Astro City (Kurt Busiek’s…, Vol. 2)

 ACK2   (Image, 1996-2000)

™ and ©1996 Juke Box Productions

Kurt Busiek’s Astro City can almost be called an anthology title. Created by Kurt Busiek, (Marvels, Untold Tales of Spider-Man), Astro City features a day–in–the–life style of storytelling that discloses the exploits of the Samaritan, The Hanged Man, The Old Soldier, Jack–in–the–Box, First Family, and Winged Victory, as well as the hopes and dreams of the average citizen.

Although Astro City is home to an assortment of new and fascinating individuals, those characters are simply a tapestry on which Busiek shows the reader that life in a place as wondrous as this has much in common with ours. The title has a rich backstory of the Astro City universe already established, and the course of each story reveals intriguing clues about its history. Kurt Busiek’s Astro City evokes a time when super–heroes were idealistic and approachable, instead of cynical and grim.

— George Haberberger

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#0.5

  1/1/1998
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1st appearance of Time-Keeper; Honor Guard versus Time-Keeper; Wizard promotional itemKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#0.5 Variation A

  1/1/1998
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8 copies available from $4.00
Reprints The Nearness of You and Clash of Titans; Alternate cover (bird creature); Includes bonus story; Wizard Certificate of AuthenticityKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#1

  9/1/1996
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11 copies available from $1.00
Honor Guard versus weather godKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#1 (2nd printing)

  9/1/2000
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No copies available
 Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#1 3-D Edition

  12/1/1997
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4 copies available from $3.27
3D SpecialKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#1 American Entertainment Edition

  9/1/2000
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American Entertainment VariantKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#2

  10/1/1996
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 Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#3

  11/1/1996
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 Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#4

  12/1/1996
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1st Appearance of Brian Kinney (The Altar Boy) (out of costume)Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#5

  1/1/1997
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1st appearance of The Altar Boy (Brian Kinney); Origin of The Altar Boy (Brian Kinney)Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#6

  2/1/1997
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1st Appearance of The Gunslinger; The Confessor revealed as vampireKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#7

  3/1/1997
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Origin of The Confessor IKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#8

  4/1/1997
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Death of The Confessor I; Astro City mayor revealed as alien operative; Indicia Says June 1997Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#9

  5/1/1997
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1st Appearance of The Confessor IIKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#10

  9/1/1997
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1st appearance of Junkman; Origin of The Junkman; Cover Says October 1997Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#11

  11/1/1997
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1st Appearance of The Box; 1st appearance of The Jackson; Jack-in-the-Box vs. alternate versionsKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#12

  12/1/1997
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1st Appearance of Jack-in-the-Box II (Roscoe James)Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#13

  2/1/1998
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1st Appearance of Loony Leo; Origin of Loony LeoKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#14

  4/1/1998
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1st Appearance of Steeljack; Origin of SteeljackKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#15

  12/1/1998
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1st Appearance of new Goldenglove; 2nd Appearance of SteeljackKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#16

  3/1/1999
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Origin of El HombreKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#17

  5/1/1999
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Origin of The Mock TurtleKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#18

  8/1/1999
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Steeljacket recruited by ConquistadorKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#19

  11/1/1999
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Steeljacket attempts to convince Honor Guard of Conquistador threatKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#20

  1/1/2000
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Steeljacket versus Conquistador; Conquistador revealed as El HombreKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#21

  3/1/2000
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 Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#22

  8/1/2000
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1st Appearance of Crimson Cougar; Origin of Crimson CougarKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

Book #1

 
  $19.95
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2 copies available from $8.50
Confession Graphic Novel; Collects Astro City (Vol. 2) #4-9, #1/2; Published by Homage ComicsKurt Busiek, Neil GaimanBrent Anderson

Book #1 (2nd printing)

 
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1 copy available for $19.99
 Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

Book #1 Hardcover

 
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Signed hardcover edition; Collects Astro City (Vol. 2) #4-9, #1/2; Confession Graphic NovelKurt Busiek, Neil GaimanBrent Anderson

Book #2

  9/1/1997
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1 copy available for $13.50
Family Album; Collects #1-3 and #10-13; Introduction by Harlan EllisonKurt Busiek, Harlan EllisonBrent Anderson, Will Blyberg

Book #2 (4th printing)

 
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 Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson

Book #2 (5th printing)

 
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 Kurt BusiekBrent Eric Anderson

Book #2 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Collects #1-3 and #10-14; Wraparound dust jacketKurt Busiek, Neil GaimanBrent Anderson

Book #3

 
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Collects Astro City (Vol. 2) #14–20; The Tarnished AngelKurt Busiek, Neil GaimanBrent Anderson

Book #3 Hardcover

 
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The Tarnished Angel; Collects Astro City (Vol. 2) #14-20; ca. 2000Kurt BusiekBrent Anderson