And Then I Read: ASTRO CITY 27

AC27Image © Juke Box Productions

Characters from video games are attacking Astro City, and they come from the unconscious mind of a young woman who is a game designer. So does the large-leaded super-heroine “American Chibi,” as seen on the cover with lots of similar characters. Video games and Japanese manga are large influences in this story, and neither appeal to me, nor does the delineation of guest-artist  Joe Infurnari. He uses two styles here, a scritchy, loose one for the Astro City scenes, and a tighter cartoony one for inside the video game ones. I didn’t take to either. The story is a change of pace for the title, and that’s often a good thing, but this one didn’t work for me.

Mildly recommended.

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