Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Astro City #47

With Astro City #47 writer Kurt Busiek and guest-artist Mike Norton introduce perhaps the most adorable Astro City hero ever. The latest issue is an origin story, but an unusual one. In the first page of the story introduced to a small-time thief and the cute Corgi he "borrows" as collateral to get the money owed to him as a friend. While he never gets the money, he does make a quick connection with the dog who will turn out to be man's best friend.

Later, after stealing an amulet from a house full of super-hero memorabilia, our two characters find themselves combined into a half-man half-dog creature. While initially planning to use his good fortune to rob and pay back mobsters he owes, the influence of his dog Hank helps our protagonist find a new path and become the world's most adorable super-hero G-Dog.

While the cliffhanger suggests the next issue may get far more serious for our characters, this one is pure magic and definitely worth picking up. Best of the Week.

[Vertigo, $3.99]

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