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Astro City. Volume 1, issue 1-6, Life in the big city [electronic resource] / Kurt Busiek, writer ; Brent E. Anderson, artist ; Richard Starkings and Comicraft's John Gaushell, lettering & design ; Steve Buccellato and Electric Crayon, color art ; Alex Ross, covers ; Busiek, Anderson & Ross, architects & city planners.

Busiek, Kurt. (Author). Anderson, Brent Eric. (Added Author). Ross, Alex. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781401253271 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 140125327X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States]: DC Comics, 2014.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Summary, etc.: Welcome to Astro City, a shining city on a hill where super heroes patrol the skies. Each chapter in this collection is a standalone story, highlighting different aspects or characters in the Astro City world... The city's leading super hero tries to be everywhere at once, and berates himself for every wasted second as he longs for just a moment of his own. A smalltime hood learns a hero's secret identity, and tries to figure out how to profit from the knowledge. A beat reporter gets some advice from his editor on his first day on the job. A young woman tries to balance the demands of her family with her own hopes and desires. Despite the fantastic settings, the characters in these slice-of-life stories feel like real people, and that gives the stories real power. The opening arc of the Eisner Award-winning series by Kurt Busiek and Brett Anderson is collected here with new cover art by Alex Ross!
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Fantasy fiction > Fiction.
Electronic books.
Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc.

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