Astro City (Kurt Busiek’s…, Vol. 1)

 ACK1   (Image, 1995-1996, 2015)

™ and ©1995 Juke Box Productions

Kurt Busiek rocketed to fame for his writing on the critically acclaimed Marvels limited series. In 1995, Busiek set up camp at Image Comics and released the six-issue Astro City, a unique comic book that was about an entire city, rather than just one hero.

The genius of the series is that the characters seem real. Through their eyes we can see what it would really be like to live in a city alongside superhumans with miraculous powers. In addition, it lets us see the real, human conflicts that the heroes face. For example, the Samaritan, Astro City’s answer to Superman, leads a joyless life where he actually times how long he gets to enjoy flying between rescues. For him, the only moral way to live is to save as many people as possible with his powers. This, of course, leaves him no time at all for his own life. And even then, he can’t save everyone.

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#1

  8/1/1995
  $2.25
  $6.50
10 copies available from $3.50
1st Appearance of Doctor Saturday; 1st appearance of The Samaritan; 1st appearance of The Honor Guard; 1st appearance of The Menagerie GangKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#1 (2nd printing)

  8/1/2010
  $1.00
  $0.90
2 copies available from $0.90
2nd Printing; “What’s Next?" reprintKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#2

  9/1/1995
  $2.25
  $6.00
11 copies available from $1.99
 Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#3

  10/1/1995
  $2.25
  $5.25
10 copies available from $1.00
 Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#4

  11/1/1995
  $2.25
  $5.50
7 copies available from $2.99
1st Appearance of The Hanged ManKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#5

  12/1/1995
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  $7.50
7 copies available from $3.90
 Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#6

  1/1/1996
  $2.25
  $7.00
5 copies available from $2.99
Origin of The SamaritanKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

Book #1

  7/1/1996
  $19.99
  $65.00
3 copies available from $30.00
Collects Astro City (Vol. 1) #1-6; Life in the Big CityKurt BusiekBrent Anderson, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson, George Tuska, Joe Sinnott, Jim Mooney, John Romita

Book #1 (2nd printing)

  2/1/1996
  $19.99
  $17.00
No copies available
2nd Printing. Collects Astro City (Vol. 1) #1-6Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson, George Tuska, Joe Sinnott, Jim Mooney

Book #1 (3rd printing)

 
  $17.99
  $16.00
1 copy available for $16.00
3rd Printing; Collects Astro City (Vol. 1) #1-6; Life in the Big CityKurt BusiekBrent Anderson, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson, George Tuska, Joe Sinnott, Jim Mooney

Book #1 (4th printing)

  7/1/1996
  $19.95
  $19.00
No copies available
4th Printing; Collects Astro City (Vol. 1) #1-6; Life in the Big CityKurt BusiekBrent Anderson, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson, George Tuska, Joe Sinnott, Jim Mooney, John Romita

Book #1 (7th printing)

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
 Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

Book #1 (8th printing)

 
  $17.99
  $17.99
No copies available
Collects Astro City (Kurt Busiek’s…, Vol. 1) #1-6Kurt BusiekBrent Eric Anderson

Book #1 Hardcover

 
  $49.95
  $120.00
1 copy available for $125.00
Limited edition hardcover; Collects Astro City (Vol. 1) #1-6Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson, George Tuska, Joe Sinnott, Jim Mooney, John Romita