ASTRO CITY #1
by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
When we first meet the Samaritan, Kurt Busiek's riff on the Superman archetype, we hear him utter the phrase "There's never any time," as he rushes off to save the world again. This issue of Astro City, as well as many throughout the series, examines the ramifications of superhuman activity on the powered and powerless alike. Here we encounter a hero who is struggling to keep both ends of the candle burning in his dual lives: and a character who is much more like us than his Kryptonian cousin, for he too is susceptible to fits of exhaustion from his hectic schedule.