Mar. 9th, 2016

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Hi, guys! Boy, it's been a while since I updated this blog, hasn't it? Like, more than a month? Let's get back into it, shall we?

Currently I'm reading Astro City: Lovers Quarrel by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross. It's about a superhero couple, Quarrel and Crackerjack, who run into problems when they get older and can't fight crime so good anymore. Quarrel is mostly resigned to it, though this isn't to say she's happy about aging, but Crackerjack doesn't take things so well, and does something... foolish.

It's a pretty good look at a subject most superhero stories don't tackle; my main problems with it were that the art isn't always so good at conveying how old everyone is, and that Crackerjack's actions came off as a little too extreme, to the point where I stopped sympathizing with him for a bit. Still, it manages to rise above these issues, and the back-up story is about a talking gorilla who wants to play the drums, which is the kind of story you can't go wrong with. Maybe not as good as Private Lives, which is one of my favorite Astro City volumes, but still great.


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