Contact Us

New ‘Astro City’ Series To Be Published Under Vertigo Imprint

Following the announcement that DC Comics would be publishing a new Astro City ongoing title from series creators Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson, the publisher has now revealed that the new series will be published under the Vertigo imprint. DC Comics also released an early page of interior art from Anderson, and a variant cover for issue #1 by Alex Ross.Originally launched in 1995 under Image Comics, the series eventually moved under the auspices of DC Comics’ Wildstorm imprint, until the publisher dissolved Wildstorm in 2010 as part of its restructuring. While there was little doubt Astro City would eventually return when Busiek and Anderson were ready, until this announcement it was unclear under which of DC Comics’ remaining imprints it would fall.

Astro City centers on the citizens and heroes of a city that becomes a hub for super-powered individuals and activity after Air Ace, the first public superhero, takes up residence there. The series features characters who are clear analogies for well-established comic book icons, including Samaritan and Winged Victory being analogs for Superman and Wonder Woman, respectively.

As such, and with the fact that the DCU is currently focused almost exclusively on books that take place within its universe, Astro City seems a very good fit for Vertigo. While they may currently be back in the DC Universe proper, books like Animal Man and Swamp Thing gained notoriety during their time under Vertigo, and both titles currently exhibit obvious influences from their Vertigo eras. This announcement possibly comes as welcome news for readers who were fond of the previous superhero titles under DC Comics’ mature readers imprint.

Astro City #1 will be available in June.

Recommended For You

Around the Web

More From ComicsAlliance

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Comics Alliance quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!