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Kurt Busiek's Astro City #10
posted May 1, 2006
 

Creators: Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson (plus Blyberg, Sinclair, Ross, Comicraft)
Publishing Information: Image, $2.50
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A story about a supervillain who decides to let the whole world know about his deeds, giving up a safe escape for trial headlines that proclaim his genius. This is the most conventionally superheroic issue of the series yet, and hinges on a conceit (are supervillains jealous of the attention the heroes receive?) that isn't really that interesting even given the issues that must be facing men in tights. The people who like this sort of thing know who they are.

What I really want is an Astro City story where the normal citizens of Astro City, like those in our world's besieged cities, beat their spouses in frustration over being in a war zone and not being able to do anything about it.

This review was written in the late 1990s as part of a then-ongoing freelance gig; I apologize if it reads oddly or seems incomplete.