Kurt Busiek

Reading List: The Ten Essential Superman Comics
Superman is the most iconic superhero in the world, and he's loved by millions --- but he's not necessarily the easiest character to get to grips with if you haven't been exposed to the right material. Even as a massive Superman fan, I'll admit that it can be a bit hard for some …
How 'Astro City' Transformed Superheroes Beyond The Big Two
Over its 25 years, Image Comics has carved out a reputation as the biggest non-superhero publisher in North American comics. Sure, it launched 25 years ago with books like Spawn, Youngblood, and so on, but it evolved into a company that embraces and celebrates genre diversity. Yet it was also at Ima…
Cast Party: Who Should Star In An 'Astro City' TV Series?
This week we're turning to Astro City, the superhero meta-epic created by Kurt Busiek with artists Alex Ross and Brent Anderson. It originally launched at Image Comics way back in 1995, and now lives on at Vertigo.

Astro City would work best as a big budget semi-anthology TV series. The superh…
Comics Alliance Gift Guide: For the Fan Who Has Everything
There’s a strong strain of the collector in fandom, and buying for a comics fan can be a difficult endeavor, because so much of what they want is something they already know about. But even the most famous writers, artists, and characters have obscurer works that often go overlooked.

This gi…
If You Love 'Lord Of The Rings', Try These Comics Next
We're currently in the midst of our Fantasy Week, and there's no greater fantasy tale than JRR Tolkein's epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The series --- which was later adapted by Peter Jackson as one of the most critically acclaimed genre franchises of all time --- helped define Weste…
'Thunderbolts' And 'Squirrel Girl' Anniversaries In 2017
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Thunderbolts will both celebrate major anniversaries in 2017 with oversized specials that bring back the characters' original creators to work alongside their current teams. It's both a pretty cool way to observe these anniversaries, and a sign of just how much…
On The Cheap: Busiek & Bagley's 'Thunderbolts' On Sale
As experienced comic book readers it's hard to be fooled and it's hard to be genuinely taken by surprise, so when a last page comes along that makes you question literally everything you just read, that's something to appreciate. This week, Comixology has a sale on the first three vol…
If You Love 'Blue Is The Warmest Color', Try These Comics
The 2013 queer coming of age movie Blue Is The Warmest Color, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, has been acclaimed as one of the most emotionally complex and compelling movies of recent years. A beautiful story about two women's love for…

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