And Then I Read: ASTRO CITY 16

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Kurt Busiek has really been excelling at shorter stories in this title, and this one is complete in one issue, mostly, and gets in a large amount of content without it ever becoming a lecture. It follows a group of high school friends, with all the social traumas that entails, plus at least one of them is super-powered. Or maybe more. And, like Peter Parker, the story explores how powers don’t save you from being an outsider. We follow one of those friendships further in life, with triumphs and tragedy, and see how the high school memories resonate and echo later. Very nicely told, and of course the art by Alex Ross and Brent Anderson is terrific, too.

Recommended.

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