The Story

Kurt Busiek’s Astro City is an American comic book series centered on a fictional American city of that name. Written by Kurt Busiek, the series is co-created and illustrated by Brent Anderson with character designs and painted covers by Alex Ross. The first series debuted in August 1995, published by Image Comics, and since then has been published by Homage Comics, part of the Wildstorm Signature Series. In June 2013, another Astro City monthly series debuted from Vertigo Comics.

Most of the Astro City’s physical features, neighborhoods, streets and businesses, as well as the other fictional locales in its world, are named for past individuals or characters associated with the comic book industry and comics history. For example, the nearby Alcatraz-like penitentiary, Biro Island, is a reference to comics creator Charles Biro, who is noted for the comics series Crime Does Not Pay.

Astro City itself is made up of numerous neighborhoods, which include the rebuilt Center City, centered on Binderbeck Plaza; Old Town; Chesler (also known as “The Sweatshop”); Shadow Hill (below Mount Kirby); Bakerville; Derbyfield; Museum Row/Centennial Park; Iger Square; Kiefer Square; Kanewood; South Kanewood; Fass Gardens; Gibson Hills; and Patterson Heights. Shadow Hill, protected exclusively by the Hanged Man, is featured and focused on in many stories.

Notable locations in Astro City are the Astrobank Tower, home of the Astro City Beacon, the city’s warning beacon; the tower also has a statue of Air Ace in front. Other locations include Grandenetti Cathedral; the Outcault Bridge; Bruiser’s, a bar catering to heroes; Butler’s, a private club for the superhero set; and Beefy Bob’s, a fast-food chain.

Astro City’s world is also populated by additional fictional towns, as well as real ones. One other fictional town that has been shown is Buchanan Corners, a long overnight bus-ride somewhere to the east of the city. Hood County in an unspecified state. Though there is an actual Hood County in Texas, the name was chosen by Busiek because it “is another play on secret IDs; Mask County or Cowl County wouldn’t have sounded right.”

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