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Astro City: The Dark Age Book One

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Today Astro City is a shining metropolis on a hill where super-heroes patrol the skies. However, things were not always as bright as they are today. In the early 1970's, in the wake of a global catastrophe, two brothers, one good and one evil must deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the mysterious Silver Agent. Find out why this era was so troubled through the eyes of two men who survived the ...
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Overview

Today Astro City is a shining metropolis on a hill where super-heroes patrol the skies. However, things were not always as bright as they are today. In the early 1970's, in the wake of a global catastrophe, two brothers, one good and one evil must deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the mysterious Silver Agent. Find out why this era was so troubled through the eyes of two men who survived the depths of it!
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The superb Astro City, begun in 1995 and winner of numerous Eisner and Harvey Awards, embraces and expertly incorporates everything that's cool about superheroes—great powers, the battle against evil, cosmos-spanning adventure—interwoven with intricate world building and brilliant imagination. But instead of foregrounding action, Busiek (Marvels; JLA/Avengers) masterfully tells compelling, character-driven stories with an emotional range, depth, and realism that resonates—sometimes spotlighting the heroes but often focusing on regular humans living with the superhumanity around them. This sixth volume begins a three-book story arc set in the 1970s, introducing two black inner-city brothers whose terrible childhood encounter with the superhuman world has turned one to petty crime and one to life as a police officer. Against a backdrop of social unrest, increasingly violent superhuman conflict, and national tragedy, their bond is tested by threats both human and supernatural. Anderson's excellent artwork, realism-based but versatile, contributes much to the success of the series; acclaimed painter Alex Ross collaborates on character designs and provides covers. VERDICT Ideal for superhero lovers tired of the same old hero vs. villain dustups; highly recommended for teens and adults.—S.R.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401220778
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 7/21/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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