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Offline BentonGrey

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Astro City
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:53:32 PM »
So, is anyone else reading the Astro City ongoing?  If not, what the heck is wrong with you?!  :D  These are the best comics being published right now. Hands down.  They are beautiful, fun, and compelling.  And then, occasionally, like with the latest issues, they are down-right heartbreaking.  I just read issues 47-8, and good heavens...they pull on the old heart strings like nobody's business.  They make a really wonderful story, uplifting and enjoyable, but they also tell a tale of beautiful, bittersweet sorrow.  It's all good, and it ends well, but I'm not ashamed to say I teared up a little, and that never happens, in art or in life.  Have any of y'all read this?

It's the story of a man whose life is changed by a dog and some superpowers, but the dog is by far the larger factor.  Maybe it's just because I'm an animal person, but it really touched me.  This is probably one of my favorite comic stories of all time.

In general, this series is fantastic, and it's worth talking about at large, but this particular arc really struck me.
God Bless
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Offline HarryTrotter

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Re: Astro City
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 04:57:22 PM »
Tbh,I fell a bit behind on it.
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Offline Deaths Jester

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Re: Astro City
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 05:01:28 PM »
Been reading it since it began. I wasn't as taken with what I like calling the Story of Corgiman, though it was neat to see how the medallion corresponded to Stormhawk. Been more interested in the Broken Man storyline because it ties into something we saw wayback to the Confession limited and further back...

I also love getting the tradebooks for the character design process/ideas in the back. Very enlightening stuff.
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Offline BentonGrey

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Re: Astro City
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 03:32:16 AM »
HT, you need to catch up, man.  You really, really do.  There have been some absolutely stellar stories in the last few years.

DJ, ha, Corgiman was so very endearing.  I can only assume that it didn't get you as much because you're dead inside...and outside.   :P  The Broken Man story has been really fascinating, though there have been elements of it that I haven't enjoyed.  It is a good example of the power of this medium.  How did you like the Steeljack return? 

Yeah, the design info is often really cool.
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Offline Deaths Jester

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Re: Astro City
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 06:15:02 AM »
It was nice to see Steeljack and Corsair again but the story was a bit too close to being a retread of 'jack's first story. That and I would've loved to see more of the "losers" like Springbok and Fix before they were killed...would've made it more meaningful.
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Offline HarryTrotter

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Re: Astro City
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 02:21:11 PM »
Not much of an excuse,but...work.And rereading triangle era Superman.But I will get back to it.
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