History ComicBook / AstroCity

5th Dec '16 12:34:42 AM narm00
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** Astro City itself has one in Earth-34 of the main DC [[TheMultiverse multiverse]], which has a city called Cosmoville and characters such as Savior (Samaritan), Herculina (Winged Victory), Cutie (Beautie), etc. Yes, that does make Earth-34 an expy of an already expy-heavy setting. Thank Creator/GrantMorrison.



* EveryEpisodeEnding: Most stories end with a street sign reading "You are now leaving Astro City. please drive carefully." Issues that are part of a larger arc end with "Astro City Department of Public Works - Under Construction."

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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Most stories end with a street sign reading "You are now leaving Astro City. please Please drive carefully." Issues that are part of a larger arc end with "Astro City Department of Public Works - Under Construction."



** A story set in the late 19th century featured {{Steampunk}} heroine Dame Progress, going up against nimble-footed AntiVillain Mister Cakewalk.

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** A story set in the late 19th early 20th century featured {{Steampunk}} heroine Dame Progress, going up against nimble-footed AntiVillain Mister Cakewalk.



** Steeljack isn't a ''hero'' exactly, but he eventually realizes that his villain career was essentially pointless, as even when he DID make the big score, it never made any difference. After making parole for the final time, he decides to try and improve things in the slum he grew up in, where he becomes an all-around go-to guy if you're having problems, and the caretaker for the local cemetary where his mother was buried. He also ends up inspiring the second Goldengloves to become a hero rather than a criminal like her father.

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** Steeljack isn't a ''hero'' exactly, but he eventually realizes that his villain career was essentially pointless, as even when he DID make the big score, it never made any difference. After making parole for the final time, he decides to try and improve things in the slum he grew up in, where he becomes an all-around go-to guy if you're having problems, and the caretaker for the local cemetary cemetery where his mother was buried. He also ends up inspiring the second Goldengloves to become a hero rather than a criminal like her father.



* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Astra loves her parents and the rest of the First Family, but she's still a child, no matter how powerful she is, and desperatly yearns for the friendship of other kids her age, to the point where she runs away to have an "adventure" of her own, which is actually just playing hopscotch on a nearby playground, while her superpowered family are going out of their mind with worry about which of their supervillain enemies have taken her.

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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Astra In Astra's first appearance, she loves her parents and the rest of the First Family, but she's still a child, no matter how powerful she is, and desperatly desperately yearns for the friendship of other kids her age, age - to the point where she runs away to have an "adventure" of her own, which is actually just playing hopscotch on a nearby playground, while her superpowered family are going out of their mind with worry about which of their supervillain enemies have taken her.



* InfractionDistraction: Downplayed, but Marella Cowper lets the assumption that she has black market connections to hide that she's using the Honor Guard's teleporation system.

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* InfractionDistraction: Downplayed, but Marella Cowper lets the assumption that she has black market connections stand to hide that she's using the Honor Guard's teleporation system.
2nd Dec '16 12:28:59 PM Civanfan
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* ExactWords: The spells empowered by Tzammath take the form of contracts--essentially: "take this power, and serve Tzammath". Her cult cuts off access to her (extremely powerful and useful) spells in an effort to forcibly conscript all the magic-users who've been using them without serving her in exchange. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Tzammath happens to be a raging egotist who loves showing off--the act of using her power ''is'' doing her will. And she's not happy.]]
7th Nov '16 6:47:47 PM CyberTiger88
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** Jack-In-the-Box meets three alternate versions of his unborn son; two of them became ruthless vigilantes after his death, the third one became a non-vigilante college professor. This realization that he would leave his son without a father the way he had prompts him to go into retirement, training one of the Trouble Boys to [[TakeUpMySword take his place]] as [[LegacyHero the new Jack-In-the-Box]].

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** Jack-In-the-Box meets three alternate versions of his unborn son; two of them became ruthless vigilantes after his death, the third one became a non-vigilante college professor. This realization that he would could leave his son without a father the way he had prompts him to go into retirement, training one of the Trouble Boys to [[TakeUpMySword [[PassingTheTorch take his place]] as [[LegacyHero the new Jack-In-the-Box]].
29th Oct '16 1:37:06 PM narm00
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* HeelFaceTurn: Simon Says was a TeenGenius MadScientist outcast who became a supervillain due to being bullied by the jocks at school. However, after [[spoiler: the death of local superhero Starbright, which revealed that he had been a jock that had tried to help Simon when they were younger, causes Simon to reassess things, use Starbright's technology to transition into being a woman (the cause for the bullying against her), and eventually take up Starbright's mantle as a superhero]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: Simon Says was a TeenGenius MadScientist outcast who became a supervillain due to being bullied by the jocks at school. However, after [[spoiler: the death of local superhero Starbright, which revealed that he had been a jock that had tried to help Simon when they were younger, causes Simon to reassess things, use Starbright's technology to transition into being a woman (the cause for the bullying against her), and eventually take up Starbright's mantle as a superhero]]superhero]].


