(December 1995)

Image, 1995 Series
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Price
2.25 USD; 3.20 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Image Comics, Inc.
Brand
Image
Barcode
?
Editing
Ann Huntington Busiek (Managing Editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy paper
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Astro City / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors
Alex Ross (painted)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crackerjack
Reprints

Reconnaissance (Table of Contents: 1)

Astro City / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Brent Anderson
Inks
Brent Anderson
Colors
Steve Buccellato
Letters
Richard Starkings; Comicraft

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once upon a time... there was a little old man who lived in an undistinguished rooming house on the north side of Astro City.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Bridwell; Astro City Irregulars [El Robo; Palmetto; Ruby; Juice; Homegirl; Stray]; Crackerjack [Eugene Wallace]; Samaritan; Starwoman; Gnomicron; Quarrel [Jessica Darlene Taggart]; Steel Devil; Jack-in-the-Box; Nightingale; Sunbird
Synopsis
An alien disguised as a human gathers information to report to his superiors about the superheroes of Earth, including, to his surprise, his neighbor Crackerjack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Also listed under Color Art & Separations are several other people, most not by their full names. Mr. Bridwell is named after longtime DC editor E. Nelson Bridwell. Homages in this story include Nordling's Department Store and Klein St. Cleopatra's battle with Gnomicron headlines a newspaper. Starwoman appears on a cover of Current, the magazine where Samaritan works. The alien has a file on Confessor, but no pictures. On the walls of his apartment, Mr. Bridwell has articles mentioning the First Family and N-Forcer. According to Mr. Bridwell's computer, Jessica Darlene Taggart is Quarrel II.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Art Nichols (background art); Jim Mooney (illo); Alex Ross (painted, cover illo)
Inks
Art Nichols (background art); Jim Mooney (illo); Alex Ross (painted, cover illo)
Colors
?; Alex Ross (painted)
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Jack-in-the-Box; Winged Victory; Samaritan

Indexer Notes

Letters with responses from Kurt Busiek, an illustration of Jack-in-the-Box, and a preview of the next issue with a small reproduction of its cover.

Astro City Character Gallery (Table of Contents: 3)

Astro City / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crackerjack
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil design sketch

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Astro City
  2. 1. Reconnaissance
    Astro City
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Astro City Character Gallery
    Astro City
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