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This graphic novel is a prequel to the Saga of Seven Suns prose novels.
Eleven exploratory ships carrying people who don’t want their descendants to have to live on what they see Earth becoming have now been discovered by another, more advanced, space-faring civilization, the Ildaran Empire. The empire helps the refugees — by now the several-generations-later offspring of the original voyagers — settle in suitable situations and sends diplomats with a few of them to Earth to establish commerce and other connections. Meanwhile, both Earth and Ildaran authorities bring hidden agendas to their first-contact discussions. The book stands out for its superlative art by Robert Teranishi, whose rendering of characters, machines and alien planets is stunning.
The metro area of Astro City is a mecca for super-powered beings, largely because Air Ace, the first public super-hero and a decorated veteran, established residency there shortly after World War I. The series has established a large cast of characters, from small cameo roles of a few panels to full center stage attention spanning several issues.
The series is an anthology that focuses on different characters living within Astro City, using a wide range of viewpoints. Some issues are told from the viewpoint of heroes, some from the more typical vantage point of average people, others from villains and shady criminals.
Kurt Busiek’s Astro City is a 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.
Astro City and its creators have won a number of Eisner Awards and Harvey Awards, the American comic industry’s equivalent of science fiction’s Hugo Awards, as well as several Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Awards.