Ever since its return in 2013, Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson and Alex Ross's Astro City has been one of those comics that's so consistently great that it's almost pointless to talk about how great it is. That story about the superhero call center from #2 and #3 was one of the best superhero stories of all time, perfectly nailing the conceit of superheroes seen through the eyes of normal people and what that means for the world. And the series isn't showing any signs of slowing down. If anything, it's getting better, because we're finally getting around to a story about a gorilla who just wants to play drums in a rock 'n' roll band.

I think we can all agree that this is the best possible premise, but if you need a little more to be truly sold on it, I will also remind you that this is a superhero gorilla. A superhero gorilla who fought dinosaurs, whose sensitive soul still suffers from what he did during the war against the dinosaurs, and longs only for the release that comes from making music. Check out a preview below!







Here's the official text from Vertigo:

Astro City #24


Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross

It’s hard to be a talking ape in the big bad city. Especially when you set out to be a drummer and became a super hero instead. But will that be enough? Can fame and adventure replace lifelong dreams? Do we even have to ask? Featuring Reflex 6, Samaritan and a few surprises.