lives have been upended by superheroes like the Samaritan and the Hanged Man. For those damaged by life in Astro City, hope and wonder are elusive thingsÉCollects ASTRO CITY #47-52.
Kurt Busiek's critically acclaimed series continues here in ASTRO CITY VOL. 14! In this two-part graphic novel, first a look in at Steeljack--from "The Tarnished Angel," one of ASTRO CITY's most popular stories--and how he's been getting by the last few years. When he's hired by a femme fatale from his past, he'll wind up in deep trouble, with no one to turn to. Then, a spotlight on three generations of Jack-in-the-Box, as the second Jack-in-the-Box's son must decide whether to follow in the family footsteps or take another path. Also featuring the Trouble Boys, Mister Drama, the Weirdies and more. Collects ASTRO CITY #32-36.
The son of a superhero must choose his future. A lawyer faces challenges far beyondany human court. A long-forgotten villain has a chance at finding new glory. And a cat may be the difference between life and death for a frightened child. Heroes…all around you. In Astro City, where the general public walks side by side with heroes, villains, monsters and more, the ordinary and the extraordinary are never far apart. From tales of villains, heroes, bystanders and even house pets, acclaimed creators Kurt Busiek, Alex Ross and an all-star gathering of artists invite you in to discover the lives beyond the costumes and the human side of the superhuman. The 15th volume in the award-winning ASTRO CITY series. Collects #35, #36, #39, #40, #42 and #44.
In this new ASTRO CITY collection, the spotlight falls on Quarrel and Crackerjack as they face a real crisis: what does an aging crimefighter do when time starts to take its toll? Plus, a look into Quarrel's origins-and the end of the line for one of Astro City's most stalwart heroes. And what's a talking gorilla to do when he's always wanted to be a drummer in a rock & roll band? That's right, you go to Astro City. But from there, well, things are never all that simple. Collects ASTRO CITY #18-21 and #23-24.
Eisner Award winning author/illustrator team Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson dive into untold stories of the Honor Guard! Adventures that could change the team forever, ASTRO CITY HONOR GUARD spotlights Starfighter, Hummingbird and many others. Plus, a glimpse into the life of Wolfspider; a member of the Australian Honor Guard. When Queenslaw, a cartoon super hero team from Wolfspider's youth, suddenly turns up as real heroes, he has to deal with his origin, his childhood dreams, and deadly danger. This action packed collection featuring guest-artist Jesus Merino and Gary Chaloner. Collects ASTRO CITY #13, #22, #25, #27-28, and #31.
A FAMILY ALBUM is a collection not just of faces, but of moments. Of treasured memories. And Astro City's family album is no exception. Acclaimed creators Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson and Alex Ross invite you into a world of superheroes, monsters and other wonders, to let you walk the streets, breathe the air, share in some of the city's greatest moments...and make them your treasured memories, too. A new family's first day in town. A world-famous hero takes on the fourth grade. A crimefighter and his wife face a momentous decision about the future. An unlikely entertainment legend reflects on his tumultuous life. And the perfect crime turns out...not so perfect.
Life in a city full of superheroes, costumed criminals, sorcerers, demons, mobsters and madmen is unpredictable at the best of times. And for Charles and Royal Williams, two brothers trying to cope with a tragedy that ripped their family apart long ago, and threatens to tear them apart today, the times are anything but good. Acclaimed master storytellers Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson invite you to walk the streets and alleyways of Astro City in one of its most turbulent periods. Meet the dangerous Madame Majestrix, the sultry Black Velvet, the psychotic Jitterjack and more, as you find out why the people of Astro City call this ÒThe Dark Age.Ó
The fifth volume in the ASTRO CITY collection includes ASTRO CITY VOL. 2 #21-22, ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES #1-5 and the ASTRO CITY special, plus the the short story from DC's SEPTEMBER 11th VOL. 2 and the promotional story done to announce the LOCAL HEROES miniseries!