Tuesday, September 21, 2010

‘Silver Agent,’ pre-martyrdom

Finally expounding on the tragic hero’s missing adventures during the lengthy Dark Age saga, the two-issue Astro City: Silver Agent is typically self-contained and worth picking up, but less affecting than previous character spotlights. Throwaway ideas become distracting at certain points, but the Silver Agent is fleshed out admirably. The martyred crimefighter is humanized, and one of Astro City’s long-shrouded secrets is satisfactorily uncovered.

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