Thursday, July 6, 2017

Astro City #45

After a series of single-issue tales, the current run of Astro City brings back the Broken Man to continue his story. Interrupted previously in telling us his tale, this time the strange figure begins by telling us of a hero known as Glamorax. Connected to the history of heroes and villains the Broken Man has already shared with us, this issue introduces us to the strange hero, and introduces Glamorax to the past lives tied to the character.

It's hard to judge part one of "Who Broke the Broken Man?" as so much of the story is left untold. Next month's concluding issue certainly has plenty of questions to answer, however, and plenty of dots left to connect. Although he's popped up here and there over the current run of the series, so far the Broken Man has been more of a distraction than anything else. To properly judge this two-issue arc, and the number of appearances we've seen in previous issues, we'll have to wait and see just where the character's meandering story takes us, and what it all means for him... and for Astro City. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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