Astro City: Through Open Doors

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The long awaited return of the award-winning series ASTRO CITY finally arrives!

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson launch their next epic in the world of Astro City when a mysterious door appears, heralding the arrival of the Ambassador. But when an ordinary man is caught in a cosmic conflict, it is up to favorites like Samaritan and Honor Guard, as well as new heroes, to rise to the occasion and save the world!

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Overview

The long awaited return of the award-winning series ASTRO CITY finally arrives!

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson launch their next epic in the world of Astro City when a mysterious door appears, heralding the arrival of the Ambassador. But when an ordinary man is caught in a cosmic conflict, it is up to favorites like Samaritan and Honor Guard, as well as new heroes, to rise to the occasion and save the world!

Collects ASTRO CITY #1-6.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It's impossible not to smile."—IGN

"Astro City reminds readers just how much fun Busiek and Anderson's series can be. It was absolutely worth the wait."—CBR

"I don't often realize how much I miss "Astro City" when it's gone until it comes back and sweeps me up again."—MTV GEEK

Library Journal
08/01/2014
When this Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series returned after a hiatus, it relaunched with four excellent stories of the human side of superheroes, collected in Shining Stars. In this succeeding volume, preeminent comics scribe Busiek (Marvels; JLA/Avengers) reveals the reverse: the extraordinary side of more ordinary folk living among superpowered movers and shakers. Introduced here are an app developer and a mob lieutenant who dare to approach an alien ambassador, and a help-desk staffer on a superhero team's emergency contact line who deals with guilt over a mistaken judgment call. More closely straddling the boundary between "super" and "typical" are the apparently nonpowered early 20th-century steampunk adventuress Dame Progress, and a remarkable group of powered individuals who eschew the conflict of the hero/villain life and use their abilities in other ways (e.g., construction or movie special effects). And even here Busiek is not short of great ideas for new heroes and villains, presenting anime-esque supergirl American Chibi, Vertigo-esque occultist the Broken Man, and wannabe villain-master the Majordomo. VERDICT With such compelling characters, Anderson's outstanding artwork, and Ross's iconic cover, what's not to love?—S.R.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401249960
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 9/23/2014
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 292,699
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet 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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