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** "The Party of the First Part" reveals [[spoiler:that he already had "The Hanged Man" as his name in 18th century France, and that he took a new host there after his old body was destroyed, a criminal being hanged who accepted his offer of redemption.]]
25th Oct '16 9:27:00 PM Civanfan
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* BetterTheDevilYouKnow: [[spoiler:Marta Dobrescu comes to this conclusion in "Safeguards".]]
20th Oct '16 11:58:52 AM narm00
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** Flashbacks to The Fifties might feature an appearance by the Bouncing Beatnik, who actually changes identities to social trends of the time. There've been at least [[TheNthDoctor four known incarnations]] in-universe: [[spoiler: Mister Cakewalk, Jazzbaby, the Bouncing Beatnik and the Halcyon Hippie. The first Vertigo issue's last page implies we may have seen another, very meta identity]].
** Before the founding of Astro City, during the mid-18th century, there was another incarnation, a mystic troubadour named Silverstring.

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** Flashbacks to The Fifties might feature an appearance by the Bouncing Beatnik, who actually changes identities to social trends of the time. There've been at least [[TheNthDoctor four known incarnations]] in-universe: [[spoiler: Mister Cakewalk, Jazzbaby, the Bouncing Beatnik and the Halcyon Hippie. The first Vertigo issue's last page implies we may have seen another, very meta identity]].
** Before
identity]]. The Beatnik's story began in the mid-19th century, before the founding of Astro City, during with the mid-18th century, there was another incarnation, a murder of the mystic troubadour named Silverstring.Silverstring, and the immolation of his namesake silver-stringed guitar in silver fire.


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* FunctionalMagic: In the Astro City cosmos, magic runs on theurgy, with the god-like Entities commanding the fundamental forces of sorcery. Magicians call on the Entities' power to fuel their spells, offering rituals, prayers, sacrifice, etc. in return. Some of the Entities are selective, only allowing their power to be used for goals they're sympathetic to. The 'big seven', however, the seven eldest and most powerful Entities, will allow anyone who calls on them to use their power. In at least one Entity's case, spells calling on their power are to all intents and purposes contracts.
2nd Oct '16 1:01:59 PM Kirayoshi
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** Before the founding of Astro City, during the mid-18th century, there was another incarnation, a mystic troubadour named Silverstring.
29th Sep '16 8:03:49 AM narm00
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* TheBusCameBack: Steeljack returns to the series in 2016, 16 years after "The Tarnished Angel".

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* TheBusCameBack: TheBusCameBack:
** Ben Pullam first appeared in the first issue of the second series in 1996, and returned 17 years later in 2013 for the first issue of the Vertigo series.
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Steeljack returns returned to the series in 2016, 16 years after "The Tarnished Angel".Angel".
** An even longer bus ride is that of Marta Dobrescu, who originally appeared back in issue 4 of the original series in 1995, and returned for issues 39-40 of the Vertigo series in 2016 21 years later.



** Flashbacks to The Fifties might feature an appearance by The Bouncing Beatnik. The Bouncing Beatnik actually changes identities to social trends of the time. There's been three known (in-universe) incarnations of the Beatnik, though only two have appeared in stories to date. [[spoiler: The first Vertigo issue's last page implies we may have seen a fourth, very meta identity]].

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** Flashbacks to The Fifties might feature an appearance by The the Bouncing Beatnik. The Bouncing Beatnik Beatnik, who actually changes identities to social trends of the time. There's There've been three at least [[TheNthDoctor four known (in-universe) incarnations of the Beatnik, though only two have appeared in stories to date. incarnations]] in-universe: [[spoiler: Mister Cakewalk, Jazzbaby, the Bouncing Beatnik and the Halcyon Hippie. The first Vertigo issue's last page implies we may have seen a fourth, another, very meta identity]].
6th Sep '16 9:08:01 AM infernape612
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* BadPowersBadPeople: Point Man, Black Velvet, and most other Dark Age "heroes"
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Confessor, Hellhound

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* BadPowersBadPeople: Point Man, Black Velvet, and most other Dark Age "heroes"
"heroes".
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Confessor, HellhoundHellhound.
25th Aug '16 12:56:56 AM PaulA
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* LongRunner: First published in 1995, ''Astro City'' has been running continuously except for a three-year hiatus from 2010 to 2013.
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