Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 No.1/2

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Story Title: "The Nearness of You"

Cover Date: January 1998

Cover Price: $2.50

Credits: Kurt Busiek (Story), Brent Anderson (Pencils), Will Blyberg (Inker), Alex Ross (Cover Art), Comicraft's John Roshell (Lettering and Design), Alex Sinclair & Wildstorm FX (Colors), Ann Huntington Busiek (Managing Editor), Johnathan Peterson (Editor), Len Kaminski (Story Idea)

Publisher: Homage Comics(Image Comics Imprint)

Appearances: Michael Tenicek (First), Jack-in-the-Box, Razorhawks (First), Hanged Man, All-American (First), Slugger (First), Time-Keeper (First), Tempus Fugitives (First), Eterneon (First), Silver Agent, M.P.H., Samaritan, Winged Victory, First Family,- (Augustus Furst, Julius Furst, Nick Furst, Natalie Furst), Lamplighter (First), Old Soldier, Starwoman, N-Forcer, Beautie, Halcyon Hippie (First)

Mentions: Conquerlord, Honor Guard, Ersatz Ed, Blackout Bandits, Astro-Naut, Air Ace, The Barnstormer Gang

Narrative Voice: None, the story is told from the third person.

Date of Story: The story starts in 1996, over several months, and then diverts to a brief flashback from 1943 before mingling with dream sequences that tap into a darker, alternate time stream.

Reprinted: Confession

Events: This issue's Events & Annotations list.

Notes: This is a reprint for the mass direct market audience of the #1/2 issue that was originally only available through Wizard Magazine. There's also a short non-Astro City prose story, "Clash of the Titans," with illustrations by Brent, that was originally published in Newer York, included as well as a one page letters column and a new Alex Ross cover. The Astro City story itself is the same.