Astro City 20th Anniversary – ‘Astro City Vol. 2: Confession’ Hits Shelves September 29th

Vertigo, via DC Comics will be releasing Volume 2 of the fan-favorite series Astro City, in midst of its 20th anniversary celebration.

Cover for Astro City: Confession

Solicit Synopsis

Astro City, after dark: What becomes of the world of wonders-of noble heroes and sinister villains-once the sun retreats? Walk the night streets of Astro City to discover the secrets of the reclusive Confessor-and face a crisis that could destroy the city and everyone in it.

After leaving his rural home and working his way into the superhero scene as a busboy and waiter, Brian Kinney attracts the attention of Astro City’s vigilante, Confessor. Dubbed “Altar Boy,” Brian becomes the Confessor’s sidekick just in time to witness Astro City suffer under the looming threat of a serial killer on the loose. As shadows approach and the city’s leaders move to ban superheroes altogether, Brian is forced to question the actions of his mentor. Will their partnership be doomed before it can even begin?

From acclaimed creators Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson and Alex Ross, this second volume collects ASTRO CITY #1/2, 4-9. It also features ASTRO CITY: A VISITOR’S GUIDE, a comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering its history, neighborhoods, fine cuisine and more, and including “Our Brightest Stars,” a gallery of Astro City’s heroes, drawn by a virtual who’s who of superstar talent.


  • Written by Kurt Busiek
  • Art by Brent Anderson

Anxious to see what’s coming in the new collected edition of Astro City? Take a sneak peek into some of the issues included in this masterpiece.

Astro City #½

When dreams and reality collide after a time-traveling super villain causes trouble in the city, a young man faces a tough decision that not even Honor Guard can help him make.

Astro City: A Visitor’s Guide

Everything you need to know about Astro City and its many special places and faces: neighborhood guides, restaurant recommendations, highlights, local interests, ads for local businesses, a history of the city, a map and even a guide to the who’s-who of the hero elite illustrated by fan-favorite artists.

Astro City #6

The origin of Samaritan is revealed as a date is arranged between him and his fellow hero Winged Victory.

The Astro City 20th Anniversary offer is available at DC Entertainment, offer ends today.

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Antonio Jose Chavez

Antonio Jose Chavez

Antonio is a comic book artist-in process, writer and a huge fan of everything related to DC Comics. He would like to become the next Batman, however he lacks the billions to do so....oh and the ninja training too