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Kurt Busiek’s Astro City #5 (Vol. 2)
December 28th, 2016 by Rusty

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Astro City #5 (Vol. 2)Kurt Busiek’s Astro City #5 (Vol. 2)

Date: January 1997
Publisher: Image/Homage Comics
Cover Price: $2.50
2016 NM Price: $6
Stats: 24 color pages plus “Greetings from Astro City” letters column and house ads
Creators: Kurt Busiek, Brent E. Anderson, Will Blyberg, Alex Ross, John G. Roshell and Alex Sinclair


Astro City superhero, Confessor, has a new sidekick: Altar Boy! They train and do detective work at the sprawling Grandenetti Cathedral, and the master teaches his apprentice to see patterns and notice what doesn’t fit. Alter Boy takes his training seriously and uses it to figure out why another superhero has recently turned to petty crime.

My 2 Cents:

  • Story: 5 stars – This is an awesome story that works great as a stand alone plot as well as part of the overall Confessor arc. Both the plot and dialogue are terrific and I was totally sucked into the story!
  • Art: 5 stars – Fantastic, detailed drawings and beautiful color work! A joy to behold!
  • Fun Factor: 5 stars – The great story combined with the amazing art easily make this a 5-star issue! The addition of cool characters and a nice little mystery were just gravy!

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