And Then I Read: ASTRO CITY 9

AstroCity9

Image © Juke Box Productions.

The main character of this storyline, the top super-heroine of the series, Winged Victory, can obviously be compared to DC’s Wonder Woman. But the Amazon warrior has one important support that Winged Victory does not: a home base, a family of other Amazons, a refuge and retreat on Paradise Island that she can always turn to. Winged Victory has built up her own support system year by year, woman by woman; taking them in, training them, having them administer her strongholds around the world, but now that’s all crumbling. In this issue we meet one of the women who have given Winged Victory her power, and it’s a great moment, but only a pause in the battle she faces. Meanwhile, unknown forces continue to attack Winged Victory and knock down what she’s built.

Great work by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson, and of course Alex Ross on cover. Recommended.

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