Astro City: The Dark Age

 ACTA   (WildStorm, 2005)

™ and ©2005 Juke Box Productions
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Proclaimed the biggest and most ambitious Astro City saga yet at the time of its debut in 2005, this 16-issue series features four complete story arcs all set in the tumultuous 1970s and 1980s—Astro City’s darkest years.

Like other Astro City tales, The Dark Age reverses the comic book super-hero paradigm by focusing on ordinary people whose lives are affected in big and little ways by living in a world populated with super-heroes.

Kurt Busiek’s regular cast of super-heroes come in for some heavy drubbing—particularly the Silver Agent—and there to witness it all and drive the story are brothers Charles and Royal Williams. The Williams brothers have a mystery in their past that connects them both to the larger-than-life events unfolding around them. other heroes making appearances in this series include the Blue Knight, Street Angel, and the Apollo Eleven.

— Leland Burrill

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  8/1/2005
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