DC have announced that Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s Astro City will be returning in June! Oh, and look who’s doing the covers:
This will be an ongoing series from the creative team, starting with a shiny new issue #1. The press release notes that returning characters such as Samaritan and Honor Guard will be joined by new characters – a new character called ‘Broken Man’ appears to be the centre for the new story. This marks Busiek’s long-awaited return to comics after a too-long hiatus. And actually, let’s just listen to what he has to say, as part of the announcement interview with MTV Geek:
It’ll be an ongoing monthly, open-ended series. Since there isn’t a single ongoing lead character or team, it’s not really a case of the series following a particular set of adventures — we’ll be exploring the people of the city and the superhero genre, as before, and seeing what kind of stories we can tell that you just can’t get anywhere else, stories ranging from a day in the life of a sorcerer’s assistant to the ongoing relationship between Samaritan and Winged Victory, and more.
We have plans to visit other planets, to reveal more about Astro City’s past, to explore the life of super-powered people who never chose to become heroes or villains, and lots more. I even intend to finally get to my talking gorilla story
Great news!!! This made my day.
Alex Ross always does every cover for Astro City. He’s part of the standard creative team.
Fantastic news! Astro City has long been one of my faves, and I’m looking forward to finding out what the deal is with that girl with the giant anime head in the background there. Looks wild.
Finally some good comic related news this week !
That is good news for ASTRO CITY fans, who will have to see how the title fares in the market. If the storylines aren’t structured as distinct arcs, then the series will be, basically, an anthology title. The last sales figures for the previous version of the series were in the 9/2010 DC sales analysis.
And it’s a good interview, despite the interviewer’s confusion about what “published by DC” means and what letter Kurt’s last name starts with.
Thad, yeah, I kept wondering why Keith Giffen was answering all these Astro City questions.
Great news. I love this series.
I look forward to giving Kurt some money for a reliably excellent comic book.
How to keep Brent Anderson on regular schedule? Alternate arcs with Jerry Ordway!
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