Astro City

Astro City

Family Album

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"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"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, ©2015
ISBN: 9781401235314
Branch Call Number: BUSIEK
Characteristics: 224 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Brent Eric

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aphillips15_0 Jul 04, 2018

I love Astro City. I read the first few volumes (Life in the Big City, Family Album, and my personal favorite The Tarnished Angel) about 10 years ago and it is a fantastic anthology series. In a city of heroes, we also witness how ordinary people deal with everyday life where supers fight crime and save the world from disaster. You get to see how a super-powered girl trying to be normal and play hopscotch at school, an old supervillain trying to enjoy his spoils and gloat that he wasn't caught, a possible dark future about the offspring of a superhero, and a the life of cartoon lion. Pure originality in storytelling from start to finish.

mvkramer Jun 01, 2015

Another great volume! I liked the story of Junkman - a genius gadgeteer, fired for being too old who becomes a supervillain who makes things out of junk. Another good one was the story of hero Jack in the Box, who meets two villainous future versions of his son and has to figure out how to keep that from happening. As usual, lots of storylines, tons and tons of characters. Great superhero fun.

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