By Philip Schweier
August 8, 2017 - 14:22
With the help of people who once knew super-beings the Halcyon Hippie, the Beatnik, and ZootSuit, Glamorax discovers he/she is an ever-changing entity comprised of art, poetry and music. And Glamorax can feel a change coming, much like a regenerating Time Lord. But in the late 1970s, what musical movement was right around the corner?
I am always impressed with Astro City’s ability to generate new and fresh super-heroes, one that seem very well thought out, rather than a pre-planned one-off. It makes me wonder if/when such characters will be incorporated into the mainstream DC Universe. But really, I hope they never do. It’s like seeing a TV show version of a movie you like, all watered down and creatively neutered.
Brent Anderson is back at the drawing board, still channeling his inner Neal Adams (not that that’s a bad thing), but he seems to have added a layer of José Luis Garcia Lopez. But above it all is a style that makes Anderson’s work stand on its own merits.