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Monday, May 15, 2023

Review: Astro City - Private Lives

 Private Lives returns to the formula that I love about Astro City --- instead of focusing on superheroes, the stories revolves around the side characters in their lives. The book opens with a delightful story about the executive assistant for Astro City's Dr. Strange analog, who juggles mundane tasks in between dealing with magical catastrophes. Another sequence of the book focuses its narrative on a victim of one of the super-villains in the world, and her super power turns out to be forgiveness. It's a stunning take on an all too frequent trope, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

You can't go wrong with any of the graphic novels in the Astro City line up, but I felt this was a particularly strong showing. Recommended.

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