Review: ‘Astro City: Dark Age’ by Kurt Busiek

Van Jensen

Van Jensen is a former crime reporter turned comic book writer. In addition to ComicMix, he contributes to Publishers Weekly and Comic Book Resources. He lives in Atlanta, and his blog can be found at

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  1. Dave says:

    I love Astro City. The trouble is: it takes so long for Kurt to write an issue that I really wish he wouldn't embark on 16 part stories – only the first half on which appears in this volume.Frankly, due to the time between issues, I think I've lost track (between the 8 issues of the story so far and the specials) how many issues have come out lately. The gaps are so long, I sometimes wonder if I've missed and issue, or if the series is still being published.Sure, there are series which will take forever to finish (like Age of Bronze), but many of these I just enjoy as they come out because the end date hasn't been determined. However, Astro City: Dark Age was announced with a specific schedule when it started and it hasn't adhered to the schedule – even closely.I love Astro City – but it's very frustrating.