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Kurt Busiek Talks Graham Nolan, Astro City’s First Guest Artist In 19-Years [Interview]

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After almost 20 years of great stories from the same team of creators, you could probably be forgiven for thinking that a comic book might run out of steam just a little, but the return of Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson and Alex Ross's Astro City last year proved that wrong by a long shot. It is, with no exaggeration, as good as or better than it's ever been before, taking the idea of focusing on "ordinary people" in a world of superheroes into new directions with amazing, heartfelt stories. With May's Astro City #12, they're adding another wrinkle: For the first time in the history of the series, another artist will take on a regular issue of the series: Graham Nolan, best known for his work on Batman.

To find out why the decision was made to open up their book to another artist after so long and why Nolan was the best fit for the story, I spoke to Kurt Busiek about art, scheduling, and the return of Astro City.

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‘Astro City’ And The Human Cost Of Superheroics [Issue #3 Preview]

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On sale now from Vertigo is Astro City #3, continuing the long awaited return of this most distinctive superhero series by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson. Known for its vast cast of heroes, villains and civilians, the series has always viewed superheroics from the vantage that matters most: the streets; the people whose lives are impacted for better or for worse by the impossible action in the sky. The new issue delves into that in a major way as we follow the story of a superhero support staffer who contemplates the lethal depths of a very human error.

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Buy This Book: ‘Superman: Secret Identity’

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Last week, DC Comics released a new paperback of Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen's Superman: Secret Identity, and if you haven't read it, this is a pretty good time to remedy that. It's got a premise that's i

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

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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

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‘Astro City’ Ends Three-Year Hiatus With New Ongoing Series In June

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Fans of the big-city adventures of Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's critically-acclaimed Astro City are in luck come June. The series is returning at DC Comics as a full ongoing following a three-year hiatus, with the book's original team of Busiek, Anderson and character designer and cover artist Alex Ross at the helm.In an interview with MTV Geek,

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Kurt Busiek & Steve Lieber’s ‘Thoughts On A Winter Morning’ Is A Perfect Digital Comic

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Thoughts On A Winter Morning was released fairly quietly this week from the Monkeybrain digital comics collective. Very thoughtfully written by Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Superman: Secret Identity) and exquisitely drawn by Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Underground), the eight-page story is an autobiographical tale that finds its narrator reflecting upon the neighborhood where he grew up in light of the birth of his first child. I was taken aback not just by the uncommon quality of this little 99-cent comic book and how

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Ask Chris #106: The Best Marvel/DC Crossover and Superman as a Christ Figure

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of internet readers have to say. That's why every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: Of the long history of DC/Marvel crossovers, which one is your favorite? -- @JohnDudebro

A: Back when I was growing up in the '90s, inter-company crossovers happened a lot, and de

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Link Ink: ‘Spider-Island,’ Willow Smith’s ‘Street Fighter’ Inspired Attire? and an Icy Star Destroyer

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Upcoming: Dann Slott and Humberto Ramos' Spider-Island storyline that kicks off in August's Amazing Spider-Man #667 is brimming with action figure potential. And Coming from me, that's a compliment.

Literature: Do you hav

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Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross Team for ‘Kirby: Genesis’

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Dynamite Entertainment certainly wasn't bashful about the involvement of Alex Ross when it teased the coming of "Kirby: Genesis" last week, and today the publisher pulled back the curtain on its initial promo image even further to unveil not only more of Ross' work, but also to reveal the involvement of writer Kurt Busiek.

From Dynamite's official press release:
With "Kirby: Genesis," Busiek and Ross are prim

Chuck Dixon News, Multiverse Headaches and More From the DC Nation Panel at the Baltimore Comic-Con

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I have been looking forward to the Baltimore Comic-Con for quite a while. While Baltimore is not on the same size as a Wizard World show or San Diego it is still one of my favorite events of the year. T

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