Astro City – Life in the Big City – Kurt Busiek

This collection’s plot is no more than an introduction to Busiek’s superhero world, a world little different from Marvel’s or DC’s. That difference is Astro City’s focus on characters. Busiek spends just as much time—or more—telling stories from the point of view of ordinary people and even villains, which adds a refreshing air to a genre that all too often gets stale.