LobsterJ wrote:I was going to buy Astro City but I got to the store, realized it was 4 bucks, and that I'd have to pay like 24 bucks for 6 issues and decided to get the trade on Amazon. If one ever comes out, still no trade for Shining Stars.
The $4 pricetag is off-putting to me mainly in light or the fact that this physical comic book is vastly inferior to what I had come to think of as an Astro City book. Sure, it's a new publisher for the book, but like most of DC's output right now it's a thin little same-cover affair that gives new merit to the derogatory term "floppy". It's a flimsy, floppy little thing that doesn't say to me, "I'm worth four bucks". For fuck-sake, I get advertisements
in the mail that are made better than a DC comic book currently is.
I bought this to give it a try since I liked the previous Astro City runs over-all, and because I thought Kurt Busiek is still a creator worth supporting, but I doubt I'll continue to purchase this book.