Friday, September 4, 2015

Astro City #26

20 years after the very first issue of Asto City hit comic shops the latest issue of the current harkens back to that very first story as, once again, the series takes a look into the dreams of the world's mightiest super-hero - Samaritan. It seems out hero still dreams of flying, but lately those dreams have turned into nightmares which are beginning to concern the hero even in his waking hours.

"In Dreams 2015" is a nice nod to the series' first story that should work perfectly well on its own for those who never read the original (or, like me, had forgotten about it). The issue gives us a look into the dreams, desires, and fears of the most powerful man on the planet and shows that even the mightiest can be taken down by their own psyche.

When the nightmares begin to effect the hero's work he seeks out some super-human help. Although there's an explanation given for his experiences, and a villain to be caught, like most issue of Astro City the truth is never that simple. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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