Monday, September 19, 2011

Moment of the Day - A Little Respect, Please

Astro City #10, by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson

Astro City is one of those great series that is a love letter to superheroes, but you can only really appreciate it having read comics for a few years. Here, the villain Junkman gets himself caught simply so that the public would be aware of all his great heists that were previously unknown. He's not a killer, he's not plotting world domination, he just wants people to realize his brilliance in besting the heroes of the world. So simple, yet so good.

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Anonymous said...

I've never read a comic series where every single issue has left me thinking, "Man, I'm glad I bought that."

netforceequalsma said...

Is Brent Anderson's art gorgeous ... No. Does it effectively tell the story and fit the tone of the book ... YES! It isn't just about who is the best artist but are they the right fit. I had this argument about Wonder Woman #1. I thought the art was a great match for that story while others just complain that he isn't a big enough name for WW. Bah!

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